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MSI IN-602 Stealth Mid-Tower Case Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 2, 2012 1:32 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: MSI

Specifications, Availability and Pricing




The IN-602 or Stealth from MSI is a mid-tower chassis that is made mostly of steel, with an ABS plastic top and front. Externally there is a mix of black paint on the steel and a matte black finish of the (SRF) finish. Beyond that, the front has four mesh covers for the 5.25" bays, while the bottom have has a much larger mesh area to allow for the chassis intake. The top of the chassis has more of the sharp angles on the sides that are found on the face, along with a full run of heavily angled vents directing the air out of the top of the chassis to the rear. The left panel is relatively pain, except for the mesh area near the real to allow you to install a pair of optional fans if you desire them. The right side of the chassis is flat and offers not much more than the painted steel panel.


On the inside there are four 5.25" bays, a VGA support system where the floppy drive bays should be and a rack with trays for four hard drives down the right side. The trays and the tool-free mechanisms on these bays are light blue and match more of the interior. Such as the motherboard tray that houses ATX, Flex-ATX, Mini-ATX, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards, it is also blue. In the back of the chassis, the seven mesh expansion covers, the blades on the 120mm exhaust fan and the thumbscrews are also blue to match the rest of the chassis. Included fans are the 120mm fan in the front that is backed with blue LEDs along with the 120mm fan in the rear. Optionally, you have room for a 120mm in the floor, two in the top or multiple other sizes and two places in the door for 120 or 140mm fans.


Availability seems quite high and with offerings like most other feature rich cases, I was expecting quite the price to go along with the Stealth. There was a bit of sticker shock as I looked at the original pricing of almost $150, but there is currently a sale going on that drops that price dramatically. If you look at Newegg, they show the $149.99 MSRP, but the current sale listing allows you to purchase this chassis for $89.99. If that wasn't good enough, if you look a bit further, with a mail in rebate included, you can get this chassis $64.99 with a few weeks worth of wait. It's tough to find a well equipped chassis for $85, let alone for just less than $65.


I say we jump right in and see what MSI is bringing forth in the Stealth.

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