We have looked recently at the GT1 case from In Win and now we are going to look at one of In Win’s stylish cases, one that is certainly restrained when compared to some of their more flamboyant designs.
The case we are going to look at is the In Win 904, a case consisting of a stylish aluminium and glass exterior, yes that is correct; The In Win 904 features side panels made of tempered glass so is a case not for the faint hearted, or people that don’t like dust.
About In Win
The distinctive, lively red In Win logo,
derived from Chinese Calligraphy symbolises "Satisfaction, according to one’s wishes".
With no sharp edges, the logo also portrays a state of energetic harmony between technology and art. Thus, our slogan "Contemporary and Innovative" serves as the foundation of not only our product development but also our attitudes in serving and catering to our strategic partner’s wishes. We take the "im" out of "impossible"… …A brand without persistence is only a name.
Mid Tower Chassis
External Drive Bay
5.25" x 1
Internal Drive Bay
3.5" / 2.5" SATA HDD EZ-Swap Module x 3
2.5" x 2
M/B Form Factor
ATX / Micro-ATX
ATX 12V, PSII and EPS Up to 180mm
USB3.0 x 4, HD Audio
- 90mm Rear Fan x 1
- 140mm Bottom Fan x 1
- 120/140mm Liquid Cooling Radiator
- CPU heatsink up to 145mm
Product Dimensions (H x W x D)
490 x 192 x 490mm
19.3" x 7.6" x 19.3"
You might already have expected this but because of the fragility of the cases side panels, the In Win 904 comes in an absolutely massive box, I was actually shocked at the size of it, you could likely use it for a makeshift house – okay it’s maybe not that big.
Inside the box, you can see the additional packaging that has been included to keep the case safe and sound, also you can see the included accessories, which this time include 24pin and 8pin extension cables, several cable ties, sticky cable routing clips, the normal screws and standoffs as well as two additional side panel screws, which are a godsend if you misplace one – not that I did of course…
Opening the box would normally allow you to see the case itself but the In Win 904 is concealed in a cloth bag, which during transit helps to prevent the side panels from scratching.
Digging into the box and removing the case is fairly easy, the large gaps around the case from the packing material means you can get a firm grasp on the case, and remove it easily from the box.
Removing the protective bag from the case – sort of like an unveiling process or the curtains going up – allows you to see the In Win 904 in all its splendour.
The case itself is very minimal: the power button, USB 3 ports (of which there are four), and audio ports all face out from the bottom left hand side of the case,
The gap, underneath the front panel area is where the optical drive bay is tucked away, sitting underneath the PSU and isolated from the rest of the system. Due to this isolation it means you do have to run a cable through into the back of the unit though which does add a tiny bit to untidiness.
To remove the side panels, you only have to unscrew four thumbscrews as each panel is made from 5mm thick tempered glass it does mean that you need to be a bit more careful than normal to the remove the panels. Inside, the main compartment gives an illusion of space, with it having several large cut outs in the motherboard tray allowing for ease of cooler installation and for cables to be routed.
At the top of the case, where it would be normal for your optical drive to sit, In Win include 3 hard drive trays, which can fit both 3.5 and 2.5 drives and have cables pre-attached. Just below this on the front as well, are two 2.5” hard drive mounting points which offer a unique mounting point for SSD's or 2.5" units.
The rear of the case is space for a 90mm fan, the front of the case has space for a 120mm fan which is located above the power buttons and USB3 connectors, however neither are fitted with a fan which is a shame.
Because of the thinness of the main compartment, you get 2.5cm of space at the rear of the case; this allows for a nice amount of freedom when cable managing. Though if this is not your forte, the smoked glass is very effective at helping to hide it.