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Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

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  • SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x e-SATA, Audio In/Out Front Ports
  • 3 Fans installed, support up to 5 Fans
  • 5 External Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 7 Expansion Slots
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The Rosewill Challenger mid-tower steel case is ideal for computer builders who’d rather spend their money on the contents than on the case! The mid-tower Challenger offers bays for three 5.25” external, two 3.5” external, and five 3.5” internal drives, and keeps all the system cool with two 120 mm and one 140mm fans as well as side air vents.

You’ll get seven full-size expansion slots, and a tray that supports Micro ATX and ATX motherboards. The front panel features two USB 2.0 ports, one e-SATA port and audio jacks. Whether you’re building from scratch or looking to relocate your existing system, the Rosewill Challenger is a great value!


  • newegg Excellent Expandability with 11 Drive Bays Featuring three 5.25" external drive bays, and seven 3.5" drive bays (two external and five internal), the Rosewill Challenger provides excellent expandability.
  • newegg Exceptional Cooling Performance The Rosewill Challenger features one 140mm top exhaust fan, one 120mm rear exhaust fan and one 120mm front blue LED fan for exceptional cooling performance.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The convenient front I/O panel enables easy access to two USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port and two audio ports.

Learn more about the Rosewill CHALLENGER




ATX Mid Tower
Case Material
SECC Steel
With Power Supply
Power Supply Mounted
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window


External 5.25" Drive Bays
External 3.5" Drive Bays
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
Expansion Slots

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB Ports
1 x e-SATA
Audio In/Out (AC97, HD)

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1 x Front 120mm Blue LED Fan
1 x Rear 120mm Fan
140mm Fans
1 x Top 140mm Fan
Side Air duct

Physical Spec

18.50" x 7.48" x 17.08"
12.76 lbs.


Full black interior

Advanced Cooling System :
-Front 1x 120mm Blue LED Fan (pre-installed)
-Rear 1x 120mm Fan (pre-installed)
-Top 1x 120/140mm Fan (140mm pre-installed)
-Side 2x 120mm Fan (Option)

Screw-less design for 5.25" Devices & 3.5" HDDs.

2.5" SSD/HDD adapter allows to install 2x 2.5" SSD/HDD into a 3.5" HDD slot.

Mesh design front panel with dust filters.

Top mounted IO ports - 2x USB, 1x eSATA, Audio out, MIC in.

Advanced Bottom-Mounted PSU Design.

PSU shock-proof pad.

Dust filter for PSU.

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the Rosewill CHALLENGER

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  • CoolGuy69
  • 4/17/2014 5:12:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood

Pros: Good

Cons: Nothing


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  • Ryan
  • 4/15/2014 11:10:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPleasantly surprised

Pros: I bought this case just to get something basic and nothing flashy. I've had all the nice high quality cases before, but I'm getting a bit too old for 4000 fans, lights and windows. :)

Honestly for $50, this case is awesome. It has some nice little cable management feature to keep everything neatly tucked away that my Antec 900 didn't even have. It's lightweight, it was easy to put together and I really like that I could face the PSU fan downwards to blow out the case instead of in.

Props to Rosewill, I was expecting a case that was just going to fit my needs and that's about it. This case well exceeded what I expected.

Cons: Materials are pretty lightweight. Obviously that's why it's cheaper so if you plan on lugging this thing around to LAN parties often, I'd go with a more sturdy case. If you plan on putting your PC together and having it sit under the desk, this case will do that for you just fine.

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  • 4/15/2014 10:38:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsAlmost perfect

Pros: Inexpensive, black interior. eSATA port on front.

Cons: The hard drive bay. UUUGGGHHH. You need to remove the tray from one side and disconnect the cables from the other side. So if you do a lot of HDD shuffling you will need to remove BOTH sides of the case. The side covers are also that flimsy metal. They bend and pop. Getting them to line up perfectly and slide all the way in is a REAL PAIN. The side panel (where you plug in your HDD cables) needs more room. If you do not use those "L" shaped SATA cables you will need to bend them so the side fits on. I don't know why they insisted on mounting the cage sideways. If the mounted them the other way you would only need to open one side and the cables won't be stressed.

Other Thoughts: Had this case for about 4 years now. I reviewed it when I got it and now that I've had it for a while I figured I would review it again.

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  • Jo
  • 4/15/2014 8:40:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBroken in transit

Pros: I didn't get to find out.

Cons: As soon as I pulled it out of the box, I found out that the front panel was broken off of the case.

Other Thoughts: This case came to me on the 10th of March, and I had to leave it in the box while I was away at school. Come Spring Break, and I'm ready to put my hardware in a new chassis. Except my new chassis is in pieces out of the box.

I know I risked a lot, by waiting to see the condition of my order, and I've learned my lesson there, but I was really disappointed to find my new chassis in pieces before I got to peel the plastic from the panels.

Manufacturer Response:

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

Please contact our support team to assist you with warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885

We look forward to hearing from you.

Rosewill Customer Care

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  • N/A
  • 4/14/2014 6:20:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome ground up build case

Pros: case is awesome and cheap worth it if you don't really care about asthetics.

Cons: none at all.

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  • N/A
  • 4/12/2014 4:19:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood case

Pros: Painted black inside and out. Plenty of airflow. PSU on bottom with easy-clean filter installed. Lots of black screws for mounting included. Nice rail system for drive mounting, enough for several drives. Comes with 2.5" tray for mounting SSDs or laptop HDDs. eSATA on front panel.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: No regrets about buying this case. Included fans definitely add a lot of value. If you bought this case without fans it would only be about 30 bucks so take that into consideration when comparing with others.

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  • N/A
  • 4/12/2014 4:19:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't be beat for $50

Pros: Cool, Quiet, looks nice, Cable management (though tight it works well to clean up the case) and has enough room for most any cooler it seems. In short its a winner

Cons: No usb 3.0 but that really isn't a con to me at this point

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  • Davis
  • 4/11/2014 11:00:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA great case for the money, some small issues.

Pros: Great case for the money.

Fans are well placed and noninvasive. Screws for the side panels are twist-able with your hand intentionally, and makes for easy trouble shooting if you constantly have to get back into your case.

The extra USB ports are nice, although I'm not sure how many people need an external SATA cable output.

3.5 drive bays are easy to install since there are no screws to deal with, and they lock in place well.

Cons: The clips for inserting hard drives and devices into their bays are all facing the same direction. In the manual, it shows that you "can" reverse the direction of the clips in the event that you have a funky HDD or other device that faces the wrong direction when installed, however you have to manually remove and reposition the rubber pads and pins that hold the drive/device to the clip.

Even then, the pins are applied with pressure rather than the usual screws you lock a device in place with, which on one hand is a plus, but on the other, it can cause them to fly off if you ever remove the device and apply more than a little pressure in the "squeezing" motion you do to release the clip.

There are more than ten sets of these clips in the box it seems, yet they ALL face the same direction. It would have been nice if they took the guess work out of it and just provided some that face the opposite direction.

I just happened to have a drive that was exactly as described above.

Other Thoughts: For those looking for rigid and metal inserts, look elsewhere. Lots of plastic here. It can easily be seen why someone might call this case "cheaply built" but the components are designed more for ease of use and quick installations and uninstallations of hardware at any given time.

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  • Aeolwulf
  • 4/11/2014 3:25:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGREAT deal

Pros: cheap, well built, strong. i originally bought the cheapest case. looked back at fans. found this case. This case was actually 1 dollar less than the cheapest case with the cheapest fans.

Cons: No control over airflow. the whole front of the case is mesh and breathable. almost the same for the back. totally airy lol

Other Thoughts: if and when i build another computer. ill probably get this case again

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  • N/A
  • 4/11/2014 4:07:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome

Pros: Easy build quality, solid material quaility, decent cable management slots. 3 very solid fans, lots of airspace. Can't complain for $50

Cons: not so much a con on the case, but the HDD cage could have been moved a few millimeters toward the right side of the case.

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