Summary: NXZT Rogue is a small form factor case targeted to gamers that like to go to LAN parties and users that want a small high-end case. Here is a summary of what we found about this case.
In summary, this is a good case for gamers and users that want a small yet high-end case. You have to carefully research prices before buying, though. As of today, prices are crazy at Newegg.com. The black model with red fan
, however the same model with blue fan
Summary: Final Thoughts
If you are going into the mATX realm and want a gaming machine, this is the perfect case for that. While it is a bit larger than other SFF cases, that extra room allows for great cooling and space for large video cards and a full ATX power supply. NZXT definitely got it right with this case, it has to be the best gaming SFF case that I have seen and one of the best looking as well!
Excerpt: NZXT's entry into the SFF market can certainly be summed up as a decent first attempt. I give the company points for coming up with a unique design that deviates away from the standard cookie cutter type stuff currently available on the market. Overall highlights to look out for are the beautiful brushed aluminum bezel and side panels, embedded chrome lock, five 120mm stock fan mounts for good air circulation and support for full sized PSU's.
Summary: The NZXT Rogue SFF Case comes in a black and silver color, is all aluminum, has two 5.25" drive bays, one external 3.5" drive bay and 4 HDD bays. The top and side panels can be remove as well as the motherboard tray. Three 120mm fans are included and two more optional 120mm can be installed if added ventilation is required. It also fits long video cards. This is one the best SFF cases on the market. Watch the video to find out more.
Summary: The NZXT Rogue case certainly has some high points as well as some areas that could use some work. I put together this system a day before a LAN party and dropped in a QX6850 processor, ASRock G43TurboTwins Full-HD motherboard, 4GB of Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3-1333 and an 8800GT.
Summary: The Rogue Small Form Factor Gaming Chassis puts an interesting twist on the concept of a small form factor design. The stylish Aluminum chassis is well made, and includes a variety of interesting features such as a removable motherboard tray, a custom carrying strap for greater mobility, and excellent cooling potential thanks to five 120mm fan mounts.
Pros: » Aluminum housing is well made and attractive, » Unique styling, » Removable motherboard tray, » All hardware is packed separately and labeled for easy selection, » Excellent cooling potential with five 120mm fan mounts (three fans included)
Cons: » Way too big to be called a "small form factor" case, » Installation is very involved and time consuming, » Motherboard tray can not be removed with many CPU coolers or large expansion cards installed, » Minimal tool-less features, » Manual is inaccurate and incomplete, » Tool-less 5.25" drive rails didn't work and got drive stuck in the case
Conclusion: NZXT has done a great job on the Rogue SFF case. The case is light weight, well built and all aluminum. It's the largest SFF case that we have ever seen, but that's not a bad thing. You still have the portability of a SFF but room for all of the things you want in your mid-tower. It has room for 5, 120mm fans and the fans that came with it were very quiet. Some might think that a true gaming case needs crossfire or SLI.
Conclusion: This case looks pretty awesome once it’s turned on and you have all of your components installed, and the case on the whole is finished extremely well. While it looks good at the end, getting everything into the case is a chore, and similarly upgrading or removing components is not enjoyable. This is a great looking case with plenty of storage options and quiet operation with room for more if you wish.
Pros: Looks great, Quiet operation, Carry strap
Cons: Installation is a pain, Cooling flawed by add-in cards
Summary: Bon, vous l'aurez compris, nous n'avons pas été convaincu par le Rogue. Une telle difficulté d'intégration a été rarement atteinte. Après s'être débarrassé des ingénieurs/designers sous LSD qui leur ont pondu des boîtiers de Mickey genre Nemesis, NZXT n'a pas soigné certains détails pratiques.