BitFenix officially reveals its Shinobi, a new series of mid-tower gaming cases with a more affordable price tag than the company's first cases. The regular Shinobi has a solid steel side panel and one 120mm fan, while the more advanced Shinobi Window offers a tinted side window as well as an extra 120mm fan and tool-free drive locking mechanisms. Both cases will ship in April 2011, the Shinobi has a 49EUR ($59) MSRP while the Shinobi Window has a 59EUR ($69) MSRP.
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.
Shinobi is the new mid-tower ATX gaming chassis from BitFenix. Gamers can also look forward to a great number of features, such as:
* Killer Looks - Signature BitFenix design philosophy of clean lines and modern styling
* Window and Non-Window Versions – Choose the style that suits you
* Maximum Expansion – Eight hard disk bays and seven PCI slots
* Excellent Connectivity – Four high-speed USB 2.0 ports are included
* Efficient Cooling - Install up to seven 120mm fans, two can be upgraded to 140mm fans
* Easy Installation - DIY-friendly features make set up and installation a joy
* BitFenix Quality – SofTouch™ surface treatment, gunmetal BitFenix logo, and painted interior