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Carlos J.

Carlos J.

Joined on 01/19/15

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Simply put: Functional at the right price

Rosewill FBM-X2 Micro ATX Mini Tower Desktop Gaming PC Computer Case, 240mm AIO Support, USB 3.0
Rosewill FBM-X2 Micro ATX Mini Tower Desktop Gaming PC Computer Case, 240mm AIO Support, USB 3.0

Pros: This case basically ticked every one of my requirements from a case with no frills and full function. Minimal sleek look - basically I just wanted a case that wasn't gaudy. While this does not look like a premium $150, it does very well with the minimal sleek look it has. All black and no plexiglass side panels that scratch easily. Radiator support - This is one of the best features about the case. It has support for 2 240mm radiators. Not only that, but a 120mm rad can also be fit on the back fan position. If not going for rads, this case has support for 140mm fans on the front and top. Good airflow(mostly) - The front panels has the intake of about 3/4" running along both sides (AND with filters). Pretty reasonable considering the current trend of blocking off all air flow by covering the front fans completely. Top is open with magnetic filter for 240mm support while back can fit the 120mm fan. Also, the bottom has vent with filter for psu. Compact - It is only as big as it need to be. Micro atx support and with a bit of planning, you can fit basically any gpu under 12". With front mounted 240mm rad, your gpu is limited to under 10", but like I said, you can still fit the rad on top. Support for one 3.5" and three 2.5" drives. Cheap - This case does it right. It baffled me why we couldn't have a case like this: only the basics, and minimal look. Before this, anything under $30 seemed it was taken from the 90's, painted in black, and then a cheap LED fan mounted to make it look more expensive; all with horrible layouts, airflow, and zero aio support.

Cons: Overall, I'm very satisfied with the case, bu here a few minor gripes. The back area for cables is tight. Basically the size the 24pin bundle, so managing the cables requires a bit of planning. Still, nothing that is deal breaker. The bottom filter implementation is pretty bad. It is basically just the piece of mesh slotted into the tabs made from the case itself. Again, not the best implementation but it works. The panels themselves feel a bit flimsy due being somewhat thin. However, they do not deform and once assembled, the case feels very solid.

Overall Review: All in all, this case is great value for the price. No frills, no useless implementation of cheap LED fans, well thought out support for fans/aios and great layout for current builds. As for the stupid trend of choking off the front panel intake, I personally put my case behind my monitor and simply run it without the front panel at all. Since this case is all black and the front panel is just a piece of plastic, it actually give it a rugged, simple look and fully opens up the fans.