In Win Metal Suit GD Reviewgotdamojo06 - May 13, 2008
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When you take the side panel off of the In Win Metal Suit GD, you will be surprised by a large piece of black plastic that makes its way all the way from the front bezel to the back side of the case. This large piece of molded black plastic has two fans located on it and acts as an air duct sucking fresh air in from outside of the case and moving it not only to the expansion cards that are installed inside, but also to the hard drive cage near the front. Right beside the two bright yellow 80mm fans is "In Win" printed on the black air duct.
When you drop down the black air duct, you are able to reveal the hard drive cage that is completely covered by the large air duct. This is so that the hard drives that you may have installed are able to receive fresh air to be cooled with. When you take a closer look at the hard drive cage, you can see that directly in front of it a fan measuring in at 120mm size and colored bright yellow like the other fans. There is a tab that you are able to lift up that will allow you to rotate the cage a little so that you are able to remove the 120mm front air intake fan, as well as allow for a more convenient way to run any wires you need to hide.
When you take a look at the back of the case, you can see that right by the spot where you mount the power supply, In Win has decided to make the Metal Suit GD computer case watercooling ready; this was done by drilling two holes and fitting them with rubber to keep the sharp edges from cutting the tubing as you shove it in the hole. Like just about every other case on the market, there is a 120mm fan on the back that will blow out the warm air from inside the case to keep the ambient temperature inside the case lower, which is the same with this case.
The side panel that I removed earlier has two different air filters that are able to keep a lot of dust from being introduced in the chassis, which will result in less buildup between the fins of the heatsinks in your case. One of the sections on the top is not only an air filter, but is also an air duct. This enables the air being sucked in from your processor's heatsink/fan setup to be sucked directly in from outside of the case. The other filter is located toward the bottom of the panel and this is where the two 80mm fans on the big, black air duct pull their air from outside the case.
Behind the front bezel of the case is where you can see how In Win wired up the lights to work on the front of the case, and how the front IO panel on the side of the case and power/reset buttons work. You can also see where the mesh that allows the 120mm fan in the front of the case to suck air in from.
The Metal Suit GD has a unique feature. The installation of the 5.25" and 3.5" drives utilize a tool-less installation design; there are plastic strips that you set on the side of the drive and then all you have to do is slide it into the slot and it will stay in with a very small amount of vibration due to the rubber on the plastic strips.