In Win BUC ATX Tower Case

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Inwin BUC ATX Tower Case

May 29, 2011 by Lawrence Lee

In Win BUC
ATX Tower Case
Street Price

The oddly named In Win BUC is part of the Taiwanese manufacturer's Destiny-Lite series of cases, a line of budget-oriented ATX towers with what we would describe as bold exterior designs. According to their literature the BUC features solid construction, hot-swappable hard drive bays with tool-less, dampened drive trays, USB 3.0 and eSATA connectivity. Also thrown in are three 12 cm fans with room for more to produce ample cooling. All this for US$100 seems like a heck of a deal, though from past experience, it's probably too good to be true...

The box.

The case.

At first glance the BUC appears rather unattractive. It has some nice rounded ventilated portions in front of the fans and the 5.25" bays that look pleasant, a welcome departure from the straight, hard lines of most ATX towers, but these sections are divided by narrow bands of boring featureless plastic molding. We generally prefer smooth, uniform contours, something the BUC lacks in spades. On the bright side, it seems to have plenty of airflow though the large vent on the side panel undoubtedly allows plenty of noise to escape. Also on the side panel is a lockable door that allows side access to the hard drive bays, well at least three of them.

Storage tray.

Top fan.

The BUC has a single USB 3.0 port at the top of the case imbedded on the side of a storage tray at the top which can be handy for holding a wallet, phone, keys, coins, or other knickknacks you might have near your PC. Convenient, yes, but a jarring contrast to the rest of the design. Behind it sits a 120 mm fan mount covered by an exceedingly large rounded mesh grill. Surrounding the fan is plastic frame that odes a great job of obstructing it. There is room for a 14 cm fan here but they opted for a smaller model instead.

Specifications: In Win BUC
(from the product web page)
Case Size Mid Tower
Material SECC Steel
Drive Bays 1. External 5.25" x 3, 3.5" x 1
2. Internal 3.5" / 2.5" device converter cage x 5
(Hot-Swap Module x 4)
M/B Form Factor ATX / Micro-ATX
Power Supply ATX 12V, PSII Size
I/O Expansion Slots PCI-E / PCI / AGP Slot x 7
Top Ports 1.USB 3.0 x 1
2.USB 2.0 x 2
3.eSATA x 1
4.HD/AC'97 Audio
Thermal Solution 1.12cm Front Fan x 1
2.12cm Rear Fan x 1
3.12cm Top Fan x 1
4.Maximum Supports 12cm Side Fan x 2 (Optional)
5.Water-Cooling Hole Ready
Dimension (HxWxD) 485 x 210 x 506mm (19.1" x 8.3" x 19.9")

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