BitFenix Ghost: Quiet ATX Chassis

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BitFenix Ghost: Quiet ATX Chassis

November 26, 2012 by Lawrence Lee

BitFenix Ghost
ATX Tower Case
Street Price

BitFenix is a young case manufacturer from Taiwan following the footsteps of such companies as NZXT and Fractal Design by making a name for themselves in quick time. They've established a reputation for offering good value and for designs that are fairly simple, apparently concentrating more on features, construction, and usability. BitFenix may be that unusual phenomenon of a new company focusing on old school fundamentals rather flash.

The box.

The Ghost.

The Ghost is BitFenix's version of a quiet tower that most closely resembles Corsair's Obsidian 550D, although like most designs out there, it borrows from many sources. It's about the same size as the 550D, standing almost 21 inches tall, quite large for a case of its class. Its dust filters detach with a simple push like the 550D's various panels, and the front door can be similarly adjusted to open from either side. However, being a US$100 case, the Ghost really can't in the same league. The build quality isn't nearly as good, with plastic covering the top and front of the case. The Ghost is available only in black, treated with something BitFenix calls "NanoChrome" which supposedly helps hide the aesthetic difference of metal and plastic. The two materials do look more alike on the Ghost than other models, but it's still easy to tell them apart.


We were surprised to find that all the drive trays and cable management grommets were not pre-installed but included with the rest of the goodies in the accessory bag. There were also anti-vibration pads for the power supply, a plastic cover for the SATA connector located in the dock at the top of the case, an install guide, and a small bag of screws.

Specifications: BitFenix Ghost
(from the product web page)
Materials Steel, Plastic
Color (Int/Ext) Black/Black
Dimensions (WxHxD) 210 x 522 x 510 mm
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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