BitFenix exposes the Shadow mid-tower

Posted on Thursday, Aug 29 2013 @ 10:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
BitFenix has a new mid-tower; the Shadow. Measuring 190mm x 440mm x 506mm (W x H x L), this steel case supports Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX motherboards and has room for three 5.25" devices, seven 3.5" HDDs and one 2.5" SSD. The enclosure has a SofTouch finish and features a I/O panel with two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and HD audio ports. Cooling is provided by two 120mm fans and the case has room for two additional 120mm fans. The MSRP is 64.90EUR.
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 165mm.

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.

BitFenix Shadow Midi Tower - black specifications:
  • 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:
  • 2x 120mm (front)
  • 1x 120mm or 92mm or 80mm (rear)
  • 1x 120mm (bottom)
  • Preinstalled fans:
  • 1x Spectre 120mm (front, 1000 U/min, 20 dBA, 73.5 m3 / h)
  • 1x Spectre 120mm (rear, 1000 U/min, 20 dBA, 73.5 m3 / h)
  • Anti dust filters: front, bottom
  • Drive Bays:
  • 3x 5.25" (external, tool-free installation)
  • 7x 3.5" (internal, tool-free installation)
  • 1x 2.5" (internal, tool-free installation)
  • I/O Panel:
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x Audio Out
  • 1x Audio In

  • 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
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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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