Author: Bob Buskirk
As I said this is a feature-packed case and In Win really has packed so much into this case. From things beginners will appreciate to features that enthusiasts demand. Starting off with the design of the case In Win has kept the GRone minimal, while still being able to keep its own identity. I really like this actually, it’s not over the top, but still has elements that draw attention to the case. The large blue side panel window is one of my favorite features, it really shows all of your hardware.
Since this GRone is a full tower case that means it does support motherboard up to E-ATX. This also means there is a lot of room inside to work with. This will make installation much easier. Talking about installation I did not run into any issues at all. The tool-less systems on the optical bays and hard drive trays worked as they should. There was more than enough room behind the motherboard tray to route all of my cables and keep the inside of the case nice and clean. In Win also includes zip ties to keep all of the cables in place behind the motherboard tray.
Besides being able to fit E-ATX motherboards you can fit a lot of hardware inside of the GRone. You have support for eight 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drives and three optical drives. If that is not enough remember you still have the hard drive dock on the top of the case as well. Long video cards are no problem with this case either. You have USB 3.0 support in the two USB 3.0 ports on the front of the case, you also have two USB 2.0 ports.
The large case window not only shows all of your hardware but shows off the white LED fans. The two front fans and the fan on the hard drive cage light up bright white to match the case. In addition to those three fans you have two more at the back of the case giving you 5 total. That is sure a lot of fans to be included stock on a case. You have room for four more fans as well. If you are not a fan of air cooling there is quite a lot of room for watercooling options in the GRone.
With all of the fans In Win does include a fan controller, but it only has 2 settings, “Silence” and “Turbo”. I really would have liked to see an analog controller or at least a middle setting. Another thing In Win sort of skimped on were the dust filters, they are pretty cheap.
Right now the GRone is selling in both the White and Metallic Grey at my favorite online retailer for $129.99, which is a great deal. The GRone was originally $159.99, which I thought was a bit steep, but the $129.99 price point is perfect. Overall ThinkComputers gives the In Win GRone Full Tower Case an 8 out of 10 score.
- Sleek yet stylish design
- Large full tower window
- Support for E-ATX motherboards
- Room for 8 hard drives
- Hard drive dock
- Only high and low setting on the fan controller
- Cheap dust filters