BitFenix recently released an extension to the original model, the Shinobi "Window" edition chassis. An affordable yet elegant chassis solution. Tagged with a 69 USD price tag this chassis is locked and loaded as mid-tower case with its crosshair aimed at gamers.
While the regular Shinobi has a solid steel side panel and one 120mm fan, the Shinobi Window is a little more advanced and offers a tinted side window as well as an extra 120mm fan and tool-free drive locking mechanisms. Let's have a brief view at some off the specifications.
205 x 460 x 490 mm (ATX Mid Tower)
Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX
5.25" Drive Bays
3.5" Drive Bays
x 8 (1 x external, using 5.25 adapter)
2.5" Drive Bays
x 1 (using 5.25" adapter)
2 x 120mm (1 x 120mm included)
1 x 120mm (included) or 1 x 92mm (optional)
Cooling Side Panel
1 x 120mm (optional)
2 x 140mm or 2 x 120mm (optional)
1 x 120mm (optional)
4 x USB2.0, Audio
PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)
Tool-free drive locking mechanisms
The chassis as you'll see will come with a few surprises, but also a few disenchantments. The good stuff is that there is plenty room for HDD storage, the implementation however is a little so-so.
The Shinobi Window can house and up to three 5.25" optical drives and eight 3.5" hard drives. And included 5.25" drive bay adapter, will also allow installation of a 2.5" SSD drive. The chassis can house up-to seven 120mm fans, and optionally two of them can be upgraded to 140mm fans. Unfortunately there's no USB 3.0 ports to be found yet four high-speed USB 2.0 ports need to make up for that.
Anyway, let's have a peek at the chassis before we dive into the review.
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