- 2mm / 4mm Aluminum Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower
- USB 3.0 x 4, HD Audio Front Ports
- 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
- 3.5" / 2.5" SATA HDD EZ-Swap Module x 3 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
Pleasure & Pain 01/19/2014
This review is from: IN WIN 904.PLUS Black 2mm / 4mm Aluminum Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Absolutely stunning. One of the most beautiful cases you'll lay your eyes on. I saw the 904 announcement and I knew I had to have it. The tinted, full body glass is beyond cool. There is no "window" it's just glass and all there to see. Love the front with no I/O, it's super clean and slick.
Inside the case, plenty of space for giant video cards, the 3 slot loading HDD bays are great, very nicely painted black steel frame, easy access to route all the cables behind the motherboards, and simple installation of fans & other components)
The externally mounted water cooling radiator & fan is a great design element. Love pulling all that heat out of the case.
Comes with main 24pin and 8pin motherboard power extensions.
Makes me proud to own a PC and show it off.
To make something so beautiful, some compromises to functionality were a given. Don't buy this if you have a large PSU, mine is an older Corsair 640w (small by today's standards) and I had about 1 inch of room to plug in and route all the cables. Didn't really slow me down, just had to make some uncomfortable cable bends.
Speaking of cables, besides the included power cable extensions mentioned above, you'll an extra long SATA cable to be able to plug in your optical drive - mine still is not hooked up as I wait for a new cable to be shipped.
The included stick on clips for routing cables on the back work great, the only challenge was actually arranging all the cables to be able to get right glass back on. Had to undo much of my first two attempts at routing to make everything lay flatter so the glass could be reattached.
Now with all this said, the biggest downside and challenge so far has been after the build - actually plugging all the I/O cables in the back to get my desktop up and running. With the water cooling radiator attached to the rear (removable) panel, it totally blocks direct rear access to plugging in all the cables. I have to peak through a small crack between the top of the radiator, with a flash light, and use the 2 inch gap between the I/O panel and the rear aluminum panel to plug in the various cables. And now that it's done, it should not be too big of a deal moving forward.
Now if I had no water cooler, I could just unscrew and remove the back piece of aluminum...but I can't. So I'm left routing all the cables through the large cutout on the bottom of (where the power supply exhausts) and most of my cables running to the computer are now too short. Not a HUGE deal, I'll order more, but still very annoying. One more note that I did not realize from the pictures, with the glass back on both sides, there is not a way to plug in or unplug cables from the back of your computer. You must remove one of the two panels of glass (if you have a water cooler).
After I get some new longer USB, DVI, and Display Port cables, I'll be a much happier camper - and I know I'll love this case for many years to come.
I also picked up a 140mm Corsair case fan for the intake and a new 120mm Corsair (high flow) fan to update the one attached to the radiator.
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