I would like to thank iBUYPOWER
for supplying the review sample.
Most will recognize the iBUYPOWER brand as an SI that offers full gaming systems for a variety of budgets. However, they also invest a bit of effort and time into their own unique cases across various form factors only buyers of full systems get to take advantage of. That having been said, with the Snowblind chassis we are reviewing in this article, you have the opportunity to snag just the case and build your own system as you like. While it does not look any different from many other enclosures out of the box, the iBUYPOWER Snowblind actually sports a see-through LCD side panel that is a fully fledged second monitor in Windows.
|Material:||Steel, plastic, tempered glass, and see-through LCD screen|
|Drive Bays:||2x Internal 2.5/3.5"|
2x Internal 2.5"
|ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX|
|Dimensions:||475 x 203 x 437 mm (H x W x D)|
|Front Fans:||2x 140 mm or 2x 120 mm 2x 120 mm (2x 120 mm white LED included)|
|Rear Fans:||1x 120 mm or 1x 140 mm (1 x 120 mm white LED included)|
|Top Fans:||1x 120 or 140 mm (optional)|
|I/O:||2x USB 3.0|
|Fan/LED Controller:||LED light toggle button|
1024 x 1280 19 inch TN LCD screen on side panel
|Compatibility:||CPU Cooler: N/A |
GPU: about 330 mm
The iBUYPOWER Snowblind ships in a fully colored, white cardboard box. While unusual, this is the best way to show off the fact that there is actually an LCD screen on the side glass panel in all its glory. Both larger panels have images of the chassis, while the smaller ones are essentially identical. iBUYPOWER mentions that you will get a keyboard and mouse inside the package, but that only holds true for the full systems they sell utilizing the Snowblind.
Some thick foam spacers with cardboard for added structural strength hold the unit in place. While this may be a bit overkill for an empty chassis, it makes total sense for a full system. In fact, iBUYPOWER shipped the whole chassis in its own branded and larger box with lots of filler material where you would usually find all the system peripherals and accessories.