In Win BUC ATX Tower Case

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ASSEMBLY

Assembling a system in the BUC is a straight forward affair. Much of the process is tool-less except for the mounting the power supply and motherboard, and getting the hard drives into the hotswap trays. Our test system consists of an Asus 790GX motherboard, a ZEROtherm FZ120 heatsink with a Nexus 120 mm fan, a WD Caviar Black 1TB hard drive and a Cooler Master 700W modular power supply.


The BUC doesn't come with a whole lot of accessories, just some strap-ties, a 3-pin to 4-pin molex fan adapter, keys for the hard drive door, a PC speaker, a case schematic, and screws and grommets.



Rubber grommets can be placed between the hard drive caddy and screws, but this makes the tray wider which results in a very tight fit. With the grommets, excessive force is required to pull the drives out. Undampened, drives can be removed with ease, but it's not as secure.



The expansion slot locks are a bit difficult to handle, and being plastic, are easy to break. We accidentally cracked two of them, though they still managed to get the job done.



Our HD 4870 test system, fully installed. There was 6.0 cm of space to the right of the graphics card, making the total clearance about 30.1 cm. There was just a 1.1 cm gap above the CPU cooler, making heatsink clearance approximately 16.7 cm.



The hole at the back of the motherboard tray wasn't quite large enough for our AM3 board's backplate.



The In Win logo LED at the front of the case lights up red (it is powered by 4-pin molex) but isn't nearly as annoying as the shine from the fan's LEDs.



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