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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

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
CHALLENGER

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
SECC Steel
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
3
External 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
5
Expansion Slots
7

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
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
18.50" x 7.48" x 17.08"
Weight
12.76 lbs.

Features

Features
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

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Dave W
  • 8/20/2014 3:02:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest value for the money

Pros: Three good size fans 120mm intake and exhaust fans, 140mm top fan that actually do a good job of flowing air into and out of the case to keep things cool. Looks decent. Front panel switches and LED have held up well. Bottom mount power supply. There is a USB 3.0 version of this case for those that need it.

Cons: None.

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  • Admiral Fear
  • 8/17/2014 3:08:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAn outstanding case for the price

Pros: It was a great case to build in with little need for tools. Decent cable management too.

Cons: No USB 3.0 headers, but if I really want them I can just put a 3.5 inch bay with them in one of the two available.

Other Thoughts: Assuming you're not obsessive about getting USB 3.0 on the tower itself, this case should be plenty for anything from a family PC to a gaming monster.

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  • N/A
  • 8/17/2014 11:52:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLooks good

Pros: Gets the job done, plenty of space. I originally was looking for something smaller, but I'm glad I got this one because I barely had room for everything in a relatively basic system.

It also comes with a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter, I don't think that's mentioned, which is great because I'm only using SSDs.

Cons: No USB 3.0 on the front :(

I bought the very popular CPU cooler the 12Evo or whatever it's called (most reviewed CPU cooler), and it didn't seem to fit. Later I read other people managed to fit it in this case, but it was my first aftermarket CPU cooler installation. I eventually opted for a lower end liquid cooler and I'm glad I did. Getting 50C overclocking an FX-8350 from 4ghz to 5ghz.

Other Thoughts: To do something different I replaced the fans with purple LED fans and it looks cool.

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  • N/A
  • 8/17/2014 9:24:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsdecent case for the money

Pros: Cheap and affordable, big enough for most setups NOT including water cooling.

Cons: the front light of mine doesn't blink when the computer is "thinking" not sure if this is intended or not but I have been sent a replacement front and the light still doesn't blink.

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  • LlamaSandwich
  • 8/16/2014 1:40:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDefinitely a quality case

Pros: The case is wonderful for what I need. It's a pretty standard case. Nothing too fancy, but it's a good price for what you get.

Cons: Could be a little bigger with a little more cable management space, but again you get what you pay for. It's not pricey. It's practical.

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  • N/A
  • 8/15/2014 9:00:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBig but good

Pros: This case is nice! I got it at a good price and a $10 rebate. It has enough room for everything including my 10.5inch long graphics card! It has good airflow and the front LED is perfect!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Make sure your graphics card is not longer than 10.5 inches or it wont fit. It touches the slot for the hard drive but it just fits.

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  • N/A
  • 8/13/2014 7:55:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDull, but Good

Pros: Cheap price, good cooling capabilities. Nice build attributes, locking systems, cable management, etc...

Cons: Rear fan failed nearly instantly. Top fan a bit laggy. Feels kind of tinny, not real durable. No USB 3.0 on front.

Other Thoughts: I like the more expensive cases for a more serious build. This one was for a simple home theatre build. But a little extra $$ can get you superior included cooling power, USB 3.0s on the front, some even have LED on/off switches which I love. Not a big fan of LED though...tacky. Nice at night but otherwise a waste. And when I'm sleeping I hate the LEDs blaring into my face.

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  • tobolamr
  • 8/12/2014 9:52:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Great case layout, lots of air flow, room for water coolers or big cpu coolers. I like that you can mount full length video cards in this and the hard drive connections don't get in the way of the card. Hard drives mount width-wise in the case, with a cooling fan blowing over them, which I also like a lot. Also comes with a 2.5" hdd to 3.5" bay converter.

Cons: I have 2 of these, and one of them had the top cooling fan blade assembly loose inside the box, but outside the case! Newegg sent a replacement fan with no hassle.

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure if a 120mm cpu cooler would fit in here, but it very well could. An Artic Cooler 7 with 92mm fan fits nicely with a little headroom to spare.

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  • James
  • 8/12/2014 9:52:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs  Effective and inexpensive

Pros: Cheap
Good airflow
Easy access (I can open it in about 5 seconds with little effort)
Has a hard reset button
Several USB 2.0 ports on the front

Cons: Power supply sits on the bottom. So make sure you have a hard surface under it if your PSU has a fan on the top.

Sides of the case are kinda flimsy, but as long as you don't take it many places very often there shouldn't be much risk of damage.

I've noticed a strange buzzing sound from one of the rear fans, it appears that it isn't sitting correctly. Not a big deal, if it fails it should be easy to fix, and the sound goes away after a little while (fan still is running)

My big issue is with the hard drive racks, they didn't fit the 1 tb hard drive I bought. I ended up putting the hard drive in the floppy drive slot. I probably could have contacted the manufacturer, but I decided it would be too much hassle. I'll find the correct rack arms (or whatever they're called) online if I need to move the hard drive.

Other Thoughts: I like it, great for budget gaming systems if you don't care about lots of LED fans, though you could add more if you wanted I think.

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  • N/A
  • 8/11/2014 6:11:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Packaged well. Front bezel is very flush and very seamlessly streamed together. Case is lightweight when empty but very sturdy. Side panels are easy to get on and off unlike some cases you have to wrestle. Thumb screws and other tool-less features are great. Included fans actually do move air. Rear I/O shield popped right into place with minimal effort, but it snapped in securely and doesn't budge - These buggers are a PAIN in some cases. Backplate cut out is large enough for most coolers. Motherboard itself set directly down ontop of the risers and immediately lined up - no forcing the board to the back of the case, it was just ready. Video card and other PCI cards lined up 100% perfect with the case, no slight bending of brackets needed. Minimal design, no power led (other than the LED fan), included a speaker!! (more and more cases are coming without these) SSD bracket has mounting holes for TWO solid states.

Cons: Tool-less hard drive rails don't "stay" attached unless screws are used, therefor I recommend using caution, as they slipped right out of my hands and I dropped a hard drive. Luckily it was a solid state and only about 3 inches to the desk. Not enough room behind motherboard tray for cables (side panel wont fit back on). No front panel USB 3.0.

Other Thoughts: Area's that could be improved:
A slot in the motherboard tray above the motherboard to allow for the 4/8 PIN EPS connector to run behind the motherboard tray and come out the top would of made it nice, but since the case doesn't have a clear window you can't see this anyways. A centering pin for the motherboard would have been a cool little "extra" feature, but since the motherboard didn't require any amount of force to get the screws to line up, not really an issue. Interior cables for front panel could have been a dark color to hide them better. The top could have come with holes allowing for two fans to be installed, allowing the use of a double radiator on the top. The air holes for the power supply on the bottom of the case are pretty small, my power supply is long and the fan over extends into the un-ventilated area. Using this case for a secondary computer, and honestly, I like it better than my $200+ full tower. If there was just enough room to squeeze an EATX board in this case, i'd use it and scrap the full tower, but cant due to the way the motherboard tray is designed.

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