BitFenix Ghost Review 11

BitFenix Ghost Review

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Value & Conclusion

  • The BitFenix Ghost will be available at the beginning of October for 89.90 Euro or at Overclockers UK for 74.90 UK Pounds including taxes. US Readers should expect a price tag of around 99 US Dollar excluding taxes.
  • Door swings open both ways
  • Cool paint job
  • 240 mm radiator support
  • Sound dampening material on sides and door
  • Plenty of space for long GPUs
  • Hot-Swap bay in the top
  • Very good rail system for HDDs
  • Ready for Alchemy LED strips
  • Dust filter on all intake fans
  • Dedicated 3.5" drive bay
  • Two retail BitFenix Spectre fans included
  • USB 3.0 cable with additional USB 2.0 leads
  • 2.5" HDD cage may be removed for even more space
  • All black cables inside
  • Not a noise encapsulating design
  • Have to do a bit of assembly yourself
  • Lots of clipping mechanisms mean that the odds of popping a part out are unintentionally high
  • No rubber grommets for water cooling holes
BitFenix Ghost is advertised as being the choice for silent computing. Unfortunately, and that is one of the main reasons it will not get an Editor's Choice award, it is simply not such a case. While the use of sound-dampening material is a definitive plus, leaving a large opening in the top of the chassis voids all those efforts. This is not the case for you if your primary concern is getting a silent system by encapsulating the noise generated from your components. That said, the BitFenix Ghost is not bad at all. It offers a good feature-set for a case of this price category, including two retail Spectre fans, hot-swap, a cool paint-job, and the possibility to install Alchemy LED strips on its underside. The door, which swings open both ways, is pretty spiffy and well engineered. On top of that, you get a dedicated 3.5" bay - a seldom sight nowadays - and the ability to install a 240 mm radiator in the top, all right out of the box. Overall, the BitFenix Ghost brings a lot of cool aspects together for an appropriate price.
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