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IN WIN G7 Mid-Tower ATX Case Review

Author:HardOCP News

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Tuesday , May 21, 2013

We have been using IN WIN cases here at HardOCP for as long as HardOCP has been in existence. Some of our first case mods were based on an IN WIN chassis. We have lost focus on IN WIN in the last decade or so because there are so many quality cases that hit the mark. Does the G7 case live up the nostalgia we have for the brand, for $56?

Introduction

IN WIN, founded in 1985, has produced cases popular with enthusiast and modders for well over a decade. In addition to producing cases for corporate clients, over the last few years IN WIN has developed a successful line of gaming cases that are popular with consumers in need of a gaming chassis on a budget.

From the company's About Us section:

IN WIN Development Inc., an ISO 9001 manufacturer of professional computer chassis, power supplies and digital storage devices, is the leading provider of enclosure solutions to system integrators worldwide. Founded in 1985, IN WIN provides high quality chassis that conform to all safety regulations, as well as unsurpassed customer service.

In Win has become a leading, top-notch manufacturer of core technology in order to meet market and consumer needs and demands. Our company’s management team has laid a strong foundation in terms of eight major elements: Innovation, Service, Speed, Value, Safety, Warmth, Faithfulness, and Diligence. These elements help In Win to remain a leader in the business realm and also help differentiate us from our competition.

The subject of today's evaluation is the G7 mid-tower ATX case, one of the newest members of IN WIN's mid-tower line of computer cases. The G7 is essentially a GT1 with a much more subtle look. Where the buttoned down G7 is Clark Kent, the flashier GT1 would be Superman. Being that the G7 is almost identical internally to the GT1 we tested last month, we expect a solid combination of cooling performance and functionality.

IN WIN states that the G7 is "designed to be simple and beautiful on the outside, with leading features inside." Let's take the G7 around the block a few times and see if that is indeed the case.

Product Packaging

The IN WIN G7 was shipped in its bare product packaging and, aside from a few dings and dents, the case arrived in very good condition. The box itself is constructed of double-walled corrugated cardboard that is glued along the seams. The overall measurements are 22"H x 20.5"L x 10"W.

The front of the box prominently features a flat black hero shot of the case with the G7 logo. The back of the box has another shot of the case while the sides of the package lists product information and features. The case itself is wrapped in a plastic bag and held in place by thick Styrofoam inserts.