INWIN 805 Review

Up Close: Exterior

INWIN 805 Review

Up Close:  Exterior

Oh the joys of trying to photograph glass!  You don't so much photograph the object, so much as what it happens to be reflecting.  Sure we could fork out on a filter, but what the hell.  Let's have you lot go all blade runner on us.  So, ignoring the reflections what you can see is a case that has 3mm thick tempered glass panels for the front and both sides.  It really is a thing of beauty so much so that the photos don't really do it justice.

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There's also a few nice bits of detail, such as the INWIN name set into a panel behind the glass.  On the model we have this lights up milky white when the case is powered.  Thankfully, the tempered glass sticker is easily removable.

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The roof of the case is a single sheet of hairline brushed Aluminium and is devoid of ventilation, or anything else for that matter.  Shut lines are some of the best we've seen, in the image below left we can see a gap of about 1mm, this however is deliberate as it's through this gap along the front edge that air enters the case. 

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The review sample we have here has a black trimmed I/O panel, but is also available in Gold and Red.  Along with the 2xUSB2, 1xUSB3 and the usual Audio sockets there's actually a USB3.1 (Type C).  Half way down the front of the panel the Inwin logo is picked out.  It looks to be etched into the glass from the reverse side, making it distinct yet unobtrusive.

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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
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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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