Hardware

BitFenix Shinobi Case Review – Final Words and Conclusion

Reviewing BitFenixs Shinobi was a treat. Rarely do I ever see such a spectacular case, especially at this price-point.  I still cannot get over how awesome SofTouch feels, and it is incredibly difficult not to be attracted to it everytime you catch sight of the Shinobis anterior. The Shinobi is a breath of fresh air in the chassis market. It …

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BitFenix Shinobi Case Review – The Exterior

To start off the review, I would like to present my favourite feature on the Shinobi, the SofTouch layer, which is essentially a matte-black, anti-scratch mesh that flows from the front of the chassis to the top, and all the way back. I REALLY liked this design by BitFenix. It makes you want to touch the case every time you …

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BitFenix Shinobi Case Review – Features and Specifications

Named after some of the most feared assassins of the modern age, Shinobi empowers the digital warrior to silently and efficiently dispatch his opponents. Maximum expansion and compatibility with long graphics cards enables you to equip Shinobi with the tools you need to get the job done. Superior cooling options allow the system to stay cool and collected during the …

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BitFenix Shinobi Case Review – Packaging

At first glance, there is not a lot of glamor or sparkle on the case box which is to be expected for a budget product. Two holes on either side made portability extremely easy, including the fact that the entire package was only around twenty pounds. The entire case has sharp designs and graphics surrounding it. In the front, we …

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BitFenix Shinobi Case Review – The Interior (Continued)

Moving on to the motherboard area, we see the different types of ATX form-factors the Shinobi utilizes: I would like to make a quick note about the motherboard installation region of the case. Between the ends of the PCI-E expansions to the start of the 3.5 bays, there is a distance of 11.5 inches in between. With a GPU installed, …

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BitFenix Shinobi Case Review – The Interior

If there is one thing that will make you appreciate BitFenixs work with the Shinobi, it is the interior. The inside of the case is the same matte-black finish as the exterior! So many times I see cases that have a nice black finish outside, yet do not continue that trend inside, where youll find a bland, predictable silver-steel finish: …

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BitFenix Shinobi Case Review – The Exterior (Continued)

On to the back of the chassis, we see the motherboard I/O cut-out, a 120mm rear-exhaust fan (with compatibility for a smaller 92mm fan for extra motherboard clearance), seven, yes, SEVEN PCI-E expansion slots, large mesh perforations and two rubber grommets for looping tubes and cables through (primarily for water-cooling), and the bottom PSU-mount opening: I cannot believe a case …

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G.SKILL RipjawsX F3-14900CL9Q-8GBXL Kit Review – Leading The Charge

The memory market has seen a lot of fluctuation and change in the past year. RAM timings have gotten lower, performance has gotten better, and prices have submarined to a point where consumers can easily afford to fill their entire DIMM slots. Because of these market conditions, many memory manufacturers have slowed down their production, offerings, and some have even …

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G.SKILL RipjawsX Kit Review – Package and Memory Overview

PACKAGE AND MEMORY OVERVIEW G.Skill has packaged the F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL in a standard plastic clam shell with cardboard insert which is a far cry from the dreaded blister pack. Clam shell cases are typically the norm and while some can be too loose to hold the stick in place, there was no such issue here. Everything came securely in place, and …

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