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
The rear most fan placement on the top panel has a 120mm exhaust fan preinstalled and the user is free to add a second one. In Win touts the metallic black coating on the steel chassis as not only attractive, but very durable as well. I'll comment more on this after I've had a chance to fool with the case a bit more.
At the rear, we can see that In Win has chosen to place the PSU at the bottom of the case. This arrangement is becoming the standard and I like it for the most part. Just make sure the chosen PSU has long enough cables to reach the motherboard components and peripherals that are being installed. Just above the PSU are four grommeted holes for liquid cooling tubing to enter/exit the case. Eight expansion bays with vented, replaceable covers and a 120mm exhaust fan round out the features back here. The black metallic coating also covers the rear of the case, giving it a unified look and four thumbscrews secure the panels to the chassis.
The side panel features a large mesh insert that supports the huge 220mm intake fan, but can also mount up to six-120mm fans.
A small switch just forward of the mesh allows the user to toggle the lighting feature on and off.
Swiveling plastic feet will add a bit of stability to the chassis and also keep the PSU vented area from becoming blocked by thick carpet if the IronClad finds itself sitting on the floor. Rubber pads on the feet will protect fine finishes if it finds a home on the desktop. The PSU intake area has an internal filter that we'll take a closer look at in a bit. Speaking of which, let's open up the IronClad and see what surprises In Win has in store for us on the inside.