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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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  • Andrew M.
  • 4/24/2015 9:42:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great case for the price. I've had this precisely one year now, and have had zero issues with the case. It provides great air flow, and I really like the fans and LEDs. Plenty of room for my build and space (under HDD stack) to hide unused PS cables.

Cons: None

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  • Daniel P.
  • 4/20/2015 9:46:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBest Purhcase Ever

Pros: Great Air Flow
Excellent Design
Everything Included
Perfect Size

I actually prefer that all the fans are molex connectors!

Ive read reviews that there were problems with their diablotek case, whether it was damaged, disconnected, had missing screws/nails. Mine came perfect, basically brand new. I cannot tell it was refurbished or not. Everything came neatly packaged, all the cables perfectly wrapped, seperate plastic bag with all the extras screws/ extras needed such as HDD bay slider.

I am really pleased with this purhcase, and for the price of $34.99 vs the $49.99 price of the rosewill challenger i was going to purchase? I made the right choice. I have no regrets, and am a happy customer.

Cons: None

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  • Shelby B.
  • 4/11/2015 10:38:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Case

Pros: -High air flow
-Built in HDD fan
-Window cleans easily

Cons: -No room for cable management so I had to shove all cables in the HDD area.
-Mesh for optic drive is hard to clean when it comes down to cleaning your PC of dust.
-No room for the SSD whatsoever. Unless I'm incapable somehow, I wasn't able to attach the SSD to a mount that was given to me.
-No USB 3.0 on front panel.

Other Thoughts: Other than the cons, I still happen to love this case. I've had it for about 2 years now and it still manages to work well.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2015 8:43:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Case, Awesome Support

Pros: - Sturdy
- Good Airflow
- 2 side panel fan mounts
- toolless design for optical drives, HDD/SSD
- Cable management in the back
- By Rosewill

Cons: none

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  • michel t.
  • 4/8/2015 7:09:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsside panel

Pros: good airflow, lot of space.

Cons: if you install Cooler Master Seidon 120V – Compact, you wont be able to close the side panel because of the radiator. the side panel has a notch that touch the radiator.

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  • Luke D.
  • 4/8/2015 2:47:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAirflow

Pros: Front of case all mesh, back of case open, side of case open (for 2x 120mm fan optional installation). Seems to have very good airflow capability, and after I've had it a week from Friday (when i get the guts of my new comp) I'll change the review to reflect it's performance.

Cons: Front mesh somewhat flimsy, personally I'd prefer something I can accidentally kick and not bend beyond putting it back in.

Other Thoughts: The HDD no-screw container deal doesn't even really snap in, pressure just holds it in place when you push it in the slot. When you first remove it, expect one side to go flying. Other than that, solid design.

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  • Joshua s.
  • 4/4/2015 3:17:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Price is good, pretty well made, lots of room for fans.

Cons: Not sure if it is a con or a pro but fans made it a little over two years. just replacing the top and back ones. Front one will have to wait till i have time to take this thing apart.

Other Thoughts: Honest;ly this case is just like any thing dealing with pc's. You'll have to upgrade parts in it sooner or later.

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  • Martin K.
  • 4/2/2015 9:15:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: * Good cable management
* Screwless addition of hard drives and 5.25" drives
* Bottom-mounted PSU
* Front and bottom intake filters

Cons: * Installing new hard drive usually requires removing both sides of case
* Thumb screws are mostly plastic
* Some aftermarket parts fit very tightly or not at all without modification

Other Thoughts: I've had this case for over two years so I figured it was time for a review. I do like this case but would probably not buy it again if a few more dollars would save me some headaches.

The cable management is great and it's one of the things I was specifically looking for in a case. The mobo side of the case can get a little crowded with all the cables being run along the side but it's never been a huge hassle for me.

Adding drives is super simple and no screws are required. As some have already stated though, the hard drives go in "backwards" so you pretty much need to remove both sides of the case to install a new hard drive.

The two intake filters are great because they collect dust that I can brush or vacuum off. Better than going into the case. With three fans blowing I don't find it all that noisy either. It would've been nice if there was a filter or just a cover for the side fan vents, since I don't use them.

The biggest gripe I have with this case is the way certain components fit (or don't fit). The case comes with a rear exhaust fan and the design of the case let's it barely fit. So when I added a liquid CPU cooler and attached the fan and heat sink to the back the side cover wouldn't go back on. I had to grind off about an inch of the "railing" on the side to get the case to close. Now that I recently did some maintenance and cleaning I realize the side cover still doesn't fit very well because of the fan screws which stick out a bit. The screws that came on the original fan were flat but I had to use different screws for the new fan and they stick out a bit. The side cover just barely fits but I can see the gap at the front and back. So it looks like I'll have to grind down even more of the case now. I've never had to mod a case to fit internal components so I can't really give more than 3 out of 5.

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  • Brent S.
  • 3/29/2015 4:27:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNice case for $50

Pros: Good build quality for the $50 price range. Nice basic design, nothing fancy about it. Plenty of fan slots and drive bays. Feels like an appropriate build quality for the money.

Cons: It would be nice if the drive bays could be removed for better airflow. I also would have liked some way to mount another fan on the front. Not major problems especially considering design logic like that is typically found in higher end cases.

Other Thoughts: VERY tight fit for some of my parts.

AMD 8350
Cooler Master 812 EVO
XFX DD R9 280x

The 280x has about 1/4" to spare. You will only fit one in here. I used the 2nd and 3rd PCI slots (on the case, from the top) and it just barely fits in those 2 x 3.5" drive bays in the middle. Luckily they a little further back. The card will not fit in any other slots.

The CM 212 EVO fits with about 1/4" to spare. You will not fit another fan on the side panel (top slot)

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  • Graham W.
  • 3/28/2015 12:17:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHolding up perfectly

Pros: *I have basic tech knowledge and was looking for overall quality and ease of use, which this tower 100% offers*
Bought this tower in 2013 and thus far has met every basic need for the average gamer and NOTHING has broken or worn down. The mid size is perfect for gamers, I installed the Cooler Master TX3 heat sink, which is a decent size, and I still have plenty of space to work. Cleaning is very simple with lots of extra slack in the stock fans upon removal. The front panel made me nervous having to "rip" it off the main frame but so far it has held up over repeated removals. 2 Thumb turn nobs make accessing the side panel very pain free and you will thank the computer deity's for that more than you would think.

And of course the blue LED fan looks very slick!

Cons: The only problem I had was removing the "grates" off the front panel for cleaning. Behind all the alternate drive bays is a layer of mesh that builds up a lot of dust. I learned the hard way that after removing the mesh from above the fan port, reassertion is darn near impossible.... If you need to, remove the steel grating from the front panel first....which is also super annoying because all the tabs are just bendable metal.
The 140mm fan frame is a wee bit fragile due to thin plastic, so be careful when cleaning.

Other Thoughts: 2 years and going strong!! Mounts for 80-120mm fans on side panel!! Fantastic tower for such a low price but if you have the couple extra dollars, the next model up has 3.0 USB ports.

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