Tuesday, January 8th 2013
In the age of boring black monoliths, or loud glowy-blue ones, it's always a welcome change to see innovative open-air case designs. Take In Win's D-Frame, for example. Its design isn't much more than a thick steel roll-cage to which motherboard, PSU, and drive trays are latched onto, covered by little more than perforated metal sheets. The design allows you to both use it as an open-ended case while placing it by its sides (for overclocking), or upright, for spreading gobs and gobs of jelly at LAN-parties. Measuring about 305 x D668 x 482 mm, the D-Frame fits in standard ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX motherboards, with room for long PSUs, a 5.25-inch drive, three 3.5-inch ones, and two 2.5-inchers.