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Rosewill's Blackhawk Ultra Gaming Case Released

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Rosewill has released its Blackhawk-Ultra "super tower", with spacing for HPTX motherboards (13.6" x 15"), second power supply or even a kitchen sink if needed.

The Blackhawk-Ultra has a red and black theme driven from its seven red LED fans (4 front, 2 top and 1 side panel). The massive amount of fans should provide adequate cooling to this case but those users seeking the need for water-cooling will be glad to know the case offers seven tube routing holes through the back panel. It supports a bottom-mounted PSU with a dust filter. For those power hungry systems, the case has support for an additional power supply. 

If storage is a concern for you, the Blackhawk-Ultra has you covered with space for ten 3.5" internal drive bays and four external 5.25" bays, all a screw-less design. Space for graphics cards are not a concern with the Blackhawk-Ultra with support up to a 17" graphics card (15.9" with all fans installed) and 10 expansion slots.

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Motherboard Compatibility: ATX, SSI CEB, E-ATX,  XL-ATX, and HPTX
Video Card Support: 17" without second layer front fan or 15.9" with second layer front fan.
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Drive Bays and Front Panel:
External 5.25" Drive Bays 4 (3 with an installed external 3.5" device)
External 3.5" Drive Bays 1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 10
Expansion Slots 10
Front Ports 2 x USB 3.0 (internal connector)
2 x USB 2.0
Audio In/Out (AC97, HD) 
Top-Mounted HDD Docking   
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Case Cooling Options:
140mm Fans 2 x Front 140mm Red LED Fan (first layer) (pre-installed)
2 x Front 140mm Red LED Fan (second layer) (pre-installed)
1 X Back 140mm (pre-installed)
230mm Fans 2 x Top 230mm Red LED Fan (pre-installed)
or 3 x 120/140mm Fan (optional)
1 x Side 230mm Fan
or 9 x 120mm Fan (optional)
Side Air DuctNo

Case Dimensions:
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Front & top panels included
9.45” x 25” x 25.99” inches

Front & top panels NOT included
9.06” x 23.63” x 24.41” inches
Weight 36.6 lbs.

You can visit Rosewill's product page for more details.

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    t_wilson , November 5, 2011 3:06 AM
    Weight 36.6 lbs. :o 

    Is this an anti-Superman case made out of lead? It must at least be bullet proof.
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    mouse24 , November 5, 2011 3:21 AM
    im liking the look of this case... but why does everyone seem to think red/blue LEDS look awesome... im quite partial to green ones myself :) 
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    runswindows95 , November 5, 2011 3:19 AM
    That's the good thing about cases. If you buy a good enough one, it will last for a few builds. I saw this on Newegg already. It does look impressive.
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    t_wilson , November 5, 2011 3:06 AM
    Weight 36.6 lbs. :o 

    Is this an anti-Superman case made out of lead? It must at least be bullet proof.
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    runswindows95 , November 5, 2011 3:19 AM
    That's the good thing about cases. If you buy a good enough one, it will last for a few builds. I saw this on Newegg already. It does look impressive.
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    mouse24 , November 5, 2011 3:21 AM
    im liking the look of this case... but why does everyone seem to think red/blue LEDS look awesome... im quite partial to green ones myself :) 
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    JOSHSKORN , November 5, 2011 3:21 AM
    I'd like to see a review on this thing, to include cooling for OC'ers.
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    andrey64 , November 5, 2011 3:24 AM
    this is my type of case. direct competition with 800d
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    mortsmi7 , November 5, 2011 3:24 AM
    Side fan but no side vent?
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    BulkZerker , November 5, 2011 3:50 AM
    mortsmi7Side fan but no side vent?


    Most of the case side is mesh.
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    rrockman , November 5, 2011 3:55 AM
    Newbie's question, triggered by the 2 power supplies thing: would it be possible to power a graphic card through a second power supply and then turning it on and off at-will, with the rest of the system on? Or would that fry something dead? (And why?)
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    alidan , November 5, 2011 3:59 AM
    my computer is in the room i sleep in, so yea... rather not have the big (expletive deleted) lights in my computer case, as it stands every electronic that i have, if i can put something over the lights. logitech z5500 pod, i have a sd reader with a hard plastic black car part sticker on it in front of the power switch i have another sticker on my case over the BRIGHT BLUE on led, and the hdd activity one, 6 layers of card stock over the ps3 on lights, and a sticker on my external hdd which is such a bright blue that at night it can light up my whole room.

    hell i had to buy a new power supply recently, you have any idea how painfull it was to buy one that had led in it because it was the only one that best buy sold that i trusted and i needed it yesterday... tears of joy were shed when i found out that i could turn the leds off. on the bright side, it provides light to the back of my computer in stead of me needing a flashlight.
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    stonedatheist , November 5, 2011 4:44 AM
    amk-aka-phantomProbably great cooling, but ugh... so ugly! Worse than HAF series. NZXT and Corsair cases are much better. Is it so hard to design a good-looking case?!


    Somebody has very high standards of case beauty. I'd say it looks rather nice.
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    subgum , November 5, 2011 5:02 AM
    I'm actually using the Rosewill Blackhawk right now, and this "Ultra" version looks exactly the same, but with red (instead of blue) lights, 1 more fan on the top, and the side panel has been replaced with all mesh instead of a window with fan/vent.

    I clipped the front fan LEDs on mine because there were distracting, but overall it's been a really awesome case.
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    mattmock , November 5, 2011 6:04 AM
    @alidan I tape pennies over all the leds in my bedroom.
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    metallifux , November 5, 2011 7:28 AM
    I wish i could buy Rosewill but havent been able to find them for sale in Australia, does anyone know a supplier?
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    SteelCity1981 , November 5, 2011 8:41 AM
    the vbast majority of the time the heaver a case is it the better built quality it is.
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    halcyon , November 5, 2011 9:08 AM
    Slick. ...and replace the red with blue or white LEDs and you have cold and slick. Yummy.
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    killerclick , November 5, 2011 9:10 AM
    Is it a secret that Rosewill is the house brand of Newegg?
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    halcyon , November 5, 2011 9:18 AM
    Hey, wait a minute...this is looking A LOT like a CM 690II. This could easily be a CM690III. :heink:  Okay, how can I work a snide Apple remark into this? ...wait...wait...it's com'n...ahhh...

    If Apple had a phone that was just a tweaked copy of an Android phone everyone's panties would be twisted, and maybe even soiled. Wait...you're...gonna...say... wait.... You're gonna say that Apple does copy Android and that's where the iPhones come from. ROFL.

    Its a nice case though and I'm glad to see Rosewill improving their quality, even if they're not innovating.
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    CaedenV , November 5, 2011 10:03 AM
    MattMock@alidan I tape pennies over all the leds in my bedroom.

    I dont know about wasting pennies, but electrical tape goes over everything I have.
    I do have 1 fan with LEDs on the bottom panel of my case. It gives a nice glow effect so I know that it is on (because my case is currently silent), but I can turn the light off if I need to. But lights and noise are just not to be tolerated in my house... a glorious ideal that will be shattered as my son gets older.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , November 5, 2011 10:13 AM
    Quote:
    Is it a secret that Rosewill is the house brand of Newegg?


    Probably not, but definitely new to me. Who cares? I hate the looks of ALL their cases... and their brand name is retarded.
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