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Rosewill Shows Off New, Easy Access PC Cases

Front and center (well, more like back and left) was Rosewill's booth for COMPUTEX 2010, which featured a variety of products from the PC component reseller. The feature attraction were a bunch of cases set for eventual release to the market.

The key features of the Rosewill Gear X series gaming PC case are it's sideways 3.5" mounts and component layout that promises generous air flow. At the front of the case is a tray that slides out to accommodate drive mounting. It's a simple matter of pulling the tray out for quick access to both sides for placing screws. Below this tray are static mounts that are also oriented towards the side.

The case's front fan is directly in front of these side-ward mounts, while up to two fans can be mounted directly above the CPU fan to pull air in (the power supply is near the bottom). The top fan mounts swivel upwards away from the case, also for easy access purposes.

The Gear X series comes in X2 and X3 variants, designed for microATX and full ATX motherboards respectively. Our only concern with Rosewill's product is that the sliding tray needs to be removed to make way for large-sized GPU cards like the higher-end ATI 5xxx series. Rosewill is currently ramping up mass production for an end-of-July 2010 market release, with estimated prices of $70 and $80 for the X2 and X3 respectively.

  • N.Broekhuijsen
    What does the side panel look like?
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  • Is it forbidden to point out that Rosewill is the Newegg store brand? The division is 100% owned by Newegg and Rosewill branded products are only available from Newegg.
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  • TunaSoda
    xxxxxxRosewill branded products are only available from Newegg.No
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  • Jerky_san
    I actually really like rosewill.. they are generally a great product.. My only problem is they discontinue stuff that surprises me.. Like my external sata 2.5 drive that they used to sell a hot swappable plug for.. Where I didn't have to have any cables just walk up and slide in the drive and then unplug when IO was done.. I like the cases but just hope they don't have crap loads of non removable LED's..
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  • nforce4max
    Yawn... I never buy Rosewill, to many buy their junk PSUs only to find out they're crap and can't run most high end and some mid range cards.
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  • moomooman
    What ever happened to Desktop PC cases? Was there a technical reason they died out?

    Also, a few years ago I remember reading about the standard that was to replace ATX (NLX?). Supposedly our video cards would be the other way up so we could see the lights and fans etc. Guess that died out too?
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  • I'd just prefer hotswap trays for all the drives...
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  • broketechjunkie
    nforce4maxYawn... I never buy Rosewill, to many buy their junk PSUs only to find out they're crap and can't run most high end and some mid range cards.PSU != Case
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  • jimslaid2
    ATX is here to stay BTW. It just too common, plus it's hard to make a profit from uncommon form factors.
    I bought a Rosewill case for $20 (micro ATX) it's just a plane black case perfect for HTPC.
    The new form looks cool, but with Antec making 300's for about $60 USD It's gonna be hard to sell these. Thermaltake has similar offerings in that price range as well, with better quality.
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  • dalta centauri
    nforce4maxYawn... I never buy Rosewill, to many buy their junk PSUs only to find out they're crap and can't run most high end and some mid range cards.Stallion series was some of their more decent psu's. I had one and it ran in my pc fine for the year I had it. Still have it, of course I'm running a 4670 so it's not overloaded >.>
    Facts about psu's: Don't buy a 500-700watt psu for 20$ thinking it's going to run crossfired/sli builds. A more common mistake is someone buys a case with a psu or a Logitech psu and expect it to run an Nvidia 260-295 because it has the needed cable.
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