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IN WIN D Frame Computer Case/Chassis Review

Author:HardOCP News

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The first BlowHole system we ever built back in 1997 was hacked out of what was a very sturdy In Win steel case and I could still stand on top of it when it was done. Today's In Win Case, the "D Frame" is incredibly sturdy as well, but certainly brings with it a "less is more" theme considering it is lacking a traditional enclosure.

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 IN WIN D Frame, one of the newest members of the company's mid-tower ATX line of computer cases. The D Frame is easily one of the more unique case designs in the IN WIN stable and, if you know the company's products, you know that is saying a lot. Constructed of TIG welded aluminum pipe and tempered glass, this limited edition open-air chassis comes in both red/black and orange/blue.

Product Packaging

The IN WIN D Frame was shipped in a plain brown double-walled corrugated cardboard box. This outer packaging showed obvious wear marks and a few small holes. Inside, the actual D Frame packaging showed no signs of damage, meaning the outer cardboard packaging did a good job protecting its contents. The D Frame packaging is constructed of double-walled corrugated cardboard with a single row of staples along the seam. The overall measurements are 24.5"H x 31"L x 11"W.

The front of the box prominently features a small image of the case and a large "D Frame" logo overlaid on top of a carbon fiber design and a faded motorcycle image. Product information, specifications and a feature list can be found on both sides of the box while the back features a similar design to the front.

The case itself comes unassembled with the parts held in place by a large structure made of multiple layers of polyethylene foam with compartments cut out for each component.