BitFenix Shinobi XL

  • BitFenix Shinobi XL
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Based on 14 scores, 44 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Extremely roomy chassis for the size.
  • XLATX support.
  • 30 mm space for cable routing.

Cons:

  • Loose HDD trays ones with 2.5 inch drives cannot be secured properly.
  • ODD locking mechanism still leaves some wiggle room.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CNET Australia on 78

The Shinobi XL has quite a bit of flexibility if you choose to build up a highly custom rig — we'd just like a little more attention spent on the fit and...

By Hardware Canucks on

BitFenix’s new Shinobi XL takes the design of the original, highly acclaimed Shinobi case and supersizes it. The result is a full tower case that incorporates plenty of cooling options, a soft-touch rubberized exterior, ton of interior space and...

By Bit-tech.net on 56

We had high hopes for the Shinobi XL, but ultimately it fell down quite dramatically in our testing. Exterior build quality is reasonable, and there’s lots of room inside in which to build a system, but poor HDD fittings inside the case spoil the...

By XtremeComputing on

Bitfenix had a lot to prove in expanding on what some thought was an almost perfect case, but they have done it and more, the Shinobi XL is a fantastic case. Build quality is great as is the quality of the materials, water-cooling support is great as...

By bjorn3d.com on 90

This case is ideal for gamers and normal users alike. It has a plethora of fans, ample space, and a great build quality. For its extraordinary versatility and great airflow, the BitFenix Shinobi XL earns the Bjorn3D Golden Bear...

By AnandTech on

We've had a remarkably heavy backlog of cases in house in desperate need of review over the past couple of months, and one of the standouts has been BitFenix's Shinobi XL. We were generally pretty pleased with the original Shinobi when we first...

By TechReaction.net on

Well, where do we start with this gargantuan case? The side window is big enough to show off all your amazing hardware on the inside and even your wire management skills, or lack thereof. The four USB 3.0 connections are always a plus to see,...

By Legit Reviews on

The Shinobi XL from BitFenix is a very well laid out case, that can take the biggest of air coolers and video cards, and can also be outfitted with water cooling with no mods. If you're in the market for a full tower with loads of room, put the...

By uk.hardware.info on

The Bitfenix Shinobi XL lives up to its name. It's subtle, silent and very effective. We have seen cases that cool better, but the performance is good enough for you not to have to worry about your expensive components. This is a high-end chassis for a...

By TechRadar on 70

Firmly targeting as many performance and enthusiast PC users as it can, the Bitfenix Shinobi XL is a full tower chassis that ticks plenty of contemporary boxes. For instance, it has four USB 3.0 ports and a very welcome fast-charging port mounted on top,...

By overclockers.com on

Obviously touted and marketed toward the water cooling enthusiast, I'm afraid the Shinobi XL falls short in some key areas. The reference BitFenix makes to the likeness of the original Shinobi is really a misnomer because in all reality, the Shinobi XL...

By Pureoverclock on

From a visual styling standpoint, the BitFenix Shinobi XL windowed case has some beautiful subtle touches that add to the appeal. The smooth but crisp edge and matte finish contrast nicely against the mesh accents, and the look and feel of the...

By Kitguru.net on 80

BitFenix have been producing computer cases now for a few years and are earning a reputation in the industry, mainly due to their approach of producing products that ‘grant the user the utmost control, strength and performance to complete their...

By 3dGameMan on

Video Review: BitFenix Shinobi XL Case is a full tower case that has lots of room to work and is a watercooling dream! It's affordable, looks great, has lots of fans and more can be installed, plenty of drive bays, cable management and so much more....

By Hardware Secrets on

The Bitfenix Shinobi XL is a very nice option if you are looking for a full-tower case supporting XL-ATX motherboards and are building a PC with three or four dual-slot video cards. It looks nice, and it brings all the features you are probably...

By Atomic MPC on

Packed with options, but not excelling at any of...

By PC Authority on 67

Let's get the admission of possible bias out of the way now. I really like Bitfenix. I'm not alone in thinking that the company has managed to have quite an impact on case market, with a range of impressively designed, budget-priced cases that would...

By Vortez on

We’ve reviewed a good assortment of BitFenix cases since the company appeared on the scene and have always had a soft spot for their great products and keen attention to features and styling. Shinobi was a personal favourite of mine, with its elegant...

By Overclock3D on 77

My oh my what a complicated one this will be. Its an epic case there is no doubt of that and it smashes in at an awesome price point of just £119.99 at SpecialTech so what do you get for your 120 hard earned British pounds? Well watch the video if you...

By techPowerUp! on 86

The BitFenix Shinobi chassis has been a great success, spawning not only a white version, but also the ability to create your own case with a wide range of color elements and logo parts. Besides the fact, that the Shinobi XL is bigger, there is one...