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InWin X-Frame Limited Edition Open Air Chassis Review - The Build and Finished Product Continued

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

The Build and Finished Product Continued

 

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Now you can see why I went through the extra effort to clean things up. Once the motherboard tray got re-installed, all I had to do was connect all the leads and I am pretty much ready to get to using this as my daily driver for testing.

 

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If you take your time, even the PSU wiring can be tidy from the outside. Also something I have yet to mention, but we have seen it a few times now is the InWin name and "Limited Edition" that is carved into this top rail.

 

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This is another reason you need to take your time. While everything is easily accessed in the rear I/O panel and in the expansion slots, you will notice I don't have a rats nest hanging out the back either.

 

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I know it isn't beautiful when looked at up close, but a few zip ties and bundling the wires sure works wonders for the finished presentation and the fact you aren't constantly setting this chassis on your cables.

 

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As you can see, if done correctly, all of the front I/O cabling is of course noticeable, but in this build, none of them pass the blue frames so that even though this chassis is an open air design, it can contain and hide cabling just like a case with side panels and leave an attractive product when completed.

 

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Since we had the grand tour of the InWin X-Frame, all that is left to do is power this puppy up and see what happens. When the power button is presses the ring around it illuminates with the backlight of a blue LED, so I matched the fan controller to that color and away I go into my testing.

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