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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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  • Anonymous
  • 1/23/2015 11:00:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case, one major downfall.

Pros: The case looks beautiful, weighs a hefty amount, and comes with three case fans. THREE! They provide for great airflow and even better CPU yemps. I live in texas, and with the Intel stock cooler, I haven't seen Temps above 55.

Cons: The included HDD rails do NOT properly mount to a standard 3.5" HDD. The rail doesn't have the proper screw alignment.

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  • Nick C.
  • 1/22/2015 3:10:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsA good, solid, case.

Pros: I bought this thing 3 years ago for my first real computer. Since then I have upgraded everything except the case. This thing is built like a tank.

Accidentally bought a non-modular PSU with no less than 2 miles of extra bundled cords. Stuffed all the non-used ones underneath the HDD bay, and this thing still gives good enough airflow for an R9-290X and an overclocked CPU to stay below 70C.

Cons: Front fan filter is hard to clean out, not bad enough to warrant taking off an egg. I might also just be doing it wrong.

Other Thoughts: One of the best cases on the market right now.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/18/2015 6:35:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good price, looks amazing, fans all work perfectly

Cons: A little bit of a tight fit for my GIGABYTE GTX 970 card.

Other Thoughts: Everywhere I looked said this case would fit a GTX 970. And while this is true, you have to be careful with it.
Depending on where the PCIe slots on your motherboard are determines if the card will fit or not.
I was forced to slide the card into the USB expansion area and it was still a tight fit. The card looks like the Berlin Wall inside the case

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  • Nicholas P.
  • 1/18/2015 9:48:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case for a gret price!

Pros: Lots of Space (I have a power color R9 280 in it (a very long GPU))
Sleek look
3 Built in fans
Plenty of expansion potential
Lots of extra hardware
Simple installation of components

Cons: No front USB 3.0 slots.

Other Thoughts: This case is hands down a lot better than the last case I had. It is amazing how much difference a case can make.

A lot of people are complaining about the materials it is made out of. I have no qualms with the material at all. Sure, it may be a bit more plastic than my last case, but it is still very durable. My favorite thing about it is that the PCI expansion slots are not some tool free quick install junk. There are actual screws I can secure my GPU down with.

All in all I think it was 45 dollars well spent, and I would buy it again if I were doing another build.

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  • Denise R.
  • 1/16/2015 10:18:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBudget case

Pros: Inexpensive
Relatively solid construction *except front panel-see cons*
Side loading drive bays
cable management was better than expected in this case
excellent cooling for a case at this price point

Cons: Perhaps I'm simply accustomed to buying much higher quality parts, but I did a budget build for my office and ordered this. My biggest issues were with the pre-drilled holes for screws. Specifically the MOBO standoff holes were out of alignment, and difficult to get the standoffs perpendicular with the case side. The holes for the PSU were not aligned very well either - I had to fight a good bit to get the PSU screws into place.
The HDD was so close to the edge of the case that it bent the SATA and power cables pretty bad-plan on needing 90 degree angle cables.
The entire MOBO also sat back from the mounting plate in back by way too much. There is a good 1-1.5cm of clearance between the connectors and metal plate.
As with nearly all cases, the "tool-less" drive bay mounting options were somewhat flimsy and did not hold the drives very solidly.
The cabling coming from the front panel interface was very poorly thought out. Its a large bundle, and comes down directly over the drive bays. I cannot envision any way in which you could actually use the top drive bay and still connect everything.
Lastly, the entire front panel had two issues: 1. It was really difficult to remove and I nearly dropped it when it finally came loose. 2. Once everything was assembled and the computer was turned on, the entire front panel vibrated terribly. Perhaps this was because I did something to it while fighting to remove it...though no damage was visible- really really poorly engineered. Fortunately the user of this pc sits pretty far from the actual case, so the noise will not be an issue, but if you plan to have it near your face, ear, head, body - be aware it was pretty annoying.

Other Thoughts: Overall it is difficult to be too upset about a case this cheap. The most disappointing things were the vibrating front panel and poorly designed front panel wiring. I expected less than perfect machining, and can fix that myself. A vibrating piece of plastic though, well I couldn't figure out a way to stop that without making it look like a duct tape special.

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  • Daniel P.
  • 1/13/2015 6:44:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower

Pros: i really like the overall look of this tower, a lot better than my old beat up case from 2001 that had no fans AT ALL
the 3 fans that are pre-insalled all work and keep the air moving in the case
blue LED's are defiantly aesthetically appealing
my components all fit easily
lots of screws to keep everything solid/in place
the USB ports on the from work

my computer used to get quite hot to the point where the office would actually get noticeably hotter around my desk area, since upgrading to the "Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower" i have noticed that the entire office now stays the same temp as the rest of my house.

Cons: the audio ports on the front of the case do not accept the 3.5mm? cable from my turtle beach headset, feels like its bottoming out before its seated fully, i tried to look in there but its to small to really see if theres something stuck in there, il just have to keep a USB port free on the front for them instead

the case is somewhat flimsy but its a desktop its not going to be getting dragged around very often so its fine

not really a big deal but i don't like having the power supply below the motherboard, however this is just personal preference

again not a huge issue but the screws that hold the sides on are cheap plastic and would snap off if your not careful

Other Thoughts: took off a star because of the few minor inconveniences, overall i am satisfied with the case, would have been a better deal at $50.00 rather than $69.99

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  • Kimberly B.
  • 1/12/2015 4:42:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Case for the Money

Pros: Nice amount of room for GPU, 2x usb 2.0, hdd light, comes with 3 fans, looks cool. I fit an ASUS Strix gtx 970 in there, but it was a tight squeeze.

Cons: The top-mounted fan that came with the case was broken. The blade was completely separated from the mount. I am so glad that the thing was broken when I got it, had it fallen and potentially busted my gpu, I would have been so upset. That is a dangerous thing, so check that fan out. otherwise the only other issue I have with it is the transparency of the front. It looks kinda weird.

Other Thoughts: All in all I think that the case was really good for the price.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/12/2015 3:33:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggscheaply made

Pros: good airfloe

Cons: the USB plugins push inside case very easily

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  • Roman G.
  • 1/11/2015 2:52:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs5 year owner

Pros: It did exactly as described.

Cons: front 120mm fan started making some noise after 5 years - that's it

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  • Nathan W.
  • 1/10/2015 6:50:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverall a decent case

Pros: Designed to keep your system cool, even comes with a few monster fans. Very sturdy, well built
PSU mounts on the bottom, you can mount with the fan down, to draw cool air from under the case, instead of warm air from inside it

Cons: The hard drives mount sideways, and depending on your motherboard the way this is designed can cause a problem with the rack system actually being in the way of the SATA ports, it took some creative cable bending to get my 3 drives hooked up.

Other Thoughts: I really like the simple look of it, and the airflow possible with this thing. It's open everywhere.

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