One of our final stops in Taipei this year was In-Win, who as always, had some very stylistic and visually pleasing cases to show off. Some are intended for the mass market, while one in particular can only be described as a showpiece, with a whopping £5,000 price tag.
We’ll start off with the Z Tower, which is the £5K case we mentioned above. As you can see, it is a series of aluminium castings bolted to a frame in a helix inspired design. It is much more open than one might expect from something described as a case. As you would expect, it supports mATX, ATX, and E-ATX motherboards, carries both USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Type-C and has space for a 360mm radiator.
The In-Win A is a much more sensible box for regular consumers. It’s a Mini-ITX case with tempered glass side panels and classy underglow lighting. The case supports CPU coolers up to 160mm tall, and GPUs up to 300mm long. The front I/O has two USB 3.0 ports and audio ports, while internally you can support up to two 2.5-inch SSDs, so you’ll need to be fairly minimalist, or have the cash for two large capacity SSDs. The case comes with a 600W PSU included, and you can fit four 120mm fans in total, two at the bottom, one at the rear and one at the side.
The 915 is a tower with curved aluminium panels. The front of the case acts as a door to access the three fans at the front while the curved back provides ventilation slots for airflow. The top panel on the case can also pop up to provide additional ventilation.
Finally, we come up to the last two cases, the In-Win 305 & 307. The 305 is almost entirely glass, with a sleek front panel and tempered glass side panel. A separate PSU chamber is used to contain airflow, the case comes with a GPU bracket to eliminate sagging, and you get 360mm radiator support in the roof, paving the way for custom loop options.
The 307 is a little more of a show-off, with lights all the way down the front panel, allowing for different things to be displayed. At one point we saw the Pacman ghosts displayed, but you can also adjust it to show actual information, like the time of day. The case uses Glow software and an internal microphone to respond to sound and adjust the lighting to co-ordinate.
KitGuru Says: Unfortunately we don’t have pricing for absolutely everything, but some of In Win’s new cases do look very nice. For me, the standout is the ITX case, but the glass on the 305 also looks very nice.