Thursday, August 29th 2013

BitFenix Shadow Mid-Tower Cases Unveiled

BitFenix company has been known for specializing in releasing high quality computer cases at truly affordable prices. Today is premiere of a new model codenamed Shadow. The chassis has a stylish front door, which opens to the left and has sports ventilation holes at the bottom. Under holes you can find special modding back-light, which can be turned to blue, red or just off. On gaming forums some players say that after installing red light glowing from their computer, they started to achieve better results in clan matches. In the end red color raises our blood pressure and gives more power to fight.

Behind the front door, we can find three 5.25" bays, where you can install a Blu-Ray burner, memory card reader, fan controller, reservoir for water cooling or even LCD display of temperatures inside the computer. Under 5.25" slots there is a place where you can slide in seven 3.5" HDD and one 2.5" SSD - all without using any tools. Inside BitFenix Shadow you can mount ATX, microATX and lately very popular Mini-ITX mainboards. The maximum graphic cards length inside the case is 320mm and a CPU cooler can have height of 165 mm.

At the top of the Shadow are located two high-speed USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and Audio Out / In, so you will not have to go under or behind the desk anymore, every time you want to plug-in something more than a phone and pendrive only. BitFenix Shadow comes with two included 120mm fans, one at the front to intake cool air and one at the back to get rid of hot air from inside the computer. Of course at the front there is also removable anti dust filter, which prevents our valuable hardware to choke to death from the dust.

Technical details:
  • Product name: BitFenix Shadow Midi Tower - black
  • Manufacturer part number: BFC-SDO-150-KKXBR-RP
  • EAN code: 4716779444742
  • Front backlight colour: red / blue / off
  • Material: Steel, SofTouch
  • Dimensions: 190 x 440 x 506 mm (width x height x length)
  • Supported mainboards: ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX
  • Supported power supply: Standard ATX (bottom)
  • Fan bays:
  • o 2x 120mm (front)
    o 1x 120mm or 92mm or 80mm (rear)
    o 1x 120mm (bottom)
  • Preinstalled fans:
  • o 1x Spectre 120mm (front, 1000 U/min, 20 dBA, 73.5 m3 / h)
    o 1x Spectre 120mm (rear, 1000 U/min, 20 dBA, 73.5 m3 / h)
  • Anti dust filters: front, bottom
  • Drive Bays:
  • o 3x 5.25" (external, tool-free installation)
    o 7x 3.5" (internal, tool-free installation)
    o 1x 2.5" (internal, tool-free installation)
  • I/O Panel:
  • o 2x USB 3.0
    o 2x USB 2.0
    o 1x Audio Out
    o 1x Audio In
Features:
  • Brushed aluminum logo
  • The front door opens to the left, magnetic lock
  • Patented high-quality material Softouch
  • Seven ventilated PCI slots
  • Maximum CPU cooler height: 165mm
  • Maximum graphic cards length: 320mm
  • Cable management system
  • Back light options: red / blue / off - switch on the top
Suggested retail price: 64,90 Euro.
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8 Comments on BitFenix Shadow Mid-Tower Cases Unveiled

#1
buildzoid
On gaming forums some players say that after installing red light glowing from their computer, they started to achieve better results in clan matches. In the end red color raises our blood pressure and gives more power to fight.
LOL marketing departments must be getting desprate
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#2
THE_EGG
by: buildzoid
On gaming forums some players say that after installing red light glowing from their computer, they started to achieve better results in clan matches. In the end red color raises our blood pressure and gives more power to fight.
LOL marketing departments must be getting desprate
LOL I saw that too......

Otherwise a really nice looking case.
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#3
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: buildzoid
On gaming forums some players say that after installing red light glowing from their computer, they started to achieve better results in clan matches. In the end red color raises our blood pressure and gives more power to fight.
LOL marketing departments must be getting desprate
I just lost all my respect for Bitfenix... :shadedshu
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#4
Fourstaff
Not sure if Bitfenix understands sarcasm ...
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#5
Chaitanya
the only fault with that case is that, hard drives cages are oriented parallel(it has its own benefits) to motherboard.
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#6
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
:laugh::roll::rockout::twitch::confused::shadedshu
by: btarunr
On gaming forums some players say that after installing red light glowing from their computer, they started to achieve better results in clan matches. In the end red color raises our blood pressure and gives more power to fight.
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#7
Sp33d Junki3
Saw first image, love the look.
Door opens, great.
Side, dear no what crap. The terrible HDD mounting.
It is like, hey look at my case... oh please buy it. Like they are begging for some one to buy it.
$65-70 US for that price there is others that will do a lot more, for regular price or on sale.

I thought Bitfenix had some great cases, but now just lacks anything.
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