Used for my business and the occasional game. This isn't intended to top the charts, instead it's intended to last many, many years. No overclocking, just some conservative RAM tweaking and CPU voltage regulation to conserve a few dollars off my electricity bill. No RGB besides what came with some components. The computer will live in a separate room isolated from the my studio control room.
Triple booting Win10, Win7, and Manjaro Linux. Each on their own NVMe drive.
The HDD bays will be filled out with older WD Black 7200 RPM disks to complement the new WD Reds for cold storage and backup.
I don't trust consumer grade SATA controllers, so included is an LSI 9211-8i IT mode HBA. CD/DVD drives go through the MOBO's SATA controller.
Build is complete except for the case, a Nanoxia Deep Silence 6, which is out of stock until February. So, in the mean time, I threw it into a cheap Rosewill full tower.
Unfortunately, due to part availability when ordered, the motherboard is the Asus Prime TRX40-Pro. I would like to have purchased the Gigabyte Aorus Master, but it was sold out. Furthermore, the ML240 will be upgraded to a 360mm AIO solution once the Deep Silence 6 is available. The current Rosewill Nighthawk 117 might fit it, but the clearance to the TRX40 heat sinks is very close, so I opted for a 240m AIO. Regardless, the 240mm rad does the business well enough.
Not seen is a Lynx AES16e interface for audio connectivity. That will go in once the build is fully tested and production ready.
I purchased this case for Threadripper 3960X build, but only because the case I intended to use was on back order for a few months (Nanoxia Deep Silence 6).
Overall, the case is excellent value for money, especially if you require a case with room for disk storage beyond what is "normal." For my business, I keep many TB of backup, so the more 3.5" HDD bays, the better.
-Decent amount of 3.5" HDD Bays
-Decent layout and through holes for cable management, most of which have grommets.
-Good amount of 140mm fan mounting locations.
-Will accept many radiator sizes if your MOBO allows for it.
-Frame is constructed from relatively thick steel.
-The PCB used for USB 2.0 headers, front panel audio, and USB 3 pass-through cables is INCREDIBLY cheap. In fact, I disconnected it entirely. The solder joints looked so horrible, I feared it would cause a short.
-The external SATA bay is a nice touch, but after seeing how bad the front panel USB/Audio PCB was, I didn't waste any time in removing it.
-The top panel "exhaust" fins do nothing but constrict airflow since they fall down into the "shut" position very easily. Mercifully, they were easy enough to remove.
-The cheap acrylic window panel is very brittle. In fact, mine arrived in the box cracked at the edges. It is now nothing more than a rattle. Hot glue to the rescue, I guess.
-It would be incredibly nice if this case had a removable motherboard tray, but for its price, I can't complain.
-Depending on your PSU dimensions, a 140mm fan mounted on the bottom just barely fits, and I mean BARELY.
-Included fans are loud and relatively low quality, but for the price, I can't complain. I opted for Noctua fan replacements.
-Plastic panels are, as expected, pretty brittle. Use care when removing the top and front panels.
-The front panel has a non-removable mesh filter, while the bottom PSU intake vent has a removable mesh filter. Not the best design, especially for the front filter since you have to remove a brittle panel to access and clean it.
-The power on and activity LEDs are very bright. If your computer is powered on 24/7 and it lives where you sleep, you might want to take that into consideration.
Rosewill, overall, did a good job for a sub $75 case. I got mine on sale for well under that, but even for $75, if I was on a tight budget, I'd have been pretty happy. Some of the cons I listed are significant to me, but I'm pretty nit-picky. That USB/Audio PCB was pretty heinous looking, though.