A Look Inside
Opening the case up we can see that Rosewill has matched the inside with the black exterior. The case has a pretty basic internal layout, nothing really stands out. One nice thing to see was the internal USB 3.0 connector, this means we will not have to route cables around the back of the case. One thing that I noticed after working with the case a little was that the edges of the case were not actually rounded they were just folded over. While this will protect you from cutting yourself it still may cause your cables to tear.
Let’s start at the front of the case. All four of the front bays use a tool-less locking system. As I always say I am not a fan of tool-less locking systems, but we will have to see how these are in action. If you decide you do not want to use the tool-less system there are still screw holes available.
Moving down you will find the hard drive cage. It houses six plastic hard drive trays. The trays are easily removable. Once removed you can see the tool-less system they use for 3.5-inch hard drives, there is also support for 2.5-inch drives.
On the bottom of the case there is room for a 120 or 140mm cooling fan. There are four rubber feet that are made to lift your power supply off the bottom of the case for better cooling and airflow. It is nice to see thumbscrews on the expansion slots, as many of you know I am not a fan of tool-less systems here either!
On the back of the case you do have the 120mm cooling fan. As mentioned before you can also install two 120mm fans on the top of the case, but they are not included. There is a very large CPU cutout that will allow you to install an aftermarket CPU cooler without having to remove your motherboard.
There are four large cable routing holes all of which have the rubber inserts installed. These will keep your cables from tearing on the metal case. If we take the opposite side panel off you can really see the placement of the routing holes and the entire layout of the case.
Since we have the opposite side panel of the case off we can see that there is a decent amount of space between the motherboard tray and back of the case. This will give us the room we need to route cables back there. There is also a small opening for your CPU power cable, although it looks to be a bit blocked by the top design of the case.
Of course there is a bag of goodies included with this case! Inside you will find your mounting hardware, cable ties, 5.25-inch to 3.5-inch adapter, USB 3.0 to internal USB 2.0 adapter and the user’s manual.
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