InWin 915: Premium Chassis Updates from CES Prototypeby Ian Cutress on June 18, 2018 1:00 PM EST
Back at CES, InWin showcased their newest 915 chassis aimed at the enthusiast market. At the time the design was still rough, however the final unit implementation was on show at the Computex booth. It still has the dual convex front and back design, looking slightly like an angled cup from the side, and keeps the automated rise-and-fall platform at the top for when additional airflow is needed.
New to the design is the vertical graphics card mounting, which is a chassis design feature we started to see more of through 2017 and will continue to do so in 2018.
Also adjusted is the top of the front panel, which contains a programmable RGB LED strip. This strip can be synchronized with the system to maintain color consistency, or configured as a warning LED if the system starts throwing up errors or hitting thermal limits.
The connector set on the front panel also changes, with a power button, headphone jacks, a button for the top vent motor, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a reset button.
The full chassis supports up to a 12-inch by 13.5-inch E-ATX motherboard, and also up to 8 PCIe slots or 2 vertical PCIe slots. In order to use those vertical PCIe slots, a riser cable is needed, but the system does not come with one. Maximum drive support us up to 13 SSDs or 9 SSDs + 4 HDDs. PSUs up to 250mm will fit, as well as GPUs up to 410mm.
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PeachNCream - Monday, June 18, 2018 - link"...the dual concave front and back design..."
It looks convex rather than concave.
admnor - Monday, June 18, 2018 - linkYup.
milkywayer - Monday, June 18, 2018 - linkYet again, I wait for a nice SFF case from all these mass market manufacturers.
Is it such a difficult task to create something like the Dan Case A4 or Louqe Ghost?
Mini ITX motherboard sales are going up and people are moving away from ugly gigantic cases as you can fit in a full size GPU and several HDDs into a tiny 7-10 Litre box now. Why do these companies keep stuffying 50 Litre mid size boxes down the market's throat?
Manch - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - linkWhy not buy one of those then? Or a Kolink? Typed in Dan Case A4 to see what you're on about. Kolink popped up. Not hard to find alternatives but why not just buy one of those. 50 litre cases sell bc people want them. Easier to cool, don't sound like a vacuum when stuffed full of parts, less fitment issues.
PeachNCream - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - linkEh, the problems with the InWin 915 in my opinion are are that its too big, it has a window rather than a solid side panel, and it isn't a very attractive color. I'm not really a fan of the curved front either. Case corners and edges should be rounded off just a bit to keep them from being pointed or sharp, but this is sort of excessive. Rosewill makes the SRM-01 or the FBM-01 that are both very nice looking cases that would be a much better option if you can get buy with a micro ATX motherboard as the basis for your system. I don't think I'd consider any other options at this point if I were in the market for a new case.
milkywayer - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - linkEh, I have already paid for my Louqe Ghost. These things are not cheap though. When mass market manufacturers start making cases like these, the prices will slash enough to make them similar priced as the current shit tier 50 litre ugly boxes.
heffeque - Monday, June 18, 2018 - linkWhat a weird finger... It bends too many times.
dave_the_nerd - Monday, June 18, 2018 - linkI miss the InWin S500.