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IN WIN Android Mid Tower Chassis - The IN WIN Android Mid Tower Case

IN WIN have a knack for bringing bold unique styling to the plate in chassis design, attracting more of a love or hate it crowd. Aesthetic opinion aside, let's see if the new Android has other attributes to impress.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2010 11:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: IN WIN

The IN WIN Android Mid Tower Case

 

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On the front of the Android the first thing you run into is the front I/O surrounded in silver plastic. Just below that, in the black band is a slot for a floppy drive with a black cover in place. Moving down, we run into the removable "plates" that cover the 5.25" drives when not in use. At the very bottom there is an area covered in mesh with the IN WIN logo on it. This is a removable dust cover for the intake fan.

 

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What can only be seen as the "head" of this Android with the big green light resembling the single eye of the character on the box is actually the front I/O. The green light is also the power button, and next to it, and very small, is the reset button and HDD activity light. Connectivity options are two USB 2.0 ports, Mic and audio 3.5mm jacks, as well as an e-SATA connection to finish things up.

 

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The left panel is made of steel, but where typically a window would be, IN WIN opted for a mesh panel. This panel offers better air flow for the case than a window, but also allows the monster, 220mm fan behind it to breathe well. Notice there are optional holes if you would rather add your own 120mm fans.

 

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The rear of the chassis has an I/O shield already installed, although it will likely need removal to fit your board. To the right the rear 120mm exhaust fan takes up the rest. The middle consists of seven expansion slots with pry out covers. Only six are left in, but an extra cover is included in the hardware. That leaves the large hole at the bottom for the power supply.

 

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The right side panel is relatively plain. One thing to mention is the grooves cut into the panel. While they don't do a lot, they will allow for a bit of convection to draw in cooler air in to the back of the motherboard tray.

 

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Under the Android there is an area punched out in a square pattern. This is to allow the fan on the power supply to draw air in when the fan is placed inside. The chassis is supported by raised bumps in the floor and have anti-skid rubber pads to protect your desk and keep the case from sliding accidentally.

 

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