TeamGroup and InWin are working together on the T-Force x InWin 216 mid-tower chassis offering good hardware compatibility and vertical GPU mounting.
The T-Force x InWin 216 is made of steel, measuring 465mm x 220mm x 460mm and weighing 7.3kg. Inside, we find space for 12in x 13in E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards with up to seven PCIe expansion openings, plus another two for vertical GPU mounting. Apart from the T-Force logo on the front and the text on that nice-looking brushed part, this chassis is identical to the original 216 from InWin, thus retaining all its specs.
We therefore have support for up to 380mm-long/170mm-tall graphics cards, with a thickness limited to 58mm in vertical orientation, 166mm-high CPU coolers, and 220mm-long PSUs. To cool this hardware we have space for six 120mm fans – three in the front, two up top, and one in the rear. There’s radiator space for up to 360mm in the front and 120mm in the back.
The brand, however, didn’t specify how many fans are included, only announcing that the number of pre-installed fans may vary based on region. If it turns out you got a bare variant, maybe you would like to fill it with a couple of be quiet’s excellent Silent Wings Pro 4?
Unfortunately, the front air intake is very limited, having only narrow openings around the sides of the panel. A full-mesh variant of this chassis would be much appreciated by users looking for maximum performance. The feet, on the other hand, are quite high and should allow for ample air movement. The bottom seems to have more intake potential than the front, which is not the best choice to avoid dust collection.
Storage sees two 3.5in/2.5in drive bays, plus three 2.5in spots – two behind the motherboard tray and one on top of the PSU compartment. I/O includes only two USB 3.0 Type-A plus two 3.5mm audio jacks.
While we don’t know yet the cost of this chassis, the original InWin 216 had a price of $80, so we can expect around this figure, all backed by a two-year warranty.