Summary: The In Win Maelstrom Case is one of the better affordable Full Tower Cases on the market, if you like the styling. There are lots of drive bays, please of fans, black interior, hole on the motherboard tray for the coolers retention plate and much more.
Excerpt: IN WIN Is still a relatively new company in the large scope of things. From my first time looking at their products, I have seen more and more their name coming up in conversations on forums. I think more and more of the masses are seeing just what IN WIN is doing and have taken notice.
Conclusion: Overall, I really enjoyed working with the In-Win Maelstrom chassis. There were some moments when it was pure joy putting together the system, however at times I felt like In-Win could have done a little better. The first thing I have noticed that I wasn’t really happy about was the cable management features. While they included some cable clamps, this in my opinion is not good enough to keep the case looking clean.
The In Win Maelstrom is certainly a different take on the recent amount of In Win cases that I’ve seen. It has a unique design built with a solid structure. The amount of airflow and cooling options of this case still amazes me. The sound proofing, an entire black interior, extra USB/eSATA easy-access ports along with many other features provide this case with some nice benefits. The best part is this case can be found online for around $110.
Summary: In Win Maelstrom is a full-tower case targeted to the user that wants a case full of features with a good cost/benefit ratio.
In summary, we think Maelstrom provides a terrific value for the user looking for an inexpensive (compared to other full-tower cases around, of course) full-tower case focused on ventilation.
Summary: The IN-WIN Maelstrom has a long list of features, a quality build, and the capacity to hold a crazy number of fans. Add an attractive design and, for an extreme user chassis, I don’t think there’s a long list of cases available that offer more for the price.
Conclusion: This case is like marmite. You will either love its rather offensive looks or hate them. I happen to quite like them especially the colour of the fans. However, I don’t like the front pipe handles as they are purely aesthetic. Instead, it would be far nicer to see if it is possible to mod this case in such a way that the “handle” spaces could be used for water-cooling pipes.