INWIN 805 Review
Up Close: Interior Base, Rear and Roof
The PSU sits at the rear of the case as is traditional. What isn't traditional though is that there are no foam pads or rubber feet for it to rest upon. Instead it sits flat on the base of the case. You'll also notice that there are no vent holes for the PSU at the back, necessitating, as the sticker instructs, that the PSU be mounted fan upwards. Thankfully there's a decent gap between the top of the PSU mount area and the bottom PCI slot, and for that matter a triangular bracket to prevent any large GPUs encroaching on the PSU zone. The only other ventilation in the base of the case comes from an area able to support a pair of 120s or 140s. To utilise this though it is necessary to remove or relocate the 3.5" rack.
The roof of the case is highly polished Aluminium. As the aesthetic of the case is one of simple elegance the roof is not bespoiled with vents or fan mounts. Up in the top corner we can also see the reverse side of the front I/O. Although the connections are all quite exposed, their location should ensure that they don't get to many knocks in the build process.
Unlike a good many cases who have motherboard trays that vary in depth across the width of the case, the reverse side of the 805 is single depth. With a good 20mm of space there should be enough room to route cables, however, although cable ties are supplied, there are no cable tie points. As we'll see when we look at the accessories, Inwin do supply some adhesive cable clips, however these are too small to accept anything other than a few fan or USB size cables. They certainly won't take the PCI, 8 pin CPU or ATX power cables.
The rear of the motherboard also sports three 2.5" show off mounts. Where we can understand that the SSDs can be see through the glass at the rear of the case we're not entirely sure why Inwin have enabled them to be seen from the other side of the case. As with the motherboard fitted the view from the main side of the case will be obstructed in all but the smallest of Motherboards. OK, so they can be seen if you use an M-ITX board, but seriously, are you really going to buy a mid tower case and pop an M-ITX board into it.