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IN WIN D-FRAME MINI Computer Case Review

By David Ramsey

Manufacturer: IN WIN Development Inc.
Product Name: D-FRAME MINI Mini-ITX
UPC: 827955015640
Price As Tested: $339.99 (Amazon | Newegg)

Full Disclosure: IN WIN provided the product sample used in this article.

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary for your mITX build, the Taiwanese company IN WIN has some products you’ll want to check out. They offer a variety of uniquely-designed computer cases ranging from the weird to the…well, OK, actually, they’re all pretty weird, from the all-glass Tóu to today’s subject, the IN WIN D-FRAME MINI. Benchmark Reviews builds a high-end gaming system in this expensive open-air mITX case to see what it’s got.

inwin_d-frame_mini_front_glass

Features & Specifications

Materials Hand-welded aluminum tubes, aluminum plate, tempered glass
Dimensions (W,H,D) 16″ x 9″ x 9.7″ (405 x 230 x 501mm)
Motherboard Sizes mini-ITX
Drive bays 2.5″/3.5″ x3
PCI Slots 2
I/O USB 3.0 x 2, HD audio
Power Supply PS/2 ATX up to 220mm
Cooling Supports
– 120mm Bottom Fan x 2
– 240mm Liquid Cooling Radiator
– CPU Heatsink up to 165mm
Weight 5.25kg

Let’s unbox this case and take a look at the exterior in the next section.


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  1. Johnniedoo

    Euclidian minimalist case, might sum it up all by itself. A very interesting review on another hand welded incredibly sturdy design. It is well beyond my economic range (and ability to appreciate form and function). Very interesting as Col Klink might have assessed out of a monocle
    In truth, I wish I could afford to make myself one, or the hanging file type In Win H-Frame mini.
    I can only appreciate this version, I guess, in context of all In Win designs.

  2. David Ramsey

    FWIW, Newegg has dropped the price on the case by $50, so it’s now $299.99…

  3. Brian

    Do u think case will hold micro-ATX – perhaps a minor mod?

    1. David Ramsey

      It would be a major mod, and no, I don’t think it would be feasible. As you can see from the images, the longer mATX motherboard would have to extend down into the power supply area. You would have to remove the power supply mount, extend the base plate, and provide some form of support for any cards in slots 3 and 4.

      If you like the open-air-glass-panel style of case, but want mATX support, try the new Lian Li PC-06S.

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