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Rosewill FBM-02 - Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

  • Micro ATX Mini Tower
  • Front I / O Ports
  • Dual Fans

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The Rosewill FBM-02 is a MicroATX mini tower computer case that blends function with style at an ultra-friendly price point, targeting HTPC or office use where space efficiency is given high priority. The dual color schemes on the front bezel - brushed silver surface on both ends with dark black in between - presents understated but stately appeal you will love. Inside you'll find sufficient space for a MicroATX motherboard and a standard ATX (PS2 form factor) power supply. Complete with sturdy construction, efficient cooling and user-friendly front I/O panel, the Rosewill FBM-02 makes a great choice for your next PC build.

  • newegg Excellent Cooling A 80mm rear fan and a 120mm front fan with side air vents deliver efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Front I/O Panel Two USB 2.0 ports and two audio ports on front panel allow 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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  • JASON S.
  • 9/1/2015 5:21:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent case for price

Pros: Price; got it on sale for only $21, free shipping.
Pretty good airflow for size
Looks fashionable.

Cons: Cramped; hard to maneuver if building pc in a specific order.
Could've placed HDD position differently.
Wire management gets difficult.

Other Thoughts: I would definetly recommend this case only on sale. Probably could find a better case for the price, or a slightly higher one. However, if on sale, this case does everything expect it to do even when cramped.

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  • Qiuhong F.
  • 8/31/2015 12:31:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNice Looking, BUT

Pros: Nice shiny finish, power button and 2 USB connections are at the top of the case.

Cons: These cases have one critical and several serious flaws. Critical is the fact that the drive cage is not removable. Even using the stock Intel fan, it is almost impossible to get hard drives in and out without removing the motherboard.The only way to do it is to angle the drives as you slide them in using a good deal of force and then forcing them straight. All the time hoping you don't damage the hard drive or fan. Luckily the cage is made out of very thin metal so it bends and then can be bent back into shape. Why they did not spend another 10 cents and make the cage removable is beyond reason.
Serious issues : The top 51/4 bay is filled with cables from the power button and usb. There is no way to put anything in that bay that would require front access.The second is the motherboard standoffs and screws. They used the same tiny screws that also fit a DVD ROM for the motherboard instead of the common ones. Why not use standard screws. I ended up trashing the standoffs and screws and uses standard and I drilled out the rivits holding the drive cage and replaced with screws and zip ties so it is removable

Other Thoughts: Nice looking but horrible to work with

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  • Max R.
  • 8/27/2015 11:07:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood budget case

Pros: Looks great
Lightweight
Fairly easy to work around in
Comes with 2 fans
Comes with lots of mounting screws/standoffs
Price

Cons: Agree with the guy below that the front LED is dangerously bright. I seriously wouldn't look into it for more than a second!
And of course, not much room for cable management, but I knew that going in.

Other Thoughts: For the price this is a fun little case. I whipped up a new build with it last night and the whole thing went very smooth. Standoffs went in easy, screws went in easy, and everything just fit without much fight.

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  • Edil J.
  • 8/26/2015 7:37:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAFFORDABLE NO-FRILLS CASE

Pros: It is as advertised, a case to house your pc parts in. Any looking for fancy features please do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. It has a microphone jack, headphone jack, a big off/on switch, two external usb ports, one external 5.25" bay for dvd/bluray/cd player or other device, two 3.5" internal, one 3.5"external and 4 expansion card slots in the back for your video cards/other. There are two led lights, one blue, one red. The case comes with standoffs and its own assortment of screws for your drives and to secure your motherboard and psu with. The case comfortably took my micro atx Gigabyte board and an Evga standard sized psu. The front bezel is indeed plastic but has a simple pleasant look to it. For me, it has plenty of ventilation since I don't plan to overclock. Water-cooling is simply not an option, for this case you will have to air cool only. It has thumb screws for easy installations on both side panels. The fans are both three-pin fans that fit four pin plugs and the 120mm front fan has a molex plug in addition to its three-pin. A pretty decent case
for the money. And it only cost me around $20.00 with free shipping, which slew "Ama-take-your-money" zon.com's lowest price for the same case! A real steal.

Cons: Now for the pet peeve part. The blue led at face level is a torture device. Class 1 laser anyone? I covered mine with a post it note. The metal it is made from will cut you. Use a tool to file those points created by removing any tabs BEFORE you go sticking your fingers in. The metal is not reinforced, so difficult installs that can lead to rough handling may bend it slightly if you aren't careful. Cable management is an issue. A PSU with REMOVABLE cords is advised for this case. I had to use the space above my DVD drive and rubber bands for mine. there is no space in the side panel for cable management. If you have "Sausage Fingers" this case will frustrate you. Plan ahead. Place the psu first, then the drives and finally everything else. Unless you "ghetto mod" this case, two case fans is all you will ever have. Over-clockers, you have been warned. As mentioned in the PRO's section, there are no water-cooling mounts. This is a no-brainer since $22.00 can only get you so much.

Other Thoughts: You may find a case with better features, but if you can't spend that kind of money right now or ever and don't need a fancy case, this is the one. Despite

all the bellyaching about this case in the reviews, this comes from Rosewill a brand name we can recognize from positive reviews. At below $30.00 you will be

hard pressed to find any case without its share of shortcomings. If you want more, pay more. As for me, I'd rather sink what I saved buying this thing into a

better graphics card or a game. As long as you aren't manhandling this, putting heavy objects or bouncing it hard off your knee. this case will give you what you have been looking for: A normal looking case with fans to house your PC board in. I like mine. It helped me reduce my 100w AMD black edition cpu's temps from 60 to about 50 under idle.

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  • Kirk S.
  • 8/6/2015 7:28:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSatisfied

Pros: came with built in fans

Cons: none

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  • Michael M.
  • 7/21/2015 3:14:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Nice Simple Small Case

Pros: Second or third one of these I have ordered, catch them on sale for a great buy. Unit is big enough but not too big and seems well made.

Cons: None really...these impress me quite a bit for the money.

Other Thoughts: Good looking, well functioning case that I will continue to use in my future builds.

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  • David M.
  • 7/10/2015 6:17:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Case for the Money

Pros: The dual fans are great, looks good, priced right.

Cons: The front panel wiring could be routed a little better - can get in the way if you use a DVD unit. Not great for bigger motherboards . . .

Other Thoughts: Keep in mind the price here - it's not a Fractal Design case, but for what it is, it's great. Out of all the ones I've bought, UPS has banged up 3 or 4, only one that I could not repair. I build them out and ship them all over - and I've had no problems there (I pack them better than they come, mostly because they're weighted down with parts then). I'm happy with the end results, and the price is right.

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  • Justin T.
  • 6/25/2015 11:20:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great Case for the money! Can't complain about $21.

Cons: No Front USB 3.0

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  • Bret B.
  • 6/7/2015 9:54:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSometimes you get what you pay for...

Pros: cheap price

Cons: very thin metal construction. Flimsy and as light as a soda can.

Other Thoughts: Kinda wishing that I had spent a little extra to purchase a better quality case. One day I'll learn.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Bret,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

If you are not fully satisfied with our product, please contact us at the number below or one of the email addresses below to better assist you in resolving your problem.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • STEVEN D.
  • 5/18/2015 6:27:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat looking case for the price.

Pros: Lightweight. I don't know of a more aesthetically pleasing micro ATX mini-tower for the current price. It has a nice glossy finish, albeit plastic, and brushed aluminum look. Also plastic. No complaint.

Cons: The side panels are flimsy. You also have to be very gentle with the chrome (plastic) strip, near the bottom of the front panel. It can be easily scratched.

I have one ribbon-sized wire through the side for cable management, and even something as thin as that, is applying pressure to the side panel once it's attached.

I chose to remove the connection from my motherboard to the power LED. It's way too bright, especially at night. See my 'Other thoughts', regarding lighting.

Other Thoughts: This case is similar to the FBM-01, which has an extra 5.25" eternal bay. I would've liked an extra bay to add a fan controller to the FBM-02.

I installed a 2-port USB 3.0 controller in the 3.5" bay, and a recent model LG optical drive, that is a mix of the gloss and brushed look of the case. I attached a magnetic dust filter to the side panel, and I changed the fans.

I added a white LED 120 mm fan to the front, for intake, and a subtle glow at the side and bottom, and I added a non-LED 92 mm fan at the back, for exhaust.

This case resembles a bookshelf stereo (SA-PM500) that I bought back in February. That has a USB input, so I'll use this FBM-02 system as a jukebox too.

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