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Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, front mounted dual USB 3.0

  • SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x e-SATA, Audio In/Out Front Ports
  • 3 Fans installed, support up to 5 Fans
  • 5 External Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 7 Expansion Slots
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The Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 ensures superior ventilation through the extra-large front mesh design and three pre-installed fans. In addition to the basics, the CHALLENGER-U3 includes black interior coating, 2x USB 3.0, cable routing holes, and screw-less design for hassle-free ODD/HDD installation. If you are looking for an affordable cooling edge for your gameplay, the CHALLENGER-U3 will bring you the results of epic win.

  • newegg Screw-less Design The screw-less design for 5.25" devices & 3.5 HDDs allows quick and hassle-free hard drive installation. A 3.5" HDD to dual 2.5" SSD adapter is included for compatibility with SSDs.
  • newegg Peerless Cooling Performance The Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Gaming Mid Tower include one front 120mm blue LED fan, one rear 120mm fan, and one 140mm top fan and supports two optional side fans to optimize internal airflow for peerless cooling performance.
  • newegg Convenient Top I/O Panel The convenient Top I/O panel enables easy access to dual USB 3.0 ports (internal header), one e-SATA port, and audio and mic ports.
  • newegg Bottom-mounted PSU Design with Filter The bottom-mounted PSU design enables independent and optimized PSU cooling. Dust filters for the front intake fan and PSU help prevent dust buildup in the chassis.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Walter S.
  • 10/17/2014 9:50:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case for this price point

Pros: Easy to setup and route wires
Great cooling
Quiet fans and lots of them
Looks great I added a LED PS to match the case LED
I have built a lot of computers and this is the best case at this price I have ever bought. I would not hesitate to buy it again.
Plenty of room for oversized video cards in SLI

Cons: Not much

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  • david j.
  • 10/4/2014 11:02:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCHALLENGER-U3 case

Pros: Nice case for the price.

Cons: Front panel connectors are part of whole front panel assy so one must contend w/ cables when removing it.
My major problem was w/ an eSATA connection from a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H M/B (BIOS F8) via front panel on a Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 case to an Anker 68UPSHDDS-BU eSATA External Enclosure w/ a SanDisk Extreme II SDSSDXP-120G-G25 SSD installed. The UEFI/BIOS does not 'see it'.

However the same dock/ssd/cable combo works just fine on an older machine and the USB works just fine on both.

More over the problem setup with a WD Caviar HDD subbed for the SSD is recognized.

In trouble shooting I have reflashed the dock firmware and checked for an update for the SSD (none available)

(A SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW SSD is also not recognized.)

The case is still in play for the genesis of this problem.
Updates will follow'

Other Thoughts: In general I see no point in screwless bays that must be accessed from the back side (right). Why do I need that? I can use a screw driver and I feel a drive is more secure w/ screws on 1 side than both w/ cheap plastic retainers.

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  • Robert H.
  • 9/26/2014 11:33:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Case for Price

Pros: Case is a little flimsey. But I carry my computer with my a lot and never had any problems with bending.

Cons: The filter they put on the front panel greatly reduces air flow... I got rid of mine for better air flow. But for most builds it should be non issue

Other Thoughts: If you can scoop this case for around 40$ definitely reccomend

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  • Cheyenne B.
  • 9/8/2014 11:52:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgreat gaming case

Pros: it has an exhaust fan right above your CPU, so it stays cool, 2 spots for 120mm fans in the sides, now THAT is awesome, and the front blue LED fan, looks awesome on first start up, and looks great at LAN parties.

Cons: none as of right now.

Other Thoughts: I will be putting a new PC in this case later this week, and hopefully it all works out, this case is an absolute BEAST for my tastes.

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  • Bradford F.
  • 8/22/2014 11:17:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood Case

Pros: - 5x 3.5" drive bays.
- USB 3.0 ports on the top of case.
- Bottom mounted PSU.

Cons: - Cheap plastic, the first case shipped to me was beat up in transit and the plastic front of the case was broken. I had to RMA it for replacement.
- The USB 3.0, and audio jacks on the front of the case keeps falling out, it looks like the plastic clips just gave up and I used super glue to make sure it stays this time.
- It's a pretty basic case, good air flow.

Other Thoughts: For a mid-tower case this is good on price and size. It's not overly heavy and can serve for a good gaming rig, especially if on a budget.

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  • George M.
  • 8/21/2014 2:40:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case

Pros: Really love that blue led light. Has the power button, usb & esata ports exactly where I wanted them for my under desk office pc. I wanted to be able to use my esata external drive which used to be a dvr expander but now holds Go Pro footage & can be moved back and forth to my media center pc. Great case for a reasonable price.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Really surprised that this inexpensive part of the whole build would excite me enough to write a review on it.

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  • Jean G.
  • 7/20/2014 11:13:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat case

Pros: Case is a great bang for your buck if it is on sale. I am still waiting on the rebate but that is not rosewills fault. Everything worked, case looks nice and neat, the inside is painted black which is awesome. It also has dust filters.

Cons: None so far, maybe the price if it is not on sale

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  • Joseph M.
  • 6/27/2014 12:34:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMissing a part

Pros: This is a great case for a very affordable price. It comes with a load of fans, ample space for hardware, and a fairly stable chassis.

Cons: I've ordered several of these at different times for different customers. However, the last one that I've ordered came without the SSD adapter tray!

Other Thoughts: I've called customer support about the last case and the missing SSD adapter tray. At first they had issues understanding what I was trying to tell them I was missing. "You mean it didn't come with any accessories?" After some back and forth, it's going to take 4 to 6 weeks for something to be in stock so I can get my adapter. This seems a little ridiculous.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/27/2014 8:33:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs3.5 eggs, six months in and some USB problems

Pros: Very, very economical. 25 bucks after the mail in rebate and with two front USB ports, metal construction, and great ventilation throughout the case. Great value.

I found the front blue light to be tasteful too.

Cons: Keep in mind that this is a very inexpensive case so you can't expect too much. The side panel is hard to put in and out but it's not that bad.

After six months of light use, the front two USB 3.0 ports stopped working. I rarely ever use them, just to charge and put music on my small MP3 players. Rebooted computer, uninstalled USB controllers on device manager and did a few other things but they still don't work.

Thankfully, newegg decided to give me 10 dollars in credit so I think that it is a fair trade-off. I would still have liked to have functional front USB ports but I can use the rear ones at least. Happy with their customer service and may or may not buy another Roseville case.

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  • J F.
  • 6/25/2014 9:04:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Value

Pros: 1. Great Price
2. 3 Fans already in the case. They work well for my moderate computer usage (no overclocking or heavy gaming)
3. Mesh front and side for more ventilation

Cons: 1. The front of the case can be easily bent/pushed in as it is rather weak. You can't expect much given the price you're paying, you just have to be careful and you wont have any problems.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case for my first budget pc build, and I had no problems installing all of my components and putting it back together. Great case for the price.

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