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Written by Marc Fruchtman   
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
In Win BUC Computer Case
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



 

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# IN WIN Fever!Christopher Fields 2011-05-18 04:56
I have used IN WIN products in the past and found them to be somewhat cheap & inferior in the past. However lately I am seeing some generic providers or products hitting a new high. This case does look nice and it does seem to hit that sweet spot $100-$120 target online. I love that the drives are hot swappable, that makes the build that much easier. A couple of things this case needs in my opinion. 1. Dock (I repair PC's so it would be nice to have, even though I have 2 Thermaltake BlacX Duets 2. More room for cabling. 3. A Full ATX version because this case looks awesome! 4. Option to install a PSU on the top or bottom. I have been building PC's for 11 years and I like what I am seeing in the ATX/MATX case market these last 2-3 years.
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# RE: In Win BUC Computer CaseMACK 2011-05-18 10:32
A full ATX version ala v2.0, nice idea.
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# Good review, anywayehume 2011-05-18 19:37
"There is 5/8? (15.875mm) of space between the motherboard tray and the case cover."

Thanks for measuring that, and measuring the video card length.

I really hate cases that provide only a rear fan on the top of the case. No provision for top intake. Blech. Makes the rest of the features useless.

Thanks for doing the homework on the fan.
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