Sunday, May 29th 2016

Is Wood the Next Big Case Material? In Win Thinks So

In Win is one of the most influential brands when it comes to case-design, the company is at the cutting edge of implementing new materials. If 2015-16 was all about tempered glass, 2017-18 could be about wood, at least that's what In Win thinks so. The company unveiled two cases with plywood (particle-board) panels, the In Win 806 ATX mid-tower, and the Gaming Cube A1 cubical mini-ITX. Both cases feature a slightly lime-tinted wood panel. On the 806, it dominates the design running from the front to the top; on the A1, it finishes off the top. Both cases further feature aluminium and tempered glass, the two other premium materials for PC cases.

The Gaming Cube A1 measures 200 mm x 268 mm x 340 mm (WxHxD), and features a pedestal-type layout for its motherboard tray, which frees up room for a dual-slot (well, 2.5-slot) graphics card up to 31.5 cm in length. It can hold an SFX power-supply, and a CPU cooler up to 16 cm in height. Cooling features include two 120 mm bottom intakes and a 120 mm exhaust each on the rear and side. The In Win 806, on the other hand, is a mid-tower measuring 215 mm x 490 mm x 468 mm, with room for CPU coolers as tall as 17 cm, and graphics cards as long as 32 cm. Cooling includes two 120 mm mounts each along the top, bottom, and front; and a rear exhaust. The case features reversible USB 3.1 type-C front-panel ports.
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42 Comments on Is Wood the Next Big Case Material? In Win Thinks So

#1
Ferrum Master
@CAPSLOCKSTUCK

Ever considered making a case out of your matches... okay to be more fair chopsticks could be more viable solution :D
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#2
natr0n
Some dude is gonna mod that case and make a thread with 400 pics just to stain the wood red, cut a random hole and act like it's a new design.
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#3
FlippinFred
Well this is definitely a new concept. Kinda has a kitchen-esk look to it . I have to be honest and comment that I would not be interested in a wood design. Personally. But that being said,. I'm sure there is a select number of person's who would absolutely love this design. I hope it does well.
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#4
Ferrum Master
FlippinFred said:
kitchen-esk look to it
Yeah the small one looks like an oven.
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#5
64K
Looks tacky to me.
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#6
RejZoR
Nothing new. Friend of my cousin made a wooden PC case while he was in the highschool learning for carpenter. That was like 15 years ago. That one was full wood, no fancy windows...
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#7
pat-roner
I like wood, so no complaints about that. I do however think the base on the smallest one is utter crap
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#8
Smanci
Lime tint is ugly. But wood? Yes please. Nice properties with low price.
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#9
natr0n
PC termite protection will be a thing one day.
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#10
CAPSLOCKSTUCK
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Ferrum Master said:
@CAPSLOCKSTUCK

Ever considered making a case out of your matches... okay to be more fair chopsticks could be more viable solution :D
already done.....Matchbox













and Winebox

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#11
Ferrum Master
Damn, that surname on the glue can :D

How much time did it consume to make that?
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#12
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Hmm.. Not bad! I kinda like it! :)
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#13
CAPSLOCKSTUCK
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Ferrum Master said:
Damn, that surname on the glue can :D

How much time did it consume to make that?
about 10 hours of total immersion and enjoyment. OCD doesnt have to be a handicap....:)
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#15
natr0n
TheDeeGee said:
LGR will approve!
Ever since he shown how he works out of a storage room the charm is lost.
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#16
xkm1948
I can see how coffee stain and black mold will look on that. Also on a humid day. This is just stupid.
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#17
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I wood not believe it if they released it
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#19
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Can't say I like it much. I would never have a wooden case for a CP.
@CAPSLOCKSTUCK your home made one though looks awesome. :toast:
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#20
huguberhart
natr0n said:
Ever since he shown how he works out of a storage room the charm is lost.
which video? i like his productions.
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#21
natr0n
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#22
chodaboy19
I like it! Also wood would dampen/reduce noise more than plastics and metal. It also has the side benefit of being a more "sustainable" material. :)
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#23
R-T-B
natr0n said:
Some dude is gonna mod that case and make a thread with 400 pics just to stain the wood red, cut a random hole and act like it's a new design.
To be fair, that's more work than I am willing to do.

natr0n said:
Ever since he shown how he works out of a storage room the charm is lost.
I disagree.
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#24
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
CAPSLOCKSTUCK said:


Hey Caps, I've realized what's wrong with this picture: you're missing the obligatory cup sitting on the drive tray! Please correct this deficiency forthwith! :p
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#25
Grings
it would be nice if you could find some matching furniture to go with it
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