InWin D-Frame Mini

 

There are holes to mount the power supply to either exhaust up or down. You cannot change which side the fan faces, however.

There is a D-Frame Mini cut out on the PSU cover, but unfortunately if you have a GPU installed, you won’t be able to see it.

With the power supply installed, you still see cables, and the power supply stickers (depending on sticker locations, and PSU orientation). I would prefer there to be some sort of mesh, or maybe put the D-Frame Logo cut outs on both sides to help hide the PSU a little more.

With a tempered glass side panel, wire management is somewhat required (There’s also only about 1/2″ of cable space). In-Win includes several threaded holes to mount the wire loops they include.

Related to the SSD/Radiator clearance issue; those troublesome Black Ice radiators (GTS240 shown) don’t work in the D-Frame Mini. They’re too wide to allow the fan bracket to screw into place. Again, an offset/stand off for the fan bracket would be nice.

There is plenty of space for mounting a thick radiator. Shown here is an Alphacool UT60 240mm radiator, at 60mm thick.

You can also run push-pull on the UT60 without any height issues. You may be more limited on where the fittings end up, depending on the GPU length. You should be able to fit a Monsta (80mm thick) in Push-Pull, but be mindful of where the cables are on your motherboard, as it will be close.

With a CPU+GPU loop, the UT60 radiator, and an EK X-Res/pump combo, this case makes for a decent little rig. I used one of the drive trays for mounting the pump.

I used 4010 tape to mount the pump. I wouldn’t mind seeing a specialty bracket offered specifically for pump/res mounting, as this is really the only horizontal mounting location.

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7 thoughts on “InWin D-Frame Mini

  1. Great job on the review and build. I watched and read the comments on fb & YT, and your build made fans out of a lot of people who didn’t like the D-frame at first.

  2. Great job on the review and build. I watched and read the comments on fb & YT, and your build made fans out of a lot of people who didn’t like the D-frame at first.

    Thanks Bill! I was kind of on the fence about it when I first started, but after going through the system install and everything, once I got the build done I’ve grown to like it…

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