BitFenix launched last year with a successful and popular Shinobi Midi-Tower on the market, we could also add value for our award, the success of this model has inspired the company to take advantage of the design and concept of shinobis for a full tower. Thus, the XL-ATX case Shinobi XL has been developed which will offer over the smaller brother not only more space, but also more equipment.
BitFenix builds its own product range constantly developing, last year we were able to test three mid-tower - the Merc Alpha and the Outlaw cover with reasonable prices, the entry-level segment, the more expensive Raider has better contrast, and can include 200 - mm fan sites, fan control and all four USB 3.0 ports show. The portfolio of the company was missing allerdings an enclosure that is released for XL-ATX motherboards, this gap was filled with the Shinobi XL.
The Full-Tower does indeed design and SofTouch surface of the well known shinobis, the little brother trumps with the equipment but not only with XL-ATX support, falls from the cooling system with two built-in 230-mm and one 120-mm fan much more impressive. Instead of just a 2.5-inch drive can block, thanks to the use of the 3.5-inch bays now all eight drives of small size, and four USB 2.0 ports of the original Shinobi now there is a shinobi USB 3.0 four-speed USB 3.0 ports have given, besides which there is additionally a "Super Charge" USB port for charging via USB.
All this comes at a price, while the shinobi in the Midi-tower format is low cost USB 3.0 version is available, are the same for the XL version due, but the real model more than doubled the price is worth it?
By Shinobi XL delivers BitFenix mounting hardware, an English manual, black cable ties, self-adhesive cable guides and a speaker in addition, there is an adapter for a 5.25-inch bay, which can either be used to attach an external 3.5-inch drive or a 2.5-inch drive.