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In Win Dragon Slayer Review

ajmatson    -   August 19, 2010
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Conclusion:

The In Win Dragon Slayer is a pure joy to build with. For the size of the case, there is a lot of room to work with and the design does very well keeping the components temperatures down. In reviewing the chassis, I could not really find anything that I did not like about the design and operation. It is a solid, well made case that does what it is supposed to do and does it well. When compared to another mATX case, the Dragon Slayer danced circles around it. The temperatures were vastly improved. Even when it was paired against the Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced, the Dragon Slayer held on strong and even coming ahead in parts of the temperature tests. From the flexibility of the optical and hard drives to the massive amount of potential cooling, this chassis is a real winner especially for the price.

The only qualm I had with the design was with the reset button. I was in the middle of running the computer when I needed to perform a hard reset, which is when I met the hard to push button. It is buried under the power button and recessed so far I had to use a flat head screw drive to push it. This makes it hard to reset if the occasion arises. Other than this little drawback, the case was a dream to use. For those of you that are looking for a great case - for a mATX based system, this should be at the top of your list. Just consider the thought of showing up at your next LAN party with your compact system running a six core processor and two HD 5870 graphics cards in CrossFireX, all tucked into your powerful, but light, chassis.

 

Pros:

  • Plenty of room for components
  • Supports two full sized graphics cards
  • USB 3.0 support on the front panel
  • Support for 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives
  • Pretty much a tool less design
  • Plenty of motherboard cut outs and cable routing space
  • Hard Drive cooling fan
  • Support for up to eight total fans
  • Full black paint job

 

Cons:

  • Cannot push reset button without a tool
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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (Working Components)
  4. Specifications and Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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