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The Bitfenix Shogun is the latest tempered glass chassis after your heart and wallet

By Koh Wanzi - on 9 Dec 2016, 11:07am

The Bitfenix Shogun is the latest tempered glass chassis after your heart and wallet

Image Source: Bitfenix

Bitfenix has announced the Shogun, the latest in a growing line of cases from various brands (see here, here, and here) to feature tempered glass panels. The company says the Shogun is the spiritual successor to its Shinobi cases – it retains a familiar feel of simplicity, but has updated the overall aesthetic with rounded edges and a softer appeal.

Tempered glass may possibly be the hottest trend in chassis design right now, and the consensus appears to be that the more glass you can cram onto a case, the better. The Shogun features dual tempered glass side panels, although the panel behind the motherboard tray is sensibly tinted to avoid revealing unsightly cables.

However, on the side where you actually want to be able to peek inside, the tempered glass is only semi-tinted, so you get to show off all your bleeding-edge hardware. The rest of the case is built out of aluminum, SECC steel, and ABS plastic.

This is a flagship case designed to accommodate high-end builds, and the Shogun will take E-ATX motherboards and graphics cards up to 410mm long.

Hardware installation is made easier by something Bitfenix calls its “Quick Custom Design”, which includes modular drive cages that supports up to six 3.5-inch HDDs or eight 2.5-inch SSDs. The cages can be removed or repositioned to make space for additional components such as a 360mm radiator up top or a 280mm radiator at the front.

Other value-added features include “GPU Safe”, built-in supports that help prop up heavier cards, and something called “SSD Chroma”, which comprises an RGB controller and two Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED strips to dress up your SSDs. These Chroma modules are also certified to work with ASUS Aura lighting, so you’ll be able to sync the lighting with your ASUS motherboard and other compatible hardware.

There's no word on price or availability yet.

Source: Bitfenix

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