Leading online stores in the U.K. and mainland Europe this week began to take pre-orders on the world’s first PC case with USB type-C receptacle on the front panel. The price of the novelty will not be prohibitively high, but the In Win mid-tower 805 is clearly not an affordable PC enclosure.
Overclockers UK offers to pre-order the In Win 805 chassis (red and all-black versions) for £129.95 including VAT. The store does not reveal estimated time of arrival, but it likely that OcUK will ship the case towards the end of September. Caseking.de, a leading online store from Germany, offers to pre-order the In Win 805 for €164.90. ETA of the product is the 25th of September, 2015.
Introduced last week, the In Win 805 mid-tower PC chassis sports a see-through skeleton case structure design, which combines visual aesthetics and well-thought internal architecture. The PC case is made of aluminium and 3mm tempered glass, a combination of materials that is unique to In Win’s stylish chassis. A remarkable feature of the In Win 805 is its backlit glass front panel with anodized hairline on front I/O section. The I/O panel features one USB type-C receptacle, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 connectors as well as audio input and output. The case supports numerous add-in cards, storage devices and various cooling systems.
Unfortunately, implementation of the new USB type-C port in the In Win 805 is far from ideal. The USB type-C receptacle uses the exact same USB 3.0 connection to the mainboard as the USB 3.0 port. As a consequence, even though the In Win 805 features a reversible USB type-C connector and is compatible with upcoming devices, it does not support 10Gb/s transfer-rate and cannot deliver up to 100W of power to connected devices.
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KitGuru Says: Without any doubts, the In Win 805 is a beautiful PC case with rich expansion capabilities and a new USB type-C connector as an added bonus. Nonetheless, given the fact that the receptacle does not support features of USB 3.1 standard, the value of the new port greatly decreases. Are you guys interested in getting the In Win 805 because of the USB type-C receptacle, or its design and expansion capabilities represent considerably higher value for you?