CES 2010: In-Win showcases rugged PC enclosures for gamers
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 10, 2010 - 02:20 AM | Steve Grever
The folks at Inwin had several new gaming and mainstream PC enclosures on hand at their booth this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, but none of these cases drew me in faster than this micro ATX case called the Concept. Aside from the case's rugged aesthetics, if you look closely you'll see a full-size ATI Radeon 5870 graphics card in this bad boy. This card measures a whopping
10.75 inches, which means the Concept can handle any size graphics card currently available. Some other specs on this case include support for one 5.25" optical device, one external 3.5" device, and three internal 3.5" hard drives. There's also mounting holes for one solid state drive. This box will definitely be on my wish list when my birthday rolls around and I'm sure many other LAN gamers would love to lug around the Concept to their next LAN party.
While the paint isn't standard when consumers go to purchase it, the Maelstrom has a full tower, bullet-riddled chassis with 11 drive bays and a screwless design for easy installation. This case also supports water cooling kits, which is definitely alot more popular in mainstream users and gamers alike. The front ports include support for four USB 2.0 devices, two eSATA devices, one firewire device, and high definition audio.
This full tower Ironclad PC case completely reminded me of Battlefield 2142 with its unique color scheme and oversized textures and lettering. This beast includes 12 available drive bays and a tool-less design for installing new PCI cards into your rig. It also has six internal 3.5" bays, one 2.5" bay, and support for E-ATX, ATX, and micro ATX motherboard configurations. In-Win also focused on providing an advanced noise insulation to help reduce sound and noise coming from the system.