In Win Dragon Rider ReviewCompxpert - December 29, 2010
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Overall, the Dragon Rider proved to be quite an impressive beast. It came with similar features seen in other full-tower cases but it even managed to present some never before seen features, again at least as far as I've seen, such as the 8-pin CPU power extension cables. Of course it also featured the largest number of fans I have seen included with any case. Expandability is definitely not a problem for this case as you can install up to six additional 120mm fans provided you have the interior space to accommodate them all. It only had one downfall in that the amount of space between the left panel and motherboard tray just isn't quite enough to contain a large heatsink and still have a fan in the left side panel.
Other than that, the case provided many other great features such as tool-less solutions for 3.5" and 5.25" devices as well as for the rear expansion slots. The addition of USB 3.0 in the front makes this case exceptional if you should happen to have USB 3.0 support on your motherboard. If you are looking for a case with some interior space and great expandability features like the ability to add fans or even E-ATX support then this is the case for you. In Win really upped the bar when it comes to wire manageability and spared no expense in offering spaces and places to route cabling. If you want one however, it might be a little hard to find at the moment. It does appear however to be offered on In Win's eStore for a reasonable $159.99.
- Good price for the amount of features
- 8-Pin CPU power extension cables
- Comes with five fans right out of the box
- Expandable for up to eleven 120mm fans
- Tool-less solutions
- USB3 support
- Adequate space for cable routing
- Big heatsinks may have a clearance problem with the 220mm side fan