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InWin X-Frame Limited Edition Open Air Chassis Review - InWin X-Frame Limited Edition Open Air Chassis

InWin goes high-end and delivers their take on what an open air chassis is supposed to be.

| Open Air Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 7, 2012 6:46 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: InWin

InWin X-Frame Limited Edition Open Air Chassis

 

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The first look of the InWin X-Frame shows the mix of material choices and the thickness of said materials. I know the blue and yellow are a bold contrast, but it is definitely unique and no one will mistake which manufacturer made this chassis.

 

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Zooming in to the front I/O panel, you can see it is as inclusive as those found in most tower chassis designs. There are activity lights, USB 2.0, audio jacks, USB 3.0 and the power button. If you are to remove the pair of thumbscrews at the top, this whole assembly can be easily removed, if you wish not to use it or have it on the chassis.

 

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On the right half there are the bays for optical drives or bay devices such as a fan controller. Just like the lock for the hard drives, the 5.25" bays also use screws on the sides of the drives to slide into the grooves allowing the yellow latch to lock them into place.

 

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Still moving to the right of the optical bays, we have the right side of the X-Frame exposed to show the aluminum PSU bracket. The PSU will install with the power cord to the left giving you plenty of room to wire everything around to the back side of the chassis. Also note that PSU length is of little consequence in this design.

 

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If you didn't catch it in the last image, you will now. The motherboard tray is removable and on both sides of the tray are these heavy latches that lock the tray into place and need lifting to allow the pin being captured to have room to come up and out allowing the trays removal.

 

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Behind the X-Frame the left side is left open to allow for ease of wiring and managing those wires. There is also the expansion slot bracket on the motherboard tray that uses screws to secure the cards in these eight slots provided in this design.

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