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InWin D-Frame Mini mITX Case Review

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Posted January 7, 2015 by Mike in Cases & PSU

Overview

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Release Date: currently available
 
Price at time of Review: 299.99 @ Newegg
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Rigid aluminum construction with integrated carrying handle, gorgeous tempered glass side panels, accommodations for 240 mm water cooling radiator, excellent craftsmanship, rubber feet on all sides for your choice of case orientation, extremely easy to build in, ample cable management options thanks to open-air design
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

No optical drive bay, open-air design requires more attention to dust
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If you have to sneer at the price, look elsewhere. For everyone else, this is the finest mITX case you can get your hands on and will make for an absolutely beautiful and functional system.
by Mike
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Introduction

Sometimes when you plan out your PC build, you want something that really stands out from the crowd. Price be damned, you want your rig to grab everyone’s attention in the extreme. To that end, there aren’t really a great deal of options out there that deviate much from the standard rectangular prism layout we’ve all come to expect. Things get even more limited when you start to discuss the prospect of an mITX system being the focus of the build; short of making something from scratch, your options get even more constricted. What’s a system builder to do?

 

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If money is no object and you want opulence in the most functional way possible, InWin may have something that’s right up your alley. As of late they are most well known for their artful use of aluminum and tempered glass in cases like the S-Frame, the 901/904, and the D-Frame, and today I’m gonna take a look at the D-Frame’s little brother, the D-Frame Mini. Equipped with the same tubular aluminum and open-air design as its larger sibling, I’m going to see if this form factor does an mITX system any justice, and decide if the 300 dollar premium is really worth it in the end.

I’d like to take a moment to share the InWin logo story straight from their website:

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2 Comments


  1.  
    Sean

    $299.99 price tag is ouch but I like the cases.




  2.  
    Quentin

    Sorry, but art or no, $300 is simply taking the piss.





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