When I first saw the In Win B2 Stealth Bomber enclosure I was intrigued. After all, the Stealth series of jets are some of the premiere aircraft on the face of the planet, so a case that is based from this should be pretty cool. Once I got to play with it and saw the features, the cool factor increased significantly. It isn't every day that you get to see a system enclosure that has a motorized front panel that opens at the touch of a button, after all.
After getting over the initial rush of this I began to delve deeper into the feature set of the B2 and was still impressed. Overall aesthetics are great and functionality runs toward the high end of the spectrum. It manages to use a lot of tool free concepts, has plenty of room for most power users, but still maintains a mid tower size.
I was a little disappointed with the lack of a removable motherboard tray and the issue with the side fan being unable to rotate with long boards installed, but beyond this the overall result from this product is that it is certainly worthy of consideration for an enthusiast build. Cooling is plentiful and well designed and all incoming air ports are properly filtered. I also like the addition of a pair of e-SATA ports on the front I/O panel. This shows that In Win is doing a little forward thinking and preparing for the upgrades you will likely make in the future.
Pricing for the B2 runs in the vicinity of $130US, but I also noted some of the online etailers offering $30 rebates at the time of this writing. While this won't be the cheapest case you will look at, it is priced well within the norm for enclosures with similar features, and those others won't look nearly as cool.
Oh, and something I almost forgot... For those who really like the concept of fighter planes, In Win has also included something to bring back those glorious days of building models. What could I possibly mean? This.
So, final thoughts? Try it, you'll like it!
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