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Rosewill CHALLENGER - Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Three Included Fans - 1 x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1 x Top 140mm Fan, 1 x Rear 120mm Fan - Two More Optional Side 120mm Fans Supported

  • SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x e-SATA, Front Audio In / Out Ports
  • 3 Fans Installed, Supports Up to 5 Fans
  • 5 External Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 7 Expansion Slots
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The Rosewill Challenger 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 Challenger offers bays for three 5.25” external, two 3.5” external, and five 3.5” internal drives, and keeps the whole system cool with  side air vents, two 120mm fans, and one 140mm fan.

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

 

  • newegg Excellent Expandability with 11 Drive Bays Featuring three 5.25" external drive bays, and seven 3.5" drive bays (two external and five internal), the Rosewill Challenger provides excellent expandability.
  • newegg Exceptional Cooling Performance The Rosewill Challenger features one 140mm top exhaust fan, one 120mm rear exhaust fan and one 120mm front blue LED fan for exceptional cooling performance.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The convenient front I/O panel enables easy access to two USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port and two audio ports.

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


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  • Joseph H.
  • 5/28/2015 4:29:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheap, plenty of included 120mm fans.

Cons: no cut out behind MB at top to route the 8 pin cpu power connector

Other Thoughts: Great budget priced gaming tower

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  • Richard F.
  • 5/28/2015 8:33:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPluses and minuses for everyone!

Pros: This case was a steal at <$40.00 shipped. As a replacement case for one from near prehistoric times it was awesome. The three included fans were a plus as was the mesh front and rear panels for the extra cooling. The number of drive bays was unreal for the price.

Cons: The largest con for me was the installation of the hard drives with the "screwless/toolless" drive adapters. The little pins were continuously falling or popping out and were for the most part a pain to use. I used short headed screws to attach the drive adapters after a number of failed attempts to use them as shipped.

Other Thoughts: Overall, this was a great buy. I removed one egg just for the drive adapters. I gave up on using the shipped configuration after having to retrieve the little pins from the bottom of the case six times or more. Although I experienced several positioning/connection/placement issues, none were as a direct result of the case or its layout. This is a great budget case with more than enough room and airflow for the everyday user.

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  • Gunner B.
  • 5/26/2015 9:02:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNice Looking- Low Quality case

Pros: The sides remove easily. Looks decent.

Cons: Screw-less HDD mount mechanism is not compatible with a standard 3.5" to 2.5" bay converters that I have, instead a proprietary plastic one is included. Not good if you need more than one drive bay converted. The pins included, to mimic screws, are kind of difficult to work with as they can fall away and get lost rather easily.
The front panel dust filter mesh is not removable by design, proper cleaning will be difficult and require the entire system is moved or that the front panel headers are removed from the mobo to free up the panel and filters.
Top fan location is strange

Other Thoughts: I have not seen a case that did not fit drive bay converters, it must be the screw-less hdd mount design that does not provide enough options.

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  • Noah P.
  • 5/23/2015 5:33:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFront Plate Broken Right Out of the Box

Pros: I don't know since I can't use it

Cons: Broken out of the box

Other Thoughts: Good to know I can "rely" on this company to give me the best of the best

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  • Trenton T.
  • 5/22/2015 5:52:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFront Fan?

Pros: It does what it is supposed to do!!

Cons: It didn't come with a front fan!!! Quality Control? I am having to take a fan from an older computer.

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  • David W.
  • 5/22/2015 11:27:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case

Pros: Well ventilated, good layout, nice HD mounting system. It is attractive and important connections are up front.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have two of them and they are the best value out there.

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  • Kenneth M.
  • 5/9/2015 4:56:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDiamond in the rough.

Pros: - tool-less drive bays
- surprisingly good airflow for such a small case
- cable management (for the price, it's decently impressive)
- comes with fans

Cons: - cramped
- fit & finish and the overall design aren't exactly perfect

Other Thoughts: What can I say? I've had this case for over 2 years now and have been pleasantly surprised by its performance. I originally bought it as a temporary/throw-away case while I debated what I ultimately wanted to toss my gaming rig into, but it's sort of stuck with me and here I am more than 2 years after the fact, and it's chugging away.

To reiterate what some others have said, if you have a large CPU cooler or intend on tossing a radiator on the back, with 1 fan (let alone a push AND a pull), you'll need to clearance the inside of the case door. Also, the positioning of the door fan slots could be a bit more forward. As it is now, I have about 4mm of clearance between the edge of my 120s and the 120 push on the back of my radiator.

Also worth noting that you might as well tear out the foam filter in between the front of the case and the front fan that comes uninstalled. It clogs with dust in no time at all and just ends up as an eye sore. I've since modified that spot with a fine mesh screen that has been holding up quite well as a filter, and I can remove it easily for cleaning.

All in all, for a $50 case this thing is top notch.

Currently system specs are as follows.
- Asus' M5A99FX Pro R2.0 Mobo
- AMD Vishera 8350
- Antex Kuhler 620
- 32gb Viper III @ 1866mhz
- MSI 7970 Twin Frozr III
- Thermaltake Black Widow 850w PSU
- 2 x 4TB WD Black HDD
- 2 x 500GB Samsung 850 Pro

I've been very happy with this case, and for a mid-grade gaming rig, you really can't beat the price. In response to others who've complained about the cable management citing things like "only room for fan cables," I'd disregard them. Do you need to use a bit of elbow grease to get the cable side of the case back on? Yea, but it's very doable and you can tidy up this case a good bit considering its size. But if you're smart about your cabling, and route everything with a tiny bit of intelligence, you'll be fine. I've managed to cram 6 fans as well as everything else into this tiny thing, and still end up with plenty of room to work in.

I'm writing this now, as I'm upgrading in order to cram two 290Xs into my rig. Unfortunately this case barely fits one large card, but I'll definitely be keeping it around to use it as a media station.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/8/2015 11:33:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Case Great Price

Pros: Space, 3 Fans, Good AirFlow, Good Design

Cons: Material is a bit flimsy, but for the price what can you expect. If you have a large heat sink on your video card make sure you have a Dremel or Tin Snips to cut out some of the HD Cage.

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  • Rhett Q.
  • 5/7/2015 8:28:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo nice I bought a second!

Pros: Came with a nice tray to install the SSD. I liked the side of the case fans because I am running crossfire and needed to have those to feel good about the heat issue. Great price for the value. Really happy with it.

Cons: I had to remove the cover panel to install my CD drive and the push lock tabs or whatever they are called two of them broke. Its fine but eh.

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  • David B.
  • 5/6/2015 11:51:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsChallenger is a challenge to it's competition.

Pros: -good tool-less drive bay mechanism
-comes with 3 ok fans
-can mount up to 160mm CPU heatsinks
-comes with all the screws, zip ties, and mounts you need
-massive cuttout on motherboard tray makes for easy cable routing and heatsink installation.

Cons: -no internal grommets for cable routing
-no extended side panels for better cable routing
-no USB 3.0 Headers.

Other Thoughts: One of the easiest cases to build a computer right out of the box. Comes with ample cooling stock, and with 2 extra 120mm fans on the side, it looks good while keeping everything cool. Would buy again if I needed a good basic gaming pc.

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