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Tuesday, 08 January 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
NZXT Rogue Crafted Series SFF Gaming Case
NZXT Rogue: Exterior
Rogue Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Rogue Interior
Rogue Detailed Interior Features
NZXT Rogue Installation
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

NZXT Rogue SFF Gaming Case

As an Enthusiast I have considered several Small Form Factor (SFF) cases to host my gaming system, and I can comfortably state that a large number of members of the gaming community consider SFF cases as well. But in my case, full or mid tower cases have always been my choice due to higher cooling potential because of better airflow which they have been known to offer. Benchmark Reviews has the new NZXT Rouge Crafted Series SFF gaming chassis in our hands, a chassis which focuses on key-points such as higher cooling potential, supporting larger power supplies, and most importantly hosting the highest-end of gaming cards with no size restrictions. Please join us as we explore NZXT's newest addition to Crafted Series of gamer cases.

NZXT Rouge series is really unique, and it stands out when compared to the products offered by competing companies. NZXT has come a long way in the past few years, and have been hard at work in the market competing with some big names in the industry which have been around a lot longer. From the time I laid my hands on the NZXT Rogue, I couldn't wait to find out how this case stood against other cases that I have had a personal experience with.

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Introducing the performance gaming SFF chassis from NZXT, the Rogue, built with an 3mm aluminum frame and fitted with the best cooling possibilities like five 120mm fans, the Rogue offers the best performance and quality for M-ATX gaming systems. Tailored for LAN parties, the Rogue comes standard with a carrying strap, capability for four hard drives and long video expansion cards like the NVIDIA 8800GTX. High performance parts also means a high wattage PSU so the Rogue was also designed to hold high wattage 750W power supplies through the use of an extension bracket. All the components inside can are also protected by the sturdy frame and a locking mechanism to insure maximum security. NZXT has designed the Rogue to offer the best cooling, craftsmanship, expandability in this range of chassis.

About the company: NZXT

NZXT, a company built upon gamer's dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. Our objective is to provide every gamer with a case that they can identify with. Combining unique design and case performance, consumers will finally be able to find a quality case that will represent their own style and personality.

In the future, NZXT wishes all gamers who desire a personalized case to find it at NZXT. With the unveiling of every product, NZXT improves upon on weaknesses and strives for excellence. Achieving perfection is not an easy task, however, NZXT is determined to meet and surpass consumer expectations.

Our dedicated sales and customer service team will also work diligently to earn your trust and loyalty. All our products are built with high quality material and engineered in the best conditions.

NZXT Headquarters and Factories are located overseas in China and Taiwan. NZXT was established in 2004.

NZXT Rouge Features

  • 3mm Outer Aluminum Frame protects and guards your internals from damage during LAN parties and transportation
  • Support for high end large video expansion cards
  • Open top window allows view of your system
  • Carrying Strap for LAN Go-ers and moving the PC
  • Supports ATX PSU and expands for larger PSU over 700W and all NZXT PSUs up to the Precise 1200W
  • Locking Door Mechanism for security at LAN events
  • Weight reduction through aluminum chassis
  • Great ventilation and cooling with 5 120mm fans
  • Removable Motherboard Tray
  • Supports E-SATA, Mic, Audio-in, 2 x USB 2.0
  • ROGUE Crafted Series Specifications

    MODEL ROGUE SERIES
    CASE TYPE SMALL FORM FACTOR
    FRONT PANEL MATERIAL ALUMINUM
    DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 368 x 278.2 x 421.2 mm
    COOLING SYSTEM FRONT, No Fans
    REAR, 1 X 120 mm RED LED Fan (included)
    SIDE PANEL, 4 X 120mm Fans ( two optional)
    DRIVE BAYS 4 DRIVE BAYS
    2 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS
    1 EXTERNAL 3.5 " DRIVE BAYS
    4 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
    MATERIAL(S) Aluminum/Steel Construction
    EXPANSION SLOTS 4
    POWER SUPPLY 500 WATT PS2 ATX 12V 2.0 ( OPTIONAL )
    WEIGHT 9.2 KGS (W/O Power)
    MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT MOTHERBOARDS: MICRO-ATX



     

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    # Great chassi!Hagbard Hednig 2012-12-08 12:18
    I've had this chassi for several years now and it's the neatest and the coolest chassi I've ever had. Even 25 yo friends with no computer intrest stop and stare.

    First question I got was the graphics card. Yes, it will fit any giant graphics card with no problem. Even multiple graphics cards.

    I've fitted it with a "Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB" in one of the 5,25" holders (DVD size).

    In that there are 4 SSD drives in RAID 5. Main storage is 4*2 TB in RAID 5. The hard drives are mounted next to the intake fans in two stacks of 2, the trick is to move the inner drive one step out to give better cooling.

    I changed all the fans to quiet "Gentle Typhoon".

    It's compact, looks awesome and faster than fast.

    You just have to read the manual and put each component in place in the right order, bacause the compact format gives you a tight fit.

    The greatest upside is that you have 5 120 mm fans cooling a computer with half the air volume of your average midtower. It runs like a submarine, cool and quiet.

    I love it to bits, if you can find one, BUY IT!
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