InWin was present at CES 2024 and they were showing off some new case designs they have been working on over the last year or so. Last year we saw them introduce their ModFree series, as well as the POC series, and we have seen the latest iterations of those lineups at the show this year. A few other cases were being shown off as well, so let’s go ahead and take a look.
Last year InWin launched their modular ModFree case series, and this year they are back with the ModFree Mini. This mITX case, while quite small, still supports a full ATX power supply, though you won’t have room here for a dedicated graphics card. Just like the original ModFree cases, the ModFree Mini can act as a standalone case, or be joined together with another Mini or even the original ModFree series to create a custom set of enclosures. InWin will be offering the ModFree Mini in a variety of external treatments, with a black and wood Timber version being on display in their suite. Additional exterior finish options include an acrylic version with black, white, and orange highlights, dubbed the Monarch, as well as glass and mesh exterior panels as well. The ModFree Mini will come with a stand for vertical placement, and is expected to be available towards the end of Q2 for $219.
Moving on to a more standard case design, we have the D5 mid tower. InWin has prioritized airflow with a mesh front panel, and room for plenty of 120mm or 140mm fans, or up to 360mm radiators in the front and top if you are more into that style of cooling. The D5 is also one of the cases that supports both ASUS’ BTF and MSI’s Project Zero motherboards and video cards that have their cable connections on the back side of the motherboard. A Tool-less design for the side panels makes them easy to use, while a rotatable PCIe slot cover and bracket provide two options for mounting your graphics card. Supporting up to EATX motherboard sizes, we expect the D5 to launch in February for $119.
The larger F5 full tower case harkens back to the design of InWin’s original 303 case with room for up to three 120mm or 140mm fans in a vertical orientation. Other internal features include vertical or horizontal GPU replacement via a rotatable PCIe slot cover design and optimized cable management for better routing of your cables. Speaking of cables, this case does support motherboards with the connections on the back side, so it is ready for future product developments from ASUS, MSI, and hopefully others in the future. The exterior of the F5 can be customized with swappable panel portions. These include designs made of wood, metal, glass, and plastic, and their ease of removal and installation means you can swap them out whenever you feel like it. This case will also come with fans, and should be available between the end of January and beginning of February. The black version of the case will retail for $149, while the white will come in at $169.
Last year’s POC case design required users to bend their own case into shape, and feedback from consumers to InWin revealed that most builders just weren’t interested in bending a product that they just purchased. InWin listened to that feedback and came out with the POC One, which is still a buildable case, but without all the bending. Instead of bends, the case panels are held together by rubber hinges. As far as component support goes, you can fit a mITX motherboard, as well as a full size graphics card up to 335mm in length. If you grew up with LEGOs, the POC One might be the next logical step when looking for a computer case. The POC One will be available in Q2 of 2024 with a price of $239.