Author: Greg Baden
Like most In Win cases, the BUC 101 has a non-standard design. You either like them or you hate them. I personally like In Win’s style of cases because they’re different from the norm. Aside from the standard steel cage, the front and top of the case have a few extra inches of plastic.
The front of the case starts off with the unique design of the BUC 101. There are hardly any flat surfaces on the front of the case, even including the drive bays which are angled.
In the middle of the front of the case is where you’ll find your front access ports which include two USB 2.0 and audio/mic. Also in the middle are your power/reset buttons and power/HDD activity LEDs, which will illuminate the blue and orange strips when in use.
On the bottom of the front panel is the removable fan cover for the 120mm intake fan, which can easily be cleaned without taking your whole case apart.
The top of the case is similar in style to the front of the case, but also has its own features. Towards the front is a large tray which allows you to install up to a 3.5” drive. There is a soft rubber pad to help reduce noise/vibrations from the drive. A small clip can be popped off by pressing the button above the connectors; this helps keep the dust out when you’re not using it and protects the connectors from being bent/broken.
Towards the center of the top is a rubber cover which houses two USB 3.0 ports, not something you see on every case.
All the way towards the back of the top is yet another 120mm fan with cover which can be easily removed.
The side panel is pretty basic, compared to the top and front of the case. A slotted cutout big enough for two 120mm fans is the only thing on the side panel. A magnetic cover helps keep the dust out of your case and is easily removable for cleaning. Both side panels are also secured by a latch system, so no screws or thumbscrews are required.
The rear of the case follows your standard setup. Starting at the top is the motherboard I/O slot, watercooling holes, and 120mm exhaust fan.
Further down are seven slotted expansion slots, honeycomb cutout for airflow and bottom mounted PSU. The PSU also has a removable filter which can be removed from the rear of the case for cleaning.