IN-WIN B2 Stealth Bomber Mid-Tower Case Review
Product Number: IW B2
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Manufacturer’s Product Page: B2
Warranty: 1 Year
Even though we have seen their name before here on Hardware Canucks, IN-WIN is anything but a household name to many enthusiasts but they are hell-bent on breaking into the North American market. The last time we saw IN-WIN it was in our http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/4053-win-allure-matx-case-review.html and their product turned out to be surprisingly well thought-out even though it narrowly targeted the female portion of the market. Other than touching on the cute side of case building, IN-WIN has a storied past according to their website:
IN-WIN Development Inc., an ISO 9001 manufacturer of professional computer chassis, power supplies and digital storage devices, is the leading provider of enclosure solutions to system integrators worldwide. Founded in 1986, IN-WIN provides high quality chassis that conform to all safety regulations, as well as unsurpassed customer service.
That’s what IN-WIN has to say for itself and strangely enough, it’s a pretty good description of where IN-WIN has traditionally fit into the computer hardware scene. Since IN-WIN’s primary focus over the years has been with system builders rather than through the retail chain, a person could be forgiven for not being able to describe which IN-WIN products they’ve owned. However, if you’ve had a few computers built for you over the last couple a decades, there’s a pretty good chance one or more of them has been wearing an IN-WIN chassis without you even knowing about it. Indeed, IN-WIN’s reputation for building quality cases at a decent price point was instrumental in its recent second place showing at the 2007 System Builder’s Choice Awards held in Toronto. Getting a thumbs-up like that from the folks who spend their days building systems is a strong indication of what kind of value we can expect from an IN-WIN product.
With that in mind, we’ve got some pretty high expectations for our latest review unit; IN-WIN’s B2 Stealth Bomber Mid Tower Case. At first glance, the B2 certainly looks promising. Features such as tool free installation are fairly common place these days, but IN-WIN takes things up a notch by adding their own special touch with features like vibration dampening rails and fan mounts. There is also a “stealth” side intake, an adjustable VGA cooling system, intake filters all around and finally a powered front panel door opening feature. Priced at around $135, it is definately not the cheapest mid-tower on the market but with all of these features, it could be what alot of you are looking for.
Enough of the intro, let’s dive right in and see what the B2 has to offer...
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