|In Win BUC Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Marc Fruchtman|
|Tuesday, 17 May 2011|
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Detailed Exterior Features
The BUC is manufactured using SECC steel, meaning that it is protected from rust and corrosion by an electro-galvanizing process. All of the steel was painted black in perfection. The molded plastic parts felt solid and had a very nice finish
The top tray includes a USB 3.0 port. This port is not angled and is very close to the floor of the tray. There is a good chance that some of the USB devices will simply not fit properly without an extension cable.
The power switch, reset button, and front jacks are all housed as part of the front bezel. This panel includes two USB 2.0 ports, audio in and out jacks and eSATA.
Here we see a handy place for those case keys for those of us who are not concerned about anyone removing our hard drives surreptitiously. For those who are concerned, please notice the vertical slot to the right. This hides a retractable case lock loop so you can lock up the left rear cover of the case. Otherwise, the lock loop is hidden internally until it is needed.
The case covers are easily closed using these plastic latches and the latching mechanism gives a solid lock in place feel. I found these to be handy but also if they are turned clockwise to their extremes they can removed. I found this “feature” somewhat non-useful when they fell off several times. However, they are easily placed back on.
The underside of the In Win BUC is completely painted. The mounting feet are sufficiently tall enough to leave space to allow the PSU fan to vent properly. This is also shows the removable filter.