Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The G7 does come in two offerings. There is a black version and a gunmetal grey color, and we were sent the black version to show off today. In the G7 most of the construction is steel, 0.6mm thick and painted black inside and out. The front and top of the chassis is plastic, and while much more refined this time, there are still some body lines and styling to make it a little more than the basic black box. The left side of the chassis offers a mesh area for added ventilation and also has the InWin name embossed into the panel, but the odd thing is that this area is inset from the bulk of the panel, lowering room on the inside. The right side of the chassis is all steel, and offers only a 10mm bump over most of the panel to give more room behind the motherboard tray.
On the inside you will find that this chassis is shipped with two 120mm fans on the inside, but there are options for a pair in the left panel, another in the front, one in the floor, and one in the roof. Back to the steel and plastic bits, the front offers the same three 5.25" bays of the GT1, but below you are given only four 3.5" bays, but there is still the 2.5" drive bay on the top. The upper section found in the GT1, is half there, but the inner rail and the drive trays for the two bays there are now gone. On the motherboard tray, InWin offer some wire management, and some of it just doesn't make any sense, but you can run the wiring though it to attach to either an ATX or Micro-ATX motherboard. The last bit to cover is the seven expansion slots. They're pushed back and the mounting is done externally for the cards. You do get a plate that covers this area that keeps these screws from backing all the way out, but the cover is held in with the same Phillips screw that the cards are.
In a few emails with InWin, I was told that the MSRP was set to $74.99, the same as the GT1. What I am finding as I actually shop around for it is that the pricing can be found somewhat lower if you look around. With most cases you can always buy one direct from InWin if you choose to, but Newegg is also listing this chassis. There I am seeing a base price of $69.99, but once shipping is involved, the total goes to $79.59.
Of course you are going to have to incorporate shipping if you were to buy direct, so if you do end up liking what you see, may as well go with the lower starting price and go the route of looking to Newegg to grab one.