In Win GRone Overview
Check out our video below for a full overview of the GRone.
Taking the GRone out of the box I noticed that we received the white version. It is also available in metallic grey. This is a pretty large case being a full tower, but it is not the largest full tower that I have seen. The official dimensions are 562 x 245 x 593mm (22.1” x 9.6” x 23.4”). As far as style goes the GRone is not all the flashy, but does have some things that will set it apart from the plain “box” cases out there.
Starting on the front of the case you will find all of your buttons and connections towards the top of the case. You have power and reset buttons, a silence and turbo slider for the fans, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and microphone and headphone jacks.
The front drive covers are colored black, which gives a good contrast to the to the rest of the case. While it looks like you have drive bays going all the way down the case you only have three, which are the first three from the top of the case. The rest of the bay covers are a single piece that comes off to reveal two 140mm intake fans.
At the top of the case is the hard drive dock. All you do is simply slide your 2.5-inch or 3.5 inch drive right into the SATA connection. Of course this is only for part-time useage as I wouldn’t suggest moving your system around with a hard drive plugged in here. The rest of the top of the case sort of peaks towards the front and you have honeycomb mesh accents on each side. There are ventilation holes for the top 120mm fan.
Looking at the side of the case there is a very large window that is going to showcase pretty much everything in your case with the exception of your hard drives and optical drives. This window unlike many you see on other cases is colored. In Win has gone with a light blue, which looks really good since the rest of the case is white. There is an embossed In Win logo on the center of the window.
The opposite side of the case is pretty much plain except there is a ventilated section where you can install a 120 or 140mm fan to help cool your CPU.
On the back of the case you will find 4 watercooling holes that do have the rubber inserts installed. Moving down there is a 140mm exhaust fan. Along the side of the expansion slots is a large ventilated section that will help with cooling. Of course both side panels are held in place by thumbscrews so you shouldn’t have any issues.
On the bottom of the case are 4 plastic feet and two fan filters. These filters are a little flimsy for my likes though. Also included with the case is a bag of goodies that includes all of your mounting hardware, a CPU power extension cable, 2x 3pin to molex power connectors and your user’s guide.
Aug 18, 2014 0