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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

Final Thoughts

 

IN WIN has delivered a mid-tower chassis that changes the way everyone should look at more mundane solutions out there. This case is sleek to look at, has terrific finishes and touches that make it fell high-end, and does all of this without taking up a ton of room, like some of IN WIN's other offerings of this caliber. There are plenty of storage options, some hidden, some could be in the way, and are removable to solve that possibility. There is plenty of room for water cooling to suit a CPU and single GPU, maybe even two if you go with two loops. From all angles, the inside, the outside, even the gold anodized aluminum across the top, there is nothing to complain about in build quality or looks.

 

 

The one issue we do have, and we took directly to IN WIN before writing this, is that they do not stress the type of tempering that is used in this design. Consider us naive if you must, but when we see a Tempered Glass sticker, we assume it to be heat treated. This would mean that if the glass were to break, say if your child or pet pulled on it, there would be some safety with the way the glass breaks into tiny cubes.

 

While chemically treated glass has its place, in this instance to strengthen a 3mm panel instead of having to go to 5mm for the same strength, we also feel that a non-specific sticker almost adds a false sense of security. At least, we did slip up and break the glass to find out for ourselves what it was, that way customers do not find out the hard way. Outside of this incident, we are in love. The IN WIN 805 is a chassis that will not soon leave our memories; we just wish we had a build to put inside of it long term, as it is well deserving of a home along with the other great cases kept from years gone by.

 

With the only issues to battle long-term being dust and fingerprints, we have no reasoning to divert you from making this chassis yours. We do however not like the way that the color makes a determination on pricing. We cannot imagine that anodizing a strip of aluminum cost much more depending on the color used. If you have the cash handy, love high-end cases, but are limited to room, or just don't have a use for a huge chassis, this sleek and sexy IN WIN 805 is one of our top three favorite mid-tower cases ever. That pretty much sums it all up right there.

 

 

Chad's Chassis Test System Specifications

 

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance93%
Quality including Design and Build98%
General Features96%
Bundle and Packaging100%
Value for Money94%
Overall TweakTown Rating96%

The Bottom Line: IN WIN's 805 raises the bar on all other mid-tower cases. With the use of exotic materials, a classy and sleek aesthetic, and a finished product that anyone would have to love to have next to their monitor, even at $170, the 805 delivers in every aspect.

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