BitFenix Ronin case reviewSince the company's launch in 2010, BitFenix has quickly become a household name among computer enthusiasts. The firm sells everything from fan controllers to fans and LED strips, but is primarily known for its series of cases. One of the newer additions to BitFenix's case lineup is Ronin, a mid-tower with "a dark, stealthy design with enhanced hardware compatibility for a chassis built for vengeance".
Ronin is a Japanese word for "wandering man", someone who is without a home. The historical meaning was a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period (1185-1868) of Japan. Will you become Ronin's new master? Read our review to find out whether this case is worth adopting!
BitFenix ships Ronin in a relatively plain cardboard box. The case is well-protected by pieces of styrofoam to prevent damage during transport.
Here's a first look at the case. The case is painted black and features BitFenix's SofTouch Surface Treatment, which provides a rubber-like feel. Ronin has subtle curves and a relatively clean, no-nonsense design with a large front mesh, three 5.25" front bays, and a large side panel with a Stealth Cover to hide cables.
Materials: SofTouch™, Plastic, Steel Colors (Int/Ext): Black/Black Dimensions (WxHxD): 205 x 483 x 505mm Motherboard Sizes: ATX, mATX, mini-ITX 5.25” Drive Bays: x 3 3.5” Drive Bays: x 6 (3 + 3) 2.5” Drive Bays: x 6 (using 3.5" trays) Cooling Front: 120mm x 2 (1 included) Cooling Rear: 120mm x 1 (included) Cooling Top: 120mm x 2 (optional) or 140mm x 2 (optional) Cooling Bottom: 120mm x 1 (optional) PCI Slots: x 7 I/O: 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, HD Audio Power Supply: PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction) Extras: Stealth Cover, SofTouch™ surface treatment, filtered intakes, tool-free drive locking
The front of the case features a small metallic BitFenix logo. Behind the mesh is room for two 120mm fans (one is included with the case).
Ronin is aesthetically pleasing, this is a case that will look great on any desk. The subtle design looks very classy and gives a high-quality impression.
Added: January 12th 2014
Product reviewed: BitFenix Ronin case
Reviewer: Thomas De Maesschalck