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In Win IronClad Review

Compxpert    -   May 3, 2010
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Conclusion:

The IronClad performs well against the competition. This case doesn't just look nice, it also has several useful features built-in. Water cooling capability is a nice feature to see come to a case. In Win also puts in solid, tool-less solutions, which are available to the HDD, ODD, and the expansion devices. Speaking of the expansion devices, it supports eight - so you folks with Gigabyte boards can use that last PCI-E slot on your board for a dual-slot video card. There were some other staples I do like to see in cases available, such as the heatsink backplate hole in the motherboard tray and the fact the case with painted inside and out. I did have my share of issues with the case, as I was unable to mount a second fan on my push-pull configuration heatsink.  I really did appreciate the 220mm fan, but it also didn't get along with my setup as it prevented me from closing the side panel when it came in contact with the only fan left on my heatsink. Wire management was also limited, as there was no space to put wires in this case. I was able to tuck some wires to make my setup neater, but it's very limited. Despite the flaws, this case makes quite a killing for the price.  It is nice to see so many features packed into a full tower for under $110 (the current Newegg price is at $109.99). This case is one of the first I've seen to have dual e-SATA as part of its external I/O connections and also one of the few to feature IEEE 1394A.

 

Pros:

  • Lots of options on expandability particularly with fan setups
  • Watercooling Capable
  • Tool-less solutions for just about everything.
  • Eight rear expansion slots
  • 220mm side intake fan
  • Comes with four fans
  • Backplate hole in motherboard tray
  • Fan filters
  • All black
  • Dual e-SATA on top panel
  • Price

 

Cons:

  • 220cm Side fan didn't get along well with my push-pull configured heatsink
  • Top 120mm didn't get along with with my push-pull configured heatsink
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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (The Working Components)
  4. Specifications and Features
  5. Testing: Setup and Results
  6. Conclusion
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