- 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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Nice case, but... 08/25/2011
This review is from: 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
A good low-cost case. Nicely finished inside and out with lots of ventilation.
But I reduced the stars down to four since there are some minor issues.
The 3.5” disk rails have metal pins with two positions, depending on the holes in the drive. The pins are easy to remove, but very hard to insert in the alternate holes. I had to use a wood block with a drilled hole, a contoured wood dowel, and a hammer to the pins into their alternate rail holes.
The bottom 3.5” disk cage was not sized correctly - the disk cage is too wide & the drives rattle in the cage. Fixed by applying a single thickness of electrical tape to the inner sides of the cage slots.
The case PS bottom air intake is smaller than the typical large PS fan. I mounted the PS air intake inside the case for better PS air flow. Also, the case PS air intake has a dust filter that can only be removed by up-ending the PC (poor design).
Being a build project, a little extra “building” was performed. There are no USB 3.0 sockets on the case front. If your MB has the appropriate USB 3.0 header, the Biostar USB 3.0 Cable Bracket mounts in one of the 3.5” external openings. The case has no LED power indicator - I glued an extra LED inside one of the mesh front panels as a power LED. Finally if you are trying to build a “quiet” PC you may want to add a fan speed control to help quiet the supplied case fans.
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