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InWin Gives Us a Peek at Its Prototype Cases

By , Andrea Ferrario - Tom's Hardware Italy - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 26 comments

Tom's Hardware Italy took a stop at InWin's booth at Computex and shared some of the stuff that there were able to find.

Mana 136/137

New entry-level cases from InWin that have a bit of flare in the design.

BUC

The "BUC" case has an access panel on the side that gives access directly to HDD, perhaps hot swap for SATA without open the case.

WBY

Very small, but compatible with ATX, so it can pack a Core i5/i7 with an optical drive. There are a few hints of old design cues from the original PlayStation 2.

Prototypes

Perhaps the most fun at checking out stuff at Computex are the prototypes. InWin had a few on display that it plans to brings to market in the future. The ones our team saw had aggressive designs; one has a external SATA connector on the top, another had a "BTX similar design" (the case opens on the right, and the motherboard connection are on top for better cooling).

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    joytech22 , June 4, 2011 4:53 AM
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    http://www.tomshardware.com/gallery/IMG_0388,0101-295052-0-2-3-1-jpg-.html


    With the prototypes, the window is on the wrong side of the case? Or is the motherboard mounted on the left instead of the right...?
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    ironmb , June 4, 2011 4:55 AM
    Ugly.
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    aliened , June 4, 2011 5:08 AM
    me don't like it
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    James296 , June 4, 2011 5:17 AM
    one's ugly, one's unusual, and one I actually like
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    Scanlia , June 4, 2011 5:28 AM
    joytech22With the prototypes, the window is on the wrong side of the case? Or is the motherboard mounted on the left instead of the right...?


    " had a "BTX similar design" (the case opens on the right, and the motherboard connection are on top for better cooling)."
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    malphas , June 4, 2011 10:24 AM
    Yet more embarassing looking cases.
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    extremepcs , June 4, 2011 11:39 AM
    Back in the day Inwin made had really modest case designs. Maybe I'm just old, but I don't like the new ones.
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    halcyon , June 4, 2011 12:50 PM
    These cases are embarrasingly ugly. Who ever designed them should probably be fired.
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    xPandaPanda , June 4, 2011 2:04 PM
    malphasYet more embarassing looking cases.

    the antec 280 was pretty good.
    I dont like the new "aggressive" look people these companies are adopting these days. I just like a simple, highly functional design.
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    jasonpwns , June 4, 2011 2:25 PM
    I like a couple of the designs, but still I am gonna save for the dragon rider I believe. The full atx monster.
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    christop , June 4, 2011 3:06 PM
    The Black one is not too bad but the white one is overboard storm trooper ugly..
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    Onus , June 4, 2011 5:01 PM
    BUC review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=242
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    madjimms , June 4, 2011 5:31 PM
    I don't know about all you guys, but I thought the first two looked gorgeous! The black & yellow looked really CLEAN!
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    DSpider , June 4, 2011 5:44 PM
    One word: "eeew".

    Do NOT want.

    In all seriousness, I would rather beautify my desktop than the case because I only look at the case when I turn on my computer, especially since it's black and I'm mostly using it at night.
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    BluntObjection , June 4, 2011 7:55 PM
    These cases make me imagine what the refuse of Transformers would look like.
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    madjimms , June 5, 2011 11:13 AM
    People getting thumbs down for liking the cases? Pretty pathetic guys...
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    Anonymous , June 5, 2011 4:04 PM
    While I haven't owned an InWin case in years, these new case designs are a disappointment. Gone are the simple yet, elegant case designs in favor of gimmicky artistic expressions of "tough", "speed", or "high-tech". I suppose this was bound to happen as the majority of case designs are following that same path.
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    someguynamedmatt , June 5, 2011 6:24 PM
    xPandaPandathe antec 280 was pretty good.I dont like the new "aggressive" look people these companies are adopting these days. I just like a simple, highly functional design.

    I second that thought. *Hugs Lian Li PC-A70F*
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    gurboura , June 6, 2011 12:01 AM
    I like the white case. Looks pretty cool.
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    f-14 , June 6, 2011 1:26 AM
    thumbs downing because some one likes these cases? lol i'm going to thumbdown every comment on console articles from now on, great idea if i make a couple accounts and get them negative so no comments show.
    at least this article has something to do with pc tech.
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