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IN WIN X-Fighter Mid-Tower Case - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

Does size matter? Find out if IN WIN put's the old adage to rest with the X-Fighter mid-tower chassis.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 12, 2009 3:34 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%      Manufacturer: IN WIN

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

IN WIN X-Fighter Mini-Tower Case

 

The basic concept of this chassis is to take spaceships from movies such as Star Wars and design a chassis reminiscent of those. I get that's where the red accent comes from, but to me the concept looks a bit more like a Transformer's helmet minus the eyes. Either way about it, the design is striking to say the least. This chassis is packed with drive slots, a total of eleven bays inside and out. The front plastic bezel exposes four 5.25" bays for optical drives or bay controllers, as well as two 3.5" spots for floppy drives. Below those, internally, the X-Fighter supports up to five 3.5" bays for hard drives. The entire body of this chassis is made from 0.8mm SECC steel. In the rear of the body you will find that this chassis has seven expansions slots, as well as two holes that allow for up to ½" tubing to easily pass through the top of the X-Fighter.

 

Cooling is something IN WIN looked heavily into when designing the X-Fighter. The front and rear hold 120mm fans that are easily removable. IN WIN labels these fans as Ceramic. Under examination the fan is plastic, so I assume they are alluding to the type of bearing inside the fan. The cooling doesn't stop there in the X-Fighter. IN WIN has also included a "lay down" style fan wall for the bottom half of the interior that houses two 80mm fans of the same ceramic nature to cool the graphics cards. These two fans and the housing are not so easily removed, but can be done if really desired.

 

Locating the X-Fighter is easy to do. I see this chassis listed almost everywhere I look regularly. Currently the X-Fighter is listed for 135.99 U.S. Dollars at Newegg and they are offering a $50 mail-in rebate which brings the asking price down to $85.99 plus shipping and any taxes that may apply. While I was at Newegg, I comparison shopped the X-Fighter against other mid-towers that they list and $85 seems to be the going rate. There are some cheaper and some more expensive, but to me the X-Fighter seems priced just right.

 

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