Rosewill R5 Black Mid Tower Case ReviewTue, Jun 26, 2012 - 12:00 AM
The Rosewill R5 Case
With the plethora of chassis out there, makes choosing a chassis for our computer a rather long and tiresome endeavor. Rosewill happens to be one of many computer peripheral manufacturers that happens to also provide us computer users with affordable chassis’.
Over here at Legit Reviews, we just so happen to have one of the many chassis’ that Rosewill has to offer us computer users, the R5. Now Rosewill does classify the R5 as a mid-tower chassis, and after me getting to know this particular chassis; I will have to say that the Rosewill R5 is by far not your typical mid-tower chassis.
Rosewill R5 Case Specifications:
- Model: R5
- Type: ATX Mid Tower
- Case Material: SGCC Steel
- With Power Supply: No
- Power Supply Mounted: Bottom
- Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX, ATX
- With Side Panel Window: No
- External 5.25″ Drive Bays: 4/3
- External 3.5″ Drive Bays: 0/1
- Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays: 6(also support 2.5″ HDD/SSD)
- Expansion Slots: 7
- Front Ports:
- 1 x USB 3.0
- 2 x USB 2.0
- 1 x e-SATA
- Audio In/Out
- 2 x Front 120mm Fan (pre-installed)
- 1 x Rear 120mm Fan (pre-installed)
- 1 x Bottom 120/140mm Fan (option)
- 2 x Side 120/140mm Fan (option)
- 2 x Top 120mm Fan (option)
- 2 x HDD 120mm Fan (option)
Giving the specifications of the Rosewill R5 chassis a quick look through, we start to get an idea of what the R5 chassis has to offer us. One of the main things that I personally like about the Rosewill R5 chassis is that this particular chassis can handle up to 6 HDDs, and they can be either the 3.5” HDD or the smaller 2.5” HDD/SSD, or a combination of a little bit of both. For cooling, the Rosewill R5 chassis can handle up to 10 120/140mm fans; this should give us users plenty of cooling options with the R5 chassis. And finally, looking at the dimensions of the Rosewill R5 chassis, we start to get an idea on how large this particular chassis truly is having a length/depth of 21.5”: which, is not exactly what I call typical mid-tower dimension(s).
Giving that this is a rather large chassis, Rosewill still classifies the R5 as an mid-tower chassis. So by its very own nature may, or may not have some limitations on what we can install into this chassis. The only true way for us to find out, is to jump right on in and see exactly what the Rosewill R5 chassis has to offer us computer users.
Before jumping into the review of the R5 chassis, lets check out PriceGrabber and see how much this chassis goes for. This chassis can be purchased over at Newegg for $79.99 shipped. I will keep this price point in mind as I perform this review, then I will go into more depth about its pricing on the final page of this Rosewill R5 case review.