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CASE ROSEWILL / BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower Computer Case

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #24 in Computer Cases

Posted

Pros: Plenty of room for serious systems or water cooling good bang for the buck case.

Cons: No filters and the sides are very large for press fit. The side covers are extremely difficult to remove.

This is a large case that can be configured for just about any need. The fan headers are very useful for a large case like this and they can be relocated to several places. In the picture below, you can see the top fans and the square holes are optional mounting locations for the upper fan header. I have removed the fan header so I can relocate it on the bottom of the case for this build. The fan controller uses Motherboard standoffs to attach them to the case. The top case fans are 230mm fans with red leds in them.


The upper fan headers has been relocated to the lower section of the case. The fan header furtherest away is actually mounted backwards. I had to remove the fan and turn the fan header 180 degrees to be able to plug in a molex power connector. You can see the location of the drive bays which can hold 10 3.5 inch drives and 4 5.25 inch drives. The bottom 5.25 inch drive bay has an insert for a 2.5 inch device.


A better image looking inside the 5.25 inch drive bays. You can see the 2.5 inch adapter in here. I am not real happy that they removed the top drive bay cutout for you assuming that you will mount a CD in the top mounting location.


Another view of the top fans looking towards the back. Here you can see the optional top mount for the power supply.


This is a better view of the fan headers in the bottom of the case. You can get a better view of the mesh that is on the case. The fan is the 140mm lower drive bay fan.


A good picture of the entire inside of the case. I have removed the upper 140mm fan and the 140mm rear exhaust fan so I can get the main board into the case. You can also see the velcro strap used for the power supply.




Here you can see why I removed the fans and relocated the fan header. This is a large case and it is full of CPU's biggrin.gif


The outside of the case and the 230mm side panel fan with a red led. You can also see the red led in the top fans.



This shows the power supply mounted in the lower mount. The red leds are visible in this pic and you can see one of the casters.


Front angle view where you can see the front red led fans and the control panel on the top.


This shows the side panel and the mesh on it. The panel is easier to see through than this picture.


Overall, I really like the case for the price. I am pleasantly surprised at the sound, I expected it to be loud. The case is not whisper quiet, but it really moves a lot of air with low overall noise. I was disappointed at how difficult it is to remove the sides. It was ridiculous. I nearly ruined the case trying to get the sides removed. More expensive cases have more easily configurable options like removable drive bays, but if that is your thing drilling out rivets is not that hard.

Posted

Pros: Space, Air Flow, Configuration, Design, Quality

Cons: Panel removal, fingerprint magnet

First off, I own this case. Bought it from NewEgg. It was a little high in price but worth every cent.

Space!!! If you were to remove the HDD cage, you could mod a tray for an mATX mobo along side and ATX...

If you want to SLI of CrossFire, you'll have no issues with heat as long as you place your giant side panel fan over the cards.

There is enough room up top for the thickest of rads up to 360mm long. Romoval of the HDD cage allows the placement of a 240mm rad with push/pull and plenty of space for another res, graphics card headroom.

Lifted feet on the bottom let this case pull cool air from the ground and exhaust it out the top and rear. Works even better if you put a 240mm down their. (Has a removable screen to clean dust, careful it's flimsy)

Mobo tray has tons of grommets for cable management and there is plenty of space behind it for excess wires. Supports just about any mobo with holes in it.

Fans... there is about $100 worth of fans in this case... 3x 240mm 5x 140mm... They are whisper silent too and move a ton of air.

Powersupply can either be mounted up top or on bottom... I have mine on the bottom and the top PSU cover plate removed so I can keep an eye on my hose connecting to my XSPC RS240 and Raystorm block.

Top dock has a hot swap bay and 2x USB 3.0 ports, 4x USB 2.0 and your mic in/sound out. (Hot swap bay doubles as junk holder)

Plenty of hose cut outs on the rear with grommets in case you want to run your rads outside. You won't be able to mount them outside on the top because of the mesh.

Tool free bays are nice, but I would recommend screws if you experience vibration.

Fan hubs are totally sweet!!! I think it's a total of 10 fans can be linked to them and powered by 1 molex.

Red LED's are SICK!!!

As for cons... well... not a lot.

Side panels are a PAIN to remove... Same with the front and top covers... Have to remove front and top to take out the top 2 fans... Once again, the panels are EXTREMELY difficult to remove, you may scratch or dent them while trying to put them back on. Good news is you don't need to put the thumbscrews back in them lol

The mesh on the side panel is nice, but not appealing. It's neat that you can place 9x 120mm fans on them... but nobody wants to... I'd like to place 2 of the giant fans on it but the screw hole pattern is atrocious and wont allow it...

Overall, this is the only case I will ever need. I am not going to buy another ever again for my main rig.
Very nice quality control and workmanship.
This is perfect for gaming and extreme performance thumb.gif

I HIGHLY recommend this case to anyone! Except you lot using small mobos...

Posted

Pros: Look in full review

Cons: Could use more 5.25 drive bays , and a little more space behind mother-bored tray for cables

Well let's start this off by me saying I have this case and I LOVE IT!
Brand
Rosewill
Model
BLACKHAWK-ULTRA

Spec
Type
ATX Super Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
ATX, E-ATX, XL-ATX, HPTX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion
External 5.25" Drive Bays
3/4
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1/0
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
10
Expansion Slots
10

Front Ports
Front Ports
2 x USB 3.0 (internal 20-pin connector to MB)
4 x USB 2.0
Audio In/Out (AC97, HD)

Cooling System
140mm Fans
2 x Front 140mm Red LED Fan (first layer)
2 x Front 140mm Fan (second layer)
1 x Rear 140mm Fan
230mm Fans
2 x Top 230mm Red LED Fan
1 x Side 230mm Red LED Fan
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec
Dimensions
9.45" x 25" x 25.99" (WxHxD) (front & top panel included)
9.06" x 23.63" x 24.41" (WxHxD) (front & top panel NOT included)
Weight
36.6 lbs.

Features
Features
NOTICE: Please make sure your motherboard equipped with on-board USB 3.0 socket before purchasing.

Support big gaming & performance motherboard:
- ATX: 12" x 9.6"
- SSI CEB: 12" x 10.3"
- XL-ATX: 13.5" x 10.3"
- E-ATX: 12" x 13"
- HPTX: 13.6" x 15"

Video card support:
-w/o second layer front fan: 433mm (17")
-w/ second layer front fan: 404mm (15.9")

Support Corsair H100 CPU cooler

Allow to have second PSU for power hungry system

10 expansion slots

Full black interior

Advanced cable management design

Advanced Cooling System:
-Front (first layer) 2 x 140mm Red LED Fan (pre-installed)
-Front (second layer) 2 x 140mm Fan (pre-installed)
-Rear 1 x 140mm Fan (pre-installed) or 1 x 120mm Fan (option)
-Top 2 x 230mm Red LED Fan (pre-installed) or 3 x 140mm Fan (option) or 2 x 180mm Fan
-Side 1 x 230mm Fan (pre-installed) or 9 x 120mm Fan (option)
-Bottom 1 x 140mm Fan (option)

Top mounted HDD docking

Screw-less design for 5.25" Devices & 3.5" HDDs.

HDD trays support 3.5" or 2.5" HDD/SSD

Easy-clean PSU filter.

Top mounted IO ports - 2 x USB 3.0 (internal connector to motherboard), 2 x USB 2.0, Audio out, MIC in.

Advanced Bottom-Mounted PSU Design.
I GIVE THIS PRODUCT 4 FLAMES!
only 4 because 1. not enough 5.25 bays
2. cause the price is kinda high
3.not enough room behind mother-bored tray

But I can say this is A great case for looks,performance the hole 9 yards its built great! nice cable grommets,nice painting,strong mesh, barley any plastic and easy for case mods and great for a person looking to go crazy on air/water cooling! thumb.gif
CASE ROSEWILL / BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower Computer Case
Description:

With Power Supply: No Power Supply Mounted: Bottom With Side Panel Window: No External 5.25"" Drive Bays: 3/4 External 3.5"" Drive Bays: 1/0 Internal 3.5"" Drive Bays: 10 Front Ports: 2 x USB 3.0 (internal 20-pin connector to MB) 4 x USB 2.0 Audio In/Out (AC97, HD) Side Air duct: No

Details:
DetailValue
ManufacturerRosewill
ConditionNew
Model NumberBLACKHAWK-ULTRA
ClassificationCases (Computer Cases - ATX Form)
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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