The Bitfenix Shogun is the cheapest case in this group test, but that doesn’t mean that it misses out entirely on quality. It still boasts plenty of the key premium features that its competitors are offering. The top and bottom panels are of lovely curved aluminium, while both side panels are tempered glass. However, the front panel is just one big expanse of plastic. It doesn’t look awful, but it’s odd that it doesn’t match the top and bottom panels.
Even more troubling is the quality of the internals and frame. The steel used seems to be thinner than the other cases on test, making it feel flimsier. The pretapped holes for all the screws and bolts also feel less solid and prone to crossed threads.
The internal layout didn’t convince either, at least at first. It’s modular, so it can be opened out, but it comes full of odd extras including a SSD mounting tray that spans the bottom of the case. It doesn’t look particularly good and just gets in the way.
Cooling is good, with 3x 120mm fan areas in the front and top, plus space for a fan at the rear. It comes with two fans in the front and one in the back with quiet overall noise.
Overall, there’s lots to like here, but several factors dent its appeal.