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Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Gavin Bonshor

BitFenix Shadow Review

Introduction

BitFenix are a company who not only focus primarily on designing and producing top quality products, but they also do it while managing to keep the cost of their products down which in today’s current market, is obviously a benefit.  With the main HQ of the company being based in Taiwan, we have personally seen many of their cases over the past 12 months and none of them have disappointed us.

Following on from my last sub £60 case review (The Corsair SPEC-03 ATX gaming case), today is the turn of BitFenix and to be more specific, the Shadow which currently retails for £55 from Overclockers UK and has a plethora of features.  With an ATX form factor, 2 x 120mm fans included pre-installed and the patented SofTouch technology, can this case do one better than the SPEC-03?  Let’s find out, starting with the specifications…

What BitFenix has to say about the Shadow:

Featuring an incredibly clean design, Shadow brings modern BitFenix styling to a surprisingly affordable ATX form factor. The magnetic door, coated in BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment, is underlined with a selectable LED accent that can be easily switched to red, blue, or even turned off from the top control panel. A terrific base for the modern PC, Shadow easily accommodating long graphics cards up to 320mm in length, and CPU tower coolers up to 165mm tall. The ample storage capacity enables up to seven 3.5″ HDDs to be installed, along with a single 2.5″ SSD. Two Superspeed USB 3.0 ports facilitate quick file transfers, and removable dust filters help keep the insides dust free. Equipped with DIY-friendly features such tool-free drive locking, cable management locations, and a powder-coated all-black interior, Shadow delivers a trifecta of style, function, and value. 

 

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