In Win emailed HEXUS today to let us know that the popular and eye catching S-Frame chassis is "now ready to ship to all over the world" and that it will become available in the "USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, North Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand from August". This fascinatingly designed chassis was considered by some to be one of the product highlights of the recent Computex 2014 show in Taipei.
Since the initial unveiling we have received a lot more practical information about the In Win S-Frame, the kind of details you would probably want to know when considering a more common-or-garden PC chassis, such as the amount of bays available and maximum expansion card compatibility. Let's take a look at these key specs now:
- Material: 4mm Aluminium, Tempered Glass
- Internal Drive Bay: 3.5” or 2.5” x 4
- M/B Form Factor: ATX / Micro-ATX
- Power Supply: ATX12V, PSII and EPS Up to 220mm
- I/O Port: USB3.0 x 4, HD Audio
- I/O Expansion Slots: PCI-E Slot x 8, Supports High-end Graphic Card (Length up to 340mm, Height up to 160mm)
- Thermal Solution: Supports 120mm Bottom Fan x 3, 360mm Liquid Cooling, Radiator (width up to 135mm), CPU heatsink up to 195mm
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 560 x 313 x 755mm, (22” x 12.3” x 29.7”)
- Net Weight: 17.41kg, Gross Weight: 23.2kg
As you can see from the above specifications, the case isn't just about looks, it also has support for a good selection of powerful internal components and cooling systems. Also look at the weight and size of this chassis; over 17Kg bare, 560mm tall and 755mm deep. Hopefully you will have a large premium desk upon which to put your S-Frame based system.
Also to recap the unique construction of the S-Frame; it is constructed from a single 2m2 piece of 4mm thick aluminium sheet metal which is hand-bent 15 times into its final shape. Then the edges are red anodized and the sides encased in 5mm tempered glass.
The In Win press release informs us that the "first batch is numbered 1-500 to ensure exclusivity". I've emailed back to request a more precise availability date and will update you when I get a reply.