At the beginning of this review I said that it seemed like you got a lot of features for the GT1’s price of $64.99 and after spending some time with the case and installing our system in it I would have to say that is true. I have reviewed many “budget” cases over the years and they either are junk or they make themselves out to be something that they are not. The In Win GT1 is neither of these things, it is a budget case that has a lot to offer.
This case has pretty much everything that you would want in a case. The first thing is the stylish looks. For a budget case the GT1 does have its own unique look to it and you do get a nice large side panel window. There is plenty of room inside for all of your hardware and you can even remove the top hard drive cage to make room for larger video cards. The case supports both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives, you have USB 3.0 support and even a hard drive dock on the top of the case. Remember you are getting all of this for a very low price of $64.99.
Installation went extremely easy and I did not encounter any issues. I had thought that I would have an issue with routing my cables because there was not that much room behind the motherboard tray, but that was not the case as you really don’t route your cables that way. Also I usually fault cases for not having a CPU power cutout, but with this case In Win makes it very apparent that you don’t have one and that cables really are not to be routed behind the motherboard.
In Win does include 2 fans with the case, which seems like the norm for budget cases. You do have the option to install up to 4 more if you like. There is also a fan controller that both the included fans are connected to. While it only gives you two modes, it is still nice to have.
The only real issue I have with this case is that the expansion slot covers are the ones that are actually attached to the case and that when removed cannot be used again. In Win only includes a single expansion slot cover that can be used again.
All in all this is one of the best budget cases that I have seen. You are not going to find many other cases at this price point that offer as many features. Overall ThinkComputers give the In Win GT1 Mid Tower Case a 9 out of 10 score and our Good Value Award.
- Supports 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives
- USB 3.0
- Hard drive dock & fan controller
- Easy installation
- Cheap expansion slot covers
Jul 08, 2014 0