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:


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


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.


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