Inwin Dragon Rider Full Tower Gaming Chassis Review

inwin dragon rider When InWin designed the Dragon Slayer last year they had in mind gamers using a micro-ATX board whose machines couldn’t handle the heat. They included better ventilation so that users could get better performances from their small rigs. Not only did they provide better cooling but also made the case nice to look at and it is this kind of thinking and designs that are making InWin so popular. Well today we have for you another excellent case from InWin, the Dragon Slayer’s big brother the Dragon Rider. So lets jump right in and take a closer look at this chassis from InWin.

 

Provided by: InWIn

Price: $169.99

 

Closer Look:

 

Specifications and Features:

Case Size:   Full Tower
 Material:  1.0~0.8mm SECC Steel
 Dimension(HxWxD):  556 x 239 x 578mm (21.9” x 9.4” x 22.8”)
 Power Supply:

1. ATX 12V

2. PSⅡ Size and EPS

I/O Expansion Slots: PCI-E/PCI/AGP SlotX8
 Thermal Solution:  1. Rear 12cm Fan x 1
2. Front:12cm Fan x 1
3. Top:12cm Fan x 1 (Maximum Supports 12cm Fan x 2)
4. Side:22cm LED Fan with switch x 1 (Maximum Supports 12cm Fan x 6)
5. Water-Cooling Hole Ready
6. 12cm LED Side Fan
 
M/B Form Factor:
1. E-ATX(12″X13″)
2. ATX
3. Micro-ATX
 Drive Bays:  1. External 5.25” x 5
2. Includes FDD Cage x1(5.25” converted into 3.5”)
3. Internal 3.5”x6
4. 2.5” x 1
 Front I/O (Ports):  1. e-SATA×2
2. IEEE 1394A×1(FireWire)
3. USB 2.0 x 2
4. HD/AC’97 Audio
5. USB 3.0 x 2

Indulge yourself with the elegance of the Dragon Rider
    Inspired by the medieval age, Dragon Rider is designed to protect your components in the same way as the rider maneuvers his dragon to protect his castle.
Extended-ATX Motherboard Support
        Built with space for any motherboard, even up to server grade E-ATX motherboard size (12 inch x 12 inch) and with enough height to support high-performance 4-way Nvidia SLI or AMD CrossFire setups (8 PCI slots).
    The Ultimate cooling Customization
        Dragon Rider is equipped with ultra-large 22cm fan on one side and compatible with up to 24cm radiator for liquid cooling system. The featured 12cm LED cooling fan on the other side is ensuring the effective heat release from the CPU. In total, it is designed to hold up to 11 units of 12cm fans.
    Easy CPU Heatsink Removal
        The motherboard tray hole behind the CPU socket allows easy removal of back-mounted CPU coolers, without having to remove the motherboard.
    Unique Side Panel Shield Design for Tidy Cable Management
        A cable routing area behind the motherboard tray is available to keep builds tidy and to generate better system airflow.
    Stable, Reliable PC Setup
        The base mounted PSU to increase case stability and an included, removable fan filter protects against dust and dirt.
    The Latest Enthusiast Features Included
        With Super-Speed USB 3 front panel support and external water-cooling holes, the Dragon Rider is ready for even the most cutting edge hardware and cooling.

Conclusion:

I gotta say that the dragon rider looks epic! The exterior definitely gives a sense of kick-ass gaming times. This full tower is quite large on the inside with enough space for whatever you need it for. It has got a hole in the back plate for your cable management, a nice feature for hiding those cables out of sight. Cooling is not an issue with the Dragon Rider since it comes with a 220mm fan on one side that can be expanded to six 120mm fans and on the other side one 120mm fan, then on the top and back there are 2 more 120mm fans with the top having room for another. Plenty of cooling indeed. On the top there is 2 x eSATA, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 3.0, and 1 x FireWire Port, audo jacks and a power sw/rs buttons which sit aloft a brushed metal surface which is nicely designed too. On the back there are 8 expansion slots so I don’t think running out space here will be a problem for anyone.

I would definitely recommend the Dragon Rider from InWin; it has good cooling, is roomy enough for your space requirements and for one looks epic, a gamers necessity.

Pros:

  • Epic looking exterior
  • good cable management
  • fan expandable
  • good included cooling
  • roomy interior 

Cons:

  • None

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