In Win Dragon Slayer PC Case Review


The Return of The Mesh!

PC Case designs have come a long way from the beige boxes from the previous century.  Thanks to the modding and gaming scenes, manufacturers try to lure in new customers with sleek and innovative designs that not only allow your computer to perform its best, but inspire envy at LAN parties.  Most PC cases are intended for either full-fledged ATX cases, or small form factor PCs, but not much attention has been paid for Mini-ATX motherboards.

In Win has a new mid-range PC case, dubbed the Dragon Slayer, which accomodates a micro-ATX mainboard.  Most micro-ATX cases were aimed at the home theater segment, as these motherboards were usually not considered powerful enough for an enthusiast-level gaming rig.  Times have changed, apparently, as this case is equipped to tame even the most monstrous heat-producing equipment, but we’ll get into that on the next page.

The Dragon Slayer’s design is influenced by medieval knights, and there is a heavy application of Modder’s Mesh (e.g. chain mail) to prove it.  There are three different types of mesh used, and they are sometimes layered to act as air filters.

Case Size Mini Tower
Material 0.6mm SECC steel
Drive Bays
1. Option 1: External 5.25” x 3, 3.5” x 1
Internal 2.5” x 1
2. Option 2: External 5.25” x 1, 3.5” x 1
Internal 2.5” x 1, *3.5” x 3 or 3.5” x 2, 2.5” x 1 (*Converted from 5.25” x 2 )
Motherboard Form Factor Micro-ATX
Power Supply
1. ATX 12V
2. PS?
I/O Expansion Slots
PCI-E/PCI/AGP Expansion Slot x 5
Front I/O (ports)
USB 3.0 x 1; USB 2.0 x 2; HD/AC’97 Audio
Thermal Solution 14cm Fan at Top and Front
9cm Fan at Rear/8cm HDD Fan
Optional 12cm Side Fan x 4
Water-Cooling Hole Ready
Dimensions (HxWxD)
430 x 196 x 426 mm (16.9” x 7.7” x 16.8” )
Security Padlock Loop / Kensington Slot


  • Eye-Catching Appearance
    Inspired by medieval chain armor concept
  • Outstanding Expandability
    Supports up to 2 full-length (32cm/12×6″) VGA cards
  • Uncompromising Thermal Solution
    Holds up to 8 fans to provide exceptional cooling
  • Cable Routing System
    Minimized cable clutter and enhances airflow
  • Tool-Free Design
    For PCI slots and drive bays
  • Dust-Proof Air filter
    Keeps out the dust and extends life of components

Dragon Slayer, the new mATX chassis from In Win is small in size and huge in potential. Covered by metallic medieval chain armor like bezel and supported by sturdy dark metal structure this case is built to keep all components unharmed, while providing excellent airflow. Powerful as a giant, Dragon Slayer is capable to accommodate two full-length graphic cards up to 320mm. Extreme ventilation and a cable routing system make this chassis a great knight to fight by your side during any gaming battle. Equipped with anti-vibration pads aside of side panel and water-cooling holes, Dragon Slayer is ready to satisfy the strictest enthusiast.

On the next page we open the box and take a look at what this case has to offer…