( 5.0 Average / 6 Ratings )
By far this has been the smallest case I built in - the size still surprises me to this day. It is the absolute 'go-to' chassis for SFF and HTPC enthusiasts - you get the exact amount of everything you need; like 2.5" mounts and USB ports; all at a very attractive price.
It's a little tricky to sort out the cables however, but a little pre-planning can make it pay off drastically (since, at this form factor, it can directly affect cooling performance).
The PSU is whisper quiet (even at load), and could you bring the little monster with you while travelling. The best part - you can transform it into a miniature powerhouse and silence the many arguments in the 'PC vs Console' atmosphere. The fine line between the two are just beginning to overlap.
Ever since I saw this case I wanted to build in it, I was even considering doing a eGPU setup with a i7 7700 but waited, the build quality is amazing.
ZOMG I love this case. Very stylish and well built! I picked it because it fits in with the rest of my aesthetically-pleasing entertainment center.
Documentation's a little sparse, but putting together a system this simple ain't rocket surgery... I'd recommend having an electronics screwdriver with an extension (or a flex-neck screwdriver) for the mobo screws, as they're almost under the edge of the case. Cable management isn't super easy, but it's not terrible. Has a nice cutout to easily pass the SATA cables to the back panel.
The power LED's just sitting behind a small hole drilled through the hefty aluminum faceplate. 95% of the time, you see a pleasant white light, letting you know that the power's on ... but if you happen to have your head at the same height, and are 'centered' with the light, it's blindingly bright (see pic in build details). That alignment occurs for me when I'm laying on the couch! I solved that by putting a 1/16" piece of electrical tape over that LED.
The Inwin Chopin makes an excellent case to suit light gaming requirements paired with a 2200G/2400G, while keeping the system compact and premium in design.
I love the size. It is just big enough to house the necessities, and feels likely a quality product. Cable management takes a little planning and iteration, but you can get a very neat system with a touch of patience.
Love this case! Beautiful and small to fit anywhere!