INWIN 805 Review

Up Close: Exterior Rear and Base

INWIN 805 Review

Up Close:  Exterior Rear and Base

Aside from the grill for a 120mm fan the rear of the 805 is remarkably clear of ventilation.  The eight PCI slots covers are solid and even the area adjacent to them, which on most cases  is formed by hex mesh is remarkably perforation free.  It's fair to say we're starting to get a little worried about heat build up in this case.

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The underside of the case is also pretty smooth.  The mesh filter you can see covers not the PSU, that doesn't have a vent as we'll see when we look at the interior.  It actually covers an area at the front of the case where 2x120mm fans can be placed.  Inwin don't quote 240mm rad compatibility down there, we think because the spacing of the mounts would bring the rads end tank to close to the front of the case interior.

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The only bits of plastic on the whole case are the feet, each corner of which has a rather substantial block of rubber inserted into it to aid in reduction of transmitted vibration and noise.

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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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