About a year and a half ago we reviewed In Win's Mt. Jade mATX enclosure. At that time In Win worked together with Intel to create a thermally efficient design for the Small Form Factor (SFF) case using Partition Plate Cooling Technology (PPCT). PPCT allows an Intel stock CPU cooler to perform as a double agent, adding the additional duty of cooling the case. The design proved to be a success.
In Win has now introduced their new SFF enclosure, the Matrix. This time around In Win used the Mt. Jade enclosure as a reference design, but overhauled the exterior. The stock cooler is expected to maintain the same double agent duties under the secrecy of a revamped exterior design. But, with the help of their double agent, did In Win just repackage the same ol' box or is there more to it than just a new exterior? Stick with us on this top secret mission to find out.
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Just like the previous offering, we greatly appreciate In Win tossing in the small SFX 300 watt PSU. The smaller case requires the smaller, and less-common, PSU. Along the with expected motherboard screws, In Win tossed in a few more goodies that didn't come with the Mt. Jade. This time around we get a colored user guide on glossy paper along with a power cord and VGA cable extender. Both cables come with a 90 degree angled connector on one end. We'll see why these are needed later when we take a close look at the rear of the Matrix. So let's move on and take a closer look at the little box.