If you are looking for a good case that has a lot of features the In Win BUC is a great choice. I think the thing that really stood out the most was the hot-swap bays. Many people switch out hard drives from system to system and if you can make that process easier it is always a plus. In Win’s trays worked really well, the only issue I really had was that I had to press them in pretty hard for them to lock in to place. These trays also support both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives which is nice.
Besides the hot-swap bays you have other great features like 3 cooling fans, which not only keep your components cool, but are pretty quiet as well. The intake fan has blue LED fans, which adds a little bling to your case. Most of the case is tool-less, with exception of the motherboard and the hard drive trays. All of the tool-less systems worked great and did not seem cheap. The case also has a pretty attractive design that most people will like. It does have USB 3.0 connectivity and a tray on the top, which is perfect for a portable hard drive.
I did have a few issues with this case though. The biggest was with cable management. There are cable management holes, but they are not very big and there are not that many. Also the space back behind the motherboard tray is not that large so bigger cables will make it impossible to install the opposite side panel. I had to put most of my extra cabling in front of the PSU or in one of the hard drive bays. Also I did not like that I was not able to route the CPU power cable around the back of the case.
The BUC sells for $100 at my favorite online retailer and at that price you are getting a well-built case that has many features. Overall ThinkComputers gives the In Win BUC Mid-Tower Case an 8 out of 10 score.
– Attractive design
– 4 hot-swap bays
– Good cooling
– USB 3.0
– Bad cable routing design
– PCI slot covers are the ones that break off and are not reusable
Jan 27, 2015 0