In Win 805 Review

Written by Antony Leather

February 16, 2016 | 16:42

Tags: #atx-case #best-atx-case #best-pc-case

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Once inside, one glaring omission is despite ample cable routing holes, none of them have grommets so you'll need to make good use of the case's included cable anchors and numerous cable ties to gather things together and avoid the system being unsightly. There are a number of other ways to do this too. The case has four 2.5in mounts and three of these are located on the rear of the motherboard tray so at least some of the storage options and related cables can be hidden out of sight.

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The fourth mount is located on top of the two-bay drive cage at the front of the case - there should be enough storage options to suit most people. One slightly annoying aspect of the 2.5in mounts is that they're not tool-free - you need to screw each SSD into a tray which is then fixed to the chassis using a thumbscrew.

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This is a shame as the 3.5in mounts are tool-free, as are similar mounts in a number of other similar cases. For cooling, there's a single 120mm rear exhaust fan included with the case - not a vast amount for a case costing well over £100. Still, there are plenty of options for adding your own fans and radiators.

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The front plays host to two 140mm/120mm fan mounts that can also offer a home to 240mm or 280mm radiators, which are only limited in height by the length of the graphics card you use i.e. 320mm minus your card's length will be the clearance you get for the radiator, while the fans can actually be installed inbetween the fan mount and front section as the mount is removable. That said, the airflow here isn't great as there are no front vents, with the case relying on various small gaps instead.

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The rear fan mount offers 35mm of clearance for radiators too so there are plenty of options for air and water-cooled systems. However, it's worth remembering the CPU cooler height limit is only 156mm - that should be enough for many but there are a fair number that are larger. As far as pumps and reservoirs, there's space in the base for large pumps and if you use a half-height radiator there's enough of a gap between it and the motherboard to mount a tube reservoir too.
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