We’ve made a nice overview video of the R5 mid tower case. You can check out that below, and if for some reason YouTube is blocked at your office or wherever you are reading this then just scroll down. Of course after you watch the video make sure you continue reading as we go into more detail on the case as well!
The R5 has a nice sleek design to it. It looks stylish, yet is not super flashy or anything like it. We received the black version and currently that is the only version available. The case itself is made of steel, has the dimensions of 8.1” x 19.5”x 21.5” (W x H x D) and comes in at 19lbs.
Starting at the front of the case you can see that it has a mesh design that we have seen on so many cases. You have three 5.25-inch drive bays and a single 3.5-inch drive bay that can also be used as a 5.25-inch drive bay.
Moving down there is another large ventilation section. This section is actually removable, just pull up on it from the bottom and it comes right off. This allows for easy cleaning of not just the fan filter, but the two 120mm intake fans as well.
At the top of the case you will find all of your controls and connections. There are identical power and reset buttons on either side of the connections. From left to right you have two USB 2.0 ports, headphone and microphone connections, a USB 3.0 port and an eSATA port. Also on the top of the case is a fan controller. It is a simple knob controller that allows you to speed up and turn down your installed fans.
The rest of the top of the case is a large mesh section. Just like the front of the case this can be removed for easy cleaning. There are no fans included on the top of the case, but you do have support for two 120mm fans.
On the side of the case you will find 2 large ventilated sections, one by your hard drive trays and the other by your expansion cards and motherboards. You can fit two 120mm fans on the section by your hard drive trays and two 120/140mm fans on the section by your motherboard.
Moving along to the back side of the case starting at the top there is a 120mm exhaust fan. Below that you have your expansion slots and 4 watercooling holes with installed rubber inserts.
On the opposite side panel there is another matching ventilated section in front of your hard drive trays, although you cannot install fans here. Just like most all cases we review Rosewill uses thumbscrews on the side panels. This allows you to easily get inside the case if need be.
Before getting inside the case lets turn it on its side so we can check out the bottom of the case. Besides the 4 rubber feet you have 2 fan filters. One that sits below where you power supply will be mounted and another one where an optional bottom fan can be installed inside the case.
Aug 18, 2014 0