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In Win announces worldwide availability of its D-Frame mini

by Mark Tyson on 16 September 2014, 12:00

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We first saw the In Win D-Frame mini at Computex, back in June. Now we have had word from In Win that its mini-ITX version of the classic open-air tubular frame D-Frame chassis design is available worldwide.

Here we have a compact PC design based upon the "iconic D-Frame aluminium pipe" and tempered glass side panels design. With the increase in popularity and availability of mini-ITX parts this is probably a good market seam for In Win to mine. It has the cool look and great accessibility of the original D-Frame but with a much more compact and portable design. In Win insists that now users can build "nothing less than the ultimate gaming experience," into this mini chassis. The specs below reveal exactly what can be crammed inside this chassis…

  • Material: Aluminium Pipes, Aluminium Metal Plate, Tempered Glass + "durable" carry handle
  • Internal Drive Bay: 3.5” or 2.5” x 3, 2.5” x 2
  • M/B Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • Power Supply: ATX12V, PSII and EPS (Up to 220mm)
  • I/O Port: USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio
  • I/O Expansion Slots: PCI-E Slot x 2, Supports High-end Graphic Card, (Length: up to 340mm,Height: up to 150mm)
  • Thermal Solution: Supports 120mm Bottom Fan x 2, 240mm Liquid Cooling Radiator, CPU Heatsink up to 165mm
  • Dimension (HxWxD): 405 x 230 x 501mm (16” x 9” x 19.7”)
  • Net Weight: 5.25 kg (7.22 kg gross)
  • Colours: black, red or orange pipework

Above, you can see in the specs, that it's possible to fit up to one 3.5-inch drive with two 2.5-inchers. Also maximum graphics card length and heights are 340mm and 150mm respectively. A cooler up to 165mm tall can also fit in the D-Frame mini. For active cooling you can fit fans and radiators up to 240mm.

HEXUS previously did a full review of the original full-sized In Win D-Frame chassis which you can read here. Parm loved the design and buildability on offer but was slightly perturbed by the threat of dust ingress and pricing. Those negatives are likely to be repeated with the D-Frame mini.

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405 x 230 x 501mm…have I missed something, I thought this was a mITX case?

Just done a quick calculation…my lancool will do ATX, mATX & mITX. It is only slightly bigger in terms of overall capacity but cost £280 less.

Admittedly, I couldn't strap a couple of wheels to either end of the lancool and travel to work on it without people starring so carry on InWin.
It looks about as sensible as an Italjet Dragster, and I want one almost as much :)
The prices being quoted on OCUK for this case are nuts, 240 Sterling ? No thanks, not for that price.
The frame is made from tube not pipe, In Win!
`Parm loved the design and buildability on offer but was slightly perturbed by the threat of dust ingress`

i have a d-frame, dust is not an issue due to the `stack effect` which funnels the air, not allowing it to settle.

nine months of use, only needed a quick squirt with an air-duster once.

looks like the same will go for this new iteration, and thanks in-win for being daring enough to make it ;}