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Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK - Mini ITX Tower / Desktop Computer Case - 250W Power Supply with Two (2) SATA Connectors and One (1) 20 + 4-Pin Connector

  • Steel Mini-ITX Tower
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • Pre-mounted 250W ATX Power Supply
  • 2 External Drive Bays
  • 1 Internal Drive Bay
  • 1 Expansion Slot

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Packing 3 drive bays, 1 full-height expansion slot, 2 USB and 2 audio ports into a slender steel case, Rosewill's RS-MI-01 gives you a powerful platform for building a solid mini-ITX system. Bearing a 250W PSU that acts as an exhaust fan, this compact case has many of the features you'd expect from a larger box, all orderly arranged to do the job neatly and efficiently.

The front 5.25" bay is equipped with optical drive covers, to keep things clean and equipment hidden. The side panels have large vents for optimal air flow, so you can keep you computer components cool for system stability.

Rosewill gives you the box to put it all together, but lets you have the joy of customizing your own private powerhouse!

  • newegg Mini-ITX System with 3 Drive Bays Featuring one external 5.25" drive bay and two 3.5" drive bays (one external and one internal), the Rosewill RS-MI-01 provides sufficient expandability as a mini-ITX case.
  • newegg Built-in 250W PSU The Rosewill RS-MI-01 is equipped with a 250W power supply unit to handle ample power consumption for most mini-ITX systems.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The Rosewill RS-MI-01 features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 and two audio ports.

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  • Rhett O.
  • 8/27/2015 9:41:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA VERY nice compact case for a general use perso.

Pros: This a VERY nice little case. It supports a full size mini-ITX board (and what I mean by that is it has adequate space if you choose to use a board with a fairly significant sized daughter board) a 5.25, 2x3.5 drive bays, a side one and a front horizontal one under the 5.25 drive, clearance for some RAM with non-standard heat spreaders etc. Front IO is standard, front Audio & Mic Jacks, Dual USB 2.0 ports, ability to use the front HDD cage as a card reader instead if you choose to. The cables are of a decent length, especially the LED & Power button ribbon cable. The Front Panel headers for the ECS H61H2-I5 I used are at the VERY back of the board right next to the I/O shield area but the cable reach fine with some left over that I zip-tied to the back vents to keep it out of the way.

I used this case to build a new PC for my wife who uses it for fairly common tasks, studying, email, browsing etc. It fits on her desk next to a VERY large monitor that honestly towers over this case but it all still looks aesthetically pleasing. The case also includes 3.5 rails to attach to your drive for sliding in place, not sure why this was included or even utilized but oh well. The accessory bag has plenty of hardware for all motherboard mount points, the expansion card, and the 5.25 and both 3.5 drive areas. It also includes some VERY nice rubber feet.

Power supply connectors
20+4 main pin
4 pin CPU
1 strand with 2 SATA connectors
1 strand with a single molex connector
1 strand with dual molex connectors and a floppy connector.

I took some not old but not brand new parts out of my ServerWMC box and brought her closer to modern hardware.

Parts used:
This case (duh!)
ECS H61H2-I5 Mini-ITX Motherboard.
Intel Celeron G1610 Dual Core 1155 CPU
G.SKILL 4 GB DDR3-1333 RAM Kit (2x2GB)
A-DATA 60GB SSD (w/ a Mushkin 2.5 to 3.5 adapter plate)
ASUS DVD-RW Drive
Gelid 80mm Smart Case Fan w/ Thermal Sensor
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT by Sapphire Full Size Graphics Card (she doesnt need a lot in the way of GPU performance and I reused this card from her previous tower).

After I finished the build I placed the rubber feet on the left side (it has little indicators of where they can go) and turned the case on its side, so that the power button was now in the upper left corner). The feet cause plenty of clearance from any surface you put the case on and this also allowed for very adequate breathing room for the graphics card along the side vents.

Additional note - The side vents, while they may seem like they are purely aesthetic and allow for passive air intake, actually have hole spacings that would allow for up to 2 80mm fans to be installed on EACH side of the case. I added a single fan on the front section of the right side of the case and used it as an intake to force fresh air into the case.

If you want to build a very decent general purpose PC, possibly even a mid range HTPC, this is definitely a case to consider.

Cons: While I have a lot of good to say about the case, there are a few issues I have. Not all of these are complaints but more or less observances that I think might be helpful to other people looking to build in this case.

1 - While you can add some fans to the side of the case (I dont think this was intentional but it is possible) it does make taking the case cover off and on a bit more difficult. I know this is a budget case but a $5 to $8 increase in price to allow for multiple panels would be a nice improvement. I dont see people constantly rebuilding in this case or improving whats in it but its still something I look for in almost all builds.

2 - This is kind of a big one. I used the standard Intel cooler that came with the G1610 and the power supply LITERALLY sits right on top of the fan braces. There is no clearance whatsoever and I am afraid that the exhaust fan inside the power supply might be robbing the CPU cooler of some of the cool ambient air I am forcing into the case with its intake fan. I set the Intelligent CPU cooling option in the BIOS to silent but even with the CPU fan normally running at almost completely silent and the Gelid intake fan (also nearly silent) there was still some case noise at idle, not a lot mind you but I think it was the fan in the PSU. If you plan on putting a mid grade or higher CPU in this case a slim line performance cooler might be necessary. This was my only true complaint and the reason why I took off an egg (sorry Rosewill)

3 - The front indicator LEDs. Not even sure if you can call these LEDs, fairly certain they are actual bulbs. Most people complain about the brightness of typical blue power indicator LEDs on a front facing case, but this case has a green power indicator and a red HDD indicator and they are VERY dim. To me this isnt a big deal, at first glance you can usually tell that the power light is lit but some people may have an issue with this.

4 - IF you are going to build med to low end in this case, good. If you are going to put a LOT of heat generating components along with a 5.25 drive then you will find that it is going to fill up VERY quickly and will seem somewhat cramped. Once the DVD Drive was in, the power supply slid in very easily and was not hard to work with, but the clearance between the PSU and the DVD Drive was only about an inch and all the cables had to route between the PSU and DVD Drive to reach the 20+4 pin connector and the 4 pin CPU cable, which on my board was literally right below the power supply.

Other Thoughts: A VERY decent case to build a moderate PC in. Keep in mind what you are buying and what your intended purpose is.

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  • Yui D.
  • 8/8/2015 11:56:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSho kewt!

Pros: Just a cute little case with some smart plastic hardware for maximizing what little space there is. Just right for a wee server.

Cons: Itty bitty, recessed and dim LEDs at first made me think I made a mistake building the computer. Really hidden little things. This may not be a con if you want this case in your bedroom.

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  • Adam W.
  • 7/16/2015 6:38:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAdorable and Awesome

Pros: Super small footprint.
Came with PSU.
Super cheap.
Looks more expensive than it was.

Cons: Front LEDs are barely visible but for some of you this is not a con.
The 3.5" HDD cage is in a poor spot. The drive fit but my sata cables were pushing against my RAM. I would recommend getting a 2.5" drive or using low profile RAM (this is all assuming of course that the board you intend to use has its RAM channels on the opposite end of the board from the IO).

Other Thoughts: As for the drive issue I ended up putting the drive below the normal mounting cage and mounting it to the bottom of the case. There is a ton of dead space there so I used it for a full size drive.

Like many I went with an AMD 5350. Its definitely a tight fit but it works and doesnt overheat. It stays so quiet I can hardly tell its running. If you plan on running anything else inside this case you"ll need to make sure you get a cooler that is low profile.

If youre considering getting this case for your AMD 5350 HTPC build, JUST DO IT. I did and it cured my cancer, brought my dad back, unkilled my dog, and entertained me.

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  • Landon K.
  • 6/5/2015 9:38:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRosewill RS-MI-01 BK - Mini ITX Tower / Desktop Computer Case - 250W Power Supply with Two (2) SATA Connectors and One (1) 20 + 4-Pin Connector

Pros: Great Case Small and compact perfect for small spaces. At only a little over 5" tall it fit nicely under my monitor. Has space for the basics that you'd need. I Recommend using an A serious motherboard and cpu combo because you don't have to put a video card in the case and it will cut down on the heat at least it worked in my system.
Temps:
1. 1 x AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini Quad-Core 2.05GHz Socket AM1 25W AD5350JAHMBOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon HD 8400 - min 60 Deg F Max 96 deg F
2. 1 x MSI AM1I AM1 2 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard - Min 96 deg F max 104 deg F
3. Harddrive reins 93-95 Deg F

The only mod that I did was mount 2 80mm fans to the side of the case the air vent there is the perfect size for them to sit side by side this is the only fans that is in the system other than the PS and CPU fans.

I would recommend this case if your wanting to build a compact computer for a specific task.

Cons: None really for it's size.

Other Thoughts: The case could of came with mounting brackets for fans on the opposite side from the HD sideways mount

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  • Stephen E.
  • 5/7/2015 4:30:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice little black box

Pros: ITX Form Factor
Includes a standard, modern power supply
Space for 2 3.5" HDs + a 5.25 optical drive

Cons: One HD bay is horizontal under the optical bay; the other is vertical in the rear near the power supply
Seems to be a little bigger than it absolutely needs to be: there appears to be space for another HD in the front, but no mounting hardware

Other Thoughts: I bought this for a DIY NAS enclosure and it looks good. The external appearance is nothing special, but unobtrusive. The power supply is small, adequate, and above all, quiet (even with its fan).

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  • Jeremy T.
  • 4/30/2015 4:34:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsbad layout

Pros: sturdy

Cons: power supply blocks cpu fan
no case fan slot
card slot too tight of a fit

Other Thoughts: haven't yet had a real problem with it, but am expecting it to overheat with how there is only 1/4" clearance between cpu fan and poser supply with half of it underneath

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

If you are not fully satisfied with our product, please contact us at the number below or one of the email addresses below to better assist you in resolving your problem.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Alex S.
  • 3/29/2015 1:28:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Value Mini ITX Case

Pros: Quite P/S, spacious interior, all cable harnesses included (front panel audio, USB, etc.) even comes with an old-fashioned "speaker"!

Cons: Only 234W P/S, not 250W as advertised. Bigger than I expected for mini-ITX

Other Thoughts: As mentioned, this case is a bit larger than I expected. It has room enough for a 5.25" drive (CD/DVD/etc.) as well as a 3.5" floppy/MM reader, etc. The case is light and the P/S is quiet. A little caveat emptor here: the case came with a 236W P/S, NOT a 250W as advertised. Not complaining as it is enough to handle the ECS mainboard I threw at it, just not what I expected (hence, 4 stars). Other than that, a good unit. I've used Rosewill equipment before and find it to be of better than average quality, usually. Would recommend this to anyone of any skill level. One note: when mounting your mainboard, I recommend yanking the P/S...will save you some headaches with the screwdriver and it's an easy pop-out/pop-in.

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  • Andrew L.
  • 3/18/2015 5:27:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGot this in a combo, would never buy again

Pros: It's small, compact, and fits on the tv stand well.

Cons: Got this with a combo that I don't think anyone at newegg attempted to build! The combo included gskill ripjaws X series ram, a MSI AM1I motherboard, a WD 1TB blue, a athlon 5350, and this case. The LED's are understated and easy to miss, perhaps a little too easy to miss. The ram's high heatsinks meant that you could not put the hard drive in the bay below the optical drive bay, the power supply configuration meant that your optical drive could not be too long or it wouldn't leave you with enough room for the non-right angle sata power connectors to fit, the case is of cheap construction, as is the power supply (Looking at the internal build I don't really expect it to last I'm thinking of buying a small itx/power brick for the system and fabricating a mount for the fan and it's connector, which will help with the cooling and the being unable to install my bluray burner into the case), the side mount hard drive doesn't get any active airflow over it in the standard configuration, and the connector for the front audio had to be stretched to make it to the fitting on my MSI AM1I. Since I also had a SSD and an optical drive as mentioned before I had to get really creative with the placements of everything, including the processor fan which I had to mount diagonally because if it was underneath the power supply, and thus it's fan, it made a really irritating noise because both fans were fighting eachother (blowing opposite directions).

Other Thoughts: Newegg! if you offer a combo please build it out and see how it goes together, if it will go together!

I cannot stress enough if you buy this case, you must think about the thermals, don't put anything hot in it, think of where that psu comes down, think of where you can wedge fans in and how you are going to modify the cooling system on the case, motherboard, or heaven help you graphics card in order to make the best use of the design that they built this case with. Don't expect wires to be long enough or well thought out enough for you to be able to make things look pretty either. I'm not sure what motherboard this case was designed around, but if you can find it, perhaps the configuration makes more sense.

I gave it two stars because I dragged it kicking and screaming into being mostly what I wanted it to be.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

If you are not fully satisfied with our product, please contact us at the number below or one of the email addresses below to better assist you in resolving your problem.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Michael M.
  • 3/4/2015 7:20:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA little Cramped for space

Pros: Fair price
Attractive yet simple look
Comes with PSU
Front panel USB and HD Audio

Cons: Space issue between the HDD and the CPU Cooler

Other Thoughts: This is a great looking case and seems to run pretty cool considering its size, The only thing i dont like is that the way the HDD Tray was designed it sits right next to the CPU Cooler be warned if you have a rather large CPU Cooler this is not the case for you. My board running the stock Intel cooler was a chore to get the HDD mounted and out of the coolers way, you must use right angled SATA cables to use this case due to the space limits between the CPU Cooler and the HDD. Other wise a nice case with a small footprint but still attractive to look at.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/6/2015 8:46:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBasic working case

Pros: -- Cheap build, compact design, good for building a small NAS server
-- Working as I expect
-- Enough space to put in two hard drives, a DVD drive, board and memory
-- The power supply is a plus

Cons: Just so so quality, one of the front panel broken in first day, when I installed the system. But it's OK, no problem to affect me to install and use it without it.

Other Thoughts: For the price tag and the size, this is good enough for me to build my own server.

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