In-Win Metal Suit GD Mid-Tower Case
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 05-15-2008
Provided by: In-Win

The Metal Suit GD shares some futuristic/robotic design features that while certainly cosmetic only in nature, set this case apart from the average mid-tower. The front panel is trimmed in a heavy silver metallic flake paint with gloss black behind it. The use of side scoops and air inlets do offer some functional cooling benefit in addition to adding to the overall Metal Suit design. The use of blue LED illumination further enhances the Suit feel of the case, as we will see later. One feature that is unique to this case, at least as far as I've seen, are the snap clasps that hold the side panels in place. More on those later.

The rear of the case houses the traditional power supply opening at the top, with a large open grill for the included 120mm exhaust fan. While the case ships with no riser slot blanks in place, there are plenty included to add later during installation. Another nice feature included in the rear panel is the rubber grommets for water cooling tubing. This is something we are seeing more and more of in case designs, but typically more in the full tower configurations.

The front panel door is set off slightly from the bezel, leaving a half-inch gap or so between them. The rear half of the door is cleanly finished although you can see the power wire for the front LEDs at the bottom hinge. There are four external 5" bays and two 3" which is pretty standard for a mid-tower size. Power and reset buttons are built into the lower front of the bezel behind the door. The side panel includes a vented grill in a close representation of the letter G which allows for air intake to both the GPU and CPU areas. Additionally there are front panel I/O connections along the side of the bezel, including four USB, one Firewire and audio headphone/microphone jacks.

Continue for a closer look inside the Metal Suit GD.

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