In Win 101C and Polaris RGB Fans review.

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Introduction

Your case is the first thing people see when looking at your PC. However, it’s often the part of the system people put the least emphasis on since it has no effect on performance. This is true; however, it has a huge effect on the overall aesthetic of your build. With so many companies producing cases, it’s hard to know where to start. I usually recommend starting with a company that has a good reputation in the community. There are few companies that have that kind of reputation for beautiful, high-quality builds such as In Win, makers of the very popular 909. Most people equate In Win with expensive cases such as the D-Frame and the Winbot.  Although In Win is widely known for making some of the most unique, and expensive cases, they also make quite a few budget-oriented cases with the same style and quality In Win is known for.

We recently got our hands on the In Win 101C. This is a revised edition of their very popular In Win 101. They’ve added a USB 3.1 Type-C connector to the front panel of the case. This is a welcomed feature since many motherboards have integrated front panel USB Type-C controllers. Pair that with some of the features that made the original 101 so popular, such as a rear mounted radiator and tempered glass side panel, you have the makings for a great case. That said, what is the 101C like to build in, and what kind of hardware can you fit in this mid-tower chassis? Let’s take a look at the hardware we were able to cram into the In Win 101C.

Review Sample Provided by: In Win
Product Name/Link to Website: 101c
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Review Sample Provided by: In Win
Product Name/Link to Website: Polaris RGB Fans
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Specifications

In Win 101c

Model101C
ColorsBlack, White
Case TypeMid Tower
MaterialSECC, ABS, PC, Tempered Glass
M/B CompatibilityATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX, Max: 12″ x 10.5″
Expansion SlotsPCI-E x 7
Maximum CompatibilityVGA Card Length: 421mm (Maximum)
VGA Card Length: 305mm (With Side Radiator)
CPU Heatsink Height: 160mm
Front Ports1 X USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
2 x USB 3.0
HD Audio
Internal Drive Bays2 x 3.5″
2 x 2.5″
(or 4 x 2.5 “)
Thermal Solution Compatibility1 x 120mm Rear Fan / 120 mm Radiator
2 x 120mm Side Fan / 240mm Radiator
3 x 120mm Bottom Fan / 360mm Radiator
Power Supply CompatibilityPSII: ATX12V
– Length up to 200mm
Product Dimension
(H x W x D)
445 x 220 x 480 mm (17.5″ x 8.7″ x 18.9″)
Product Dimension
(H x W x D)
with screw & handle height
445 x 226 x 480 mm (17.5″ x 8.7″ x 18.9″)
Package Dimension
(H x W x D)
532 x 282 x 506mm (20.9″ x 11.1″ x 19.9″)
Net Weight7.45
Gross Weight8.66

 

Polaris Fans

Product NamePolaris RGB
Part NumberSingle PackPOLARISFAN-1PK-RGB
Twin PackPOLARISFAN-2PK-RGB
Fan Size120 x 120 x 25mm
MaterialPBT, PC
Starting Voltage5V
Fan Rated Voltage12V
Fan Rated Power1.2W
Fan Rated Current0.10A
RGB LED Rated Voltage12V
RGB LED Rated Power1.2W
RGB LED Rated Current0.10A
Speed Mode500~1280R.P.M
Air Flow43.31CFM
Air Pressure1.26mm-H2O
Fan Connector8-Pin Modular
Noise Level20.2dB(A)
Bearing TypeSleeve Bearing
Life Expectation35,000 hrs / 25℃
Net Weight362g (2 Pack) / 178g (1 Pack)
Package Dimension
(H x W x D)
185mm x 125mm x 53mm (2 Pack)
185mm x 125mm x 30mm (1 Pack)
Warranty2 years

 

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Paul Malfy

I started building computers in 1994. I studied journalism and computer science in college. I love gaming but hardware is my true passion. Especially video cards.

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