Inspector Gadget reporting for duty
Time for some serious gadget examination, “Go go Inspector Gadget”1. The HDD bays are rotated 90°
This makes the HDD connectors more accessible.
If you plan to window-mod this case, you' cables will be more visible.2. The HDD's are mounted on rails
The HDD's can be changed quickly, nice for LAN-people.
They are not as firmly attached as with screws, if you move your case a lot the HDD's might be loose in the bays.3. A Front LCD
Nice function, gives some info about what's happening inside
Cycling trough functions makes a loud beeping noise, which gets irritating after 10 times [Beep Beep Beep]3.1. A clock, with alarm
You'll never loose track of time if you watch your case enough (and why wouldn't you?)
The alarm is handy as a reminder, unless you forget to set the alarm off course!
As long as your PC is plugged into the power the clock will be on, so your PC doesn’t have to be running to use it.
It has 12h and 24h time notation.
No internal battery, so every time you pull the plug, the clock is reset.3.2. Three RPM monitors with RPM controllers
You can throttle three different fans down in 10 steps, lowest is 75% of the full speed. Beep Beep Beep...grmbl3.3. Two Temperature sensors
You can measure the temperature on two different points inside the case (duh!)
Both °C and °F notation, which is very thoughtful of In-win.
You can throw away your Digidoc
drive.4. Fans and air holes;
Fans are nice; they give the needed airflow inside the case.
They make noise
No dust filters4.1. One 120mm fan at the back of the case
Ideal for some sweet water-cooling. No more drilling in your case, just a single 120mm radiator and you’re set.
Moves a lot of hot air from the case without creating a whining sound like smaller fans can cause.
None4.2. Two 80mm fans at the front of the case
They give your HDD's some breathing space.
Because of the large grill with small holes, they tend to give the 'vacuum cleaner effect' (extra noise because the air is sucked trough tiny holes)4.3. Air holes at the left side of the case
A good air intake is provided this way.
None/ Looks may not be to everyone’s taste5. A case intrusion switch
You will hear some beeping when your case has been opened.
Good for LAN parties, you'll know if someone has been snooping around inside.
not very useful for home use
not all motherboards out there support this feature6. The PCI/AGP card retention mechanism
Nice for LAN people, your cards will stay on their place when moving your case.
As most card retention mechanisms, it does not coop with cards bigger then the PCI slot itself (SB Live! 5.1, Promise FastTrak TX4,...) or very thin cards like cheap LAN-controller cards.
This function was not mentioned in the manual, had to figure out for myself how it works.7. The 5.25" bays can be shielded and locked by a door
You don't have to watch those butt-ugly white CD/DVD drives anymore.
Even a 3 year old kid can break this lock open; it's not solid at all. 8. Overall functions
The top panel can be removed for easy access.
The front panel can be removed easily.
At the front there are 2 USB ports, microphone out and speaker out.