In Win 303 Case Review: Page 5 of 6
Posted by Damon Bailey on Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 8:00am
System Build and Installation
For the In Win 303, the following hardware was installed:
- Intel: Core i5-4690K
- Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
- Two Samsung 840 Evo SATA III 1TB SSDs and 2x Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD’s
- EK Supremacy Evo Water block
- 16GB G.Skill Sniper 1866Mhz Ram.
- 2X EVGA GTX 680 SC with XSPC Waterblocks in 2 way SLI
- EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 with EVGA single Sleeved Cable set.
- In Win 303 Mid-Tower
- Swiftech Micro Res II
- EK Vario D5 pump in a Monsoon MMRS standalone pump housing.
For a mid-ATX tower, building in the 303 was a breeze, there is plenty of room to maneuver, and every fastener is easy to get to. It had plenty of room to place a full system with dual GPU’s and a custom ‘hardline’ water cooling loop in, without getting too cramped to be able to work on. The dual chamber design and attention to detail by In Win let me build and wire the entire system in a bit over an hour, with well most of that used bending the rigid acrylic tubing and filling the loop. Since this case has such high airflow with only a few good fans, I chose to forgo one of the bottom 120mm fans in place of mounting the pump. I REALLY enjoyed being able to remove the front panel I/O Wiring and get all of the cables connected before installing the motherboard into the case, and I certainly hope this becomes a common feature.
With the aid of the included GPU support bracket supporting the top GPU, you can see how it remains level and straight, while the lower GPU sags slightly under the weight of the heavy copper water block.
The back of the case contains the separate power supply bay, occupied here by an 850W unit from EVGA, two more solid state drives, and more than enough room for good cable management.
Since this case will likely be used with the case doors installed, rather than laying off to the side, here is a shot with the system closed up and powered on. You can see how elegant a little bit of lighting looks behind the smoky tempered glass door.