INWIN 805 Review
Up Close: Interior Overview and Drive Bays
The first thing we noticed about the interior of the 805 is that although there are plenty of cable management holes not a single one of them sports rubber grommets. Now we're willing to bet that this was a conscious decision by Inwin and probably nods towards and open and airy interior that can be seen from both sides, however, we're not sure it's In-winning us over (Sorry). The other matter is that the holes themselves are not placed in the traditional manner or for that matter any form we can see that makes a great deal of sense to us. Ok, so there are a couple of holes that could be used as show off mounts for SSDs, but with the mobo in place these will be covered over from the front side. Again, we appreciate that the placement of the holes may have been done deliberately by Inwin to further increase the appearance of openness etc, we're just not sure it's working.
Although you don't get any fans in the front of the 805, it is able to support a pair of 120s or 140s. The bracket that they mount to is removable and can, as we'll see later be used as a radiator mounting bracket. Down in the bottom corner there's a rack supporting a pair of 3.5" or 2.5" drives. There's also a bracket on the top of the rack to support an additional 2.5" drive.
The whole drive cage is removable and can be relocated as a vertical stacker in a couple of locations further up the case front. Using the HDD rack in either of these two positions pretty much negates the use of a rad in this position but does serve to provide maximum airflow to the drives , provided of course you fit fans, as none are included.
With the radiator bracket removed we can see that Inwin have lifted away a grid of triangular vents in the front panel. This is to allow as much air as possible though to the interior without spoiling the looks. High airflow it isn't though so consider yourselves warned.