Joined on 03/02/07
Hard working AND quiet...
Pros: Very quiet. Well made. I'm not overclocking though, so i don't know how it would hold up to a beating.
Overall Review: I'm using this cooler with the Rosewill 5605-BK. If you're going with a similar Rosewill case, consider this cooler. The cases have a telescoping duct/vent system which fits perfectly over the fan portion. CPU heat has nowhere to go but out. This might work with other coolers, but unless it's the same size you may not get as good a result.
Fantastic case, fantastic price.
Pros: A few: - space; there's AMPLE room in this case-- plenty of drive space, room for upgrades, 5.25" add-ons, mods, etc. - cooling; between the built in front and rear 120mm fans, the vented cpu duct* and the northbridge fan vent (that's 2 side vents), there's lots of cooling to be done. in fact, the space allowed me to add a 3rd 120mm without any cramping - features; telescoping cpu duct*, elegant (and sturdy) drive rails, tons of screws, side panel lock, front panel lock, hinged front panel, sturdy push button case latch (feel free to chuck those thumb screws), sturdy rubber feet, stylish mesh and matte steel design, stow-away accessories box, more (i know i'm leaving things out, but there's a limit here) -cost; even without factoring cost, this is a terrific case. in fact, the only thing keeping me from using a Rosewill on my next build is vanity (i have to have a lian-li). but once you factor in the $44 pricetag (here on newegg), you realize what a fantastic buy this really is.
Cons: The hinged front panel feels cheap (though it looks really nice, especially if you have LEDs in your box). I don't think i'd actually break it (i'm using it as a raid storage system, not a workstation), but it the rest of the case is incredibly sturdy so it's a bit noticeable.
Overall Review: *i read a review somewhere that mentioned that the rosewill cpu coolers were made specifically for their cases (or vice versa?). It didn't make sense to me then, but regardless i wound up going with the rosewill rcx-z300. I was pleased to find that the case duct fits PERFECTLY around the top (fan portion) of the cooler-- the heat from the cpu has nowhere to go but out. Really assists in keeping the ambient temp way down. If you go with this case, consider one of their coolers.