Taiwanese case manufacturer In Win is collaborating with Caseking in launching the In Win D-Frame Mini, a smaller version of the D-Frame, an aluminium ruggedized chassis that is ideal for LAN parties.
The D-Frame Mini is constructed out of a 4mm aluminium frame, and features 3mm tinted glass panels on each side. The 16 shock-proof rubber stands means that you can place the chassis on any side, and an integrated handle allows you to easily carry it around. While the D-Frame Mini carries the same design as its larger variant, it is designed to be used for mini-ITX builds. The mini-ITX segment has seen a lot of great new additions lately, with In Win’s efforts echoing that of casemaker Lian Li, which offers several mini-ITX enclosures in interesting form factors.
The case can comfortably accommodate dual-video cards, each 340mm in length, as well as a 220mm ATX-sized PSU. CPU heatsinks up to 165mm in length can fit in the chassis, which means that you can install CPU coolers like Noctua’s NH-D15 without any issues. If you’re looking to go with a liquid-cooled configuration, the D-Frame Mini can accommodate a 240mm radiator block. In terms of storage, the chassis features five drive bays, which can be configured to fit three 3.5-inch drives and two 2.5-inch drives. The ruggedness and the criss-crossing aluminium construction differentiate In Win’s offering against traditional enclosures in this segment, and with the original D-Frame becoming a huge hit with gamers, it is likely that this smaller version will also see similar interest.
In Win is offering the chassis in three color variants: matt black, red and orange. The black version will be available initially, and other color variants will be available at a later stage. International pricing is yet to be determined, but the chassis is retailing for $388 (299.90 EUR) on Caseking, with deliveries set to commence from October 31.