InWin recently launched its POC PC Case, which is a flat-pack kit consisting of foldable and bendable pre-cut steel panels that when fully constructed forms a rather unique mini-ITX tower chassis.
It is among the first of a series to be released as part of the company’s iBuildiShare product line introduced back at CES 2023 with a central focus on DIY modular design.
The chassis manufacturer has a penchant for quirky and innovative designs. In fact, this case, in particular, can be likely seen as a spiritual successor to InWin’s Explorer chassis – a cubed-style mini-ITX flat-pack that debuted a little over a year ago.
Nonetheless, the seven-piece steel kit, once fully assembled, measures 256mm x 278mm x 423mm and weighs an overhaul 4.2kg. Split into two chambers, the innards support a standard ATX power supply up to 160mm deep and a dedicated GPU chamber which allows for a 3.5-slot graphics card up to 346mm long.
The exterior features side-mounted handles and interchangeable triangular-shaped vents for cooling that make for a surprisingly versatile build with a tiny footprint and adequate cooling.
Moving on, front I/O is placed on top, offering a single USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C port, two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, a 3.5mm combo port, and power button with LED. What’s more, InWin includes a PCIe 4.0 GPU riser, which is a nice touch since the company could have skimped out with a 3.0 version, but thankfully didn’t. There’s also a single Luna AL120 ARGB fan included with purchase, all packaged in a neat little pizza-sized box. Yum.
The InWin POC is currently exclusively available via InWin’s estore and comes in either blue/black or a more vibrant green/yellow colourway. Priced at €99, European customers also have the opportunity to add the BATMAT, an aluminium mousepad, valued at €25, to their cart free of charge. Now that’s value.