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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




ATX Mid Tower
Case Material
SECC Steel
With Power Supply
Power Supply Mounted
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window


External 5.25" Drive Bays
External 3.5" Drive Bays
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
Expansion Slots

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

Physical Spec

18.5" x 7.48" x 17.08"
12.76 lbs.


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


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

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/1/2014 2:13:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Case

Pros: Keeps all the components nice and cool, also it looks great for a cheap case

Cons: Cable management is a little tight, in the side panels can be tough to get on and off. But other than that it works excellent

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  • Mordechai R.
  • 3/31/2014 1:49:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood for a simple build

Pros: Build quality is great for the price and great airflow and cable management,

Cons: Only 2 USB ports on the front and the microphone and headphone jacks are clunky and don't work.

Other Thoughts: Great for a first build or budget build.

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  • Sarah S.
  • 3/25/2014 8:16:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mid sized case!

Pros: This case can fit my MSI gtx 760tf with about an inch to spare. Keep in mind that its a big card (11"). The fans keep the interior quite cool and the front, blue fan looks quite nice with my blue backlit Razer Blackwidow Ultimate. The cable management was acceptable for a budget case like this and all the parts fit in quite nicely.

Cons: Usb 3.0 cable was DOA. Too lazy to take everything out of case and return for replacement though since I had usb 3.0 cable sitting around.

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  • 3/20/2014 12:31:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Airflow

Pros: COMES WITH A SSD ADAPTER FOR TWO 2.5" DRIVES! This should be in the specs somewhere... I ordered one and now have a spare...
Had to replace my old case with something that had serious airflow. This fit the bill perfectly. Was able to route cables behind the motherboard and the inside looks awesome. LOVE THE SIDE FACING HARD DRIVE CAGE!!!

Cons: The audio connector on the front panel is a bit noisy, especially the mic connector. I hear noise constantly when the headset is connected there, but when I key the mic it gets 10x worse. Cant use the front panel headset connectors.

Other Thoughts: Would have given 5 eggs if the front panel audio was not so bad. I suspect I have the front panel audio wires running behind the motherboard past the PCI buss and that is causing issues. I'll move the wires at some point.

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  • Robert R.
  • 3/19/2014 2:33:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFull featured Case for the Price!

Pros: 1) USB 3.0 Built in
2) Black both inside and out
3) Includes an SSD Tray Adapter
4) Lots of fans for better cooling
5) Lots of Room for upgrades
6) Bottom Mount Power Supply
7) Cool Blue LED Fan in the front
8) Locking tabs on the 5.25" Bays

Cons: The front panel comes off a little too easy when trying to transport the case.

Other Thoughts: Overall, a really nice featured case for the price!

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  • Robert R.
  • 3/14/2014 3:12:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid case for the price!

Pros: Very solid case for the price. USB 3.0 is a must these days. Includes an SSD adapter for the newer SSD Hard Drives which is convenient. Cabling inside is not brittle or cheap and appears to be well made. Black inside and out.

Cons: Had some trouble with some of these cases getting the USB to work. They seem to be picky with certain motherboards.

Other Thoughts: Overall for the price it is hard to beat!

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  • Christina S.
  • 3/13/2014 8:32:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreart deal!

Pros: Enough room to fit everything!

Cons: First case came with face broken off of main frame. Item was replaced and I am 100% happy! Shipping was paid for me to return.

Other Thoughts: None

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  • Richard D.
  • 3/7/2014 4:09:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Case

Pros: This case is simple and easy to connect to the MB: 3 fan connectors (2 of which require 4 pin-peripheral), an e-sata connector, front audio connectors, USB 3.0 connector, and of course the front panel connectors. The case has great ventilation (the front is made out of strong mesh) and the fans work perfectly with very little noise. The front fan has a nice blue light to it that gives it a neat look. The bays are extremely easy to use: just remove the mesh bars whenever you plan on installing anything inside, and stick it in and plug the removable sides back to keep it firmly installed. It comes with an SSD converter to easily install an SSD to the internal bays. The space inside will allow graphics cards with a maximum length of about 10.5. I have this case alongside a Asus P8Z77-V-Pro, and they work in harmony beautifully. Highly recommended case.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: It's on the smaller end for an ATX case, so if you're looking for something really big, this case is definitely not going to do it.

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  • Makiah S.
  • 3/3/2014 6:18:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat but not Perfect

Pros: Cheap, blue fans, dust filters on front panel

Cons: SMALL, no room for back of case cable management, not big enough for multiple modern gpus, such as HD 6950 or 7870, PSU mounted at the bottom of the case, case rubber legs deteriorate after a year

I can't even fit my CPU power cable on my modular psu through the rear of the case. I recommend this for a first builder who's building a budget pc. With no plans of expanding. But for some one who plans to upgrade I suggest a bigger case, or at least one with better cable management. Otherwise it's a fairly average, considering the price.

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  • John B.
  • 2/12/2014 1:14:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood case

Pros: good little case for the price

Cons: could use more room behind the motherboard for cable management

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