In Win Dragon Slayer Reviewajmatson - August 19, 2010
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When it comes to designing a powerful gaming system you always prepare for the most beastly components. There are the high power processors, use of a massive number of hard drives, and the ever gigantic video cards. To have the power you need during those long LAN party gaming sessions, you need to go all out, leaving no component unturned. With those high powered components, you need to have a really big computer case to house them all in, right? Not anymore. In Win has come up with a design to “slay” the larger “dragon” cases, showing that you can have a machine that is lightweight and powerful enough to take on the beasts. This design is called the Dragon Slayer and is a force to be reckoned with.
The In Win Dragon Slayer takes what you would normally associate with a large full tower and packs it down into a mATX form factor with a few tricks up its sleeve. The most impressive feature is that it can house two, yes I said two, full sized video cards such as the ATI Radeon HD 5870 or the NVIDIA GTX 480 - up to 12.6 inches long. That is not all - the Dragon Slayer has several other top notch features packed away in its chain mail sleeve, so how about we dive right in and see what it is all about.
The Dragon Slayer comes packaged in an interesting box. There is a design of a Dragon swooping down towards a knight, breathing deadly fire. The knight slays the dragon, winning glory. The In Win Dragon Slayer is modeled after a fierce knight, which we will explore more in depth as we go on. The important information needed before purchasing is printed on the sides of the packaging. On one side are the specifications on the chassis, including the supported hardware, and on the other side are some of the highlighted features including compatibility with two full length graphics cards, tool free design, and uncompromising thermal performance.
The Dragon Slayer is well packaged, which keeps it from being damaged during shipping. Once the chassis is removed, you can get a feel for the medieval design that In Win has chosen for it. Included with the In Win Dragon Slayer are the user guide, screws and cable guides, and the tool-less rails for the drives.
Now that everything is unpacked, let's take a better look at the outer features.