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IN WIN 805 ATX Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 14, 2016 5:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: IN WIN

Inside the 805

 

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There is a box of hardware, but that is shipped outside the chassis. As to what is inside, we find quite a large and open cavity that needs to be filled with parts. We also see that the wiring has been bundled and strapped to a bit of the motherboard tray. This makes sure that there is no damage to the inside of the glass panels.

 

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Inside of the front bezel, since the glass does not come off the front, we found this removable panel. Taking out a pair of thumbscrews allows this panel to come out of the chassis and have cooling mounted on it. When done, align tabs at the back, and then secure the thumbscrews to hold the panel.

 

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At the floor of the chassis, still at the front, we found the HDD rack. This offers two trays that fit either 2.5" or 3.5" drives. On top of the rack is one of the four trays that are specific to 2.5" drives only. Removing a few screws from the motherboard tray allows this cage to come out completely as well.

 

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The motherboard tray offers ten various sized holes to run wiring through, and that does not include the large CPU cooler access hole at the top. There are no tie points for wire management, although you could use some of the smaller holes not used for standoffs, IN WIN has you covered for this anyways.

 

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At the rear of the chassis on the floor, this is where the power supply goes. Be mindful of the sticker there, noting to users that the fan must be on the top of the PSU when it is installed. Above the PSU is a structural support, but IN WIN added a bit of style with the same shapes popped out of it that the front bezel offered.

 

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This is the only fan shipped inside of the chassis. It is a 120mm fan, is black, has seven blades, and can power via the 3-pin connection. The expansion slot covers are solid, but we would have appreciated vented ones as well. Securing them to the chassis are eight hex-head screws, and is what you use to secure cards here.

 

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In the 805, the motherboard tray is all one level, which leaves the same amount of room for wiring across the entire section. Also, notice that there are three 2.5" drive trays screwed on this side as well. This way, if you do have to remove the HDD cage, you still have valid options left.

 

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We were waiting for later images to show this feature, but discussing the 4-pin Molex lead, we have to say it is for the IN WIN name on the left side, and powering this illuminates that name. Lower in this image, we find an HD Audio connection, a standard USB 2.0 connection, native USB 3.0/3.1 connection, and a few wires for the switch and LEDs. All of the cabling is black so that combined with the tinted glass; you will hardly see anything.

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