The Rogue has a very unique design to it, something we know NZXT for. We received the black version of the case, but it also comes in silver as well. The case is made of a 3mm aluminum frame, which is perfect for cooling and makes it so the case is not that heavy. The Rogue is a bit larger than some of the other SFF (Small Form Factor) cases we have reviewed, but for good reason, it has room for 5 120mm fans and it can fit large video cards like 9800GTX’s and 4870 X2′s.
The front of the Rogue has an all aluminum door, which actually has a lock on it. On each side of the door there are accent lights, which we will see later in the review. Along the left side of the Rogue you will find 2 USB connections, audio connections, and an eSATA connection. It is nice to see so many case manufacturers moving away from firewire and using eSATA.
Opening up the front door you can see the 2 5.25-inch bays and the single 3.5-inch bay. Also towards the bottom you have the power and reset buttons. I really like the minimalistic look. The top of the case was a small window towards the back that will show your power supply and a small part of your motherboard.
On each side of the case you will see 2 120mm fan spots. NZXT has installed a fan on each side, so if you wish you can add 2 more fans. On the back of the case there is another 120mm fan. One thing you will notice on the back of the case is all of the thumbscrews, which is a plus.
One thing that is great about the Rogue is that it has a removable motherboard tray. Just take out the 4 thumbscrews on the back of the case and you can easily slide the motherboard tray out. That way you can install your motherboard and expansion cards easily.
Jul 08, 2014 0