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IN WIN 101 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 18, 2017 5:33 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: IN WIN

In Win 101 Mid-Tower Chassis

 

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The front bezel of the 101 is solid, sleek, and simplistic in its design. The entire panel is covered in steel which has been painted black to match the rest of the chassis. In the top-right corner, we do see the clear plastic section with the In Win name carved into it, with a space near the bottom to access the power button.

 

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As we move in much closer to what we see under the In Win name, we can see the clear plastic power button which needs to be pressed downwards to function. Just below the power button, we can see a tiny hole in the steel, and behind it is a red LED which denotes HDD activity.

 

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The rest of the I/O panel is found on top of the chassis, near the front, on the right side. It is here where you can connect to the pair of USB 3.0 ports or make 3.5mm connections with headphones and a microphone to connect to HD Audio.

 

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Taking a step back, we can now view the top of the chassis in its entirety. Like the front, the top of the chassis is solid with no ventilation. This has everything to do with the interior layout and nothing to do with trying to close off options for airflow inside of the chassis.

 

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The left side of the case has the slightest bit of steel frame showing, as the bulk of the view is taken up with the tempered glass. The top of the panel is held in place with plastic tabs which lock into the steel frame, and once unlocked allows the top to move outward so the panel can be lifted from the bottom of the frame.

 

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The view from behind the chassis is retro, where the PSU is mounted above everything else. After the PSU we find the rear I/O area and room for a 120mm fan, with seven expansion slots further down the back of the case.

 

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The right side of the case has a panel made of steel, which has thumbscrews to release it in the same fashion as the left side panel. Much like what we saw on the packaging, the design points to the ventilation offered in the right-side panel, which is how one of the cooling locations breathes through the chassis.

 

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Under the 101 we find that In Win opted for large plastic feet which are as wide as the case, one at the front, and one at the back. The feet are designed to capture the dust filter, allowing it to come out just below the glass side panel, but they offer very small rubber pads to give grip.

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