In Win Dragon Rider Review

👤by David Mitchelson 10 Comments 📅19-01-11
Introduction

Product on Review: In Win Dragon Rider
Manufacturer and Sponsor: In Win
RRP: £100 Inc. VAT


A great deal of enthusiasts may not have heard of In Win before, they are a Taiwanese based company that specialise in chassis/case manufacture. We have taken a look at some of their storage products in times past via the NA and AMMO. I took a look at the In Win Griffin, which as highlighted in the article had some major flaws in the design. Determined to find some improvement in In Win's case design, I am today looking at the Dragon Rider which is In Win's first full tower case. In fact, this case can accommodate E-ATX motherboards - so as you will appreciate the interior is extremely roomy. We can also expect tool-less mechanisms for attaching drives and cards and there are some alternative cooling solutions inside which look very intriguing. Everyone loves an under-dog, so lets begin our analysis of the Dragon Rider.



In Win's Take:
With elegance, power and control firmly in its grasp, the Dragon Rider is designed to protect and cool even the most demanding of components. Enveloped totally in black, the dark design is only punctuated with bolts of striking yellow to create a subtle but distinct appearance. The unique side panel shield design creates the necessary space for tidy cable routing and multiple fan mounting points for up to 11x 120mm fans make it the ultimate chassis for cooling customization. Pre-fitted with a large 220mm side fan for effective graphics card cooling, the Dragon Rider also features additional front, top and rear fans for fantastic cooling potential. With the latest eSATA and USB 3.0 front panel ports, a back-supported CPU cooler removal hole, anti-vibration hard drive rails and tool-free installation, the large E-ATX Dragon Rider is packed with the latest enthusiast-class case features.


Specifications

Case Size
- Full Tower
Material
- 1.0~0.8mm SECC Steel
Dimension(HxWxD)
- 556 x 239 x 578mm (21.9” x 9.4” x 22.8”)
Power Supply
- 1. ATX 12V
- 2. PSⅡ Size and EPS
I/O Expansion Slots
- 8 x PCI-E/PCI/AGP Slot
Thermal Solution
- Rear 12cm Fan x 1
-Front:12cm Fan x 1
- Top:12cm Fan x 1 (Maximum Supports 12cm Fan x 2)
- Side:22cm LED Fan with switch x 1 (Maximum Supports 12cm Fan x 6)
- Water-Cooling Hole Ready
- 12cm LED Side Fan
M/B Form Factor
- E-ATX(12"X13" ;)
- ATX
- Micro-ATX
Drive Bays
- External 5.25'' x 5
- Includes FDD Cage x1(5.25'' converted into 3.5'')
- Internal 3.5''x6
- 2.5” x 1
Front I/O (Ports)
- e-SATA×2
- IEEE 1394A×1(FireWire)
- USB 2.0 x 2
- HD/AC’97 Audio
- USB 3.0 x 2
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