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6.6 out of 10

Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK

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Overall 8

Good Bang for Buck

Daniel H., Newegg
21 May 2014
  • Summary: Used this for my first Mini ITX build for a small simple budget HTPC. Some previous reviews complained of broken bay cover doors. Mine are not. They seem to function correctly. Yes, it does have a reset button, just below power button. Has LEDs on front, but not real bright. I added a card reader to the 3.5 ext bay with USB 3 on it to get USB 3 to the front panel.
  • Pros: Size
  • Cons: No USB 3 on front panel.
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Overall 6

You could do worse

Stuart S., Newegg
26 April 2014
  • Summary: This case would be great except for the fact that is has the power supply mounted directly above the motherboard. To make matters worse the space between the cpu heatsink and the power supply fan is less than half an inch. I am using an Athalon 5350 with the stock cpu heatsink which is much smaller than an FM-1 cpu heatsink so if you plan on buying this case for a socket Fm-1 cpu think again as it wouldn't fit.
  • Pros: -Looks great
  • Cons: -CPU is directly below power supply
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Overall 10

Perfect for my needs

Peter R., Newegg
9 March 2013
  • Pros: I've been using this box for almost a year. It came to me in good shape (the doors were intact and still open and latch closed. The power supply fried after a month, but that may have been my doing, as I was troubleshooting a USB cable that probably shorted out. The replacement PSU has worked fine since then.
  • Cons: The case is extremely black.
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Overall 10

Solid construction

Scott W., Newegg
15 December 2012
  • Summary: A mini-ITX can be a challenge to build no matter what model case. But I am satisfied with the final result.
  • Pros: All front panel access is covered by doors (floppy bay, CD bay, and USB/audio jacks). Heavy gauge steel. Power supply included.
  • Cons: Hard drive is best mounted in the floppy bay. If not, there are 2 plastic brackets that can hold the drive in 2 locations. These brackets only hold the drive on one side. This is probably OK for the location which rests the drive on the case bottom. The other location suspends the drive vertically from a support rail by 2 screws which doesn't seem like a good idea. Other than that, a tight fit should be expected from a box of this size. A low profile CPU heatsink/fan ...
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Overall 10

Good box for Atom mobo

William J., Newegg
27 August 2009
  • Summary: As with any small form factor box, some planning is advised before installing your parts. Install your mobo first and connect your wires before slipping the other goodies in, especially the P4 power plug, IDE and Sata data cables. Then plug in and install an HDD into the 3.5" port. Then plug in and install the DVD drive above it. Then, plug in and install the vertically mounted HDD.
  • Pros: There is room for the mobo, two 3.5" HDDs and a DVD burner, with room underneath the drive bays to bundle and stash your excess cordage. 2nd HDD mounts vertically at the side opposite the PCI slot. PSU actually has TWO SATA connectors instead of one... nice. Supports a full height PCI card. Front audio connectors to the mobo support HD audio as well as AC'97. All cabling is sufficiently long to reach their components. There's an adjustable striker mechanism on the DVD...
  • Cons: There are a few, but none that would be worth docking any eggs off of the rating. The documentation can be a bit confusing to a first-time builder, especially with which screws go where. Veteran builders can sort it out without any problems though. I wish the power and hdd leds were a bit brighter and more visible, but that point is subjective. It's a tight squeeze to fit a Hauppauge PVR-150 in the PCI slot because the coax connectors located opposite the pci contacts...
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Overall 10

Nice case

Michael C., Newegg
30 May 2009
  • Summary: You can't see it from the pictures, but there is a second drive "bay" on the side of the case. You put a plastic rail on the sides of the drive, turn it vertical, and slide them into slots, then add screws from the top. It works quite well and is better ventillation than having the drives stacked.
  • Pros: Its sleek and stylish, well-constructed and sturdy, power supply had all the connectors I need, and I'm overall just impressed with it. Rosewill used to be the super-cheap flimsy case company, but it would seem they've moved up quite a lot.
  • Cons: Its a little bigger than I expected, and there's some wasted space inside (big gap under the 3.5 drive bay) but I guess this would allow you to toss in a 3rd HDD (not anchored though).
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Overall 8

Excellent Value in a Mini-ITX Case

Marvin M., Newegg
26 May 2009
  • Summary: System description for reference:
  • Pros: Good quality package for a Mini-ITX system. Can accommodate two 3.5 inch drives and one 5.25 inch drive. The included power supply (mine came with two SATA power connectors) has more than adequate capacity for virtually anything you can shoehorn into the case. The front panel is nicely thought out, and the drive door works flawlessly with my Sony/Optiarc CD/DVD burner.
  • Cons: Very limited cooling. The fan on the included power supply is quiet but does not move enough air through the case for adequate cooling if you are using all the available drive bays. I added a cheap slot fan and reduced typical internal temperatures by 10C/18F (from ~60C/140F to ~50C/122F), at the cost of additional fan noise.
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Overall 10

Pleased with ease of build

Arthur A., Newegg
11 May 2009
  • Summary: Very easy to construct, MUST remove power supply first, then all clear for
  • Pros: Nice desk top unit, quiet, can not hear it running
  • Cons: No close button on DVD slot.
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Overall 10

Superb desktop PC

Tom M., Newegg
17 April 2009
  • Summary: - The comment by the anonymous reviewer below made me smile. You need to remove the power supply before installing the motherboard. In fact, you should build and test your system outside of this case before you assemble it. Because the mini-itx motherboard is so small, this is less awkward than usual.
  • Pros: - Quality construction
  • Cons: - Requires a little more thought than the typical build because of small dimensions. This may be a problem for some people.
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Overall 10

Nice Case

Anonymous, Newegg
15 March 2009
  • Summary: Works great with the intel atom 330 motherboard. Couldn't be happier! Plan on buying another.
  • Pros: Takes a standard DVD drive and a 3.5 inch hard drive without a sweat and still stays small. The HD sits vertically against the side of the case. This frees the 3.5 inch bay for a floppy drive or a all in one card reader. Has spring loaded pop open doors. Nice black finish. Has a slot for one pci card (that would be the tuner card for my mythbuntu system).
  • Cons: No case fan, but lots of side holes for ventilation. Some power supply noise, but not bad.
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