Rosewill’s Newest R5 Gaming Case for Under $100

By Published April 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

We broke the first news about Rosewill’s fully-featured R5 “sleeper mid-tower” gaming case at PAX East 2012; Rosewill has been busy revamping the prototype that we got hands-on time with and, as a result of adding more features, has bumped the price a bit. Let’s take a look at what Rosewill calls “a top-ranking gaming case at under $100.”

 

The case’s major advantages come from its included set of 3x120mm cooling fans, front-panel USB 3.0 ports with 20pin headers, and a reasonable price at $90 even. The Z9 Plus still holds its ground as one of the most competitive cases in this range, but we’ll give the R5 a good shot and get a review up ASAP for you all.

Here are the specs:

Cooling:

Front 2x120mm Intake (Included)
Rear 1x120mm Exhaust (Included)
1x140mm Exhaust (Optional)
Side 2x120/140mm (Intake, Optional)
Top 2x120mm or 1x120mm & 1x140mm (Exhaust, Optional)
HDD 2x120mm (Push, Optional)
Bottom 1x120/140mm (Intake, Optional)


Here are the cool features, per the Newegg page:

  • Gaming inspiration & classic design
  • Fan Controller
  • Good GPU clearance (supports up to 320mm length VGA card)
  • Back holes cable grommets for better cable management
  • Removable top and front compartment panels with filter
  • Advanced Cooling System - up to 10 fans (6 x 120 / 140mm + 4 x 120mm)
  • Top mounted IO ports - USB 3.0 (with USB2.0 adapter), USB2.0, eSATA, Audio out, MIC in
  • Toll-less design for ODD, HDD installation (ODD could be either screw or screwless with anti-vibration pad installation)
  • Side-opened HDD trays support 3.5" and 2.5" HDD / SSD
  • Anti-vibration power supply pads and gasket
  • Easy to use removable filters (top, front and bottom)
  • Thumb screws on side panels and expansion slot plates
  • Bottom-mounted PSU design with removable dust filer

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The case has been changed to a $90 price-point, so it's a bit less impressive than what we originally saw at PAX East, but it's still impressive. We do have a full review coming, though -- make sure you follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or sub to our RSS feed if you'd like updates when they arrive.

-Steve

Last modified on April 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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