2003 Winter Case Review Part 2: The ATX Avalanche

Inwin X Series IW-X710

Earlier in this review we looked at another offering from Inwin, and the verdict was not that favorable. Inwin, however, shipped another model from its new X Series, the IW-X710. Upon opening the IW-X710 it is apparent that the X Series is a reputable attempt by Inwin to return to its position of dominance and leadership in the PC case market space. Let's take a closer look at this new Inwin X series member to see if it lives up to our first impression.

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Number Of Internal 3-½" Bays5
Number Of External 3-½" Bays2
Number Of External 5-¼" Bays4
Number Of Case Fans Supported2 - 120mm
Construction MaterialSteel
Power Supply Details430 Watt Inwin branded optional
Special FeaturesFront-mounted LCD clock/temperature monitoring display and fan speed control; easily swappable hard drive bays when used in conjunction with included rails
Size20.4"(H) x 8.75"(W) x 12.8"(D)
Sample Case Provided Bywww.in-win.com
Estimated Cost$139.00 US
Cooling Potential Rating8
Construction Quality Rating8
Overall Case Rating8