Date: November 22nd, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: In Win
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
Out back, the Dragon Rider features four grometted tubing holes that may interest liquid-cooling enthusiasts, but can double as egress points for the USB 3.0 cables that we'll get a glimpse of a bit later. Moving down, the mobo I/O plate opening is flanked by another of In Win's green 120mm exhaust fan. The Dragon Rider also sports eight expansion bays (as opposed to seven on most mid- or full-tower cases,) and a PSU placement at the bottom of the chassis that supports power supply installation in either orientation. Both side panels are secured with large thumbscrews and the right side panel…
…sports a raised mesh area that is home to a huge 220mm LED intake fan. Should the user wish to remove this fan, up to six 120mm fans can be installed in this panel with the provided rubber mounts and fan screws. A small switch just forward of the center of the panel allows the user to toggle the LED lighting of the 220mm fan on and off.
The bottom of the chassis has the same finish as the rest of the case and features large, relatively tall swiveling feet for added stability on this tall case. The feet have a pair of rubber inserts to keep the case stationary while protecting fine furniture finishes. At the rear, In Win includes a vented area for PSU fan intake that features a removable dust filter that we'll discuss a bit later. Let's check out the interior.
With the side panel off and flipped around, we can see the big 220mm fan and its four-pin Molex pass-through connector. In Win also provides some acoustic foam on the panel to absorb some of the noise produced inside the case.