Few days ago I bought a Zebronics Bijli cabinet from Nehru Place and after having properly set it up and used for a few days, I feel it is time for a short review.
First off the things I liked about Zebronics Bijli:
Zebronics Bijli cabinet is a budget gaming cabinet from Zebronics and is one of the most airy budget cabinet one can buy in India.
For starters, its entire front section is made up of plastic mesh to let in plenty of air and it comes with a 120mm front LED fan and 2 x 80mm side fans. There is also room to mount another 120mm fan in the rear, no wonder then it is a hot favorite amongst overclockers and gamers on budget.
Zebronics Bijli has enough space to accommodate 3 x 5.25â€ drives bays, 3 x 3.5â€ drives bays and 1 x 3.5â€ exposed drives bays. Apart from this, it also has four USB ports, audio out and mic in jack at the front. These are located at the top of the cabinet, which makes connecting gadgets to them an easy affair.
Side panel also has thumb screw to ensure that you wouldn’t need a screw driver to open the side panel, however thumb screws aren’t provided to mount drives.
Zebronics Bijli is also quite nice to look at, especially when the computer is switched on.
Zebronics Bijli with side panel removed and with my C2D E4500 and Gigabyte 945GCMX-S2 motherboard and 500 generic SMPS.
Things I didnâ€™t liked about Zebronics Bijli:
All three bundled fans are quite slow and on top of that, all of them are attached to suck in air! So I had to reverse mount one of the fan on the side to work as an exhaust and attached the second fan at the rear and also reverse mounted it to throw out air.
If you like to overclock or have a high end graphics card, then donâ€™t forget to throw all three of them out and get two 120m high cfm fans. For normal users, stock fans are more than enough, as long as you reinstall the two 80mm fans to work as exhaust.
Then there is the issue of sharp edges, which are likely to leave your hand with slight scratches while you are assembling your computer. Thankfully those arenâ€™t sharp enough to cause deep enough cuts to cause bleeding.
Zebronics Bijli is also a fingerprint magnet and if you keep your computer cabinet on top of your desk then you will surely get tired of cleaning the finger prints left off by its admirers. Build quality isn’t that solid either, though it is unlikely to fall apart.
However these niggles are a small price to pay for this rather good looking airy cabinet, which comes at such a nice price (Rs. 1250 without SMPS).
Is this cabinet strong as a iball cabinet,and can we use the side fans as exhaust and back one as a airintaker?
Aneesh don’t know whether or not it is as strong as iball cabinets, as I didn’t checked them out as they did not as airy cabinet as Zebronics Bijli.
With regards to fans, that can surely be done.
First of all i appreciate yogesh has written review on bijli. Today i went to the market to choose the cabinet and i selected bijli. Yogesh pls take more photographs inside and backside of the cabinet and attach the photos to this article. Its very useful for the others to choose the cabinet.
Coming to Aneesh, I have checked the good strong cabinets. iball is not stronger compare to zebronics bijli. Cabinets i felt stronger are bijli, zebronics racer, iball entizier, intex bluestorm. Among these i rate bijli is good and priced economical. Using high end configurations please note to choose good 500 watts smps with 26 amp . Some of them like cool master costing Rs.3500/-
Just added the photograph of the inside of Bijli with the motherboard, processor, hdds and smps installed (have since added a DVD writer and CX450 smps).
I found really good cabinets in cooler master. Elite is priced reasonable built aluminum casing and Corsair PSU vx450watts will really keep the system perfect. It can be utilized for the gaming machines and continuous run. PSU is supported for Nvidia Graphics card too
Thanks for ur advice!Can u get me the dimensions of this cabbie?
I am going to buy a new processor!help me to chose!
A Core 2 Duo E8400 or Core 2 Quad 2.33ghz,i dont know the model exactly,So i plays games and do other works equally like encoding etc.
Then Did the 120mm blue fan on the bijli blows if i turn on my pc for 24hrs?
I usually turn my pc full time!
I like u & ur site very much!!!!!!!!
i am from kerala ,kollam.so i dont get coolermaster here!This zebby bijli is only available in just 2 shops in kollam!
Is Odessey 450 waatt smps gud for a Quad,1 sata hdd,1 dg41ty and 4gb ddr2 800 ram!I dont have budget more than .7k!!
Thanks kamal namburi!Thanks
i want ot know this too
Did the 120mm blue fan on the bijli blows if i turn on my pc for 24hrs?
I usually turn my pc full time!
yogesh i had one image with me of bijli how can i sent it to u?
Aneesh I don’t think it will conk off like that, it hasn’t yet on my system and it runs for at least 14-16hours a day. Though if you are getting a decently fast graphics card or are overclocking your system, it might be a good idea to replace the fans with a bit faster ones to aid in cooling.
With regards to SMPS, try and get a good/decent smps from coolermaster, gigabyte etc., it should set you back by around 2-2.5k, but would aid in overall system stability.
With regards to dimensions, I’ll have to measure it, will let you know in a day or two.
You can email me on [email protected]
Yogesh please help me in chosing Mobo!which one is gud a
Asus P5QPL-VM EPU
Which one is gud?and which one is best in times of gaming,windows 7,speed,and all other features!
Which one is the best buy??
please help me
Is there any problems or complaints with these two motherboards?
Is the both chipsets(G41) performs same with pixel shader 4 and shared video memory?
please help me!!!in chosing this
Aneesh first off, thanks for the email, will upload the photograph soon.
With respect to gaming, if you are really interested in gaming, then forget the on board solutions and go for a PCI-E based graphics card, along with decent but cheap motherboard from either Gigabyte, Asus or Intel.
Check out http://www.techenclave.com, it is a Indian computer forum and would help you make a informed choice.
Thanks Yogesh !!!!
Yogesh ,Please help me in selecting the gfx card!
SAPPHIRE HD 4670 512MB GDDR4
SAPPHIRE HD 4770 512MB GDDR5
What is the current price of these gfx cards?
Thanks in advance!
Aneesh 4770 would be any day better than the 4760, not sure about pricing for both, but the 4770 should be around 7-8k, while the 4670 should be around 4.5-5.5k.
And before I forget again, Bijli’s length is 18.5 inches, height is 17.2 inches and it is 7 inch wide.
Did a XFX 9600GT will fix on to this mobo?
Can u sent me the internal and external photos of bijli!!
Thanks in advance!
“Did a XFX 9600GT will fix on to this mobo?”
Not “mobo” cabby
hi everyone.i want to buy a zotac/xfx 9800GT.i recently purchased a zebronics reaper cabinet whicg\h comes with a 450 watt PSU.is that enugh to run 9800GT?i already hav a core 2 duo E7500.3GB RAM 800Mhz.1TB HDD.do giv e reply soon.its urgent.
Saugata it would be best if you get a good 450watt PSU along with your card. Last thing you want is the card going bad due to that PSU.
which is the cheapest cabinet comes with 4 frontal usb port & audio jack & SMPS of 450 watts (sata cable) connection in India, please suggest me some brand names ( I checked Zebronics & Intex)but not checked the price and if possible please send a price list
I have been using a generic 500W SMPS (80 mm fan) for past 1 year mounted in Zebronics Bijli. But now I am looking for a decent graphics card (ATI 5770 or 4770 if available). Will cooler master eXtreme power 460W be sufficient for this ? also it seems to have 120mm fan, so will it fit in my cabinet?
PC Config: AMD Phenom II 550BE, ASUS M4A78-EM, 500 GB SAMSUNG, 4 GB DDR-2, HP DVD RW, Zebronics TV Tuner
Hi Yogesh im planning to buy Intel i5 650 or 660 processor with intel H55 mobo,CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) RAM,Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500W ATX Power Supply or FSP Saga II 500W Power Supply plz suggest me which 1 to buy in PSU.I need more help in Chasis too shld I go for Zeb Bijli or Zeb Blackhawk. Also i need to know price for both cabinets, My budget is “20k” max.Plz suggest if any alternatives.
Plz help me regarding those.
Thanks & Regards,
Planning to buy a Graphics Card now or in future?
@ Yogesh r u asking me??
I have not planned yet but want to buy, I know it will cross my budget n I dont wanna make changes regarding config which I posted b4, plz suggest me if u have any new config.
Thanks & Regards,
sir i have a qustion,
zeby. bijli comes with power suply which is only 250 watt so is it enough for a core i3 or cor i5 pc ?
Depends on the final config you build, I mean if it is just going to be basic setup with couple of GB of RAM, on board graphics and couple of hdd and dvd drive, it ought to be enough, unless it is of really poor quality.
Of course, it is always better to get a good power supply from the likes of coolermaster, corsair, antec, seasonic etc.
i want to know how much amp (6A or 10A) is required for electricity cable in bijli cabinet…. i m confused to connect…
Somebody tell me the price of that bijli with 250w psu
Can i put my corsair cx430 PSu in this cabinet?
i wish to buy corsair Hydro Series CPU Cooler h70 for bijli cabby wil it fit?
it will hav 2 120 mm fans with a radiator in between
thanks in advannce . pls reply 🙂
Seriously doubt that the H70 with two fans would fit inside.
Hi yogesh, just saw your review as i was searching for cabinets. I am going to buy my system tomorrow. I finalised on the corsair 300R but as it is unavailable now even at nehru place, i am trying to get the 400R. Any idea how are these cabinets and if it worth spending extra cash on them.
Here’s the specs of my PC
1. AMD FX-8150 Black edition processor
2. Corsair 300R cabinet
3. Motherboard – ASRock 990FX Extreme 4
4. RAM – Corsair Vengeance 2 X 4 GB sticks
5. Seasonic 620 W PSU
6. GPU – ATI HD 7770 1GB
7. HDD – WD Black 1TB 7200 rpm
8. SSD – Corsair 120 GB
9. Cooling – Antec kuhler 920
Lastly if you have any idea whether the AMD FX 8350 is available. I can wait for a week max.
Get the 400R, it is a fantastic cabinet and I have been thinking of upgrading to it as well, since there is almost no cable management in Bijli and mounting of HDDs is so much easier as well in 400R.
Sorry no idea about 8350.
hey does it come with a built in power supply
Can I know if I can use a GTX 1050ti 4gb on this cabinet??