Legit Case Reviews
In-Win Griffin Black Mid Tower PC Case Review
|Manufacturer:||IN-WIN Development Inc.|
|Product:||In-Win Griffin ATX Mid Tower Case|
|Date:||Wed, Jun 30, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Brian Giacoletti -|
I know you will all be greatly disappointed to hear this, but we have now moved on to the final stage of the tour. Here you will find what our analysis of the In-Win Griffin case has produced. Will it be good? Will it be bad? Let's pull up to the station and see what the final conclusion is regarding our specimen. You may all now remove your seat belts and move in an orderly fashion over to the conclusion station. No shoving please.
If you are looking for a budget case that is able to house stock components, this could be right for you. If you are looking for a replacement for your Antec P-180 or another high-end case, you may want to look elsewhere. It is also worth mentioning that this case is also available in yellow, so you get to pick from both of these colors. At $39.99 plus $16.99 shipping at Newegg the Griffin may be worth checking out if you want to shave off a few dollars when buying the parts for your build. It has plenty of room for a stock CPU cooler and video cards 11" and under. The Griffin even includes a 3 year warranty, which is plenty for a computer case. The case will work a lot better with a modular power supply than it does with a standard one. But if you are an enthusiast looking for a case to house all of you new top of the line toys, this might not be the case for you. Not only will the case not house a larger CPU cooler, but hiding wires is a big chore, if you can hide them at all. Because of the fact that the rear exhaust fan moves very little air -- you may find your system a little hotter than it used to be. With budget cases out there like the NZXT Beta Evo that, in my opinion, hit a grand slam in the budget case market, you expect a little more from everyone else. But hey, look at me complaining about a sub $40 case, the Griffin has all of the same features as it brothers and sisters in this price range. In Win just took it one step further and added a more elaborate bezel to appeal to the enthusiasts out there.
I am in no way saying I dislike this case as it does have the basics and will house a basic system just fine. I would just like to note that with the ever increasing size of video cards and CPU coolers these days you will be hard pressed to get a lot of them them to fit comfortably inside the Griffin.
Legit Reviews would like to say thanks to In Win for letting us take a closer look at the Griffin.
Questions or Comments? View this thread in our forums!
Page 1 - The IN WIN Griffin Black ATX Mid Tower Case
Page 2 - Packaging
Page 3 - External Impressions
Page 4 - Internal Impressions
Page 5 - The Build
Page 6 - Final Thoughts/Conclusion