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In-Win BK623 Mt. Jade Tiny Tower Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:28 am

In-Win BK623 Mt. Jade Tiny Tower Case Review

The In-Win Mt Jade/BK623 Tiny tower case is a mATX slim form factor chassis that is just half the size of many desktop mATX PCs. This case is designed to work with micro ATX-sized motherboard and full height audio and video cards. The chassis uses Partition Plate cooling technology, which separates the CPU fan from the heatsink to reduce back draft. With this design no case fan is needed which means better acoustic performance. Read on to see if this case is what you need!

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Re: In-Win BK623 Mt. Jade Tiny Tower Case Review

Postby Dragon_Cooler » Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:39 am

Excellent review. It really is interesting to see the different types of cases coming out. I did like the perfect fit for the stock intel cooler, that was very very interesting.
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Re: In-Win BK623 Mt. Jade Tiny Tower Case Review

Postby bubba » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:40 am

Glad you liked it :) this case was rather interesting to work with. I've got it set up now as a NAS box. Works like a champ, I'm interested to see how the PSU will hold up to couple months of 24/7 running.
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Re: In-Win BK623 Mt. Jade Tiny Tower Case Review

Postby Darkstar » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:46 am

Bubba wrote I've got it set up now as a NAS box


cool, Freenas? hows the performance as a NAS box? i was thinking of doing one yesterday.
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Re: In-Win BK623 Mt. Jade Tiny Tower Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:48 am

bubba wrote:Glad you liked it :) this case was rather interesting to work with. I've got it set up now as a NAS box. Works like a champ, I'm interested to see how the PSU will hold up to couple months of 24/7 running.


Since it's FSP Group I wouldn't worry much, should be good for the price of the case. I mean think about the power supply for a bit...

The power supply is the FSP Group (Fortron Source) FSP300-60GLS this power supply alone is $41.99 at Newegg... The whole case is just $56 from Newegg... So you're getting a $41.99 PSU and a $14 case in a sense.

In WIn is going to be moving from the more expensive FSP Group power supply to their own design later this year, so if you are wanting a good budget case this is it.
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Re: In-Win BK623 Mt. Jade Tiny Tower Case Review

Postby Major_A » Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:15 am

I'd get this case for my HTPC but it's mATX. I need too many slots to use a mATX board.
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Re: In-Win BK623 Mt. Jade Tiny Tower Case Review

Postby bubba » Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:23 pm

Darkstar wrote:
Bubba wrote I've got it set up now as a NAS box


cool, Freenas? hows the performance as a NAS box? i was thinking of doing one yesterday.
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Going to try FreeNAS first, I have used in the past but never really got in depth with it. As a wide open storage box it works great, but the way the security is handled in FreeNAS not sure if I'm going to like it for the long haul for locking down certain areas.

If I dump FreeNAS then I was looking at OpenSUSE.

Apoptosis wrote:Since it's FSP Group I wouldn't worry much


Cool, never had a PSU made by them so I had no clue how good they were.
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Re: In-Win BK623 Mt. Jade Tiny Tower Case Review

Postby DMB2000uk » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:41 pm

Nice review, just checked out the dimensions with my handy tape measure and it really is little.

Interesting concept with the duct. Do you find that the CPU exhaust tends to make the rest of the components hotter, or is it forced out of the case pretty quick?

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Re: In-Win BK623 Mt. Jade Tiny Tower Case Review

Postby bubba » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:52 pm

Yeah when they called it a tiny tower they meant it. My 17" laptop has a bigger foot print.

As for heat issues. At the moment all I have in the case is an old 1.3 TBird and a couple 80gb hard drives. No real heat issues as of yet, an surprisingly enough the case is very quite. Even with the CPU fan only the thickness of a CD ROM away from the case vent.

Now as how the heat will build up with the added flow restriction of a couple tuner cards and a video card? couldn't say.
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