INWIN 805 Review

Up Close: Interior Overview and Drive Bays

INWIN 805 Review

Up Close:  Interior Overview and Drive Bays

The first thing we noticed about the interior of the 805 is that although there are plenty of cable management holes not a single one of them sports rubber grommets.  Now we're willing to bet that this was a conscious decision by Inwin and probably nods towards and open and airy interior that can be seen from both sides, however, we're not sure it's In-winning us over (Sorry).  The other matter is that the holes themselves are not placed in the traditional manner or for that matter any form we can see that makes a great deal of sense to us.  Ok, so there are a couple of holes that could be used as show off mounts for SSDs, but with the mobo in place these will be covered over from the front side.  Again, we appreciate that the placement of the holes may have been done deliberately by Inwin to further increase the appearance of openness etc, we're just not sure it's working. 

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Although you don't get any fans in the front of the 805, it is able to support a pair of 120s or 140s.  The bracket that they mount to is removable and can, as we'll see later be used as a radiator mounting bracket.  Down in the bottom corner there's a rack supporting a pair of 3.5" or 2.5" drives.  There's also a bracket on the top of the rack to support an additional 2.5" drive.

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The whole drive cage is removable and can be relocated as a vertical stacker in a couple of locations further up the case front.  Using the HDD rack in either of these two positions pretty much negates the use of a rad in this position but does serve to provide maximum airflow to the drives , provided of course you fit fans, as none are included.

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With the radiator bracket removed we can see that Inwin have lifted away a grid of triangular vents in the front panel.  This is to allow as much air as possible though to the interior without spoiling the looks.  High airflow it isn't though so consider yourselves warned.

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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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