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Shinobi XL is a larger version of the original; with room for XL-ATX even more device storage and water-cooling capabilities. BitFenix have also upped the connectivity ports on the front to include 4x USB 3.0 ports and a new SuperCharge port providing up to 2.5A for getting power to mobiles devices and such. Shinobi XL has certainly built lots of anticipation so let’s waste no further time and begin our analysis.

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Thought this was a good review but seriously how many times are BF going to use same design and just stick on a different fascia?
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It's a classic design, and people wanted a bigger Shinobi. thumb.gif
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not a bad looking case for 150bucks
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Like the case but I only see a single 240 rad fitting without modding the case, correct me if wrong. I would love to move away from my 932 into something classier as the better half would like something less 'gamer' to look at.
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It's a classic design, and people wanted a bigger Shinobi. thumb.gif

Is it okay if I ask where do you fit the reported 2 360 rads? I see one slim one being fitted at the top, does the other one fit at the front? Wont it hit the 5.25" bays?
    
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Oh man.
Dat chassis

That CPU Cooler looks sooo dusty
Edited by MountainDewMadOScar - 3/30/12 at 9:05pm
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Like the case but I only see a single 240 rad fitting without modding the case, correct me if wrong. I would love to move away from my 932 into something classier as the better half would like something less 'gamer' to look at.

Actually two 360mm slim radiators is possible. One on top, one on the front. In fact the top bezel can be easily moded to add three 120mm fans for push/pull config. But only two 5.25 bays would be available. Bitfenix is awesome, its worth the money for sure.
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Is it okay if I ask where do you fit the reported 2 360 rads? I see one slim one being fitted at the top, does the other one fit at the front? Wont it hit the 5.25" bays?

The top and the front will fit 2x 360mm rads. It will block 2 5.25" bays in the front. a thick 240mm can also be fitting in the bottom in place of a 360 on the front.
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Would have been nice to see at least some sort of grill/mesh for that front 230mm.
Also would have been nice if a 120mm was pre-installed in one of the bottom slots, as it seems like the airflow is fairly unbalanced.
And why not make the dust filters for the 120's on the bottom like the PSU filter? BF could have just moved the front feet forward and used a side-sliding filter.
It's not a bad case, but for $150 I'd expect a slightly more thought out design.
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look nice in classic style
    
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