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IN WIN S-FRAME (BLACK/GOLD) Black Aluminum / Tempered Glass Open-Air Computer Case Support ATX12V/EPS size(Up to 220mm) Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Open Air design. The attention to detail on this case is phenomenal. The hybrid bottom cooling design allows for either standard fan cooling or the addition of a 360MM radiator for liquid cooling. I am starting with traditional fan cooling but the design makes it very easy for me to upgrade later on with little to no hassle.

Cons: No optical bay. This isn't really a con if your buying this case your doing so because you like the open air concept and design and in my case I use a USB attached external blue ray drive for when I need to install software or burn discs. My case did not have a unique identifier number it just had a name badge again this isn't really a con but they tote there are only 500 of every case made and each one has a unique serial number they even show images of it mine is without a unique ID/Serial number. really a let down when you spend this much money on a case that is supposed to be limited production and carry a unique identifier.

Other Thoughts: Overall this case has met my expectations. If you don't have a lot of money to burn and the design isn't a huge factor for you I would recommend a different case from In-Win that is less expensive and slightly more functional (optical bay etc.) I have a D-Frame (red) that I absolutely love.

Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 6-Core 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W BX80619i73960X Desktop Processor
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I can sweat this thing.... I left it stock (no overclocking) and even running GNS3, VM Workstation 10 and about a dozen virtual machines, virtual switches, routers, firewalls, and load balancers I barely got above 33% utilization. on a normal day teh thing is barely registering. Running games it barely blips even when on high settings (yeah I know most of that has to do with video cards) but I don't dedicate a card to physics so .. take that for what its worth.

This CPU has been ROCK solid. Granted a lot has to do with what you pair it with. but I CANNOT complain about this processor.

Cons: Its not really a con but Price. honestly if your dropping 1K on a CPU you are probably not worried about this.

Other Thoughts: To be honest its all about the complete package. Spend some serious time researching your other components. make sure you are buying high end top performing mother board, RAM, drives, video cards, and controllers. When I built my rig out it cost me almost 6K and I bought everything from If you have problems running this CPU is most likely because of one of the other components. lets be honest you wouldn't buy a Ferrari engine and put it in a ford focus. If your not going to pair it correctly go with a lower cost CPU, no need to waste the cash if your board can't take advantage of all this CPU has to offer.

IN WIN D-FRAME Red Red Aluminum ATX Desktop Chassis (Limited Edition), Open-Air design
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs In my opinon one of the best open air cases on the market. 05/13/2013

This review is from: IN WIN D-FRAME Red Red Aluminum ATX Desktop Chassis (Limited Edition), Open-Air design

Pros: Excellent construction and the attention to detail is outstanding right down to the welds on the frame. Assembly was straight forward and took about half an hour. The components were all well packed and the screws and fasteners were all in well labeled pouches. The open air frame design allows for easy builds and great access to components when working on them. Even though I equipped my case with all 4 120MM fans (not included) I was able to put them all on 20% and maintain a decent temp across the entire system. The unique frame design made carrying the case easy (built in handles everywhere). the provided cable management clips and strategic placement of them on the back plane made cable presentation a snap and allowed me to easily dress it up with a few colored Velcro strips and some additional zip ties. The "WOW" factor is unbeatable after dressing up the cables and using some custom sleeving on the connectors I was able to "WOW" the people at work with my new rig and because it was open air and I can keep the fans low the noise form the running system is almost non-existent.

Cons: I really have only 3 cons to mention here. and two are somewhat trivial. 1. the assembly instructions are picture based with minimal text and the pictures are super small and hard to read. this made some section of assembly difficult to interpret at first and provided for some trial and error in assembly. 2. the provided adjustable power supply bracket is awesome but they need to provide some rubber grommets or washers along with screws for the power supply. I used the screws that came with my PS and it chewed the paint job up something fierce around the screw holes causing chips and large flakes of paint to fall off. 3. I had to LG1155 coolers for my CPU and the first one was simply too tall to allow for installation of the glass panel. I then purchased a cooler master V8 which although still too tall allowed me to loosely thread the lock nuts and mount the glass (the glass sits about a centimeter off the rubber bushing) It would be great if they provided a large cooler kit which extended the frame pins and provided slightly thicker rubber bushings this would allow the tempered glass to be mounted when larger coolers are used. I could have purchased a lower profile cooler but in most cases you take a temp hit by doing so when under load.

Other Thoughts: Overall a great case and the cons I mention are trivial at best. It is pricey as cases go but it is well worth the extra $$$$. In my opinion one of the best made professional looking open air cases on the market today.


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Display Name: Andrew R.

Date Joined: 11/03/05

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  • First Review: 12/16/11
  • Last Review: 05/31/15
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