BitFenix Ghost Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

BitFenix Ghost Review

  

Introduction

In the relatively short time that BitFenix have been in the marketplace they have carved out something of a name for themselves. They are particularly well known for innovative design and build quality. With thir new case, the "Ghost" Bitfenix try their hand at something a little more traditional. Eschewing the big windows and bold sweeps of the styling brush in favour of sleek looks and hopefully silent performance.  As this is something of a departure for the company, lets look at what Bitfenix themselves are saying about the Ghost.

"The most dangerous opponent is the one you can't hear. Designed for silence, Ghost features BitFenix Serenitek™ Silencing material on the front door and side panels to keep unwanted system noise from throwing you off your game. Ghost comes ready for 240mm water cooling radiators, while the top-mounted S4™ storage compartment houses a SATA hot swap port for convenient file transfers. The outside is coated with BitFenix NanoChrome™, a new surface treatment which gives both metal and plastic a uniform look. The dual-hinge door design gives you the flexibility to open the door from the left or the right on-the-fly. Whisper-quiet Spectre™ fans keep both noise and temperatures down, and anti-vibration HDD trays dampen noise even further. With support for long graphics cards, Alchemy LED strips, the latest solid-state drives and USB 3.0, Ghost gives you everything you need to strike fear in the hearts of your opposition".

 

Technical Specification

Materials

Steel, Plastic

Color (Int/Ext)

Black/Black

Dimensions (WxHxD)

210 x 522 x 510mm

Motherboard Sizes

Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX

5.25” Drive Bays

x 3

3.5” Drive Bays

x 4

2.5” Drive Bays

x 3

Hot Swap Bay

x 1 (SATA III 6Gbit/s)

Cooling Front

140mm x 1 or 120mm x 2 (120mm x 1 included)

Cooling Rear

120mm x 1 (included)

Cooling Top

230mm x 1 or 200mm x 1 or 140mm x 2 or 120mm x 2 (optional)

Cooling Bottom

140mm x 1 or 120mm x 1 (optional)

PCI Slots

x 7

I/O

USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HD audio, SATA III hot swap bay

Power Supply

PS2 ATX (bottom, multi direction)

Extras

Serenitek™ silencing material, NanoChrome™ surface treatment, S4™ hot swap and storage, Spectre™ cooling, dedicated locations for Alchemy™ LED Strips, anti-vibration HDD trays, 240mm radiator ready, removable dust filters (front, top, bottom), tool-free drive locking

 

  

  

  

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24-10-2012, 07:26:10

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...160048764l.jpg

So with October being the month of all things Ghoulish we thought we'd take a look at the new silent "Ghost" case from Bitfenix.


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24-10-2012, 11:01:57

Steenie
Great review, been waiting a while for this review!

24-10-2012, 13:15:26

sheroo
Have to admit I kinda discounted this in my search for a quiet case due to that open mesh top. I don't really see how it can compete with the R4 as a purely "quiet" case with that open top?

24-10-2012, 13:31:27

Chimp
Been waiting for the OC3D review on this... Project chimp has its case. I LOVE IT!

24-10-2012, 15:19:54

mysticode
Thanks very much for the review. Would love to see Tom do a once over of it in a video as well.

He was the one that first put this case on my radar when he teased them while visiting Bitfenix way back when (Ghost and Prodigy)

25-10-2012, 15:07:59

andrevautour
The case looks great overall. One small thing, though. I have one of those bitfenix LED strips 30cm white, and it is WAY too bright for me to use anywhere in or around the case (for my taste) it seems more suited for use as a flood light than for inside a case. The blue model is more subtle.

Did you ever find it too bright/distracting having two white strips at the bottom of the case? I know the bitfenix strips don't have a on/off so I could see it being distracting & annoying at night during work/gaming/movies etc having such an immensely bright light coming from under the case with no on/off switch.

27-10-2012, 11:12:46

G-Dubs
The LED strips are brighter than some on the market, but i didn't find them intrusively bright, perhaps because their light is focussed directly down. You're right in saying they don't have an on off switch, so it is assumed that the purchaser/installer wants them to come on automatically as the PC comes on.

01-11-2012, 09:54:40

realneil
"made from that lovely soft touch rubber that somehow feels a little bit naughty"

Ha-Ha!
Love that comment!
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