|BitFenix Shinobi Mid-Tower Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst|
|Monday, 01 August 2011|
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Detailed Interior Features
Lets have a detailed look at the interior features of the BitFenix Shinobi.
When you open the case for the first time you are greeted with an installation guide and a basic accessory package (tucked neatly in a little brown box). You get a little bag of assorted screws and the motherboard standoffs, the rubber feet for the case and a dozen or so cable ties.
The 5.25" tool free retention clips are simple yet effective, to open simply push underneath on a plastic tab to release the clip, install your optical drive (or other 5.25" device), line up the screw holes and push the clip back into place. Each one has the BitFenix logo on it, which I think is a nice little touch.
Similar story with the 3.5" tool free retention clips, no real explanation is needed as the picture above says it all really. One thing to note here is that these retention clips come free of the case when you unlock them and can be a little fiddly to get back into place but it's nothing major.
Here is the 5.25" bay adapter removed from the case, this allows you to install an external 3.5" device or an internal 2.5" drive. The front face has the same finish as the 5.25" drive bay covers that are clipped into the front panel meaning you won't sacrifice looks when you install an external 3.5" device.
Installing a 2.5" device in the bay adapter is accomplished by screwing it in from the underside, it's a shame that the provision for two 2.5" drives were not catered for as it could have easily been achieved with a bit of creative thinking, but those of us that think like this won't have a problem finding a way to install more than one 2.5" drive anyway.
the rear of the motherboard tray is 2cm deep which is more than enough room for hiding you cables away, you may have noticed that there are certain recessed areas of the motherboard tray but they are only around 5mm deep so it is not a problem.
for more cable routing goodness you only need look up at the top of the case to find yet another two cut-outs that allow for routing of the CPU power cable and/or any fan cables you may have.