IN WIN BUC Mid-Tower Case Review

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Ever since I was a kid, I was never that into American cartoons. I always liked the art style and plot lines of Japanese anime. There was always more depth to the characters and adult oriented themes. Every episode wasn't a lesson on eating your vegetables or saying no to drugs. While kids around me watched Duck Tales and Rescue Rangers, I was watching Voltron, Sailor Moon, and Dragonball. However, there was always one plot device that I never liked. This was that the main "good" character in most action/drama anime always died. I know it has to do with Japanese culture and their storytelling, but when you get engrossed in a storyline and actually come to really like a character, it sucks!



Now, I won't dog all American animation. I really liked G.I.Joe, TMNT, and Transformers. Transformers was one of those first cartoons that broke a bit of the Japanese flavor into the American market. You had your mecha cartoon in the form of Autobots and Decepticons. It did follow my much hated plot line device, however, killing Optimus Prime in Transformers : The Movie (the 1986 animated one). Why did I bring all of this up?  Well, for one, I just got finished watching an anime series on Netflix, and yes, the main character died in the end. It was called "Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom". But also, when I hooked this case up, I asked my wife what she thought it looked like. She said, "A Transformer".



That case would be the IN WIN BUC. IN WIN's concept for the BUC is "strong shield". They get this idea from its black SECC steel build and hard looking design. The BUC comes with many nice and innovative features for any builder. For cooling, the BUC comes with three 12cm fans. One on the front, top, and rear of the case. There are three 5.25" and one 3.5" drive bays. For internal storage, the BUC can hold five drives of either 3.5" or 2.5" with their device converter cage. The cage also holds four Hot-Swap modules, negating the need for extra SATA cables and conserving room. The BUC has a tray cut out for high end heat sink swapping and cable routing holes, for advanced cable management. The front panel has two USB 2.0, a single eSATA, and HD/AC'97 audio ports. On top there is a tray that houses a USB 3.0 port.