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Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

  • SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x e-SATA, Audio In/Out Front Ports
  • 3 Fans installed, support 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 all the system cool with two 120 mm and one 140mm fans as well as side air vents.

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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  • jeremy D.
  • 12/26/2014 12:44:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood as far as i can see

Pros: shipping was fast and hassle free and came in 1 business day, the steel overall was sturdy and appealing,

Cons: wish there were more hdd/ssd trays instead of the inserts i know its not neweggs fault

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  • JOHN S.
  • 12/26/2014 10:47:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggspoor quality

Pros: It comes with 3 case fans. Front fan is blue LED. Good cooling with good space inside.

Cons: All around cheap, flimsy construction. Fans are loud. Very little space to run cables behind MOBO plate. This makes it hard to hide your cables. Cheap plastics are used in it's construction. You get what you pay for... A very basic case with 3 cheap fans. Don't expect too much wow factor.

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  • Joseph A.
  • 12/26/2014 9:47:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood inexpensive case

Pros: Lots of internal space
Light
Tool free side panels and drive bays
Excellent cooling
Cheap

Cons: Collects a lot of dust

Other Thoughts: I've had this case for about 3-4 years now and the only real con I can think of is it collects dust easily. The case has great cooling with the included fans and room for more if needed. I wanted a cheap case that still looked good and had good cooling abilities. I got exactly what I was looking for resulting in being able to spend more on hardware

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  • Christopher H.
  • 12/22/2014 3:34:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Budget Tower

Pros: This tower looks great, comes with fans already installed and has lots of room for larger video cards and my new Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU Cooler (which some users have trouble fitting into their cases). Keeps all of my components nice and cool.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: You don't need a fancy tower, this is everything you need.

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  • Joel B.
  • 12/22/2014 8:27:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for ambitious beginners

Pros: -Plenty of working room
-Plenty of drive bays
-Looks nice in stock config, unobtrusive
-Solidly built

Cons: -Fan issues - front/drive fan has never worked; top fan has had a bad bearing and has been noisy since about the first 6 months.
-Front access - front panel not easily removable to allow me to fix the fan or disconnect the unneeded (for me) eSATA.

Other Thoughts: Despite the issues would definitely buy another, just be more proactive about invoking warranty for issues.

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  • Shane A.
  • 12/15/2014 6:10:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad for the price

Pros: Nice and simple.

Cons: Had to remove the top fan to plug in the cpu fan. I little difficult to get everything plugged in using an ATX motherboard.

Other Thoughts: Overall for the price i cannot complain. This is a simple no frills case that does its job. The only issue I had was having to remove the top fan to plug in the CPU power cord. Other than that, not bad. If you want a simple case and not break the bank. This is a good option.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/13/2014 5:50:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat so far for the price!

Pros: Pretty Sweet

Cons: None

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  • Scott F.
  • 12/11/2014 9:11:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsYou Get What You Pay For

Pros: - Amazingly cheap with a few higher priced tower features.

- If you're planning on going with air-cooling, this case is allows for pretty amazing airflow. Excluding one side panel, every surface of this case has either ported holes or wire mesh. The entire front panel and removable slides for your bays is a wire mesh with dust filtering behind it. Getting air in and out of this thing is no problem. The pre-installed fans seem to be of decent quality with mounting points for additional fans, and mounting points for multiple sizes of fans even where pre-installed fans are if you plan on switching them out.

-Cable management is easy (if not a bit unconventional) with plenty of tie-down locations, pre-cut beveled holes to thread cables through so all extra cable is hidden behind the side panel of the case, as well as two grommets on the rear for either watercooling pipes or cable management. I was able to install everything and with my modular PSU with only the GPU cables slightly noticeable on the GPU itself and the cables from the front panel being noticeable.

Cons: - You get what you pay for. The case just "feels" cheap. The side panels are wobbly and not firm. The case is easily marred and dented, and plastic finger screws hold the side panels on and not metal ones. I could see snapping them off rather easily, so I suggest replacing them with metal ones. This case isn't built like a tank. If you frequently move your tower or plan on taking it on any road trips expect for it to be frequently scratched and dented.

- No built-in USB 3.0 ports, but that's nothing major.

- The case's internal volume is decent for it's size. However the drive bays are what really end up being your biggest problem. Unless you're Harry Houdini, some things just aren't going to fit. (See Other Thoughts for full rundown of what I've find will and won't fit in this case).

- The cables for the front mounted USB/eSATA/Sound are far too short. At first glance it seems everything will clear perfectly and you'll have a beautiful case setup. However the moment you try to install an optical drive or any other 5.25" drive in the top bays and those cords become a major hassle, and with my setup were impossible to completely manage without some of them just barely having enough length and having to dangle in the case.

- I don't care about showing off my internal hardware, but I know many like to. This case is just not meant for it. Aside from the drilled port holes for airflow/mounting areas for the optional fans on the one side panel, there's no viewing window or showing off hardware. So if your motherboard, GPU and other equipment is LED-lit and you want it shown off, this isn't for you.

Other Thoughts: This case is really build dependent on whether it's going to suit you or need to go with a cheaper case to help fit your budget. This is my hardware, and a description of how things fit (or didn't) and what I had to do to make certain things fit in an attempt to help potential buyers get an idea of what to expect:

- Asus Maximus VII Hero: Board fit perfectly, and I was able to use ALL my standoffs and screw holes for once.

- EVGA Supernova 850 G2 fits nicely on the raised feet and padding and sits nicely right over the fan vent. The modular setup helps out quiet a bit with cable management only having what you need plugged in.

- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1: This won't fit. It just won't. Even using a different MoBo than myself won't matter, as the 3.5" drive bay is in the way. If you are using larger non-reference cards over 11-12" long you're going to have issues. You need to remove the 3.5" bay to be able to even get the card in length wise, say nothing of getting it into your PCI-E x16 slot. The bay is not held in by clips, but riveted in place, and requires drilling them out to remove it. Reaching some of the rivets can be a real pain. Once the bay is removed the card fits fine, and also clears the board's raised heatsinks/SATA connectors. If you are going to use an SLI setup, then plan on also removing the lower expansion bay for clearance for the 2nd card.

- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (i7-4790K Processor): It fits fine. I'm able to have my heatsink fan pushing air through and directly into the rear exhaust fan for great flow. You'll also still have access to all 4 of your DIMM slots, even using higher-profile RAM. My G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series fits perfectly.

-Optional fans on case's side. If you're using a high profile aftermarket heatsink AND you want to install the 2 optional fans on the side panel the case, it won't fit. You won't be able to get the side panel back on, not by a long shot. The fans are going to hit the heatsink. If you want or need that extra cooling like myself, your only option is to install the fans on the outside of the case panel, instead of on the inside as they should be. Then you can either 1) If your cables are long enough, run the cables into the case, plug them in and just have the cables squashed in between the side panel as you close it. 2) Drill a small hole on the side panel to run the cables into the case or 3) If your cables are long enough, route them through the rear grommet holes.

- SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD / Crucial RealSSD C300: The Extreme Pro I put in the 2.5-3.5" conversion tray that slides into one of the slots of the lower 3.5" mounts. The Crucial SSD I just used Velcro to mount in the space left behind by removing the 2.5" bay. However as stated earlier if using an SLI setup the lower bay is going to also have to be removed; so if you're using HDDs and NEED those bays for mounting, you're going to have a problem.

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  • Payam M.
  • 12/11/2014 12:00:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks OKAY

Pros: I have been owning this case for more than 4 YEARS. It is pretty decent. has a lot of rooms and fans. Good for large ATX motherboards.

Cons: Can't understand why it absorbs dust so easily. I would have liked it better if it had less holes on the front.
It is also relatively heavy.

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  • Anthony L.
  • 12/8/2014 6:31:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent case.

Pros: Comes with 3 case fans that are all set up well. Plenty of room for the price. Feels pretty solid.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Pretty good case for the price. You could find little tiny faults with everything, but we're talking about the price range here. Great case for what you pay, solid item.

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