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


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  • Jisheng X.
  • 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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  • Matthew M.
  • 1/21/2015 2:08:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little toaster box

Pros: Small form factor, perfect for the kitchen desk/bar area.
The machine is virtually noiseless and produces very little heat.

Cons: None really, see Other Thoughts..

Other Thoughts: This is a small form factor box... This is probably not the best box to build with your kids on xmas day as there was barely enough room to maneuver the AMD/MSI board into it. I thought I ruined the CPU fan because it bound was hung up and did not seem to fit into the hole for mounting the board because the CPU fan was about 2mm too thick. But, alas it's in there and it works.
Others have said the power supply has gone out, but this one is still silently working, so fingers crossed.
I bought this a bundled deal and we're quite happy with it. I never used the hard drive, replaced it with a 240Gb AMD SSD. Boot to usable desktop in 9 seconds.

The setup (bundled deal + SSD):
MSI AM1I AM1 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Motherboard
AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini Quad-Core 2.05GHz Socket AM1 25W Desktop Processor
CORSAIR Vengeance LP 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
AMD Radeon SSD RADEON-R7SSD-240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III (made by OCZ)
SAMSUNG SATA DVD Burner

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  • Neal K.
  • 1/6/2015 3:52:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRS-MI-01 mini itx case

Pros: Good little case for what it is. PS included is a bonus. Small enough to fit in a bookshelf or in the entertainment center.

Cons: Not necessarily a con, but something others have mentioned is the HDD tray won't accept an HDD if the MB ram slots are under it. I had to mount it to the side rail which I'm guessing was intended for an HDD but the hole spacing was just enough off that only one screw could be used. Adequate as it is never moved.

Other Thoughts: The PS sits extremely close to the CPU. The Athlon 5350 fit with the stock CPU cooler but with very little clearance. Enough for adequate cooling for a low power CPU. If the cooler had been much taller it would not have fit and would have had to order a slim fan for it.

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  • Mohammed A.
  • 12/30/2014 12:22:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Case

Pros: Small and compact design, with included 200W power supply.

Cons: Bad HDD placement for most boards. Best to get a board with side ram slots.

Other Thoughts: To fit a regular HDD, I used 2 zip ties and tied the HDD under the HDD cage.

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  • Regan F.
  • 12/27/2014 1:02:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThat'll do Case, That'll do

Pros: Very compact case. Comes with the bare essentials, includes a power supply, and is pretty cheap for all of that. You can put a very basic computer in it, which is what you're probably going to do anyway if you're buying this.

Cons: Has the power supply above the motherboard. I wish this were flipped vertically, and the motherboard was above the power supply. Because of this, if you're going to use an Intel CPU, the stock fan won't fit, so this case will come with the hidden cost of buying a slim fan. A lot of cases use this design though, so you're not going to really get away from this cost.

Other Thoughts: Reading the other reviews of this case, it seems the power supply enjoys a good failure, which makes me worry about using it. I did buy a back-up SFX power supply, but there are no reputable companies making SFX power supplies, so all you have for selection is a sea of garbage, and at that point, it might be worth buying a ITX tower that you can put a regular power supply in. That being said, I haven't had any issues with this power supply yet. I put in a fairly simple motherboard, cpu, optical drive, and an SSD into and nothing else. It's a computer that very simply runs Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office, and that's about all the things I would use for a computer I could put into this case. I don't know what the rest of you are doing, but if you're trying to run Crysis 3 on max settings or Adobe Photoshop on this power supply, that's a bad idea. You're doing nothing beyond basic computing with this power supply.

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  • Kevin R.
  • 12/20/2014 11:56:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little box

Pros: I've been using this as an HTPC for about 6 months now. It's a perfect size to stash behind a couch or on a shelf but roomy enough for build a machine without banging up your hands. Although I don't recall any sharp edges anyhow.

Cons: Not really a Con but I would suggest using a motherboard with an integrated CPU/minimal sized cooling.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this for your gaming rig or anything you'll need to get inside often. If you're building a console/HTPC type machine and know how to use a ruler this may be perfect for what you're looking to do.

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  • David F.
  • 12/19/2014 7:11:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsProblems Already... Warning...

Pros: Great size, Seemed like a good idea at the time of purchase.

Cons: Already starting to have some issues, such as several reboots and when it shuts down, you have to remove the power cord to get it to start up. This happens multiple times, I do not see any heating issues. Just seems to be a problem that may get worse as it goes on.
Running Windows 10 preview... could have some problems but I don't think the constant reboots are part of it. Works pretty well after it runs awhile.

Other Thoughts: I have build a lot of PC's but this one was a little more difficult due to the micro size of the components.

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  • Alexander E.
  • 12/6/2014 9:04:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNice case, garbage PSU

Pros: Sleek, small, plenty of space for drives.

Cons: PSU died the THIRD time i tried to power on. No response to the power button at any outlet, even with everything but mobo plugged in.

Other Thoughts: They should either sell the case $10 cheaper with no PSU or include a better built PSU for $10 more. Ridiculous that now I have to find aa decent SFX power supply

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.

Thanks for the feedback. We will pass it along to our QA and Design teams for further investigation.


Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Adam W.
  • 12/5/2014 6:44:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThis case is a challenge

Pros: Adorably small
Comes with PSU
Pretty sturdy for the price

Cons: HD placement was not well thought out. If you use a full size 3.5" hd youll have to mount it underneath the designated HD bay otherwise youll be likely covering a ram channel or two. It would be wise to go with a board that has so-dimm. The stock AMD a4 kabini heatsink/fan combo just barely clears the PSU so airflow will be restrictive. I would suggest that processor only or go with a SoC solution. 5.25" drive bay cover is one of those flap deals that conceals your drives face, which is fine, but the button doesnt line up very well with mine forcing me to push the button kind of hard to get the disc drive to eject.

Other Thoughts: All in all this case was one of the more difficult builds I've ever done, it was challenging but in a fun way. Cable management isnt that bad but then again I have a lot of experience with it. This case is not for first time builds.

If I would be so bold as to tell you how to pick parts:
Go for AMD Kabini or SoC, not saying an intel wont fit but youre not getting an i3 in this case without a seriously low profile heatsink.
Get a 2.5" HDD or SSD, the case comes with adapter pieces for that style to fit in the 3.5" drive bay.
An 80mm case fan or two will fit in this case but if you put them on the left side youll be blocking any expansion ports you have...but I would still recommend using one as airflow is going to be poor.
Tuck your cables either under the drive bay or in between the PSU and disk drive if you have one.
Dont use the right angle style SATA connectors. At least dont use them on the HD.

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  • Himanshu G.
  • 11/24/2014 2:11:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRosewill - What a bunch or Jokers!

Pros: Nice small-factor case. I bought 6 of them. I can have 2 mirrored Hard Drives with a DVD ROM in the case.

Cons: Dumb Warranty. My PSU died and they want me to ship the entire case back. Thye cant swap the Power supply only! For the time and effort (and shipping cost) of swapping an entire case, I can buy a new PSU. Luckily I bought spare PSUs from Newegg for $19.99. I called Rosewill today and the moron said that is all they can do.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend anyone with this case to buy 1-2 spare PSU (APEX AL-8250SFX) -- Newegg Item#: N82E16817154024. I am a reseller and I put these systems in my client's location. This is the last time I buy any Rosewill branded items for my clients. I will also make sure I let my colleagues know how inept this company is!

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.

Thanks for the feedback we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams.

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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