In Win D-Frame Mini Case Review – The Coolest Lanbox on The Block


The tempered smoked glass side panels are one of our favorite things about this case, the glass also seems strong enough to deal with every day handling with out cracking or shattering.

Overall we thought this was a great case for the right buyer. For us the lack of fan support, outside of the bracket for rads was a pretty big deal as having stagnant hot air sitting in the case is far from ideal.


Another note to possible owners is that the PSU bracket is quite close to the PCIe slot possibly limiting airflow depending on your GPU, our XFX R9 290 with dual fans was about 3-4c higher than in other cases, so this may be an issue for you.

Those who are looking at this case should take the word “Budget” out of their vocabulary as this is one of the priciest M-ITX cases on the market period, but if you are looking for quality craftsmanship, eye catching design and one of the most unique cases on the market, look no further.

Not everyone needs a Piaget, as a Timex will tell time just as well. But sometimes we like to splurge on the finer things, the D-Frame Mini is a great example of that. If you are looking for one of the most unique mini-ITX cases out there the D-Frame Mini is it. Aesthetically this case is absolutely fantastic, it’s not hard to see the craftsmanship, from the hand bent metal pipe that is spot wielded into shape to the tempered glass side panel, this case was built to last and built very well.

With that being said we can surely give this case the Technology X Innovation award, Although it’s not perfect, this case does plenty of things right and is one unique chassis!

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Over the past few years In Win has established a reputation for making some of the most well built cases available. With entries such as the 904, the S-Frame and the original D-Frame, which like most In Win cases, was very well built! It had sharp lines and had craftsmanship that is unheard of from most other chassis manufacturers. Today we have newest addition to In Win's lineup the D-Frame Mini which is a smaller mini-ITX version of the original and lighter on your wallet. The D-Frame Mini is retailing at $290 at time of writing. Can it measure up…

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Mini Beast!

The In Win D-Frame Mini Chassis is one of the most unique chassis' that we get the privilege to experience hands-on. Minus the price tag, you will be very happy with your purchase!

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  1. I have noticed that only negative reviews are people that can’t afford this or have never owned. This is the best case I have ever owned hands down. So solid the construction! Looks strong and unique. I have the red one so went red and black with parts. Msi 980 gtx, pro ssd, 2 red cougar 120mm led fans surrounding the cooler master evo cooler. Temps are awesome max was 70c with the msi and no extra cooling just the cards own fans. The i5 processor always is cool max in the 40’s when gaming, otherwise in 30’s for surfing etc. Dust is not an issue in fact this collects less dust then any case I have ever owned. When I do dust it just unplug it and dust it as no panels to remove, so nice to just glance at it and see my video card, and other parts. This case does not slide on my desk and also you can place it in 4 positions but my favorite is standing up as then it takes up no more space then a shoe box mini itx. Only wish it came in Blue or Green, only negative! I use to always want a new case the next best thing, this has ended with this case. Now if only I can find the perfect phone and car lol some of you know what I am talking about but as far as this case I feel its superior to all others including case labs mini itx, anything from Falcon, Digital Storm, In wins other designs, Silverstone and Lian Li I have checked them all out, The Prodigy I give a 3 on a 1-10 remember the weeble wobbles?

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