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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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  • 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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  • 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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