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. Then again, the new 904 could well turn out to master the balancing act between exquisite materials, unique design and practicality.
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 and 140mm coolers
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. Put the two together and it's impossible to ignore the 904. This is a case that belongs up on your desk for all to see.
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. The latter proved a few years ago that with some very targeted design goals and an intention to build to a high standard that it was possible to really make an impact on the industry.
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.
So, now that we got that out of the way: The In Win 904 once again shows the company's commitment to thinking outside of the box by combining different materials to create
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, Great set of extras to get you started, Can hold a single fan radiator externally, Removable dust filter on fan-intake area, Nifty logo with LED lighting
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.
First and most importantly is the cooling for this case. This case does not come with any fans, none. For a premium case we would expect to see fans included.
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
Summary: One big sheet of 4mm rolled aluminum makes up it exterior giving it a clean sleek look. The side are capped off with a simplistic glass panel that let's you see all the good stuff inside. IN WIN's new 904 computer chassis certainly is pleasing to the eye but does it keep up with the feature set that is expected on a premium priced case?
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 was worried my components would fail. I then opened the side panel up and all the fans slowed down to a hum instead of the previous screaming pitch they had been running at.
Conclusion: When compared to many other chassis in this price range, the In Win 904 is lacking in several major areas. Storage is limited to 5 drives, and only three of them can be 3.5″ drives, there is only one 5.25″ drive bays and it would be impractical to use that drive for a card reader or similar input device. Then we have space for just two fans, a 140mm and a 90mm, both of which are not included in the price.
Pros: Unique design, Flawless construction, High quality finish and components, Price
Cons: Less storage that most chassis in this price range, CPU cooler hight limit, Air cooling limitations