Legit Case Reviews
In Win Dragon Slayer MicroATX Mini Tower PC Case Review
|Manufacturer:||IN-WIN Development Inc.|
|Date:||Mon, Aug 30, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
With the Dragon Slayer out of the case I have to say it looks really nice. The metal mesh with the overall case style is not to in your face but looks different then most of the cases out there right now. I will admit, when I first looked at the Dragon Slayer I thought mid tower, not mini tower. At 16.9” tall the Dragon Slayer is on the big side for a mini tower. Most mini tower cases I have seen have been 15”or shorter. With the Dragon Slayer being MicroATX only can’t really call it a mid tower. Interested to see what the little extra height has gained over traditional shorter mini towers.
Looking more at the front we can see the left side panel has a slight bulge in it for the mesh section. What is really different about the Dragon Slayer's front is that the bays are split between the top and the bottom. We will see more on the reasoning for this when we take a look at the drive bay arrangements.
Looking closer at the top is a 5.25" and 3.5" bay. The bay covers snap into place and are easily removed to clean the dust filter that each bay cover has.
Just below are the front I/O ports, drive and power LEDs, as well as the power and reset switches. Now if you're looking at the image and thinking to yourself "where is the reset switch?" well, it is black and centered just below the power switch and is recessed. I had to use a pen tip to hit the switch; it's sunk in a little too far to be casually hit. You're not going to hit it by accident, that is for sure.
Then at the bottom there is the lower drive cage. Behind the bay covers is an 80mm intake fan. This cools the lower hard drive cage.
On the top rear of the case there is a 140mm exhaust fan that can be swapped for a 120mm if you wanted. Also stamped into the top panel is the In Win logo.
The bottom has a vent for the PSU area. The vent also has a removable dust filter.
Moving around to the right side of the case there wasn't much to see other than one small vent by the lower drive bays.
Moving around to the back, the Dragon Slayer has a single 90mm rear exhaust fan, 5 expansion slots and three water cooling tube pass through holes, 2 for water cooling and 1 for the USB3 cable from the front I/O ports. The part that sticks out here is the 5th expansion slot -- most mini towers only have 4.
Next Page - Inside the Dragon Slayer
Page 1 - In Win Dragon Slayer Mini Tower
Page 2 - In Win Dragon Slayer Packing
Page 3 - External Impressions
Page 4 - Inside the Dragon Slayer
Page 5 - Installing Parts into the Dragon Slayer
Page 6 - Conclusion and Final Thoughts