Summary: Headquartered in Taiwan, IN WIN seems to have set themselves the task of stirring up the case market with exceptional models. But for everyday use, open benchmark tables such as the D Frame, H Frame and X Frame or the hardglass case Tou are only of limited suitability.
Pros: quality materials, high material thickness, unique design, enough place for long expansion cards, hard disk bays with Easy Swap and tool-free installation for 3.5" drives, I/O panel with four USB 3.0 ports, cable management, dust filters in front of the front fan slot, mounting space for 120mm an...
Cons: fans not included; only two fan slots, little room for high CPU coolers and big power supplies, quite few drive bays, no tool-less mounting for optical drives and expansion cards
Summary: The In Win 904 is undeniably a stunner. The one piece solid brushed aluminum case perimeter catches and holds your attention like a moth drawn to a flame at first sight. The tempered and tinted glass side panels are simply beautiful and provide for a unfettered look into your PC.
Excerpt: In Win 904 Case Review When thinking about enthusiast cases there are handful of manufacturers who spring to mind immediately, such as long established companies like Antec, Cooler Master and Lian Li or more recent entrants to the marketplace...
Excerpt: When thinking about enthusiast cases there are handful of manufacturers who spring to mind immediately, such as long established companies like Antec, Cooler Master and Lian Li or more recent entrants to the marketplace such as Corsair.
Summary: First off, let's make one thing clear: The In Win 904 is not a gamer's chassis. It is for those who want a beautiful-looking system first and foremost. Sure, you can install fully sized components into the chassis, but its unique design limits it somewhat in terms of cooling choices.
Pros: Beautiful look, Excellent use of unusual materials, All about clean looks, Thick aluminum panels, Tempered & tinted side panels, Hot-swappable 2.5/3.5" trays, Additional 2.5" drive-mounting possibilities, Great use of space within the case, Use of spring-loaded thumbscrews on external covers, Gre...
Cons: A bit too slim for comfort as its height limits the CPU cooler's height, ODD bay on bottom may not be for everyone, No thumbscrews on motherboard expansion slots, No fans included out of the box, Glass is a fingerprint magnet, Why so expensive in the US?
Summary: Final Thoughts
This case is sort of a mixed bag for me. While there is a lot to like about this case there are some things that I do not like and definitely need fixed. So first let me talk about some of the things that I really did not like about this case.
Pros: – Sleek design, – Its made of glass and aluminum!, – Hotswappable HDD bays, – 4 USB 3.0 ports, – CPU and ATX power extensions included
Cons: – Price, – No fans included and room for only 2 fans, – Limited space for power supplies, – Very hard to connect power to the 5.25inch drive bay, – Routing holes covered by the motherboard
Conclusion: We almost get the feeling the In-Win 904 is as exclusive as the Tou, with some odd design choices but the price especially means that is case is actually very mainstream. It does look fantastic, is supremely well-made and the extensive use of glass is a very bold but ultimately successful move.
Excerpt: The In Win 904 is a computer chassis with a different look. If you like design, this In Win case is definitely worth a closer a look. There are some things to consider prior to purchase, however, so keep reading.
Summary: The fact that this case comes without fans makes me question what someone would do if they didn’t use an AiO and buy as many fans as they could fit in there. As soon as I turned on the computer and started simply updating drivers temps skyrocketed and the entire case became so warm to the touch I...