INWIN 805 Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

INWIN 805 Review

Introduction

It's fair to say that the Inwin 805 is a bit different.  Not so much in that it's predominantly Aluminium as opposed to Steel, more that instead of traditional metal panels and plastic trim sections, it has 3mm thick tempered glass.  Yes, you read that right, tempered glass.  And we're not just talking the left hand side window panel here, we're talking left and right sides as well as the front.  The roof, just in case your wondering is brushed Aluminium.  All of which makes for one elegantly translucent case design.  We're guess there are going to be some out there that don't like it, or who say it reminds them too much of the acrylic cases of old, but believe us when we say it's been a while since we unboxed a case and just stared at the beauty of it for a while.  So we like the outside, but what of the inside?  best we have a look at the Technical Specification to get us started.

Technical Specification

 Type Mid Tower 
 Dimensions 476x205x455mm (HxWxD)
 Materials Aluminium and 3mm Tempered Glass
 Motherboard Support ATX, M-ATX, M-ITX, Max 12"x10.5"
 3.5" 2
 2.5" 4 + 2 shared with 3.5"
 Expansion Slots 8
 Front I/O USB3.0x1, USB2.0x2, USB 3.1 (type-C)x1 HD Audio
 Air Cooling

 Front:  2x140/120mm

 Base:  2x120mm (remove HDD cage)

 Rear:  1x120mm (included)

 Water Cooling

 Front:  Up to 280mm (max height 60mm)

 Rear:  Up to 120mm (max height 35mm)

 Max PSU Length 220mm
 Max CPU Height 156mm
 Max GPU length 320mm
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Most Recent Comments

17-09-2015, 06:35:50

barnsley
Such a shame about the interior. It'd need alot of modding and (as you say) some sort of false floor to get up to scratch with the exterior. You could possibly squeeze a bigger rad upfront too with a couple of tweaks. I am still tempted by this case though, even if it would need alot of work to get close to what I need.Quote

17-09-2015, 21:15:36

jimma47
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Such a shame about the interior. It'd need alot of modding and (as you say) some sort of false floor to get up to scratch with the exterior. You could possibly squeeze a bigger rad upfront too with a couple of tweaks. I am still tempted by this case though, even if it would need alot of work to get close to what I need.
Still love it. The outside is beautiful. The inside is a bit of an odd one but I'm sure it would look good once built. There are better internals out there - and a lot worse as well. I think the SSD's aren't actually supposed to be visible from the front (mobo) side but that's just my take on it.

Would be interesting to see if a blank sort of like a false floor could be mounted to cover the cable mess on the back side of the case. It could be coloured (or mirrored?) 2 or 3mm plexi or brushed aluminium or something. This could act as a shroud and cover the areas that are left looking a bit messy.

I think though the glass panel would act as a mirror anyway so you probably wouldn't see that much unless you had and LED strip in there, say to highlight your SSDs. Just thinking out loud but would be nice to see a shot of the other side of the built version with the panel mounted. I wonder how noticeable it actually is when the case is all closed.

All up though - nice review Gary Quote

19-09-2015, 20:35:55

realneil
I like this case. It (like my InWin 901 case) is classy looking and I'm sure that I could find a way to deal with the interior issues.
This may be a good case for my wife's next PC.Quote

21-09-2015, 09:20:23

AlienALX
Nice review. Page 10 does nothing though guys.Quote
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