Below is a pictorial view of the main features of the IN WIN GRone chassis. We’ll dive into these in more detail as the review progresses; but for now, this will give you a general rundown of what the GRone has to offer. All images are courtesy of IN WIN.
Here are the specifications of the IN WIN GRone, also provided by IN WIN.
|Case Size||Full Tower Chassis|
|Material||0.8mm SECC Steel|
|Drive Bays||External 5.25” x 3
Internal 3.5” x 8 or 2.5” x 8
|M/B Form Factor||E-ATX (12” x 13”) / ATX / Micro-ATX|
|Power Supply||ATX 12V, PSII Size and EPS|
|I/O Expansion Slots||PCI-E / PCI / AGP Slot x 8 (Supports up to 365mm)|
|Front Ports||1. USB 3.0 x 2 (Internal Connector)
2. USB 2.0 x 2
3. HD/AC’97 Audio
4. Fan Speed Controller
|Top Ports||3.5”/2.5” SATA HDD EZ-Swap x 1|
|Thermal Solution||*Cooling Fan
Supports up to Total 120mm or 140mm Fan x 10
(Different Regions May Carry Different Specifications)
1. Front: Supports up to 120 or 140mm Red LED Fan x 2
2. Rear: Supports up to 120 or 140mm Fan x 1
3. Side: Supports up to 120 or 140mm Fan x 1
4. Top: Supports up to 120 or 140mm Fan x 3
5. Bottom: Supports up to 120 or 140mm Fan x 2
6. HDD Cage: Supports 120 or 140mm Red LED HDD Fan x 1
1. Top: Supports Water-Cooling Radiator up to 360mm
2. Bottom: Supports Water-Cooling Radiator up to 240mm
(Bottom HDD Cage Must be Removed)
3. Rear: Water-Cooling Hole Ready
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||562 x 245 x 593mm (22.1” x 9.6” x 23.4”)|
The IN WIN GRone comes boxed in the traditional way most cases are packaged now days. The graphics applied to this rendition appear to be engineering drawings, overlaid with the GRone logo and IN WIN branding. It’s not the most flashy box you’ll ever come across, but it’s what’s inside that counts! Both box sides give a run down on the features and specifications, much like what is listed above.
Once the box is opened, you are greeted with the accessories sitting on top of the case, enclosed in a thick plastic bag. It’s a small thing, but I really like the way the accessories are left outside of the case and not wired tied to the inside like most cases are shipped. More than once I’ve received chassis where the accessories have come loose and are left to rattle around the interior during the transportation phase. The standard fare Styrofoam blocks are used to secure the GRone in its container, and it’s then wrapped in the customary plastic bag. Another nice touch is the plastic film applied to the large window to keep it from getting scuffed during shipping.
Included in the bag of accessories are the following items:
- 8-Pin to 8-Pin (4×4) ATX 12V1 Extension cable
- Four black wire ties
- Two 4-Pin Moles to 3-Pin fan adapter cables
- Three bags of installation hardware
- Users manual / installation guide
Another nice little bonus is that each of the bags of hardware are clearly marked as to what the contents are to be used for. This is much better than just throwing it all in one bag and leaving the user to sort it all out on their own. Again, it’s a small thing, but it’s a nice touch.