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My review of the In Win 805 (3 part review)

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So after taking a look at pretty much every In Win 805 review I could find, I decided I should make my own. I felt like most reviews I've been through seemed lacking a bit. My review will be in a few chapters. First Chapter will be the product review out of the box to just before building, my second will be building and third will be modding. Naturally, chapter 2 and 3 will be taking place kind of at the same time since I might need to do a bit of modding to get the results I'm aiming for. I also have a build log that will include in greater depth chapter 2 and 3. It can be followed here.

I had done a photoshoot the night of the 28th, but I was really, really unhappy with how the pictures came out. This included the unboxing and product pictures. I decided to redo the shoot this morning with natural light instead of the lighting method I used. I ask you to not comment on the quality of the pictures of the unboxing, I hate them, but since I wasn't going to repackage everything back, they'll have to do.

Here are the specifications of the In Win 805. Taken from the In Win 805 Owners Club, which is taken from their Product Page.

  • Case Size: Mid Tower
  • Material: Aluminum
  • 3mm Tempered Glass
  • Internal Drive Bay: 3.5"/2.5" * 2 + 2.5" * 4
  • M/B Form Factor: ATX / Micro-ATX /Mini-ITX (Max: 12” x 10.5”)
  • Power Supply: ATX 12V, PSII Size and EPS up to 220mm
  • I/O Port: USB 3.1 (TYPE-C) x 1, USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio
  • Expansion Slots: 8
  • Supports High-End Graphic Card up to 320mm (Height: 164mm)
  • CPU Heatsink up to 156mm (CPU Die Surface to Side Panel)
  • Dimension (HxWxD) 476 x 205 x 455mm (18.7”x 8” x 18”) = 44.4L

Air Cooling
  • Front: 120/140mm Fan x 2
  • Rear: 120mm Fan x 1 (Included)
  • Bottom: 120mm Fan x 2 (Remove HDD Cage)

Water Cooling
  • Front: 120/140/240/280mm Radiator (Height up to 60mm)
  • Rear: 120mm Radiator (Height up to 35mm)
  • Bottom : Moddable to accomodate 120/240/140?


Having owned quite a few cases (and still own more than I can put systems) I have a very good knowledge when it comes to cases. Let's proceed with chapter 1.



Chapter 1

To start off, the box is something you should never judge a case for. Some companies put colored boxes but the contents of the box isn't great, other companies have almost nothing on the box, but have an epic product inside. On our hands here, we have a plain box with the 805 marking and technical specifications of the case. Let's check the contents.


Unboxing

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The box is very plain but the contents are clearly well protected and packaged. The case is put in a black protective bag to help against dust and scratches. The contents are all stores in a convenient plastic zipper bag. The content includes washers, HDD screws, SSD screws, motherboard stand off screws, motherboard stand off and the tool to tighten them, zip ties, cable management brackets, microfiber cloth and headphone holder. Basically all necessary things for good cable management. The cable management brackets are too small for a 24-pin motherboard connector but every other should fit.


Product review

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The exterior of this case is beautiful. With two side panels of nothing but tinted tempered glass, there's nothing not to love. unless of course you're not very good with cable management! Taking pictures of this case is very hard because of the reflections, cameras always try to focus on the reflections or they simply cannot make a proper focus. Right off the bat, looking at the case, you can spot features that shout quality loud and proud. The front I/O port is one of them, but I'll cover that later wink.gif Let's go take a look inside!

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With the panels off this case is actually quite simple. The first thing I noticed was how much lighter it was with the panels off! When we look inside you see most of the same as with any other case, HDD case, fan mounts, cable managements holes, etc., but In Win has made it simpler for us for the most part. Let's go ahead and inspect the insides of this case.

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The tempered glass rests on rubbery washers which sit on standoffs (much like we see for motherboard). For the HDD drive cage, it can accomodate two 3.5" or 2.5" drives and another 2.5" drive on top for a total of three possible drives. As for the PSU mounting, well the holes are made so that you can only mount if fan side up. With this, they have included a triangular part with hexagon holes, I feel like it helps with case rigidity while being stylish. It most likely isn't enough to hinder any PSU airflow. The fan seems to be a Scythe rebrand, model number DFS122512L, which seems to be this fan. Lastly for this set of pictures is the In Win logo. The yellow and black cases have white LEDs, while the red case has red LEDs.

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The case features are all well thought out, the simple clean rear is easy on the eyes, the mesh of the fan has huge hexagons to help prevent restriction and the PSU mount is well placed. The top is a solid piece of aluminium with a very nice even brushed finish (seems actually sanded down).

As you can see, the three SSD caddies are placed so that two of them are behind the PCI section of the motherboard and one under the RAM section (typically). These SSD caddies have a spring and retention clip inside for effortless mounting.


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The HDD cage has very easy to use caddies that lock easily into place. These caddies can accomodate 3.5" or 2.5" drives as stated above.
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The front fan mount has the option to mount the whole HDD cage, two 120mm fans, two 140mm fans or a mix of those. It is clearly stamped which hole is for which mount to avoid confusion.

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The bottom filter is the only one you will find on this case. It is coarse so it will only filter out the bigger particles and is held on by 4 magnets on each corner.

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The front panel connector leads are very long to help with cable management, this is something I find that in a lot of cases is too short. The actual quality of the PCB is outstanding compared to every other front I/O PCB I've seen. The only thing I would've preferred is that the wires would've been ALL black.

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With the front glass panel removed, you see the hexagon stamped patterns from the outside a lot better. There's a small gap between the window itself and the chassis limiting air flow quite a bit. The In Win logo sits in the middle.

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This is the I/O plate. It's an aluminium plate that's CNC machined. This is of the highest quality stuff to be put on a case. In Win really have outdone themselves with this. It simply looks epic. Pictures cannot justify the beauty of this piece.

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This is the best shot I managed to get of the LEDs of the In Win logo. Huge wires, great soldering and a very solid piece. Has a white backing to prevent too much light bleed inside the case too.

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And a bonus shot of myself!

If you have any questions, concerns, comments or anything let me know with a small reply or a PM!

Thank you for reading Chapter 1, hope you stay for the rest ^^
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Chapter 2

http://www.overclock.net/t/1577700/sponsored-shadow-inwin-805-antec-edg750-msi-z170a-gaming-m5
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Chapter 3
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I don't know if I like the glass panel on the back, even if wires are neat and tidy why would you want to look at them.
can this be purchased with only one glass panel for the components view?
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I don't know if I like the glass panel on the back, even if wires are neat and tidy why would you want to look at them.
can this be purchased with only one glass panel for the components view?

No, but one could always paint the inside for a solid color. Would be pretty easy and give a great finish still.
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No, but one could always paint the inside for a solid color. Would be pretty easy and give a great finish still.

great idea. thanks for that.
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No problem! I have also updated the rest as I pressed "Post New thread" quite a bit too fast (and half way into the actual text, T_T)
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I had the 901 case and I had a local hyrdographic company dip the backside glass to make it look like carbon fiber...turned out pretty nice
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I had the 901 case and I had a local hyrdographic company dip the backside glass to make it look like carbon fiber...turned out pretty nice

I have a friend that powder coats automotive parts, I'll ask him about doing this glass panel. who knows maybe can do, maybe can't.
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