( 3.7 Average / 22 Ratings )
The cable management was great for the power supply wires. but the wires for the front panel really crowd the optical drive and had no where to hide so they are the only wires you can see, also really crowded around the powersupply and optical drive wires.
I have to remind myself that this case is only $30, but my complaints are mainly about the design.
The optical bay is crap to be frank. I'm not sure why they went with the small opening. It was very difficult to align my drive to fit in there and it also backed up very close to my power supply. Placing the front panel back on was a struggle and it just didn't fit properly over the drive, so I took the drive out of this build completely and said f**k it.
I also detest the lip at the top of the case. It makes putting the power supply in unnecessarily difficult.
I'm not sure what screws are supposed to secure the PCI brackets, but nothing I had worked. I managed to force a captive thumb screw to work after uttering several profanities and sitting there in disbelief that the pile of case screws I had were all useless to me in the struggle.
Aside from all of that fun, it's a decent case for the price. The hinge for the HDD mount is a neat touch. You could also potentially squeeze some small cables in the back, but without an optical drive, you should be able to fit all of your cables in there. Do yourself a favor and save another $15-20 to get a better case.
This is a great case for its money. The price definitively shows though. The metal is low quality. There is back panel cable management. The drive mounting mechanism is odd, and the power supply is on the roof of the case.
Nice little case. Only faults are the lack of proper screws for my hard drive, and the lack of space for cables to run with a disc drive installed. Other than that, loving this case. Nice, simple, and very aesthetically pleasing. Temps while gaming are holding around 50-55, not too shabby. All in all, I am very pleased with this purchase. I like seeing this everyday when I come home. The case that is.
$22 with free shipping for a case of this quality and features was a no-brainer.
Decent case. But cable management is not that great. This was the part of my build that I cheeped out on but it was not the end of the world. The only problem I had was putting 2 storage devices in the case. It advertises that you can install two 3.5" drives on the swinging hard drive bay, but I could only fit one. Spent 2 hours trying to figure this out with no luck. I ended up mounting my SSD with the 3.5" extender in the expansion bay. But for $30, I can't complain.
Great for the price, and the outside looks great, not to flashy, and has USB 3.0. But it is a little small and hard to maneuver in. And the IO plate was very difficult to snap in. Also only has two hard drive mount points. and I have 3 hard drives i need to put in sooo... Still its hard to not consider when making a budget computer.
i want to like this case, i really do. its footprint is small, its a decent quality, jut building in it sucks. there is no room for hands while building, i had issues getting my gpu to fit, the front panel coards popped out a few times while i was installing cables (they dont give you a lot to work with). cable management is a nightmare, you have to force it pretty much. im glad i didnt go with an optical drive so i can hide some cables in that bay. the hdd and ssd mounts are a smart idea, just not well thought out. the metal isnt the highest quality, and there isnt much noise dampening. so when my gpu and cpu are under load, it sounds like a jet taking off. i would recommend spending the money and going another route for a case.
It's small, has good cable management, and looks pretty sleek. There's only one problem with this case: airflow. I tried putting a 120mm fan in the front of the case to help with the airflow but due to the design of the front panel there's just not enough air being blown into the case. On top of that, you can't even put a 92mm fan in the back. You're stuck with an 80mm fan. That being said, this case would probably be good for an HTPC build with parts that dont heat up as much. For gaming components, however, this won't cut it. Rosewill's other cases such as the FBM series as well as the Ranger-M seem better than this and they even come with a 120mm fan as well as an 80mm fan and have room for a 92mm fan in the back. You could either just get one of the aforementioned cases or go for a move expensive case like a Thermaltake Versa H15, H25, or a Cooler Master N200. My point is that this case isn't that bad, but you can get much better.
For $30... really... no complaints for THIS price point. Complaints in general? yes. Only rear 80mm fan included, no front airflow, tight mounting the HDD and PSU for space. The good? Surprising cable management. Lightweight yet not really "cheap" lightweight. Great size and form factor, nearly EHTPC sized. Would I buy for $50? Probably not. but for $30? Heck yeah. New from Newegg