Bitfenix Shinobi XL: mild-mannered powerhouse

Workstation enclosure with desktop appearance


Test results cooling 7 V

We compared the Bitfenix Shinobi XL with mostly pricier models, with an average price of at least £85. A few are cheaper, and one a lot more expensive. From the 12 chassis in this round-up, the Shinobi XL is the second most expensive after the NZXT Switch 810. However, the difference with number three  (CM Storm Trooper), four (Silverstone Temijn TJ04-E) and five (Enermax Spinerex) is relatively small, less than dozen quid. We completed the round-up with the most popular chassis of all time among Hardware.Info readers, the Cooler Master CM 690 II. It's cheaper, but it also shows the added value of a high-end chassis.

We perform a total of four measurements. The first set is with fans running on 7V, with 200 W and 400 W of heat to cool.

200 W

The Shinobi XL is in the lower regions of the chart, but its 26.6 degrees is still acceptable.

400 W

With double the heat we can see the effectiveness of the 23 cm fans, with a result of 32.3 degrees. It's the most demanding test, and the Shinobi XL did well, if not spectacular.

Product discussed in this review

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Bitfenix Shinobi XL Green

Tower, XL-ATX, Black, 3 fans

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