Im a sad panda, but congrats, I was hoping to win the cables to add some kick to my case, since its lacking color. aw well :(
Wicked cool Bjorn3D! Thanks a ton!!!
Congrats to all the Winners ! & Enjoy !!
All I can say is this case I gorgeous. I love the slick feel of it. I haven't tried but I think you can throw some armor all on this sucker and make it extreme shine!! First off the box is just art in itself.
The case was packed solid. I don't think it possible moved an inch in shipping.
After opening it, the design on the survivor just screams win. I love the "soft feel" and rounded corners.
It took me about 15 minutes to get the sides off the case, they just didn't want to come out. I actually had to take a break. After a little bit, they finally came off and here is the inside.
The top hard drive cage slides out so you can fit in any GPU. There are plenty of options for cable management. The rear exhaust fan can fit either a 90mm or 120mm fan (not included). I do wish the front panel connectors were all black. It also came with a red SATA cable for the front port. I know everyone pretty much uses black now days.
In all this case is beautiful. The top handle "clicks" in place when you need/don't need it. It's not flashy, and I see as I get older, I like it a little more subtle. There are so many options out there for mid towers that you can choose from. I love everything about BitFenix and I would support their products.
Thank you Bjorn3D for a great contest. I don't usually write reviews, but I made a promise. Thank you again!
I love mine too. It doesn't attract finger prints which makes it easy to keep clean.
thanks for the pics and user feedback @jtheater & slugbug I like the Shonbi chassis design too and your posts confirm me liking it a whole lot more. nice to know about the touch feel and finish Thanks
THANKS for the review. I hope you enjoy the new case.
I won $50 of BitFenix Alchemy cables for the joint Bjorn3D July Bitfenix contest, the cables I chose were 4 x 3-pin fan cable extension 30cm(2 blue, 2 black), 2 x Internal USB extension 30cm(Blue), 1 x Molex to 4 x SATA Power extension 20cm(Blue), and lastly 1 x ATX 24-pin extension 45cm(Blue)
Upon opening the cables I noticed that they felt well made and were quite good looking in my opinion. The blue that they use is a good blue and goes well with the blue lighting in my case. The black cables look just as nice but I haven't had a chance to use them as they are for a different case.
Nice write up. Thanks for the pics. They look nice.
awesome, thanks for the write up. Good to see people are following the requirement.
Sorry for the delay, but these were just recently received. There was a bit of communication with Bitfenix for few weeks as FedEx claimed my address was not valid. I won $25 of BitFenix Alchemy cables for the joint Bjorn3D/Bitfenix July contest and bought 3 cables: SATA Cable 30 cm, 4x SATA power extension 20 cm, and the ATX 24-pin Extension 45 cm. Lets start with the packaging. The box was falling apart and there were several peanuts on my front porch from picking the box up. I was surprised to find everything still in the box. Disappointed to see this, but even newegg (ie. hard drives) has issues with proper packaging from time to time. The cables come in a no thrills clear plastic bag with the Alchemy/Bitfenix logos as seen below.
Even before touching the cables you can tell they are high quality. The covering over the cables remind me of Corsair's gaming headset. Headset cable is on the bottom:
Cables installed without a problem and look great. A case using exclusively Alchemy cables is sure to have a clean look. As mentioned by another reviewer the SATA cables could be a bit longer. Cables for your optical drives are out not available as the longest available SATA cables is only 30cm. Due to this any other optical drive cable will probably stand out. As for shipping, this was a prize and not an order, so hopefully it was just a bad box.
Cables look and and feel great. (Great touch to complete a custom mod)
SATA cables size is limited to 30cm
A bit pricey. You can expect to easily pay $75-100 for a complete set of all the cables for your system.
I want to thank both Bjorn3D and Bitfenix for the cables.