In Win 805 Infinity Red/Black Build


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Introduction

If you can imagine unboxing all your components & installing them in an oven, some similarities would exist between that & the 805 Inifinity Case.

Unfortunately 2017 ended badly for the PC Case market. With most manufacturers opting for overpriced, showy, tempered glass designs, while neglecting the most important feature of all; cooling performance.

At first, I liked the idea of having tempered glass as the back panel, however I quickly discovered it's tinted so you can't see your cable management anyway. It makes me wonder; why bother making it glass then? It's like having glass windows in your house that are painted black, may as well just make it a wall.

Cooling Performance

The Case comes with a single extractor fan, you can't add more. The end.

However In Win designed the Case so you can only install your power supply with the fan facing upwards. So, if you count the PSU, you have two extractor fans. Wow.

It's like breathing through a straw. No matter how many fans you throw at it, it's not going to make much of a difference. In Win really need to open this Case up & allow air to flow in more easily.

The best advice I could give for cooling performance is to run with a Graphics Card with a blower design which extracts the air through itself & outside the back of the Case.

Build

The photos speak for themselves, with the right hardware this Case looks epic. I went for a red & blue theme for contrast. You need to give yourself more time for cable management on this Case, mainly because it will allow you to close the window without cracking it. You can't really sit on glass to force it shut. I found a cavity between the front glass panel and the Chassis which was a handy place to get rid of any excess cables.

I braced the Graphics Card from a hole above which helps avoid any long term sagging. Another trick I always find helpful on any build, is to rotate the Case sideways, it makes it much easier to install the Motherboard & Graphics Card.

Accessories

The In Win 805 comes with handy plastic clips to assist with conducting tidy cable management. They are essentially useless though because the tape they supplied with the clips don't hold to the Case for more than 30 seconds. Kudos to them for supplying clips, they were really handy, but I had to use my own 3M VHB Tape to keep the clips attached the Case long term.

The 805 Infinity Red/Black doesn't include an RGB strip, I tried using a DeepCool Magnetic strip which sticks to 99% of Cases I build with, it doesn't stick to this Case though so it would be recommend to get yourself a reel of 3M VHB Tape as you'll be needing a fair bit of it by the time your done with this Case.

Conclusion

It's not the worst Case in the world by any means. The 805 Infinity is a show Rig, it's designed to be shown off which is wonderful. It is a highly competitive market though & there is definitely room for improvement. I'd like to see more consideration made to the cooling design this year, particularly around the intake surface area. I'm interested to see what they come up with in 2018.
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