In Win Metal Suit GD Reviewgotdamojo06 - May 13, 2008
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When you finally get the In Win Metal Suit GD out of its protective packaging, you are able to see that it has a very unique look to it. The front of the case has a large door that keeps all of the 5.25" and 3.5" drives covered up to keep the overall look of the case very plain and uniform. When you take a look at the back of the case, you are able to see that it is very similar to just about every other mid-tower case out on the market, having the power supply at the top of the case along with a 120mm fan that will blow out some of the air from inside of the case. On the side of the Metal Suit GD, you are able to see that it has an air intake that is covered and raised up from the rest of the case, to direct the air in. The opposite side of the case is very simple, being a clean black.
As mentioned before, the front of the chassis houses a door that covers all of the drive bay slots, and it can be swung open to your right hand side. When you open the door, you reveal a very clean and sleek looking front plastic bezel of the case, which not only houses the four 5.25" and two 3.5" drive bays, but also has the power and reset buttons at the bottom. The backside of the door is also very sleek looking and has the look of a radiator.
On the side of the front bezel is where the front IO panel is located. Unlike some cases, the Metal Suit GD does not have a cover for them, which is fine, though it does reduce the overall clean design of the case. This IO panel has one 1394 port, four USB 2.0 ports, one microphone and one headphone port.
Still taking a look at this side, In Win put a lifted and covered air intake fan ducting on the side of the case to direct air from the front of the case area to be brought into the case. You can see that there is a very small opening in the slit, which could restrict some of the airflow, resulting in higher temperatures. However, it does look cool.
Now that we know how the case is set up and how it looks, I think we need to take a look at everything that makes the In Win Metal Suit GD tick.