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CASE ROSEWILL / BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #62 in Computer Cases

Posted
Overall, this is a great air cooling case.

Plus:
  • Great Airflow
  • Fits pretty much any graphics card.
  • Tool Free Drive Bays
  • Great Front I/O
  • 2.5"/3.5" SATA Drive Dock
  • x4 USB 2.0, x2 USB 3.0
  • Front Audio (HD or AC97)
  • Fits 212 Evo (Has about 8mm extra space on standard placed AM3+ Socket Boards.
  • Bottom 3 5.25" Drive Bays if unused can be used as another 120mm fan mount. (Removable metal plates can be reinstalled in the bottom 3 slots.)
  • Bottom Mount Power Supply, great for keeping power supply from overheating.


Cons:
  • Space behind motherboard tray is 18mm, there is a place for a 92 or 120mm fan on the right panel, but only thin (less than 18mm thick) fans fit.
  • Bottom drive cage must be removed to install any bottom fans due to fan mounts being 5mm too far forward for the backward 120/140 place to fit with the cage in.
  • Front I/O cables restrict usage of the top 5.25" bay. I moved the 3.5" adapter to the top slot to solve this. (I don't have 5.25" optical drives anyway)
  • Audio Header with both HD and AC97 ends doesn't look clean in system. Would have preferred an adapter to AC97 with HD Audio being the default.
  • Left side fan may conflict with coolers depending on how far from the top of the motherboard the CPU socket is.
  • Even with A+ Cable Management, lack of right side space makes putting right side panel on very difficult.
  • Realistically cannot support AIO water coolers or Radiators. (Can squeeze an AIO 120mmx140mmxXXmm radiator on the back. Any bigger than 140mm tall and 120mm wide will not fit. Tubes must go straight back, not down/up.
  • Drive dock cannot be truly considered Hotswapable.

Neutral:
  • Dark tinted window. With proper lighting can be some pretty cool shadowy looking builds.
  • Plenty of Cable Management Grommets and tie down points.
  • Back 120mm Fan is Significantly higher RPM that rest of stock fans.
  • Top cover restricts 90% of top airflow out 9 slots at the back so pretty much all standard exhaust ends up out the back.

Recommendations:
  • Great for those not using extreme cooling solutions but
  • Use the 3.5" adapter in the top 5.25" bay to prevent damage to front I/O Wires.
  • Note that some motherboard will require left side fan to be removed for tall (140mm+) CPU coolers to fit.
  • 240mm radiator might fit on the bottom fan mounts with bottom drive cage removed.
  • Bottom fan filter is very easy to damage. Handle with care. Recommend using a high suction vacuum instead of taking the filter off.
  • It is easy to damage the front I/O cables if you install a 5.25" drive in the upper most slot. I recommend reserving the slot 3.5" use or don't use it.
  • Neat cable management in back IS A MUST or the right cover will not close proper.
  • Side panels are very flexable, (and thus hard to get on), use one hand at top center, a knee at bottom center and remaining hard on center front. Use remaining knee to push the panel forward. Use thumb screws to close remaining few mm.
  • If you can get everything to fit without removing the left side panel fan, mine keeps my R9 390 below 60c. Thus my GPU fans on auto never come on, even under load.

Posted

Pros: Keeps components very cool; HDD cages are easy to configure on demand; plenty of room for a long video card; USB 3.0 and SATA dock on top; stylish

Cons: Side panel clips are annoying

This case is fantastic. I had my doubts when I was ordering it but I couldn't be happier especially given the price. I installed a H80i when I moved my components to this case and between the two additions my temperatures have been superb. I switched from an Antec P280 which really left a bad taste in my mouth since it couldn't keep my overclocked components cool enough; I was getting uncomfortably close to the threshold on my CPU and video card. After I switched to this case those problems went away and my video card doesn't even hit 60 degrees under full load...

HIGHLY recommend this case:thumb:

Posted

Pros: Stylish, Reconfigurable HDD racks, Fan layout

Cons: Sliding side panels, Not much space behind mobo tray, Insufficient dust filtering

I bought this case a few months ago for my current build. I liked the style of the side panel window and it looked to have a lot of features I was interested in. Overall I really enjoy this case. There is plenty of space and one of the few mid tower cases that can handle dual 240mm rads if you wanted to.

The one major problem for me is that despite the amount of motherboard tray grommets for cable management, there is not much space behind the motherboard tray to route cables. Especially since the side panels need to be slid into place the bulging cables make it almost impossible to put the side panel back on with only two hands.

The dust filters could be a little more fine, they still let in a considerable amount of dust.

I picked it up on sale and with a rebate so I got for about $55. If the case is in the $50-$60 price range it's excellent. I wouldn't pay $90 for it like they're usually asking. For that price there are some better options out there.
CASE ROSEWILL / BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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