Summary: I bought this case because I needed a smaller case. It's definitely on the less-expensive side of computer cases. I have an air-cooled, single-GPU, 2-HDD setup and no overclocking. Look elsewhere for a case if you plan on doing much more. -Front panel motherboard cables are attached to the removable front bezel. Just a note should the front fan need replacing. -The side panels bend easily and off chip paint if you, say, sit on them. Easily bent back into shape.
Pros: -No visible damage -Both panels came with thumbscrews -Front 120 mm fan came with 4-pin Molex and 3-pin motherboard connectors -Got it on sale for $20 delivered -Not much wasted space (see cons)
Cons: The case is very small. I knew this when I bought it, but for completeness: -Stick with a stock or similarly low-profile CPU cooler if you plan on changing your 3.5" drives ever -No motherboard access from back when installed, use a CPU cooler that fastens from the topside of the motherboard -Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is ~5 mm too tall to fit in the case without modification, for reference Minor cons: -One of the front panel USB ports was DOA, not enough to seek RM...
Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case Model#: FBM-01
jim d., Newegg
23 August 2014
Summary: I make computers for my family ( going onto #31 )and I use Rosewill cases because of the durability of the cases. Used to use there fans but two new fans in one day! QUALITY CONTROL it is going to cost me $ 9. to replace rear fan and $10. for the front .$19 ( not counting shipping.) for fans on a case that cost $30.
Pros: Made it for my wife she likes a small case. every thing fit in a very tight space. Used a modular psu, only one HDD ,and 8 gigs 2X4 ram.Aa old heat sink from a amd 8350. No frills just a basic computer. Construction Very Exultant ,light weight and small.
Cons: UPS delivered to wrong house, fans went out in one day ( front fan in the AM ) back fan in the PM. come on Rosewill you used to be #1 in fans! and cases.
Summary: Bought this case to fill in as my potential new "Standard Build" choice as the case I used to use is no longer sold. All in all I'm pleased with this case and will most likely continue to use it for my business clients system builds.
Pros: -Cheap. -Was exactly what I thought it would be. -Has and excellent out of box airflow setup to cool any PC running a stock CPU clock.
Cons: -Build feels somewhat cheap but I can't really complain, I didn't expect it to be that of a Corsair.
Summary: I'd recommend that IF you get this case, force the screws to thread into the stand-offs before you even bother screwing them into the case.
Pros: Cheap. That's about it. Shipping was extremely fast in getting everything here, as always.
Cons: The stand-offs are cheap. The case (?) or the stand-offs themselves (?) strip out easily, and the screws that came WITH the case do not go into the stand-offs at all. It took about 10 pounds of pressure to force the screws into the standoffs, at which point I said forget it and gave up. I tried all variants of screws with standoffs. This case? Never again.
Summary: I have bought 6+ of these cases over the last two years and they have all served their purpose well. Any 'defects' have arisen either aren't noticeable, or can be straightened out with little effort.
Pros: This case looks very nice and conservative. The build quality is as good and sturdy as expected.
Cons: I haven't experienced any broken components on delivery as some others have indicated. I have however, received these cases with slightly warped/bent components. There haven't been any deal breakers, BUT it is something to consider if you are expecting a supreme quality case.
Summary: I bought 4 of these and 3 had issues: 1 had the front bezel broken off 1 had a dent on top that made installing the power supply difficult without bending the case back out 1 had a damaged power button. Beware that these are cheap cases that apparently dont ship well. I decided to keep them all as shipping them back was not cost/time effective. Some duct tape and hammer work made them usable. If it werent for the damage, I would probably give them 4 stars.
Pros: Inexpensive Fans Light Simple, basic look good for an office
Cons: Damaged on arrival A little flimsy Front air intake is small and underneath front bezel is not removable (or at least difficult)
Summary: You get what you pay for, and while this case isn't bad for the price it comes at, it isn't good either. An average case. PS: When I first received the case, the plastic latches that attach the front cover of the case to the sheet metal were snapped clean in half. The front panel literally fell off when I took it out of the box. Not sure who to blame but Newegg got a new one back to me in a few days, as expected.
Pros: Aesthetically pleasing case that is built well for the price. Perfect for a video cardless workstation.
Cons: The drive bays don't fully fit a 3.5" drive, I was able to mount my hard drive using the front 2 sets of screw holes only; about 40% of the drive sticks out of the bay. A top mount for the power supply makes cable management difficult, considering how little space there is on the back side of the case, and how close the power supply mount is to the optical drive bays (limits space whether you have an optical drive or not). If you're the kind of person that needs to ha...
Summary: With this case, you get what you pay for. It is cheap compared to most cases, but you do not get some of the basic things that a decent case will provide. If you are incredibly broke while building your computer this case will do.
Pros: Cheap case that is fairly light compared to most.
Cons: No cable management whatsoever. Mounting area for the power supply does not support PSU very well, you have to rely on the screws holding it to the back of the case. I'm not sure I've ever seen such a poorly constructed power button on a case. Right out of the box its sticks and you have to make sure to push the top part of the button if you want it to to actually relay the power on signal. Half the time you push the button it doesn't click and the signal is sent for ...