In-Win X710 Case review

Cases & PSU/Cases by DUR0N @ 2004-02-23

In Win claims they have THE new gamers/modder/HW-enthousiast case, and we?re the first in the Benelux to take a good look at it. You?ll find out soon enough what exactly this case has to offer and how hard the mediocre gamer might like it.

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What's in the box?

You open the box and you'll find...

A case (no...Way).

It weights close to 14kg, so it can compete in the heavy-weight class together with the Chieftec and AOpen cases. From the outside you immediately spot the front LCD with some extra buttons beside the power/reset ones and a large 120mm fan at the rear. But when you open the case, you'll be amazed even more by the gadgetria.

The Specs:

Motherboard Support ATX , EX-ATX (12 x 13")
Drive Bays 4x 5.25" External
2x 3.5" External
5x 3.5" Internal
I/O Expansion Slots 7x PCI / AGP Expansion slots
Cooling 1x 120mm at rear panel
2x 80mm at front panel (optional)
Security Front Panel Key Lock
Chassis Intrusion Switch (optional)
Dimensions (H x W x L) 520 x 223 x 554 mm (not including foot stand)
20.48" x 8.78" x 21.82" (not including foot stand)
Weight Without PSU: 11.51kg (25.38lb)
With In-Win 430W: 13.42kg (29.29lb)

Madshrimps (c)

A manual: a manual is nice when you need to install all those wires. Unfortunately, not everything is explained in the manual. For instance: the card retention mechanism: It took me quite some time to figure out where the 'white clicking piece' had to be placed.

A power cable: the number of manufacturers who give you one with their products is getting smaller by the day.

A bag with screws and some spare PCI plates: the backbone of every case! Hail the bag!

A 300w PSU: noise killer and PFC + one 80mm exhaust fan

  • 3.3V max 28A
  • 5V max 30A
  • 12V max 15A

    Madshrimps (c)

    Madshrimps (c)


    1x ATX standard + 1x 4pin AUX 12v connector
    7x molex (HD/CROM)
    2x molex (floppy)
    1x AUX for old Soundcards etc (why do they keep making PSU's with this connector?)
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