We looked at the In Win B2 Stealth Bomber case in five key areas:General aesthetics & Facia design
The In Win B2 Stealth Bomber is a little too fighter pilot, not enough control tower for our tastes. The unit bares very little resemblance to the plane in question, apart from the side rear vent which, if you look at the case sideways – appears to resemble the stealth bomber landing on its side.
The chassis at least makes an effort to be sleek, with angled corners that feel a little too clichéd for its own good. This is not the first time a company has styled its product after the famous spy plane, as we reported here
with BenQ's 'stealth' modeled screen.
A strange addition to the front is a sensor activated hinged front door, which we feel is a grand design mistake and definitely too gimmicky for its own good. When the unit is turned off, you’ll be stuck trying to lift the hinged lid and it feels like it could break very easily. Cooling solutions
This is probably the part of the B2 stealth bomber case that is going to get the most attention from hardcore enthusiasts. You’ll either love the plastic fan arrays for their thermal cooling system or you’ll love to hate them.
The cooling system fans feel rather flimsy and while the B2 stealth bomber is being promoted by In Win as a whisper proof case build, we think the construction of the cooling vents could of been of much higher grade material rather than plastic.
The case also comes equipped with a Smart-3D UniDuct, 12cm Ceramic Fans at Front & Rear Panels, a so called ‘Turbo Cooling System’ with two 8cm side ceramic fans. The unit also has holes to supports water-cooling.Drive space availability
There are 4x External 5.25"and 7x 3.5" drive bays in this unit. Internal design & Interior space
Vibration free holders are great ideas and the overall case interior is miles ahead of the cheaper cases in the In Win range. Plastic clips adjourn the outside the panels for ease of entry to the board and a tool less system comes as standard.
More attention has been paid to internal spacing of drives in this case and is easier to access than previous models allowed.Weight, dimensions & Construction
Still quite heavy, the case uses dark metallic plastic panels and 0.8mm SECC graded Japanese steel for strengthening. The case measures 435x235x525 mm.Overall
, the case is a big step up from some of the other flimsier In Win cases, but we’re not sure if hardcore enthusiasts are going to gravitate towards the B2 stealth bomber easily. It’s still a decent, well constructed case, pulled down by its front sensor door which we could do without.Prices were not able to be confirmed when this review went to print. We'll update the latest prices when details come in.