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Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Five (5) Preinstalled Fans, Side Window Panel, Top HDD Dock
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Pros: I love this case. It is roomy, and has alot of the features of cases that cost twice as much. This is my first "full build" so it is also good for the hardware noob.

I love the mesh look throughout the case, and the black interior was a bonus for me as well.

The thumb screws make it easy to adjust the case as needed.

As this case was going in the bedroom, i removed the LED fans and replaced with other non-LED 12 and 14 cm fans. This was easy to do, though the front fans were a little more difficult because the space is limited up front. I may add them back at a later point, but I am confident swapping them out will be painless.

Cons: The manual is almost as good as it needs to be. I would have preferred more on the connectors the front I/O panel uses.

I had to all but jam the side panel on because of the wires hidden away behind the mobo. This is a minor point, since the case provides the hideaways for your wiring runs to begin with.

Other Thoughts: I might of missed it, but I never saw anywhere that explicitly said the USB 3 connector was for a 20 pin header on the Mobo. I looked at several videos of people putting builds together with this case, and in each one it looks like they were passing the blue USB cable out the back to connect to the rear USB 3 ports. Even the manual listing shows what looks like a standard USB connector in the list of connections. This is probably a pretty noobish mistake, but just wanted to put it out there that you DEFINITELY need an internal USB 3.0 20 pin header on the mobo or an add-on card to provide this functionality.

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-RX GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Use this card in an Ubuntu install. It works well with the proprietary drivers and Wine for any game that wine can handle. I have it sitting in a Rosewill Blackhawk case with plenty of fans and it occasionally flirts with 60 C under load, but then the fans kick in and the temps drop. So far has been quite solid.

I was a little nervous buying a refurbished card, but this one performs like a champ.

Cons: No Cons so far...

Rosewill ROCF-11003 - 140mm Computer Case Cooling Fan - Hydro Dynamic Bearing, Silent, 2 Rotation Speeds with PWM Control
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I installed a few of these into a Rosewill Blackhawk case with a NZXT fan controller. They move alot of air and keep all of the components quite cool. I love the rubber mountings that came with the fans

Cons: They are louder than I expected.

Other Thoughts: I am still working on getting an optimal fan speed set for these, so they may work better at lower speeds. Note that the rubber mountings make it a little difficult to work with in tight spaces. I had to use needle nose pliers to pull the mounting through the holes


Jonas C.'s Profile

Display Name: Jonas C.

Date Joined: 09/02/10

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 03/09/12
  • Last Review: 03/12/12
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