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Rosewill R5 - Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case - 2 x Front Fans Included, Fan Controller, Front USB 2.0 & USB3.0 Ports, Removable Top and Lower-Front Filter Panels

  • SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, e-SATA, Front Audio In / Out Ports
  • 3 Fans Installed, Support Up to 8 Fans
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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The Rosewill R5 is a gamer-inspired mid tower case that features a superb design and classic color schemes. All black coating from inside out adds to overall quality and evokes a sense of high quality. Three pre-installed 120mm fans with a host of extra fan mounts keep everything cool while an array of tube holes at the rear enable easy liquid cooling upgrades. Designed with game users in mind, the chassis features up to 320mm GPU clearance for hassle-free integration with high end VGA cards. A good list of features - such as back hole grommets for better cable management, side-opened HDD tray with tool-less design for HDD and ODD installation, bottom-mounted PSU with removable dust filter, and removable top and front compartment panels with filter - makes the Rosewill R5 a second-to-none choice for your next power house. Top mounted USB 3.0 connectivity speeds up your digital life with up to 5Gbps data transfer with compatible peripherals.

  • newegg Unmatched Cooling Two front 120mm fans and one rear 120mm fan as well as front meshed panel and air vents on side panel deliver efficient ventilation and effective system cooling. The fan controller located on top side puts the fan speed adjustment at your fingertip.
  • newegg Zero-Clutter Design Back hole grommets help organize and channel cables for a clutter-free inner system and better, smoother airflow.
  • newegg Easy Assembly Panel Removable top and front compartment panels with filter enables quick assembly and easy cleaning. Thumb screws on side panel and slot plates add to convenience for maintenance and upgrade.
  • newegg Space-Smart Inner Side The inner space provides ample room to accommodate high end graphics card of up to 320mm at length. Bottom placed PSU with anti-vibration pads and gasket enables independent and optimized cooling, while the filter keeps dust and dirt out of the chassis.
  • newegg Tool-less Drive Installation Tool-less design for HDD and ODD allow quick and easy installation. ODD could be screw or screwless with anti-vibration pad installation. Side panel air vents directed to HDD cage enhance heat dissipation.
  • newegg Easy Access I/O Panel One USB 3.0, one eSATA, two USB 2.0 and headphone & microphone ports located on top of the chassis permit easy connection to a range of peripherals.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Collin C.
  • 12/21/2015 6:53:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCould be worse

Pros: Fans were already setup
Good amount of space
Shipped fast

Cons: Sent with a broken power connection cable for the fans

Other Thoughts: I managed to rewire the cable and make it work because I'm too stubborn to send it back in.

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  • Joe R.
  • 12/16/2015 1:36:31 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery roomy case with many features

Pros: Very spacious
Excellent air circulation
Great price
Included fan controller and LED fans

Cons: The only issue I've had is that when setting my game controller on top of it, I tend to hit the reset switch. Wouldn't be bad if that could be a little bit recessed or ridges added around it to make it harder to do.
This could just be me being clumsy.

Other Thoughts: As others have said, this is a very large mid-tower case but I suppose that it must be to have room for all the great features.

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  • Dennis B.
  • 12/8/2015 11:32:23 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Case but Watch Out during your build

Pros: Lots of room, the R5 is very large IMO for a mid-size case (chassis), but has barely adequate space between motherboard and RHS panel for hiding cabling, to ensure an unobstructed space between motherboard and LHS panel for clean airflow from the two front mounted fans.

Cons: Very poor instruction manual; see my comments below. I hooked up the two front fans to the fan control switch and the fan control works OK, but seems a design afterthought.

Other Thoughts: Be very careful when assembling your motherboard into the R5 case (chassis). I’ve been building PCs for 30 years and seldom do I make build mistakes, but I do on occasion, and in this build I made a really serious error. So you won’t make the same mistake, let me explain. I read the R5 manual carefully. However, there was no mention of the necessity of using the included copper motherboard standoffs to properly secure the motherboard electrically. I saw the three top motherboard mounting points that were stamped in place. However, I did not look carefully at the rest of the motherboard tray. Why? I build usually in very inexpensive cases (chassis) and for years all I’ve seen are that all motherboard mounting points were stamped into the tray. My lack of observation almost cost me a ruined mobo. I assembled the PC, checked all connections and made sure that all components were seated firmly and then turned on the power supply (PS), pressed the on button on the R5 case and nothing happened. I checked that the on-off switch on the PS was on. It was. Then I removed the 20/24 pin connector and used the old green pin plus black pin paperclip check to determine if the PS was good. The PS fan came alive and I concluded the PS was good to go. Then I checked the switches on top of the case with a flashlight and magnifying glass. All seemed OK and I did not want to disassemble the case’s control panel. The next step was to remove the motherboard and it was immediately apparent that I was shorting out the mobo. I disassembled everything and attached the copper motherboard standoffs to the motherboard tray using a 5 mm socket (wrench). Be careful as the metal tray is 1010 steel and is very soft. Just tighten until “firmness” is felt. Overtighten and you will strip the threads in the tray. I rebuilt the PC and lucky for me everything worked. My main components are Asus Z97-A (USB 3.1) motherboard, Intel 4790K CPU, overclocked to 4.7 GHz on a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus Heatsink/Cooler using two Rosewill Hyperborea 120 mm fans, 16 GB Corsair Vengeance gaming RAM, a Raidmax Thunder V2 635 watt PS and a PowerColor R9380 4GB video card. All components are new. This build is my dedicated gaming machine.
NOTE to Rosewill: Write a more explicit manual. Surely, I’m not the only person building in the R5 case who has made the mistake I’ve described above.

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  • Brandon S.
  • 11/10/2015 9:02:31 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat value tower!

Pros: - Great kit that includes some basics but has a lot of upgrade potential.
- Included fans are reliable and the fan control is nice.
- Dust filters work well.
- A lot of space and easy wire management.
- Pretty to look at.
- Good access points for USB.

Cons: - Sometimes the case vibrates when the fans are working overtime when playing a high end video game.
- It is a little bulky, so i wish it had a handle for transport, as several the grasp points are actually air filters.

Other Thoughts: Bought this case for a new build. I was very happy with how much space there was inside to do what I needed, and how organized I could make my wires.

I was nervous when I first got it because it made an unsettling noise when the fans sped up during heavy loads, but I found that it was vibrating from a couple of loose points in the case that I just tighten up.

Great deal!

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  • Janelle D.
  • 9/24/2015 7:30:02 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Huge for a "Mid-Size", actually thought it was a Full-sized case at first! All of the bay slots (front 5.25" and rear PCI) are easily reattached if you decide to change your mind further on down the road, or if you're like me and need to upgrade. Cable management is a breeze with this case. Has tons of room inside, could easily fit a two-bay water-cooler on the top (I've done it with a Corsair one), and still have room to get at your RAM. Has all the necessary brackets to fit a 3.5" in your 5.25" external bay slots, as well as 2.5" drives in the 3.5" HDD trays. Easy to use tool-less bays. I usually take them off and just mount my drives with screws, but I've actually used the tool-less bays with this case. Plenty of airflow, has two 120mm fans in front of the hard drives and at the top of the case, and could mount 140mm fans if you needed them. The side panel can also mount two 120mm or 140mm fans, the holes in it line up perfectly with the mounting screws for the fans (almost like they planned it or something).

Cons: Doesn't have a window? Also, the 2.5" adapter built into the 3.5" drive trays doesn't fit great. You have to remove one of the mounting pins for the 3.5", just so the 2.5" lines up with the holes in the tray. The pins are in there pretty well, but if you push it out with a pair of pliers the 2.5" drive fits perfectly.

Other Thoughts: I've built two systems now in this case, and I find it works great!

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  • David C.
  • 8/30/2015 7:55:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice roomy case

Pros: Nice big tower with good mounting spots for extra fans. Mounted a CORSAIR H90 140mm cooler radiator and fan on the rear with no problems. Deep enough to hold a GTX 970 without crowding the cables or HD. Removable fan filters are great, much easier to clean than my Sniper tower.

Cons: HD trays could be a bit thicker plastic but are sufficient. The 2.5in mounts holes are off just a bit. Only 1 USB 3 connection on top of the case, two would make this a 5 egg case.

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  • T.H.Taylor P.
  • 7/1/2015 8:36:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood case froo the price

Pros: BIG for a mid sized case... Lots of room for a massive CPU cooler (Look up "Lucifer V2..." It's huge!) and. any extra large components. relatively decent for a clean build (dressing cords and wires is pretty good if not VERY good)... TONS of air flow and... Lots of room for fans... Relatively sturdy case in general.

Cons: Flimsy plastic trays for your drives... Not horrible but... Could be a bit stronger. Secureity knobs that lock 5.25's in place break of easily and...Little annoying parts like springs go rolling into your build... But THE WORST thing is trying to use the 3.5 accessory mount attachments... Absolutely frustrating and horrible system to use... Nothing snaps well into place... NOT a good system.

Other Thoughts: You know... I'm pretty good at clean builds and... This case is definitely conducive to that. It's a biggun.... A bit of a beast but still relatively light. Tons of room and copious amounts of airflow/fan potential... You also get a ton of screws and such. the prob is mounting card readers and such... It is an awful awful system... Like the manufacturer actually came up with a way to "rig" things so you can mount 3.5 accesories... REALLY annoying...! However... All in all... I'm please with the case and would recommend it with a "buyer beware" about the 3.5 accessory issue... But STILL suggest it for the price...! ;)

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  • Richard S.
  • 6/28/2015 9:03:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Case

Pros: Lots of room in the main compartment. Holds many fans. Good airflow. Top, bottom and front fans have easily removable dust filters. Grommets for cable routing.

Cons: The motherboard tray is recessed so there is not much room for cable routing directly behind the motherboard. The cables can be routed in a channel below and in front of the motherboard tray. This makes getting the right side cover back on a bit challenging.

Other Thoughts: This is about as large as a mid-tower case as I think you'll find. I also have a Rosewill Challenger, and this one is bigger in every dimension. It handled two 11" video cards with room to spare.

Also installed two additional 140mm fans: one in the top and one in left side panel. The top fan (either one 140mm, or 2 120mm) mounts to a metal plate located below the removable top cover; but you'll want to install those fans before putting your motherboard in the case as the mounting screws will go on from underneath. Sadly, it does not look like a liquid cooler will fit in this space (approx. 5.5 x 9.5 x 1 inches).

There is room for cable routing around the motherboard tray, so as long as you have long cables and tie them down there is room, but the fit was snug on this build. I do like that all the openings are have grommets. Not something the Challenger case had.

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  • Kenny Y.
  • 5/14/2015 9:26:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Big case with good cable management and good airflow. Everything is looking great.

Cons: Front fans don't have LED lights like in the picture.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/17/2015 12:07:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery good case

Pros: The fan controller on the top is an excellent feature that they put in. There are two 120mm fans in the front with red LED's and one 120mm fan in the back that does not have LED's. The filter things are easily removable and can be cleaned by blowing the dust out of them. On the top of the case, there is an area where you can put two fans. Above the two front fans, there are 4 external 5.25" drive bays. The very bottom external bay has a slot that you remove to fit a 3.5" drive. The case comes with an adapter that you can use to help keep it in place although i don't think i will be needing this because there are 6 internal 3.5" drive bays. The sides of the case are secured by two thumb screws that are located in the back. You do not need any of the screws to hold the side up but if you don't want it to open if you are moving it, secure it with the screws. The power button is on the to right, one slot over to the left is an E-SATA port followed by the USB 3.0, a mic and headset port, two USB 2.0's and the reset button to the far left.

Cons: Filters keep getting filled with dust and hair due to my dog sitting next to it but that's my fault.

Other Thoughts: i hope this was helpful!

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