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Antec 302 or Bitfenix Shinobi (No Window)

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April 10, 2012 11:27:27 PM

Wondering if I should get a Bitfenix Shinobi or the Antec 302?

Mobo Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3

GPU Gigabyte 6850

CPU Intel i3 2120 (Stock Cooler) And in future a i5 3750k (I think that's what it will be called) With one of the single rad Corsair H** Series

PSU Corsair builder series CX600 V2 600W Non-Modular.
April 10, 2012 11:45:33 PM

Post this in the appropriate forum (Cases), and you'll get more help ;) 
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April 11, 2012 12:02:26 AM

Im sure both would work just fine. I am a fan of Bitfenix. Looks stealthy, colored interior and more places for additional fans.

taken from their site:
http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/shin...

Cooling Front 2 x 120mm (optional)
Cooling Rear 1 x 120mm (included) or 1 x 92mm (optional)
Cooling Side Panel N/A
Cooling Top 2 x 140mm or 2 x 120mm (optional)
Cooling Bottom 1 x 120mm (optional)
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April 11, 2012 12:06:50 AM

Hmmm... any chance you could go with a Corsair 400R? It's got great cable management for your non modular PSU
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April 11, 2012 12:25:14 AM

I'm not one to have a windowed case, and the place I'm buying my case from (Canadacomputers) have damaged my case so their giving me the option to get a case of equal value or deduct the price of the old one off a more expensive case, and I only have 20.00 left on my PP and I only get a 50.00 discount so. 400R is out of the option. However I just watched a NCIX case review thing and the cable management on the Antec 302 cable management seems quite robust. So I think that is case I shall order.
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April 11, 2012 12:37:04 AM

After look at pics of the Shinobi it would seem it has back panel access as well, so you can do just as much cable management. Both cases are good though. Shinobi just has more airflow
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April 11, 2012 12:47:59 AM

If one has back panel access and one doesn't, get the one with back panel access.
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April 11, 2012 1:20:42 AM

Well I took a look at both cases thoroughly, That LinusTechTips has done reviews on both the cases and the Antec 302 looks to be more of what I need, It has a bigger cable management area, as well as a USB 3.0 on the case already which the shinobi doesn't. So I've made my purchase, thanks for the input everyone.
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April 11, 2012 2:27:15 AM

Oh I missed the 3.0 input. For the price, heck yea go with the 302. I would go with it just for that reason!
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April 11, 2012 4:26:41 AM

antec 302 is a winner
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April 11, 2012 5:42:08 AM



I do not see the USB 3.0. Your first link is to the 302.

according to the Bitfenix website

http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/shin...

the specs are as followed:
Specs
Materials Steel, Plastic
Color (Int/Ext) Black/Black
Side Panel Solid Steel
Dimensions (WxHxD) 205 x 460 x 490 mm (ATX Mid Tower)
Motherboard Sizes Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX
5.25" Drive Bays x 3
3.5" Drive Bays x 8 (1 x external, using 5.25” adapter)
2.5" Drive Bays x 1 (using 5.25” adapter)
Cooling Front 2 x 120mm (optional)
Cooling Rear 1 x 120mm (included) or 1 x 92mm (optional)
Cooling Side Panel N/A
Cooling Top 2 x 140mm or 2 x 120mm (optional)
Cooling Bottom 1 x 120mm (optional)
PCI Slots x 7
I/O 4 x USB2.0, Audio
Power Supply PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)
Extras N/A

all I see is the 4x 2.0

you may be thinking of the Colossus:
http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/colo...
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April 11, 2012 12:19:09 PM

Er... I'd cancel your Antec order, then ;) 
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April 11, 2012 8:14:30 PM

bitfenix_xbournex said:
I will get that updated.
Please see our announcement for confirmation that Shinobi's indeed have USB 3.0.
http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/news/show/46,popular-...

Edit: I have updated the BitFenix webpage to display that Shinobi's now come with USB 3.0



Awesome news! I personally would always go bitfenix over an antec even if it did not have 3.0. Good to see the Shinobi is getting some love. Cant wait for the new Ivy Bridge info so I can buy a Bitfenix case for my new Build.
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