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IN WIN Android Mid Tower Chassis - Final Thoughts

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

Final Thoughts

 

IN WIN offers quite a bit in and out of the Android. It is the most unique take on a mid tower front bezel I have seen from them. While this case is a bit too flashy for me and reminiscent of a Transformer, I think I may be a little too old for this case. I do see this case being a hit with the younger users, though. Let's put the looks behind us and go on about what it does offer on the inside. Four fans is a good start, one of which being 220mm is even better. Admit it, you like cases black on the inside just as much as I do and you get a ton of tool-less options as well. The way the case is laid out on the front just seems odd. I would have liked it a bunch more if the covers weren't silver and there was a cover for the floppy drive to match the rest. In all black this case would look very sleek and sexy in my opinion, and possibly broaden the market of buyers.

 

I think I have the outside covered; let's move to the inside. Installation was a cinch. The motherboard lines right up with the risers, the optical drive slides right in and even with just one lock in place, it was very secure. Wiring may get tough, especially if you don't use a modular power supply. While I did get rid of a bunch below the drive, it isn't good for the flow of the case and I moved it out of there while I looked at the temperatures, and in here they were very acceptable for air cooling. You will have to come up with a way to tie things in next to the drive bays if you have to hide wires like what my power supply has. With patience and a few tries, I'm sure the wiring can be run neatly and out of the way of the fans air flow.

 

If the Android strikes you as a "must have" case and you decide to go looking for one, it should be very simple. Finding like six pages of Google hits for it only drives that home. With a retail asking price of $79.99 at Newegg I don't think you are overpaying. The chassis may not be my favorite to look at, but it does offer great cooling and a user friendly experience. IN WIN is always trying to stay ahead of the curve and offer some of the best cases for the money. They have done it here as well, all personal feelings aside.

 

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