Author: Frank Stroupe
I assume that most of you are aware that Rosewill is NewEgg’s “house brand”. I didn’t for a long time, then suspected it for a while, and actually got confirmation when I received a Rosewill review item directly from NewEgg. I’ve owned several Rosewill items, and each one was well worth the money. I reviewed a Rosewill case last year, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality. If I’m not mistaken, the entire wad of Ethernet cables running down my hallway are Rosewill branded cables.
Today I will be looking at one of Rosewill’s latest products, a steel midtower called the Wind Ryder. Until very recently, Rosewill used model numbers instead of names, this is among the few Rosewill cases that are named. The biggest feature of this case is the incredible price, which will go a long way towards keeping a budget rig stay within your set budget. Will this inexpensive case fit the bill, or will it cramp your style? Read further to see!
Type: ATX Mid Tower
Case Material: 0.6mm thick SGCC steel body
Power Supply: No
Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX, ATX
External 5.25″ Drive Bays: 4
External 3.5″ Drive Bays: 2
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays: 4
Tool-less Expansion Slots: 7
- 1 x120mm Front intake Fan
- 1 x120mm Rear exhaust Fan
- Adjustable Side Air duct with filter for side fan
Dimensions: 18.25″ x 7.25″ x 16.5″ (Bezel Not Included)
- Ideal for high performance Intel & AMD Systems
- Thermally optimized for Prescott & AthlonT64 processors
- Front and rear 120mm fans and mesh front panel for high-efficiency ventilation
- Tool-less HDD racks provide for easy assembly
- One-piece top lock guard for PCI Slot
- 0.6mm thick side panel with thumb screw
- Adjustable with filter for side fan duct
Like most of Rosewill’s products, the packaging is pretty no-nonsense, and mostly black. The front of the box looks exactly like the back. Inside, the case is protected by Styrofoam ends, and the heaviest bag I have ever seen a case packaged in. The case bezel is well protected by plastic cling sheeting.