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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
  • 6 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.

Learn more about the Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
CHALLENGER-U3

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
SECC Steel
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
4
External 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
5
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB 3.0(internal header only), 1 x e-SATA, Audio In/Out(AC97, HD)

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Front Blue LED Fan
1 x 120mm Rear Fan
140mm Fans
1 x 140mm Top Fan
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
18.5" x 7.48" x 17.08"
Weight
12.76 lbs.

Features

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

Full black interior

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

2.5" SSD/HDD adapter allows to install 2x 2.5" SSD/HDD into a 3.5" HDD slot

Mesh design front panel with dust filters

Top mounted IO ports– 2x USB 3.0(internal header only), 1x eSATA, Audio out, MIC in

Advanced Bottom-Mounted PSU Design

PSU shock-proof pad

Dust filter for PSU

Advanced Cooling System:
-Front 1x 120mm Blue LED Fan (pre-installed)
-Rear 1x 120mm Fan (pre-installed)
-Top 1x 120/140mm Fan (140mm pre-installed)
-Side 2x 120mm Fan (Option)

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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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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  • Michael K.
  • 6/19/2014 10:21:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt ain't bad, but it ain't great.

Pros: The finish is pretty good. The black paint was even and there were no missed spots.

The fans are nice and quiet.

There's plenty of room for big CPU coolers.

Cons: The side panel with the two fan mounts is very flimsy compared to the rest of the case. It is also warped and that makes it difficult to put the screws back in. I'm disappointed with how cheap it seems compared to the rest of the case. The other side panel is nice and thick. It's odd to skimp on one and not the other.

I've also had problems with the front panel. The headphone jack has a short in it and will not recognize my headphones no matter which pair I plug in. This is significant because my motherboard mutes the the main speakers if headphones are plugged in. I have to disable jack detection so that my speakers aren't off and on all the time. I'm not going to sit there and hold my headphones a certain way just to hear them. (they are muted if the main speakers are on...you see the problem?)

Another issue with the front panel is that the solder that holds the USB 3 ports on the inside has come apart. I don't have any solder or a soldering gun so I had to tape mine down for the time being.

Also, I do wish there was a removable MOBO tray.

Other Thoughts: I've had this case for two years now. Everything was fine while the warranty was good, but then the front panel started acting up.

Would I buy this case again? I'm not so sure now after having it for two years. The quality of the front panel is suspect after looking at it. Combine that with the flimsy side panel that doesn't like to be put back on and I'm left feeling "meh" about the whole thing.

As I said: It ain't bad, but it ain't great.

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  • Patrick B.
  • 6/10/2014 9:01:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Box

Pros: This case comes with 3 fans and room for more. One of the reasons I chose this case was I didn't have to buy fans. Others in this price range didn't have 3 strategically placed fans. Add a couple of fans to other manufacturers' cases, and you blow right by this price point.
I built a budget gaming quality computer with an AMD 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W Desktop Processor AD760KWOHLBOX CPU, ASRock FM2A88X+ BTC FM2+ AMD A88X (Bolton D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming motherboard, a PowerColor PCS+ AX7950 Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 GPU, G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) RAM, and a Kentek 750W Gaming 120MM Fan Silent ATX Power Supply PSU 12V.
This setup has had no problem overheating at all, even while playing some intense Battlefield 4 multiplayer sessions with graphics set to Ultra.
When I received the case, I was curious because others had criticized the thinness of the metal of the case. I noticed that the case seemed light and I could flex the top and sides with my thumb, but it certainly didn't crumple. Now after weeks of use by my kids, wife, and myself, there are no dents or scratches. The black paint is sound and tough.
My son suggested getting a case with USB and Audio connectors on the top, a bottom mounting for the power supply, and a full ATX size. The Rosewill Challenger fit the bill on every count!

Cons: Really nothing to gripe about. I didn't need the front panel fan to light up, but for a gaming case, that is not too much. The rest of the case is clean and simple. I've gotten rather used to it and it is a nice blue!

Other Thoughts: Unless you have specific needs other than what the Rosewill Challenger offers, you cannot go wrong with this product. I shopped for some time for a case that had these features, and I was not disappointed. 5 Eggs

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/30/2014 1:30:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: This case is awesome! For the price I got it at, I'm very happy. All solid metal and put together quite well.

Cons: The only gripe I have is that there is no CPU power hole in the top-left hand corner of the case. Not enough to take one egg off but still something to consider.

Other Thoughts: I was going to go with the non-USB 3.0 version but they were the same price. So why not?

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/28/2014 12:49:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely the perfect mid tower case

Pros: 2 External 3.5" Drive Bays

2 External 5.25" Drive Bays

5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

7 Expansion Slots

2 x USB 3.0(internal header only)

1 x e-SATA, Audio In/Out(AC97, HD)

1 x 120mm Front Blue LED Fan
1 x 120mm Rear Fan

1 x 140mm Top Fan

Tons of adapter and brackets and plenty of extra hardware included.

No other case has these specs, at any price, which makes this a superb value also.

Cons: None at all.

Other Thoughts: Search all you want, you will NOT find these specs, at any price, let alone for $60 or less.

I have 14 of these in service, including mine.

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  • Robert B.
  • 5/25/2014 9:53:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Choice

Pros: Front USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and Audio Ports. Comes with fans. Enough room for a decent rig with plenty of airflow in a small case.

Cons: The Front Microphone jack was defective in mine, but Rosewill mailed me another and have had no issues since.

Other Thoughts: If you exercise good cable management you can get good airflow even in a case this small. My FX-8120 3.1 GHz idles at 14c and under full load stays under 55c

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  • Nathan N.
  • 5/17/2014 8:05:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRosewill Challenger-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower

Pros: This case is awesome, lots of airflow with mesh around the case so head does not build up inside. Every metal mesh has a plastic screen mesh attached that allows for easy pull away and cleaning of dust.

Cons: the USB 3.0 ports on top of the case needs a batter cable connector.

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