BitFenix have quite a solid reputation for their chassis products, they’ve always offered some really nice quality designs that don’t cost the earth, just take a look at the BitFenix Prodigy for example. The Ronin looks set to continue that trend of high quality design at a reasonable price and it will be interesting to see what BitFenix have to offer.
The Ronin is priced at a mid-market friendly £70 (prices taken from Google Shopping) and that sets it along side some tough competition from the likes of NZXT, Corsair and Cooler Master, all of whom have award winning ATX chassis for around the same price, so the Ronin will have to offer something unique to stand out amongst the crowd. Fortunately, BitFenix are promising some unique features here such as their Stealth Cover and SofTouch surface treatment. For those who don’t know what they are, we will be taking a closer look shortly, but why not check out the rest of the specification first.
As we can see, there is some good component compatibility available, with room for a good amount of storage, cooling as well as ATX, mATX and mITX motherboards. With that out of the way, lets push on and take a look at what else the Ronin has to offer.
As with most of the BitFenix range, the Ronin comes in a fairly standard box with some nice illustrations of the chassis on the side, this gives us a nice run down of the major features such as the water cooling supper and large side panel window.
In the box I found the quick installation guide, all the nuts and bolts required for a full installation, a 5.25″ bay adaptor, some cable ties and a 120mm dust filter.