Author: Greg Baden
From In Win
“The exterior of the Fanqua will surely stun audiences with its unique dark metallic paint and glowing fan light. But hidden behind all that, users stumble onto even more features. The chassis employs a 22cm side panel fan that accelerates air in and out of the chassis. Air travels through the vented front bezels and ventilated floor panel providing unsurpassed thermal cooling. The Fanqua is easily expandable with screw-less I/O slots making modification a breeze. Also, air is filtered through built in mesh panels keeping out the dust and keeping components clean.”
The Fanqua can boast up to nine external 5.25” drives and up to three 3.5” internal drives. In total there are for fans to keep this system cool, one of them being a 220cm side panel blue LED fan with the three others being 120mm.
The exterior of the case is painted completely in black, except for the rear panel. The front panel houses the nine external 5.25” drive bays of which the top can be used as a 3.5” bay. Each of the bay covers can be easily removed without any tools or even opening the case. They simply pop off if you push in on both sides of the cover.
The side panel houses the 220mm blue LED fan which rests on the four green rubber rings on the outside of the mesh. Alternatively you can replace the 220mm fan with two 120mm fans which will be held onto the side panel by the eight rubber rings.
The top of the case would be plain if it wasn’t for the fan attachment on top of the case. The fan housing allows the fan to cool the case, while not taking up any internal space.
The rear panel is similar to that of any other case. While it’s obvious that the case supports a bottom-mounted power supply I’m still not sure that the quality of the metal seems to be that of other In Win cases.
Of course you have to have your side panel thumbscrews. They are, however, only on one of the side panels.