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Winsis Wi-02C SGCC/ABS Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case w/Card Reader 200W Power Supply

  • SGCC/ABS Mini-ITX Tower
  • USB / Audio Front Ports
  • 200W Power Supply
  • 1 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Jason C.
  • 12/9/2009 11:51:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMeh...

Pros: Small. High wattage PSU for an ITX case. It Looked cool standing next to my XBOX 360.

Cons: I'm about 80% sure that the slim optical tray is what caused my month old Sony slot loader to fail. it didn't ever fit quite right. It would stop ejecting disks and I'd have to remove it from the case to get them to come out. Then one day it just died. I think the tray put too much pressure on it. I tried bending the tray a bunch of different ways to relieve the pressure but nothing helped. It just wasn't big enough.

Also the card reader in mine was defective. It stopped my computer from booting when it was connected. It would freeze at the BIOS splash screen every time. Let me just tell you I about ripped every hair out of my head trying to figure that one out.

I've since upgraded to a nicer case and I couldn't be happier.

Other Thoughts: Zotac 9300 Mini ITX Wi-Fi, Intell E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz, WD Caviar Green 1TB HDD, 4 GB G.Skill DDR2, Thermaltake 400w, Sony Optiaric 24x DVD-R, Lian Li PC-Q07

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  • John D.
  • 10/12/2009 11:48:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsNice Compact Case

Pros: Case is pretty easy to work with the way the drive carriage comes in and out. SD reader reads SDHC cards. The case comes apart and goes together rather easily.

Cons: PS Fan is LOUD - I mean really loud. The media card reader is tough to get cards in and out initially.

Other Thoughts: I replaced PS fan with a SilenX IXP-52-11 80mm Case Fan and it is super silent now. Be sure to replace with a THIN (20mm or less) fan because the standard 25mm won't fit.

I suggest standard profile RAM chips, the ones with tall fins or heat pipes make installing the DVD drive and mobo PS cable tough to install.

E5300 with HSF from Q6600 runs at 50C and mainboard at 35C. Not too shabby for the tiny case.

I paired with a Zotac 9300 and it's possible to install the wifi card inside the case with the antenna inside the case and it works pretty well. You just screw it in to the vent holes on the back, works great.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/21/2009 3:21:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsEffective but flawed

Pros: Aesthetically, this case delivers. It's got a smooth contour and just looks nice in general. Definitely has that touch of class that could give a home theater that "complete" look. The integrated card reader is a nice feature that allows you to use more USB headers on the board than you would be able to normally. It's a small package, meaning it's easy to carry around (such as to a LAN party). Included power supply is a good extra and doesn't whip up a lot of noise (another good feature for home theaters).

Cons: The card reader is of questionable quality. The holes cut out for the cards aren't wide enough so it's tough to get your cards in there. Lacks a reset button (not an absolute necessity but I'm not used to a computer lacking one). The drive cage is needlessly complex and the front bezel seems prone to breaking (once you've got everything installed, do whatever you can to not open it again). Though it requires a slimline optical drive, it doesn't include the necessary conversion cables to run a slimline SATA drive (meaning you have to pay out for a slimline SATA power adapter). Shipping is far too high to make it a good value build item (I had to purchase mine offsite to get it to a price level I thought was fair).

Other Thoughts: This thing is good if you're into looks. It's got a sharp design and, while taking it apart is a chore, its an effective case when it's all put together. I bought this to use with an ZOTAC IONITX D-E motherboard and it fits the bill. The shipping is, unfortunately, way too extreme ($20 once it's in your cart). Good but could be better and the shipping definitely needs to come down (however this is a complaint I have with many mini-ITX cases, not just this one).

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  • Robin C.
  • 8/30/2009 5:12:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case

Pros: Small
Card reader
Very nice piano look

Cons: Compact flash media insertion is rough
Fan spins too fast -- not as quiet as it could be

Other Thoughts: Thermal control of the fan would be quite effective is reducing fan noice. In the mean time a FanMate cured the noisy/fast spinning fan. It's not noiseless this way but very acceptable.

Card reader: insertion of CF media was so rough I ended but bending the connector pins as I couldn't figure out whether it was just tight or there was a problem. No biggy I took it apart and fixed it. Some probably would find that unacceptable though. SD media worked without trouble.

It's mini-ITX so setup takes time and may require multipe attempts to get right. I consider that part of the fun.

The back connector blank was a bit large for the Zotac 9300 D-E supplied fill-in. Not sure if this is Zotac or Winsis issue but not a big deal once the motherboard is secured in.

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  • Mark T.
  • 8/27/2009 9:38:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Value

Pros: Reasonable size case for ITX systems -- enough room for cables and air, slim BR/DVD drive plus 2.5" and 3.5" disks, but still small footprint. Comes with PATA-to-SATA converter making easier to connect slim drive and built in multi-card reader. That saves some $$ for a total system. Pretty decent looking.

Cons: some fussing with the disk mounting frame was required and the CF slot of the mult-card reader isn't as deep as I'd like. It's really tough to get a card inserted without bending the pins. A deeper socket would help alignment.

Other Thoughts: I used this for a Zotac IONITX build and am very happy with the way it all went together. The PS fan is reasonably quiet -- I was prepared to replace it but didn't see any need. It also has a nice assortment of PS plugs that would support a more conventional motherboard and graphics card needing aux 12v. I agree with earlier review re: Newegg shipping of the case. The box the case comes in is not that sturdy and easily damaged. The only problem I had with the case was with the disk mounting frame -- it wasn't square and took some bending to get it back in shape. The PATA-to-SATA board works fine with Sony BD5500A blu-ray drive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/28/2009 3:54:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWI-02C

Pros: Great case, nice size, looks good, Screwless design is nice, has a Card reader and feels solid.
Was easy to put together (the second time) ;)
Plenty of connections for the board I used, (cords were long)
Stock heatsink fit for AMD X2 5200+

Cons: First case the PSU made noise and had a bad Card Reader.
Winsis seems to have no USA customer support, sent emails, to both China and USA about getting a replacement card reader and got NO Response, and no USA Phone number.

Other Thoughts: Zotac GF8200-C-E with AMD 5200+, OCZ DDR 800 2x1g.
Would be nice if there was a easy way to add a fan to cool the chipset or ram (8200 gets hot 70c on mine)
Without Customer support I might not use this case for my builds.
Not many options for PSU if the stock one goes out and might cost more then the case.
Got my RMA through the place I bought it, what a pain for just a card reader problem.
I did already order a 2nd one though.
Wish Newegg would drop the price a bit.

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  • Bob L.
  • 6/10/2009 10:04:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost Perfect...

Pros: I really love this case. It’s small, the blue LED isn’t overwhelming, the card reader rocks, and they somehow managed to cram a spot for a 3.5” and 2.5” HDD bay in there. Also, the case packaging itself was great (see Other thoughts).

Cons: There’s just one in my mind, and it’s the primary reason I didn’t give this case a 5. It’s the PSU. It’s loud, there’s just no way around it. Considering the intended audience of the case (mostly HTPCers), this is something that Winsis should have given more thought to. To be fair, its not overly loud, just a little louder than I would have wanted for an HTPC. It’s about as loud as my Xbox 360 running a game off of the hard drive instead of the optical drive. As another reviewer suggested, I will be upgrading the PSU ASAP for a quieter running one.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great case, and I would highly recommend it.

In regards to, there standard shipping practices applied, and the case came with what looked like a boot hole punched through it. Fortunately, Winsis did a great job packaging the case and it was able to survive this service that provides to their customers. Maybe this is UPS’s fault, others have said that FedEx treats their toys better, but considering that chose to contract UPS this is ultimately their problem. Finally, I have one more critique about This case’s primary feature is its size, some dimensions in the product specifications would have been nice.

My Setup
Rosewill RCX-Z300 92mm CPU Fan (barely fits, but fits)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM
4GB G.Skill (2x2GB) DDR2 1000
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400
Zotac GF9300-D-E LGA Mini-ITX w/ Wi-Fi
Winsis Wi-02C

Zero heat problems so far.

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  • Juan D.
  • 6/4/2009 6:06:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJust the right size

Pros: Everything, works, I like it, it was just the right size. Using it for some basic computer needs. The power supply is quiet.

Cons: I needed to take out the hard drive tray to install the motherboard, not a Con just be advised.

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  • Charles T.
  • 5/20/2009 11:04:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: I love the looks, style and size of this case. I am using it for a HTPC Windows Media Center with an INTEL Core 2 Duo E8500 CPU (which has a low profile fan) and an Intel DG45FC media series motherboard which has a built in hdmi port (with sound), using Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5DHX memory with heat sink attached (4 gigs). The case is small and fits any nicely anywhere.

Cons: The major problem with this case is that it doesn't allow for the antenna connector from a low profile tuner card to fit in. (I used a Hauppauge HVR-2250 attaching the optional low profile bracket that comes with it) There is no way of fitting it, you will have to makeshift something yourself if you use this tuner card with this case. I am not sure if any other low profile tuner cards fits, but I think they too would have a problem.

Other Thoughts: The case is small, so you have to be patient and careful how you assemble it with the components. This is expected as the case is nice and small. Also, I removed the quick release bracket for the hard drive and opted to mount it using 4 screws instead, assuming that the screws holding it tight against the brackets would give me a kind of heat sink.

Although not related to the case, I have a problem with the Bytecc slim dvd power adapter pushing up against the Corsair memory heat sink. It is not that bad and I just put some black tape on the part that hits the heat sink to alleviate any wear on the wires' insulation. This wouldn't be a problem with memory that doesn't have a heat sink built onto it.

I did need the Bytecc Sata-XP118 cable and I did order the 300 watt Seasonic SS-300TFX ower supply.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/10/2009 2:57:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsNice Case. Horrible PSU

Pros: I really liked the design of this mini-itx case. The piano black front bezel is clean looking and the slim-line Lite-On DVD-RW drive worked perfectly without modifications like others have done with different brands.

Cons: The PSU is junk. The fan was noisy the first week and then it died out after 1 week of running 24/7. I decided to take the broken fan out and retrofit a nice 80mm Panaflo L1A fan and now everything is silent.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you get perfect measurements if you want to add a better video card to this case. I have the Intel Atom 330 dual core board and the eVGA 8400 GT 512mb card actually measured 7" long instead of the advertised 6.5". So i had to do some trimming of the case to get it to fit properly. Now the little computer has excellent video!

- Intel mini-ITX Atom 330 dual core motherboard
- 2gb stick of Corsair Dominator 1066mhz
- 3.5" Western Digital 640gb black edition SATA HDD
- Lite-On slim line DVD-RW
- 120mm side intake fan cools EVERYTHING and keeps the noise to almost zero.

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