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NZXT ROGUE Crafted Series BLACK ROGUE w. RED LED Black Aluminum MicroATX Desktop Computer Case

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  • Aluminum MicroATX Desktop
  • USB / Audio / e-SATA Front Ports
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Philip B.
  • 7/19/2009 2:26:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNice look....but

Pros: Cool looking case. If you install non led fans, the would work great in a home theater setup.

Cons: The build is where problems start. Do your self a favor and disassemble the entire front end when you install drives, it will save you a head ache later on. First case ive owned where a dremel was necessary for installation. Maybe mine was an anomaly, who knows.

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  • Robert J.
  • 5/9/2009 8:26:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYay

Pros: Some people put this as a con but I like the fact that this case is quite large. Since it's larger, it allows for more airflow and the ability to put in the new LARGE Radeon 4770 into it. I put a 700watt power supply without issue and if I need it, there is a bracket for larger supplies. The red lights, lock, and harness all are pretty neat and the metal case is quite cool.

Cons: Not many cons but one thing I didn't like about the case was it only came with 2 filters and the side fans were non lit and there were only two of those as well. I bought 4 Red LED fans with it and replaced them anyways but now it's obvious there is no filter on one fan on each side. I like things to match well. The only other con I can think of is the fact that it's quite heavy. It's about 20lbs alone.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I love this case. If I were to make another PC, I'd buy the blue version of this case. The size for those who want a comparison is about the width of two normal sized cases, just as long, and half the hight. But it's still decently small.

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  • Jonathan M.
  • 5/6/2009 1:50:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case!

Pros: Big case! I mean, BIG!

Will fit a standard PSU no problem, plenty of clearance between the video card and the PSU. I had two extra fans, threw them in there. Running five 120mm fans, everything keeps cool while I use it for some gaming/watching movies/etc.

Cons: Scratches easily, but more my fault because my hand slipped as I was using the screwdriver and left a small nick on the back.

Other Thoughts: The little carry-strap that was included is very useful, will be using it for long travel periods. Will be purchasing a better video card and more RAM when I get some extra cash.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
XFX 9500 GT 1gb (low profile)
Western Digital 500gb HDD
Crucial 2gb DDR2 800 RAM
Thermaltake Toughtake 700 watt PSU

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  • Craig S.
  • 4/26/2009 4:06:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Tad big bug worth it =)

Pros: Plenty of room, don't let people tell you cards / heat sinks / PSU wont fit because everything fits in this beast. I got this thing because i was tired of lugging around a beast of a case & i didn't want something that was super small because i still wanted performance. so this thing fit the bill... i'll call it medium size its bigger then a micro case but its not as big as a small tower kinda just right. i started w/ a micro atx board and got frisky and modded the case bottom to accept a normal ATX board, took some thought but its durable just make sure u keep it clean b4 u install components or risk losing your rig. I'm running SLI which with a Quad procc 8g of ram and a 1000W power supply so if i can make everything fit dont believe those who say theyre cards are too long or there PSUs dont fit because the case comes with brakets to accept all PSUs.

Cons: None as far as i can see... case can be cranky in the set up but over all not to bad.

Other Thoughts: Case has good air flow and kick *** air flow if you add more fans to the side =) the only down side is that with my Vid cards they seem to block the air moving from right to left or left to right (depending on how u have your fans runing) easy way to test is take some smoke & blow it in and watch it as it moves thought the case. I found that i have 4 fans (2 on each side) blowing into the case with the one on the back sucking out and modded the clear plexy and added 2 fans sucking air out the top. after i did that it seemed to help air flow for me but i also had 2 Vid cards so for most the normal air settup will be fine

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  • Joey B.
  • 4/20/2009 9:43:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect alternative vs. Tower

Pros: Roomy desktop design. Very quiet, stays nice and cool. Looks great, nice layout. Exactly what I was looking for.

Cons: Be careful selecting the cpu fan. I had to modify the power supply to keep it form nudging against the top corner of mine. While room for a taller cpu fan, the one I selected extended out toward the pci slots enough to rub the bottom corner of the PS.

Other Thoughts: Not as portable as the smaller cube cases, has enough room for big muscle. Laptops are for toting around anyway. I have been building PC's for a decade, and this build was probably the easiest, even with the mod.

intel 920 i7
EVGA-1260-AR GTX260 896M
Kingston 6 GB DDR3
750 W Corsair PS
Cool Master CPU fan-920-N520-GP R

running windows 7 beta/xp/linux ubuntu

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/14/2009 10:14:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsI'm a Fan

Pros: Roomy, sturdy, well laid out. This all aluminum case is an incredible value. The motherboard tray is completely removable allowing you to work on the motherboard freely. There is an extension bracket for the PSU that you can use which extends the PSU out about 2-3 inches from the back of the case, this frees up room inside the case for larger video cards, Optical Drives etc. but ultimately helps with air flow. The side panels are completely removable so while building your system you only have the skeletal frame to deal with. The Drive bays have rubber inside the tracks rather than using washers to reduce vibrations. The fans are extremely quiet for stock fans and can be moved to one of the other 2 open vents on the side to change the air flow as needed. If you do not use a Floppy drive, and I don’t know anyone who does anymore, you have the potential for installing 5 hard drives into this case without any concern for space.

Cons: Couple of things of note: The door while all aluminum uses a magnet instead of a latch. I can see this degrading over time with a lot of use. The front panel USB connector had a broken wire on it when I got it (it is easily replaceable, not hard wired to the front panel jack), but was able to get a replacement very quickly. The internal hard drive cages are mounted to the external cage vertically, if you intend on using 4 screws to mount your hard drives you’ll need an angled screw driver.

Other Thoughts: I bought this enclosure for a Small Business Server build, it was originally my second choice for the enclosure but my first choice was discontinued and I went with this one. I have been building systems for a little over 7 years and have worked with other Cube type MicroATX enclosures before and they do not compare to this enclosure. There are few times when I am truly happy with an enclosure, this is one of those times. I am truly happy with this case, in fact I may convert my other systems to this case in the near future.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/9/2009 5:28:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBehold the Beast!

Pros: Woo hoo! No more hobbit size cases! This thing fits nicely in an entertainment center designed for 17.25" wide components.

This case is great. I'm not sure if it qualifies as small form factor, but what a pleasure to install.

My reviewers talked about the difficulty in getting the 5.25" faceplates removed since they were attached to the front panel using screws; which required removal of the front panel. NZXT must have heart the complains because mine were not. The face plates were easily removed by taking out screws from sides where the hard drives drives mount.

I've got 3 640GB disks in there now and more room for expansion!

I'm running 5 120 mm case fans + a 120 mm CPU fan. This system is still quiet and remarkably cool despite 6 running fans! Wonderful.

The fit and finish of the case is wonderful. The aluminum is lovely to work with and no sharp edges to wound you. Also, the washable fan filters on the intake fans are a nice touch.

Cons: The light bars are the power indicators. Easily to disconnect if you don't want them. I think for a couple of extra bucks NZXT could have place a toggle switch for the light bars. They are not bad, but make for a strange looking HTPC. It's certainly an eye catcher.

I'm not sure what they were thinking when they designed the case top. You've got a BMW chassis, and a Yugo case top. I mean really. All of this lovely thick aluminum, then you top it off with some thin steel and a cheap plastic window. Hmph!

Lastly, be prepared if you're prepping a HTPC. The rear fan as built in red LEDs. So, unless you like having an eerie red glow behind your TV, be prepared to swap out the rear fan.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend everyone to populate the extra fan slots with some quiet slow moving fans. Why not? Everyone needs a 5 fan case just for bragging rights.

My HTPC setup:
- NZXT Rogue Case
- AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8 GHz
- 8 GB G.Skill DDR2 800 RAM
- 3 640 GB Western Digital Caviar Black
- Vista Home Premium 64-bit + TVPack 2008
- LiteOn 6X BluRay
- Silicondust HDHomeRun Tuner
- Philips 47" LCD 1080p
- Thermaltake Toughpower 650W PSU
- Logitech diNovo Edge Bluetooth keyboard
- Anyware GP-IR01BK Infrared Black Remote

I've got a Silverstone NT06E heatsink (which is huge) mounted on top of the CPU with a Scythe SFF21E 120mm fan mounted on top of that (!) and there is still plenty of clearance between the CPU fan and the PSU.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/25/2008 6:09:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExactly what I was looking for.

Pros: Great size. Just large enough to fit high-end hardware while leaving room for airflow. Looks awesome. Very sturdy and very quiet. Most would complain about it not being tool-less, but I think that's what makes it so solid and quiet. Tool-less systems seem to be loose and rattle.

Cons: Hard Drives are getting really hot. there's no way of cooling the hard drives if you have the 4 internal bays filled like me. The side fans blow under them and they sit in a pocket with no airflow. There should be some vents in the top at least (which would give it a few more style points too). I ordered two more fans, for the side panels, which I'm hoping will help out.

The Power Supply obstructs half the window, and unfortunately my power supply is pretty boring.

Other Thoughts: I don't find this case overly large or heavy, probably because I've been building full-towers until now. For those looking to build in one of these, I had no problem fitting a Geforce GTX 280 in it. Other than the heat pocket in the drive bays, there is plenty of airflow as long as you put some thought into it. I do recommend filling the empty fan spots. Construction is tedious, if you're working with a large video card, but there weren't any real problems. I purchased a modular power supply, which you should do as well or you'll be hurting.

Power/Reset buttons should be outside the front panel door. It doesn't make sense to lock them inside because a) the keys to computer cases are universal, and b) you can reach under the door and hit the buttons without any real effort.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/15/2008 3:32:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBig But worth it.

Pros: Very nice and stable case. Great design and cooling. Comes with 2 120mm fans on both sides (1 on each side), and a back 120MM Red LED. The Hard drive bay design is just awesome. The CD-Rom brackets are not needed, well at least i didn't use them.

Cons: Big big big, but if you look at the other lan boxes.....they are the same. The Thermaltake lan box is about the same size as the rogue, just smaller by 5 inches. Look at the concept are and the reviews on the internet. (google is your friend).
Some screws are annoying to unscrew. The clearance for the Mobo tray when it has a mobo with a video card in it. is very difficult, but doable.

Other Thoughts: People need to know that the front panel doesn't need to come off nor does it need to be removed. Remove both side panels and unscrew the screws, flip open the door and pop the drive holders out.

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  • Glenn O.
  • 6/27/2008 1:47:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPlease read this before u buy

Pros: Well built solid construction. Good airflow, modular front audio, USB, and sata wires so less mess in the case, and case does come with spare screws. If you have a creative xfi fatality champion like me then I have good news because you can close the door and it clears the volume knobs with room to spare.

Cons: Spare screws for side panel and drive bay covers are hard to find, well at least for me it is. It’s not pure aluminum as stated. The front bezel, door and side panels are aluminum. The top panel, back panel, and bottom panel, motherboard tray, and frame are steel. I checked with magnets. [Magnets don’t lie] Like other people have stated the CDROM rails don’t fit. Drive bays covers require you to remove the front bezel in order to access the screws that hold the drive bay cover in place “THE BAY COVERS ARE NOT SNAP ON AND SNAP OFF”. Fan filters are kind of lame and don’t really filter out the dust because I still find dust in the case. Then again it’s better than no filter. NZXT customer service is non existent on there site it say you will have a response to your email in 24-48hrs (more like no email response).

Other Thoughts: <<The max clearance for a cpu fan is 75mm in height and that is if u want to side the mobo tray in and out.>> For cpu coolers I recommend the “COOLER MASTER RR-CCH-P912-GP” or the “SCYTHE SHURIKEN”. I’m using the COOLER MASTER RR-CCH-P912-GP and it does fit but it’s tight and you have to push the fan down clear the back panel. I just to shaved off 2mm of steel to make it clear the back panel without pushing the fan down. Both fans are on newegg, just copy and paste the name in the search bar and u will see it. The screws for the side panels are small and very easy to strip the top of the screw. So if you do strip them don’t bother asking the company if u can buy some spare screws because I already did send an email asking if I could buy some and to my surprise I got no response. I am probably going to re-drill the holes to fit larger screws. My case did require me to also shave off 2mm of metal on the back panel so my sound card and video card could clear the back panel.

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