BitFenix Shogun Review

The Build and Cooling

BitFenix Shogun Review.

The Build and Cooling

The PSU and Motherboard go in easy as pie, and from the shot below, you can see how much room there is should you wish to fit an E-ATX board...and yeah, like us right now you're probably wondering just how much raddage you can get in there. 

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Round the back it's easy to keep everything nice and tidy, which is absolutely essential owing to this case having a glass reverse side panel.

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There's 175mm of head room for CPU coolers so our Havik 120 has lots of room to breathe.

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BitFenix only state compatibility for 240 and 280mm rads in the front, but as you can see, a 360 fits in just fine.  Just in case you're wondering, there's a good 115mm of room from the mounts to the edge of the motherboard tray, and about another 20mm or so before you start to impinge on the cables, so with the primary fans outside of the mount, that means you can fit one huge fat rad in here in push pull with room to spare.  The only thing to be wary of, is that you'll be reducing that maximum 410mm GPU length.

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The good news continues up in the roof, with there being mounts for both 360mm and 280mm radiators.  As the roof is both recessed and off-set you also get a good 75mm of space to play with before you reach the motherboard edge.  It's possible to squeeze maybe another 10mm or so out of this if you need to, but you will then be running up against your RAM clips and Heat-sinks, so don't say you haven't been warned.  

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Certainly 75mm is enough for a set of standard fans and a 50mm thick rad so we can't really see the need to try to squeeze anything much bigger in.

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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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