We have not received much communication from Inwin until just prior to this review. Inwin has been quietly revamping its offerings and preparing for another assault to try to win a THG Editors' Choice award. We received two new cases from Inwin this time around. Inwin still ranks as one of the leading case choices for do-it- yourself consumers (DIYs) based solely on their name recognition.
While today's case buyers are more familiar with the new heavyweights that have carved out a niche in the case marketplace with exciting features and new innovations targeted at a more consumer/gamer oriented audience, Inwin continues to do what it has done for a long time now; and that is to produce quality chassis products. We believe that this strategy has hurt Inwin somewhat, as Inwin has not previously been adding new innovations into their product line; however, Inwin is starting to change this with the addition of new models.
|Number Of Internal 3-½" Bays||2|
|Number Of External 3-½" Bays||2 (1 in use by flash card reader/front port transfer panel)|
|Number Of External 5-¼" Bays||3|
|Number Of Case Fans Supported||2 - 80mm (Front fan not included with our test model)|
|Construction Material||SECC Japanese Steel 0.8 mm|
|Power Supply Details||Inwin Branded 300 Watt - Optional higher Watt offerings available|
|Special Features||USB 2.0 Multi-format flash card reader with front-mounted USB port, 1394/Firewire port, MIC jack and headphone jack; Air Guide mounted in side panel.|
|Size||17"(H) x 7.75"(W) x 18.25"(D)|
|Sample Case Provided By||www.in-win.com.tw|
|Estimated Cost||$99.00 US|
|Cooling Potential Rating||7|
|Construction Quality Rating||8|
|Overall Case Rating||7|