|Rosewill Blackhawk-Ultra HPTX Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Friday, 09 December 2011|
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Rosewill Blackhawk-Ultra HPTX Computer Case
Manufacturer: Rosewill Inc.
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article was provided by Rosewill Inc.
Some pundits see desktop computers as a dying breed (a Dilbert character recently referred to a co-worker's desktop computer as "a grandpa box"), and perhaps they are. Laptop and even tablet computers are now capable of fulfilling most people's needs, and even those who want or need a desktop machine could probably be satisfied with a micro-ATX motherboard in a small form factor case. Then there are those for whom even a full tower case is not enough: they need to install a dozen hard drives, or an elaborate water cooling system, or perhaps an HPTX motherboard. For those select few, Rosewill offers the Blackhawk Ultra computer case, the largest case Benchmark Reviews has ever tested.
Rosewill is one of the most product-diverse companies that sells consumer computer parts. In addition to cases, optical drives, power supplies, and other computer-related items, they also sell everything from camera bags to office shredders to medical equipment. They've been around for a while but it's safe to say that they're not the first or even the third thing that system builders looking for a computer case think of.
But maybe they should be. The Blackhawk Ultra is Rosewill's largest and most expensive case, designed to accommodate HPTX motherboards. While a standard ATX motherboard is 12" by 9.6", an HPTX motherboard is a whopping 13.6" by 15". As of the time of this writing there has only been one HPTX motherboard ever produced, EVGA's "SR-2". Even Intel's "Skulltrail" motherboard was only 13" by 12"!
Super Tower Features
Blackhawk Ultra Specifications
Let's take a look at this gigantic case in the next section.