Monday, March 7th 2011

BitFenix Officially Launches Shinobi and Shinobi Window ATX Mid-Tower Cases

Today, gaming hardware maker BitFenix is pleased to announce the latest addition to its lineup of PC chassis designed for hardcore gamers. Named Shinobi, this mid tower ATX chassis delivers impressive cooling, excellent expansion possibilities, and a bevy of DIY friendly features all wrapped up in a design that articulates the bold yet clean BitFenix design philosophy.

"We wanted to create a no-nonsense gaming chassis that was not only functional, but also exuded the killer design concept that BitFenix is known for. I believe that with Shinobi, gamers will get to see what we mean first hand," says BitFenix Product Manager David Jarlestedt.

Named after some of the most feared assassins of the modern age, Shinobi is designed to allow gamers to silently and efficiently dispatch their competition. Available in both window and non-window versions, Shinobi can blend into virtually any environment. Purists will appreciate the solid steel side panel of Shinobi, while users who want to highlight the hardware installed within will love the Shinobi Window's uniquely-crafted side panel window. Enveloping the top and front covers is the signature BitFenix SofTouch Surface Treatment that lends a luxurious matte finish and soft feel while resisting fingerprints and stains.

But the spirit of a true warrior must extend beyond the superficial. Shinobi also brings the tools gamers require to remain a cut above their adversaries. Inside, Shinobi can accommodate a wide variety of hardware - long graphics cards are not a problem, and up to three 5.25" optical drives or eight 3.5" hard drives can be installed for maximum expansion possibilities. With the included 5.25" drive bay adapter, users can also install a 2.5" SSD drive. To keep things cool when battle heats up, Shinobi can also be outfitted with a bevy of fans - up to seven 120mm fans can be installed, and optionally two of them can be upgraded to 140mm fans. Four high-speed USB 2.0 ports and audio jacks come standard, allowing gamers to effortlessly connect their gaming peripherals. No matter what the situation calls for, Shinobi rises to the occasion.

To get the gamer into battle as quickly as possible, Shinobi is equipped with a slew of DIY friendly features. Its easy-to-use tool-free design makes drive installation a breeze, and a large cutout on the motherboard tray enables quicker changing of CPU coolers should the need arise. Finally, removable filtered fan intakes means quick cleanup, shortening the time it takes to charge back into the fray.

Of course, Shinobi is also built with the same quality and attention to detail of all BitFenix gaming products. From the brushed gunmetal BitFenix logo, to the luxurious coated interior, Shinobi users can experience the BitFenix difference both inside and out. Shinobi Window users can also look forward to easy-to-use tool-free drive locking mechanisms to help speed their installation along.

BitFenix Shinobi will be available on store shelves beginning March 2011 with an estimated MSRP of 49€ (incl. 19% VAT) and $59.

BitFenix Shinobi Window will be available at the same time with an estimated MSRP of 59€ (incl. 19% VAT) and $69.
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13 Comments on BitFenix Officially Launches Shinobi and Shinobi Window ATX Mid-Tower Cases

#1
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
okay so who won the Shinobi giveaway on the forums? cause i really love the look of this case

if no one can tell i really really really want to get my hands on this case for a secondary PC as the old beige box look is just terrible and clashing with my hardware lol
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#2
HossHuge
Good looking case for cheap. It looks to have lots of cable management slots.

by: btarunr
a large cutout on the motherboard tray enables quicker changing of CPU coolers should the need arise.
Great idea.
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#3
micropage7
shinobi at first i guess its just a tag line of bitfenix
it looks solid enough but its not much perfect to get named shinobi, on other words it aint look aggressive
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#4
Jack Doph
by: micropage7
shinobi at first i guess its just a tag line of bitfenix
it looks solid enough but its not much perfect to get named shinobi, on other words it aint look aggressive
Perhaps you've missed the point?
The case looks nothing out of the ordinary to begin with, but once you start exploring what this case truly has on offer for the price you'll be hard-pressed finding an equivalent ;)
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#5
Jonap_1st
i love how it looks, simple and yet very smooth..

even its not tool-less and missing e-sata ports, but for the price and bitfenix names i think its justified.
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#6
Delta6326
by: crazyeyesreaper
okay so who won the Shinobi giveaway on the forums?
I was just thinking about that too... that is a good looking case very simple

just realized usb 2.0 :ohwell:
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#7
onzfeat
i am shinobi because... ooh wrong article :respect:
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#8
omegadoom13
I love the fact that you have the choice to install up to 7 fans. All your stuff should be pretty cool thanks to that feature. However, I don't like the fact that the Shinobi offers only USB 2.0 ports rather than USB 3.0 or combo of 2.0 and 3.0... Still a pretty cool looking case inside and out.
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#10
scaminatrix
Any news on the release date of the case?
UK shopping site SpecialTech says 20th April, anyone else got infos?
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#11
Kantastic
If only there wasn't a fan grill on the window panel. I don't get it, they did without it on the plain version, yet they just had to ruin the sleek look of the windowed version with a fan grill.
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#12
mullered07
by: Kantastic
If only there wasn't a fan grill on the window panel. I don't get it, they did without it on the plain version, yet they just had to ruin the sleek look of the windowed version with a fan grill.
I agree, they should have at least included a 120mm fan as this will attract the dust bunnies as it is, I am also not a big fan of gay triangle (TT) windows :wtf:

The survivor from BitFenix looks like a nice case and I nearly bought it but i am a stickler for a windowed case and the survivor has none, not even a gay triangle one :laugh:
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#13
xXxBREAKERxXx
I hope they will release it sooner then Mid April... Cuz im already bored with Big Ugly Antec tower....
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