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Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK Mini ITX Tower/ Desktop Computer Case with 250W 20+4Pin & 2SATA Connectors Power Supply

  • Steel Mini-ITX Tower
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • Mounted w/ 250W ATX Power Supply
  • 2 External Drive Bays
  • 1 Internal Drive Bays
  • 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 areas of 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 little 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.

Learn more about the Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RS-MI-01 BK

Spec

Type
Mini-ITX Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel
With Power Supply
Yes
Power Supply
250W(Model:AL8250SFX)
Power Supply Mounted
Top
PSU Main Connector
20+4Pin
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini-ITX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Expansion Slots
1

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB2.0 x2
Audio x2 (AC97 & HD plug)

Physical Spec

Dimensions
13.00" x 8.70" x 5.10"
Weight
8.50lbs

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Stuart A.
  • 7/29/2014 12:50:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsdecent price, average Mini ITX case

Pros: pretty good price on the combo package with Kaveri processor and micro ATX board. Looks nice.

Cons: Cable management was a pain. I had a hard time installing the disk drives. I made the mistake of not connecting my SSD hard drive under the DVD/RW drive and I had to completely un-mount the DVD/RW so I could get access to the rear of the SSD. Not a big deal, but tiny amount of space. Don't expect to add fans or mod this case, there is literally no room to do much of anything.

Aftermarket heatsinks that are larger than stock AM1 or FM2 heat sinks probably won't fit. The PSU literally sits on top of the processor.

Other Thoughts: This was a good deal for my mother's casual PC because it was on a combo offer. If I was building a media PC for myself, me being the IT and PC gaming enthusiast, I would buy a better case. The combo parts fit (barely), and the case doesn't look to shabby. Overall, it was a great present for my mom.

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  • Kenneth R.
  • 7/18/2014 2:08:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsBadly Flawed Design - Desiged by grade school students

Pros: Nice looking case with a included power supply. That's about I can say good about this case.

Cons: This is not the worst case I have ever worked with, but for $45, I would expect it to be at least decent. First off, the design is totally flawed. I would guarantee no one at Rosewill even attempted to test this case buy doing a system build. Here is what I find wrong with this case:

The motherboard tray is not removable - not a big deal except with this case, if you want to just change the memory, you have to remove everything - hard drive, DVD drive.

The hard drive mounts right back against the memory slots, I have to modify the hard drive mount and drill additional holes to use both memory slots.

CPU and heatsink clearance - I have an AM1 board with a tiny heat sink and it sits up against the power supply.

The CD/DVD door has one of those cheap built in buttons where I have to remove the faceplate off the DVD drive. Not a big deal except the button on the front panel does not work. It is impossible for it to work because with the DVD drive moved as far forward as possible, the button is still too far away from the DVD drive to activate the button to open and close the door. The button design is absolutely the worst I have ever seen -- I don't know show designed the front panel, but they should not be working for Rosewill.

Power Supply - long, long, long, long wires for a mini-ITX. What were you rhinking when you designed that? You have several feet of wire on the power supply for a mini-ITX case. No way can you have a neat case with the power supply.

Other Thoughts: I have done hundreds of PC builds and several ITX builds and this was one of the most frustrating. You cannot remove the poorly designed CD/DVD panel on front without destroying the case. So now I have to get the hot glue gun out and try to fix the design flaw or just go without a DVD drive. Can't do that because this is I WHS build that I have sold. Not worth the hassle to send this case back so it will probably go in the junk pile. A waste of time and waste of money.

Don't trust the good reviews on this case unless you like frustration. Giving this case a 1 star is being generous. In fact this is the first case ever that I am visiting all the merchants who sell it and give it a bad review.

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.
If you are not fully satisfied with our product please contact us 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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  • Stuart A.
  • 7/17/2014 11:18:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Case, Flimsy Door Covers

Pros: Included power supply is good for general purpose computing. Pretty quiet case.

Cons: Front door covers feel flimsy and easy to come off track.

Other Thoughts: Used this for a general purpose workstation. The first case arrived with a damaged optical drive door. Had to RMA for a replacement. Second case was fine but the door still feels fragile. I wonder how it will hold up after multiple openings.

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  • Jisheng X.
  • 7/15/2014 10:15:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks but cheap material

Pros: Cheap, Compact, works as expected, put 1 DVD drive in, two 3.5" hard drives in without problem. The power is quiet than I thought.

Cons: Material is really cheap. The front panel broke easily though I don't really care. The CD/DVD drive button is hard to press to open it.

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  • Terry M.
  • 7/12/2014 9:03:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood build it worked

Pros: worked fine everything fit with asus board and haswell pentium stock cooler it was sleek and a nice small form factor web surfing pc i built for my dad

Cons: the PSU was faulty STOPPED working after a couple weeks. The psu worked fine then it started die down on me the board got power just not enough to start up the cpu fan spun for half a second then stopped and i have nothing fancy for specs stock cooler, pentium, mini itx obviously, ssd with mouse and keyboard its defiantly no more than 100 watt intake and i checked for loose connections board was not dead everything else worked with diff psu but too bad the psu is atx form factor

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/24/2014 1:36:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Power supply didn't explode

Cons: poor motherboard placement limits usable heatsinks.

Other Thoughts: It's a pretty solid ITX case, you can even fit a fan on the side panel with zip ties and careful insertion. I may have already reviewed though however.

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  • Jeffrey M.
  • 6/17/2014 5:36:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNo Stock Intel LGA 1150 coolers

Pros: cheap, power supply (rated for haswell)

Cons: STOCK LGA 1150 COOLER DOES NOT FIT WITH PROVIDED POWER SUPPLY!!!!!!!!!
Had to stop after installing motherboard, CPU + stock cooler because the provided power supply with the case does not fit with the stock cooler. The power supply literally rests on top of the cooler no matter which way I set it.

cheap flimsy metal as well...drilled air vent in top of the case to flip power supply so it wouldn't overheat from CPU exhaust. Really disappointing because the case had such great potential.

Other Thoughts: First itx build
i3-4430 (w/stock cooler)
ASRock H81M-ITX LGA
Required to buy aftermarket cooler...buy a more expensive case...

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.

Please take pictures of your setup and contact our support team.

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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  • Nickolas B.
  • 6/17/2014 10:16:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Little Case

Pros: Small, included power supply, minimal design.

Cons: Tight space, front covers are a little flimsy.

Other Thoughts: You would expect a small case to have tight spaces, so it's not really a con. The case did its job and is working quite well. I used it in a build for my parents and they like the size of it. I finally got them away from using laptops as desktop computers. The stock cooler for an Intel APU might not fit, I didn't really try though. I used the Noctua NH-L9I and it fit with a little bit of clearance.

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  • Daniel H.
  • 5/21/2014 6:50:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Bang for Buck

Pros: Size
Price
Built in PS
Sleek Looks

Cons: No USB 3 on front panel.
PS Location.
Like other reviewers, I think this could have been mounted differently.

Other Thoughts: Used this for my first Mini ITX build for a small simple budget HTPC. Some previous reviews complained of broken bay cover doors. Mine are not. They seem to function correctly. Yes, it does have a reset button, just below power button. Has LEDs on front, but not real bright. I added a card reader to the 3.5 ext bay with USB 3 on it to get USB 3 to the front panel.
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Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK Mini ITX Case w/incl PS
MSI H81I LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Mobo
Pentium G3420 Haswell 3.2GHz w/Intel HD Graphics
Team Elite 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Kingston SSDNow SV300S37A/240G 2.5" SATA III (SSD)
LITE-ON DVD Burner SATA Model iHAS124-14
nMEDIAPC i18-C68 USB 3.0 7-in-1 Card Reader
Win8.1 64bit
----------------------------
Little less than five hundred bucks.

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  • Richard O.
  • 5/13/2014 12:00:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost Perfect!

Pros: Everything you'd want from a mini-ITX chassis... good price too!

Cons: - PSU ventilation is down... literally on top of the stock CPU heatsink. For this chassis, the ventilation would have been better placed on any of the internal sides of the PSU or even the top, if the top of the chassis was also grated. Fortunately the LGA1050s run relatively cool that I haven't noticed much of an impact on heat [yet].
- Once you stick an optical 5.25 drive in and a 3.5 media reader in there's no built-in mounting room for a hard drive. This is easily solved by drilling holes and mounting the HDD [or SSD] to the bottom of the chassis (I used a 3.5 to 2.5 adapter as a template). My point here is that the 3.5 portion of the chassis could have been extended all the way to the bottom of the chassis to make more room for an internal drive.

... not enough cons here to dock this product any more than a single egg though!

Other Thoughts: This is my first mini-ITX build (built for a client). Nice solid build and I'm very pleased with the result. The only drawbacks I see are what I mentioned above.

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