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Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK
6.6 out of 10

Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK

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Overall 10
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Nice little black box

Stephen E., Newegg
7 May 2015
  • Summary: I bought this for a DIY NAS enclosure and it looks good. The external appearance is nothing special, but unobtrusive. The power supply is small, adequate, and above all, quiet (even with its fan).
  • Pros: ITX Form Factor Includes a standard, modern power supply Space for 2 3.5" HDs + a 5.25 optical drive
  • Cons: One HD bay is horizontal under the optical bay; the other is vertical in the rear near the power supply Seems to be a little bigger than it absolutely needs to be: there appears to be space for another HD in the front, but no mounting hardware
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Overall 10
10

Great little toaster box

Matthew M., Newegg
21 January 2015
  • Summary: This is a small form factor box... This is probably not the best box to build with your kids on xmas day as there was barely enough room to maneuver the AMD/MSI board into it. I thought I ruined the CPU fan because it bound was hung up and did not seem to fit into the hole for mounting the board...
  • Pros: Small form factor, perfect for the kitchen desk/bar area. The machine is virtually noiseless and produces very little heat.
  • Cons: None really, see Other Thoughts..
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Overall 10
10

RS-MI-01 mini itx case

Neal K., Newegg
6 January 2015
  • Summary: The PS sits extremely close to the CPU. The Athlon 5350 fit with the stock CPU cooler but with very little clearance. Enough for adequate cooling for a low power CPU. If the cooler had been much taller it would not have fit and would have had to order a slim fan for it.
  • Pros: Good little case for what it is. PS included is a bonus. Small enough to fit in a bookshelf or in the entertainment center.
  • Cons: Not necessarily a con, but something others have mentioned is the HDD tray won't accept an HDD if the MB ram slots are under it. I had to mount it to the side rail which I'm guessing was intended for an HDD but the hole spacing was just enough off that only one screw could be used. Adequate as it...
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Overall 10
10

Great little box

Kevin R., Newegg
20 December 2014
  • Summary: Don't buy this for your gaming rig or anything you'll need to get inside often. If you're building a console/HTPC type machine and know how to use a ruler this may be perfect for what you're looking to do.
  • Pros: I've been using this as an HTPC for about 6 months now. It's a perfect size to stash behind a couch or on a shelf but roomy enough for build a machine without banging up your hands. Although I don't recall any sharp edges anyhow.
  • Cons: Not really a Con but I would suggest using a motherboard with an integrated CPU/minimal sized cooling.
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Overall 10
10

part of a combo deal

chappell d., Newegg
7 October 2014
  • Summary: This case is great for an MPC machine(5 EGGS), meh for a desktop (3 EGGS, YMMV) , lousy if you're trying to fit a gaming rig inside (1 EGG).
  • Pros: Got as part of a combo deal. This works great as an Media center PC (MPC) case. Looks nice in a living room setting next to a TV set. Works great with a power sipping AM1 mobo and Kabini processor. There's room for a Blu-ray drive and multi card reader behind hidden doors. 250 watt ps puts out ve...
  • Cons: This case is kinda deep, maybe a little deeper that a typical VCR, something to pay attention to if your trying to fit this into your entertainment center. This would be lousy for an overclocked Intel core series system or anyting outside of MPC use. If your going that route consider getting N82E...
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Overall 10
10

Perfect HTPC Case

Nick B., Newegg
31 July 2014
  • Summary: I wanted to make a HTPC for my living room that could stream HD from netflix, HBOGO, etc. It can handle anything I throw at it @ 1080P resolution even with the onboard Intel HD graphics. Here is my setup: CPU: Pentium G3220 Motherboard: ASRock H81M-ITX 4gb DDR3 memory, SSD, Generic DVDROM drive
  • Pros: Good air flow throughout the case. All the components I bought fit without any problems. It also comes with a power supply that powers all my components adequately.
  • Cons: Kind of tight with the DVD rom drive and all of the cables connecting to the motherboard.
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Overall 10
10

Works

Anonymous, Newegg
24 June 2014
  • Summary: It's a pretty solid ITX case, you can even fit a fan on the side panel with zip ties and careful insertion. I may have already reviewed though however.
  • Pros: Power supply didn't explode
  • Cons: poor motherboard placement limits usable heatsinks.
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Overall 10
10

Better than expected

Keith A., Newegg
26 January 2014
  • Summary: Using this for the kids room for web based games and streaming medi, netflix, a-mazon and hulu (we don't have cable). Haswell on-board video is more than adequate.
  • Pros: Price, $45 with power supply, how can you go wrong. I'm using this with a i3-4130 Haswell with stock cooling fan. Had to nudge up the power supply slightly to get mobo and cpu under it, but it fits in there nicely. Also using MSI B85I which I'm also impressed with, zero issue with it as well. All...
  • Cons: No Cons
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10

Works

ANDREW K., Newegg
10 January 2014
  • Summary: When assembling, some parts block other parts, so it takes a little bit of planning to make sure a component isn't covered.
  • Pros: Fits together nicely, holds components with plenty of room and ventilation.
  • Cons: The LED's are quite hard to see from an angle. Not really that big of a deal, but with a quiet system that runs without a monitor, it can be hard to tell if the system is on.
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Tight spaces

Anonymous, Newegg
9 January 2014
  • Summary: Overall, great case and I am very happy with it. The 3.5" bay worked out great for a card reader/usb3.0 port connection. A full size hard drive could be mounted inside, and it looks like I could even squeeze a graphics card in there if I decide to upgrade.
  • Pros: This case was certainly an upgrade from the cardboard box my HTPC was in before this case. The power supply seems to work well with my build and is very quiet. One of my initial concerns was with the door in front of the optical drive bay. Turns out there was no need to worry. The door has a butt...
  • Cons: One of the drawbacks was how tightly packed the case was. It was a bit of a challenge to get the SATA and power connections onto the back of the optical drive with the power supply so close. But it was workable. If you have right-angled connectors, it will make this part much easier. The other dr...
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