|Rosewill Ranger Mid-Tower Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Doug Dallam|
|Monday, 12 December 2011|
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Detailed Interior Features
Well, we might as well get the side panels out of the way. They're not as thick as they come, but their folded frame makes them pretty stiff. Here you can see how Rosewill uses a stamped channel folded back and glued to the panel itself in order to stiffen the thinner metal.
This is thin metal people, make no doubt about it, but it's also standard on many cases. It seems sufficiently sturdy once the panels are on. It's not up to par with higher end cases though, which use a thicker .030” metal. Not only that, but it's not going to stop any IEDs, much less a rifle round. So don't take one off and use it for any improvised bullet-proof applications.
And here you go. By doubling up the edges in thickness and using a punched channel, the solidity of the panels is much increased. Good work by Rosewill on this choice. This also means that if you fold the entire panel in half, you can use it as a riot shield when you play paintball.
Cable space on the Ranger is barely what I'd consider adequate. If you keep everything in the channel, you've got just about 5/8” (1.5cm) of cable space.
If you wander out of the cable routing channel, you get a measly 1/4” (0.6cm) of cable space.
Lots of space for a video card, especially for a mid tower. You're looking at 11” (27.9cm). However, if you have side fans installed, you lose some video card width space, so beware that. What I mean is that if you need all the space you can get for the width of your card (power cables), kiss one side fan goodbye.
For your cooling tower needs, you get just under 6 1/2” (16.5cm) from the motherboard stand off. This is what I'm talking about with the video card width too.
The show's over my people. It's time to get down to the hardest aspect of the review, and that's giving you my opinion on the case (less hard) and then the conclusion and rating (much harder).