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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

  • 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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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 the whole system cool with  side air vents, two 120mm fans, and one 140mm fan.

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.

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


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  • Dave
  • 5/22/2015 11:27:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case

Pros: Well ventilated, good layout, nice HD mounting system. It is attractive and important connections are up front.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have two of them and they are the best value out there.

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  • Ken M
  • 5/9/2015 4:56:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDiamond in the rough.

Pros: - tool-less drive bays
- surprisingly good airflow for such a small case
- cable management (for the price, it's decently impressive)
- comes with fans

Cons: - cramped
- fit & finish and the overall design aren't exactly perfect

Other Thoughts: What can I say? I've had this case for over 2 years now and have been pleasantly surprised by its performance. I originally bought it as a temporary/throw-away case while I debated what I ultimately wanted to toss my gaming rig into, but it's sort of stuck with me and here I am more than 2 years after the fact, and it's chugging away.

To reiterate what some others have said, if you have a large CPU cooler or intend on tossing a radiator on the back, with 1 fan (let alone a push AND a pull), you'll need to clearance the inside of the case door. Also, the positioning of the door fan slots could be a bit more forward. As it is now, I have about 4mm of clearance between the edge of my 120s and the 120 push on the back of my radiator.

Also worth noting that you might as well tear out the foam filter in between the front of the case and the front fan that comes uninstalled. It clogs with dust in no time at all and just ends up as an eye sore. I've since modified that spot with a fine mesh screen that has been holding up quite well as a filter, and I can remove it easily for cleaning.

All in all, for a $50 case this thing is top notch.

Currently system specs are as follows.
- Asus' M5A99FX Pro R2.0 Mobo
- AMD Vishera 8350
- Antex Kuhler 620
- 32gb Viper III @ 1866mhz
- MSI 7970 Twin Frozr III
- Thermaltake Black Widow 850w PSU
- 2 x 4TB WD Black HDD
- 2 x 500GB Samsung 850 Pro

I've been very happy with this case, and for a mid-grade gaming rig, you really can't beat the price. In response to others who've complained about the cable management citing things like "only room for fan cables," I'd disregard them. Do you need to use a bit of elbow grease to get the cable side of the case back on? Yea, but it's very doable and you can tidy up this case a good bit considering its size. But if you're smart about your cabling, and route everything with a tiny bit of intelligence, you'll be fine. I've managed to cram 6 fans as well as everything else into this tiny thing, and still end up with plenty of room to work in.

I'm writing this now, as I'm upgrading in order to cram two 290Xs into my rig. Unfortunately this case barely fits one large card, but I'll definitely be keeping it around to use it as a media station.

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  • Pozzwali
  • 5/8/2015 11:33:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Case Great Price

Pros: Space, 3 Fans, Good AirFlow, Good Design

Cons: Material is a bit flimsy, but for the price what can you expect. If you have a large heat sink on your video card make sure you have a Dremel or Tin Snips to cut out some of the HD Cage.

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  • N/A
  • 5/7/2015 8:28:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo nice I bought a second!

Pros: Came with a nice tray to install the SSD. I liked the side of the case fans because I am running crossfire and needed to have those to feel good about the heat issue. Great price for the value. Really happy with it.

Cons: I had to remove the cover panel to install my CD drive and the push lock tabs or whatever they are called two of them broke. Its fine but eh.

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  • Vergere
  • 5/6/2015 11:51:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsChallenger is a challenge to it's competition.

Pros: -good tool-less drive bay mechanism
-comes with 3 ok fans
-can mount up to 160mm CPU heatsinks
-comes with all the screws, zip ties, and mounts you need
-massive cuttout on motherboard tray makes for easy cable routing and heatsink installation.

Cons: -no internal grommets for cable routing
-no extended side panels for better cable routing
-no USB 3.0 Headers.

Other Thoughts: One of the easiest cases to build a computer right out of the box. Comes with ample cooling stock, and with 2 extra 120mm fans on the side, it looks good while keeping everything cool. Would buy again if I needed a good basic gaming pc.

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  • N/A
  • 5/4/2015 9:47:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst case ever

Pros: Good look, lightweight but not flimsy, modular feel, cpu cutout spaced perfectly. Lots of room for hard drives and maybe even an H100.

Cons: BUT, and this is deal breaker.....the case sucks. The issue is even with all those nice cutouts for wire management, you can't use them. The basic idea for these cutouts is too hide the majority of the wiring on the other side. Problem is, there is no room for anything other than fan wiring. I didn't have room for the 20 pin power connector since it is too fat. So I had to leave in the main compartment. What about peripherals? Nope, not those either. The molex plugs are too think for the case cover to go back on. Really, the other side has maybe 5mm of room.

Other Thoughts: To me, the case wiring management is what this case a 1 star case. Why have all the grommet cutouts if you can't route wires on the other side of the motherboard? I'm looking at the case now and have all of the wires back in the case. About the only room you will have to hiding the serial ata power cable. What about re-routing the 8 pin power connector out the bottom and then run behind the motherboard and connect back via the top? If you have a long enough cable you still won't be able to do it since there is no hole at the top of the case to slip the cable through.

Really, I wished I could post a pic to show my point. It's taken me 4 times as long to work on the wire management than it took to put together the build, install and update windows.

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  • N/A
  • 4/30/2015 11:51:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case

Pros: Great case.

Cons: The cheap supplied case fans. Do yourself a favor and ditch those plastic fans. Purchase some nice brand ones like coolermaster

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  • N/A
  • 4/24/2015 10:11:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: good cpu and video combo

Cons: stock amd fan

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  • N/A
  • 4/24/2015 9:42:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great case for the price. I've had this precisely one year now, and have had zero issues with the case. It provides great air flow, and I really like the fans and LEDs. Plenty of room for my build and space (under HDD stack) to hide unused PS cables.

Cons: None

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  • N/A
  • 4/20/2015 9:46:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBest Purhcase Ever

Pros: Great Air Flow
Excellent Design
Everything Included
Perfect Size

I actually prefer that all the fans are molex connectors!

Ive read reviews that there were problems with their diablotek case, whether it was damaged, disconnected, had missing screws/nails. Mine came perfect, basically brand new. I cannot tell it was refurbished or not. Everything came neatly packaged, all the cables perfectly wrapped, seperate plastic bag with all the extras screws/ extras needed such as HDD bay slider.

I am really pleased with this purhcase, and for the price of $34.99 vs the $49.99 price of the rosewill challenger i was going to purchase? I made the right choice. I have no regrets, and am a happy customer.

Cons: None

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