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Rosewill FE-A030 Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • USB, Audio Front I/O Ports
  • 4x 120mm Fan Supported
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The Rosewill FE-A030 mid-tower steel case is ideal for computer builders who’d rather spend their money on the contents than on the case! The mid-tower FE-A030 offers bays for four 5.25” external, two 3.5” external, and six 3.5” internal drives, and keeps it all cool with a 120 mm rear fan, side air vents, mesh front door design and air guide to direct the air where it’s most needed.

You’ll get seven full-size expansion slots, and a tray that supports ATX and MicroATX motherboards. The side panel features two USB 2.0 ports, and audio jacks. Whether you’re building from scratch or looking to relocate your existing system, the Rosewill FE-A030 is a great value!

  • newegg Great Expandability with 12 Drive Bays The Rosewill FE-A030 features four external 5.25" drive bays, and eight 3.5” drive bays (2 external and 6internal) for superior expandability.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The Rosewill FE-A030 features one 120mm rear fan, side air duct and video card vent for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Convenient Side I/O Panel The Rosewill FE-A030 features a convenient side I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 ports and two audio ports.

Learn more about the Rosewill FE-A030




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 2.0 Ports
Audio In/Out(AC97, HD)

Cooling System

80mm Fans
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Rear Fan
Side Air duct

Physical Spec

18.74" x 7.87" x 16.93"
13.64 lbs.


Mesh Front Door Design.

Front IO ports – 2x USB, Audio out, MIC in.

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


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

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/4/2010 10:13:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood considering the price.

Pros: A very stylish yet simple, good looking case. It would be at home in a law office or adult bedroom. It doesn't look cheap to me at all as some have stated. I actually prefer the look over a heavy full tower black anodized aluminum Silverstone case I paid over a hundred dollars more for.The steel mesh front looks really classy and Lots of options for case fans provide for excellant air flow. The 120mm fan installled in back seems adequate. There are two mounting tabs included for 120mm in front with no instructions but easy enough to figure out. There are screw holes for your choice of two 120mm, 140mm, or a smaller size (90/92mm?) fans on side panel. There is room for many hard drives and optical drives etc. It's also nice that the blue LED power and HD lights are behind the door and shine through the slightly opaque black trim so they are not so brite to be distracting. connectors for LED's Power button,external usb etc are plainly marked.

Cons: Yes the case is light and the metal is a bit thin but if it's just going to sit on your desk so what. Were you planning to use your computer as a step stool or foot rest? Yes you do have to pop out the stamped metal pci slots and drive bays etc so be careful not to cut yourself on the sharp edges. It would be nice if there were things like rolled edges, and drive cages/rails with plastic or rubber grommets, motherboard trays etc but what do you expect it's an inexpensive case but still a good value for the price. After you get your computer assembled you'll be glad you spent the extra money you saved on more memory or a better video card.

Other Thoughts: You can still have a quiet case even though it's pretty lite material. I chose three 11Db Silenx 120mm case fans for front and side panel. My Phenom II X4 965 is liquid cooled by the Corsair H50. The pump and 120mm rear fan/radiator seem pretty efficient and stay at low speed and near silent. My video card is the only thing I really notice if it starts spinning up during heavy gaming. I hate USP for shipping but the cardboard box was very sturdy with thick styrofoam corners so the case arrived in pristine condition. Yeah it's a cheap case but you won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/4/2010 4:15:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood case for price!

Pros: Nice design for airflow, allowing for up to 4 120mm fans. Plenty of drive mounts. Nice simple, clean design, which I used to build a server(even the wife likes the design!). Plenty of screws included. I like the front panel closure using a magnet instead of some cheap plastic latch. Really good airflow. Decent amount of places to hide wires. Overall nice case for the price paid.

Cons: Very strange front fan mount. Thin, cheap metal, but it was just 40 bucks - not that i expected the same quality of my Antec 1200 which cost 4 times as much. No real instructions included, which would have helped a lot for that front fan mount. Motherboard connector panel was a pain to remove.

Other Thoughts: I was very impressed with the case for the price i paid. It was exactly what i was wanting for a server case. It reminds me of some systems/servers from a previous job with the clean metal mesh front.

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  • felipe m.
  • 1/22/2010 7:29:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsfirst case ever bought

Pros: Just love the sher size, this case is wider,taller,fuller then that of a stocked HP tower.. love the satin black look doesnt hurt the eyes or take away attention from the case mod im doing, alot of screws, front mesh panel for air flow even when front panel is shut very awesome rosewill. mid tower they say you dont have much room, compare to a stock HP mid ATX tower it has a confterble and great space. CHEAP! i was looking for a budget build and this case fits what i was looking for and in the proper price range..thumb screw on both side panel which allows easy to access the mobo tray. blue LED power and HDD active indicator didnt have to swap leds thanks again rosewill.

Cons: the instructions is really a supply list of what you get.. they didnt really label the screws properly.. but then again it doesnt take much time to figure out what screw goes where..i had to mod one of the bay cover to fit a stock HP cardreader,but thats not Rosewill fault i could have went out and bought an adapter case that fitted in the 3.5bay for the card reader.. the backport where the back mobo fit through was hard to take off and i ended up bending the hell out of that part to rip it out..also where the card expensition slots where also hard to rip out and ended bending the whole thing, took a hammer and wood to tap it back into alignment..both side panel falls out if you leave the thumb screws off or one thumb screw each panel. i wished they had the audio/mic,usb,firewire front port on the top. couldnt add the linein audo jack. Will have to drill a hole and hotglue it to fit.

Other Thoughts: i have moded some cases in my past nothing great, windows, led swap, etc... i deside to make my own mod witha certain budget, to see how much stuff i can get on the budget. this case was cheap, certain cons are easily overcomed. This case is awesome always wanted a panel door desktop. Im really happy with the tower, though the back panel for the card slot and back port was a hassle still wasnt much of a deal at the end. I have a list of Mods i will do with the case on a $150 budget.. i added my 60mm blue led fan to the cpu,moded a satin black 120mm fan with 4 blue LED and painted the fan white. will add some blue uv CCFL and create a fader to fit in the door panel so it looks like its breathing :) very happy that i have choosen this case for my mod.

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  • Brent M.
  • 1/5/2010 4:47:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood Bargain Case

Pros: LOTS of options for airflow. The open area on the case door with screw holes for fans is key to build in maximum case airflow. Overall, you can use 4 120mm fans if you wanted.
The buttons are on the side of the case making it easily accessible without opening the main door. The main door is perforated to allow intake air to flow through it - I've used other cases that inefficiently bring air in through the side so this case is definitely doing it correctly. The exterior and overall user design of the case is what I expect from Rosewill.

Cons: The case has an overall cheap feel to it. The aluminum feels flimsy and can be bent quite easily. The screws provided were not adequate at all so I dug into my own, better, stash from other Rosewill cases. The expansion ports are pre-cut so once removed, they cannot be placed back. No rails for disk drives.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case for an inexpensive build and it certainly fits that bill. I typically would spend more on a case, and I certainly recommend it after working with this one. Rosewill builds EXCELLENT cases but they missed the quality mark on this one I believe. It's tough to be too critical for this price-point, but I've just come to expect a bit more from Rosewill.

However, I still believe that I made the right choice for my situation. I needed a decent case at a lower price. I would just keep the negatives in mind if this is a primary PC. Do not buy this case if you can afford another $50. Do buy this case if you are on a budget and need a lot of airflow.

Would I buy this again for this same situation? Probably. But I'd be certain to have plenty of extra screws around again!

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  • Jay H.
  • 12/21/2009 1:32:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice case, minor difficulties

Pros: Looks great, I picked this case because of its basic looks. It isn't fancy, but it looks really nice especially for a server (which is what I used it for). I also picked it because it has tons of room for hard drives should I ever build a large RAID array in it. The case feels fairly solid and the panel LED's look nice through the black plastic. Mounting everything was pretty simple. Plenty of room inside. The included (rear, black, 120mm, no LED's) fan is quiet and has a sensor wire for RPM readings. There's a lot of room inside to bundle up spare PSU wires and such. Hooking up the front panel was easy since all the plugs were neatly wired and labeled.

Cons: There were a lot of minor things I didn't like but none of them were too serious. First, the I/O panel in the back comes with a metal pre-cut piece. My motherboard wasn't compatible so I had to remove it and trying to snap the metal apart without destroying things took a while. Next, the instructions manual doesn't help, it just labels each different type of screw as "screw" and it's up to you to figure out which type goes where. I ended up getting one of the screws stuck into a standoff through my motherboard and had to hold it with pliers to remove the screw. Also, the description says this case has a blue LED front fan preinstalled and an optional rear fan. This is, of course, a flat out lie. There is no front fan and just a plain black rear one. Luckily I figured this would be the case and bought a fan separate. Mounting it wasn't too hard, but the front fan mount is unusual. Mine also did not come with the buzzer even though it was listed on the sheet.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I like the design of this case. I needed to get a new case for my server (it was in a 1998 Compaq Presario case that only had 2 hard drive slots) and this one looked good. With the addition of a front fan it has great airflow. I did have problems at first since this was my first non-stock case, I tried to stick washers under the board instead of the standoffs but soon realized how to mount it.

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