In Win H-Frame ATX Chassis Review

by - 8 years ago

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Exterior


The left side of the chassis features a large piece of custom shaped aluminium, in face it is more accurate to say the entire chassis is made from custom shaped aluminium panels, that range from 2 to 4mm thick. There are four bolts that run through the entire chassis and gold coloured aluminium thumb screws on the side panel are easy enough to remove, allowing you to slide the side panel off.

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In the bottom left we have a engraved In Win logo, as well as better look at one of those side panel thumb screws, the joy is in the details it seems.

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The right side features another large side mounted panel, no engraved In Win logo on this side though. Here we can also see better the 2nd layer of aluminium, this is spaced about 1″ from the side panel and is finished in blue with a polished silver edge.

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The front panel, although I use that term loosely because there technically isn’t an actual panel here! The front section of the chassis features 7 blades in the middle that act as the main panel, with the two thicker 4mm panels (the blue sided ones from the picture above) make the main outer support, lastly you can see the gold coloured pegs that bridge the blue panels to the outer side panels (silver in picture above).

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The central panels are pinned together in several places using smaller screws and rods. There is also another sneaky In Win logo tucked away on the top right side of the front section, this panel also removes and allows you to fit a single 5.25″ drive that inserts at an upwards slope, this is a nice trick to hide the front panel of your DVD drive when you look down on the system.

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The front right features a vertically mounted I/O panel, this has the usual LED indicators, HD audio ports and a part of USB 3.0 ports. There is a small recessed reset button near the bottom and a power switch, although worrying the power switch feels a little over sprung and flimsy, it shouldn’t break but it has a certain cheap feel to it. You can also see an internal 120mm fan mount on the left, but we’ll take a closer look at that on the interior.

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Around the back we see another 120mm fan mount on the interior of the chassis, 7 expansion slots that all come with removable and ventilated covers (like it needs more ventilation).

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The PSU cut mount still has metal blades over it, but there is a cut-away on the left to allow room for a power cable to be connected.

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The top of the chassis features a large metal mesh panel, hardly a filter but it is more than enough to stop your phone, pens and other desktop items falling into the system. There is also a top facing USB port here for easy access.

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Another In Win logo is tucked into the top right corner of the left side of the chassis.

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The bottom is obviously still heavily ventilated, although by this point its safe to say the entire chassis is one big air vent.

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There are four hard rubber feet, more than enough to keep the system sturdy on smooth surfaces and also enough to prevent the metal work from scratching the surface you place it on.

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Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Complete System
  5. Final Thoughts
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