InWin 309 Overview
Taking a first look at the InWin 309 it is about the same size as a typical mid-tower with official dimensions of 500 x 238 x 553 mm. We received the black verison of the case, and currently that is the only color that InWin is offering. The case is mainly made of SECC, ABS, and of course you have tempered glass.
Taking a look at the front of the case we have a full tempered glass panel. Of course behind this tempered glass panel is the 144 aRGB array. Towards the bottom of the panel is a small InWin logo.
Moving up to the top of the case we can see just a plain top with no ventilation. In typical InWin fashion this case does not have your ordinary cooling layout, which we’ll go over shortly.
All of your connections and buttons are on the left side of the case. From top to bottom you have a large power button, hard drive activity LED, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, headphone and microphone jacks, a small reset button, and controls for the aRGB panel on the front of the case.
Taking a look at the main side panel we have a full tempered glass panel, which is tinted. This panel will basically show off everything inside your system. One thing I’ve always liked about InWin’s side panel design is that they use a simple button latch at the top of the panel. This allows you to easily remove the panel without even touching the glass part.
Towards the bottom of the case on the main side you’ll find a filter that slides out. Since it is removable it will be quite easy to clean.
The opposite side panel is plain except for a row of honeycomb cut-outs towards the top of the case. These are actually used for ventilation, which we will get into a bit. This panel is held in place by two captive thumbscrews that are directly on the panel itself.
Moving around to the back of the case we have a pretty simple design. At the top is where you’ll power supply will go, then you have a 120 mm exhaust fan, and finally the spot where your motherboard will go along with seven expansion slots.