IN WIN Fanqua Reviewjlqrb - December 13, 2009
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For cooling the IN WIN Fanqua case uses a push-pull method, with a front 120mm intake fan bringing in cool air and two 120mm exhaust fans to remove the hot air at the rear and top of the case. The fact that you get one intake and two exhaust fans is an impressive feature for a case coming in at under $80, but IN WIN has also included a 220mm side case fan for extra cooling performance. This should be enough to keep all of your internal components at a good temperature range, but the case could be held back due to the cramped cables reducing airflow. Of course, the only way to really know the cooling performance of the Fanqua is to put it though some stress testing and see how it holds up to other cases on the market. For testing I will be using programs such a prime 95 for the processor and HD Tune for the hard drive, then I will read the temperatures with HWMonitor.
- CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
- Motherboard: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3
- Memory Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 9-9-9-27
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX260 Core 216
- Power Supply: Zalman 750 Watt modular power supply
- Hard Drive: Seagate 750GB 7200.11
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
- Case: IN WIN Fanqua
- NZXT Tempest EVO
- Antec Three Hundred
- Tagan A+ Black Pearl full-size
The IN WIN Fanqua really surprised me. The fans managed to keep my internal temperatures low and not produce a lot of noise in the process. Even without cable management the Fanqua performed nearly as well as the NZXT Tempest EVO and in most instances there was only a degree or two difference separating the two cases.