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InWin Dragon Slayer review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £61
inc VAT

An inexpensive mini-tower with decent cooling options, but the Dragon Slayer doesn’t compare particularly well to other small cases.

Despite the medieval name, Inwin’s Dragon Slayer has a rather industrial looking design, with plenty of wire mesh and grey plastic. Toxic yellow cooling fans stand out behind the front panel, which contains a very useful USB3 port as well as the usual audio jacks and two regular USB ports.

InWin Dragon Slayer

Because it’s a mini-tower, the Dragon Slayer only supports smaller micro-ATX motherboards, but there’s still enough room for a full-size graphics card. There are a limited number of drive bays, with only one 5.25in and one 3.5in bay being externally accessible. It’s possible to install either 3 1/2in or 5 1/4 in drives into the two internal bays at the bottom.

InWin Dragon Slayer side off

Inside the case are a jumbled collection of different sized fans. The front intake and roof-mounted fans are both 140mm models, a 92mm exhaust sits at the rear and a tiny 80mm fan cools the internal drive bays. The side panel protrudes slightly from the main body of the case, making room for a potential four 120mm cooling fans. This is an unprecedented level of cooling for such a small case, but this many fans would make the Dragon Slayer sound just like its namesake.

It isn’t the ideal case for anyone with lots of hard disks or optical drives, but with room for dual graphics cards there’s still scope for a very powerful PC. It costs much less than the Antec Mini P180, but ultimately the Dragon Slayer simply can’t match the P180’s superb design and noise levels.


Price £61
Rating ***
Case mini tower


USB ports 2
Total Firewire ports 0
Total eSATA ports 0
Headphone port yes
Microphone port yes


Size 196x430x426mm
Weight 5.4kg
Internal Drive bays 3 1/2in 3
5.25in drive bays 3
Fan mounts 1x 80mm, 1x 92mm, 4x 120mm, 2x 140mm
Fans supplied 1x 80mm, 1x 92mm, 2x 140mm


Standard N/A
Fans N/A
Power supply wattage N/A
Motherboard connector N/A

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £61

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