BitFenix Shogun Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

BitFenix Shogun Review

Introduction 

At 14.15KG, the new Shogun from BitFenix took some getting out of the box.  Now we've reviewed it we'll have to decide whether it was worth the hernia.  Well, Bitfenix get off to a good start, as it was immediately clear to us that the the weight is, in the main down to the use of a Steel chassis combined with two large and thick tempered glass side panels.  BitFenix have reduced the weight a bit by using aluminium exterior panels, which is always a nice touch.  One thing that did bother us as we took our first view through the smoked class window was the vast bank of HDD dive cages piled up at the front of the case.  Seriously, Who needs six HDD cages?  Let's just hope and pray that they're removable and that the Shogun has a few tricks up its sleeve to keep us entertained.

 

Technical Specification

Dimensions565x250x525mm (HxWxD)
MaterialsSteel Chassis, Aluminium Panels, Tempered Glass
ColourBlack
Chassis TypeSuper Mid Tower
Motherboard SupportE-ATX, ATX, M-ATX, M-ITX
5.25"0
3.5"6
2.5"6+2 shared with 3.5"
Air Cooling

Front:  3x120, 2x140mm (2x120mm included)

Roof:   2x140mm, 3x120mm

Rear:   1x120mm, 1x140mm (1x120mm included)

Water Cooling

Front:  Up to 280mm

Roof:   Up to 360mm, 280mm

Rear:   Up to 140mm

Front I/O2xUSB3.0, 2xUSB2.0, HD Audio
Max GPU Length410mm
Max CPU Cooler Height175mm
Max PSU Length250mm
Weight14.15KG

 

Key Features

  • Elegant Aluminum Design 
  • Dual Tempered Glass Side Panels 
  • Quick Custom storage design 
  • Quick Custom SSD Chroma 
  • Quick Custom EATX Shield 
  • BitFenix Chroma Control and SSD BitFenix Chroma 
  • Advanced design GPU Safe Bracket 
  • Support Graphic Card Length up to 400mm 
  • Up to 25mm Cable management Space 
  • Supports top mounted 360mm Radiator 
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Most Recent Comments

29-03-2017, 07:36:54

Excalabur50
Not too sure about this case it's okQuote

29-03-2017, 07:52:28

Wraith
Not bad, screams "mod me" though. Needs a PSU shroud, the GPU support brackets confuse me but I could see one modded to hold a res as well as the GPU.

The aestetics are hit and miss for me too as I like the flush glass but those 4 screws still irritate me they're like buttons on a swim suit.Quote

29-03-2017, 08:13:52

AlienALX
It's better but it's worryingly close to Corsair prices for it being a Bitfenix.

I also noticed that some of the panels have the famous "cheap case" browning. IE - the paint has a brown hue to it.

I do like the front though, but having said that I usually like at least one thing about all Bitfenix cases.Quote

29-03-2017, 10:52:23

RickPlaysWarr
Hi

It looks interesting. The asymmetry of the window panels and the lack of false floor are kind of off putting. I also don't like the pseudo 5.25 bay line in the front. This case does get the "what could I do with it" line of thinking going on, so that is a good thing.

Truth be said though, I would probably not buy it at this price.

--Rick--Quote

29-03-2017, 21:18:56

King of Old Old School
To me it looks cheap & nasty but better options around than this.Quote
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