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Bitfenix Ronin case

Closer Look  – Outside

front

The front of the case is pretty clean with just the silver logo from Bitfenix standing out. The SofTouch surface is smooth and fingerprint proof and gives the case a sober look. We still are not sure why a case needs three 5.25″-bays these days. The front can be removed so you can add more fans, a filter as well as access the 5.25″-bays.

back

As we turn the case around we find the usual holes. There is a 120 mm fan included which sits at the back. There is room for 7 extension cards and we also find 2 holes that can be used for water cooling. The power supply sits at the bottom.

bottom

Since the fan draws air form the bottom there is a lot of ventilation holes here. A filter that is attached with magnets is also placed here to help keep dust out. Remember to clean it though from time to time.

side1 side2

While the right side of the case is plain with nothing on it, the left side comes with a window.

top_connectors

On the top we find more plastic with SofTouch-surface which can be removed so that we can fit more fans or a radiator. We also find two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, the microphone and headphone connections and on off and reset-buttons.

We recently tested two smaller cases from Bitfenix, the mini-ITX-case Phenom and the m-ATX/mini-ITX Prodigy M-case, and found them very good. Today though we are looking at a more normal case, the Bitfenix Ronin which is a regular midi-tower with space for up to ATX-motherboards. The expectations we have for a good mid-tower are pretty high in 2014. We want a case that can handle the most high-end components regardless of length or height, we want good cooling, lots of room to hide the cables as well as space for lots of drives. both SSD's and regular 3.5"-drives. Can the…

Review Overview

Performance - 9
Quality - 7.4
Value - 8
Features - 8

8.1

The Bitfenix Ronin case is a well built midi-tower case that offers great performance for a decent price. It does not come with tons of features but what it does it does well.

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