|Rosewill Blackhawk-Ultra HPTX Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Friday, 09 December 2011|
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Detailed Exterior Features
The front bezel pops off without any tools required. Once it's off, you can see the four 5.25" device bays and the unfiltered intakes for the two 140mm front intake fans.
Rosewill touts the Blackhawk's "easy to clean PSU filter". However, if you're expecting a pull-out plastic frame with a fine cloth filter, you'll be disappointed: the "PSU filter" is simply a thin, coarse plastic mesh held in place by tabs cut into the material. It won't filter much dust and its tabs will likely break off after a few removals and replacements.
Things look better at the top of the case. There's an external SATA drive dock that can handle 2.5" or 3.5" drives, two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, microphone and headphone jacks, and large, easy-to-press power and reset buttons.
The rear of the case is impressive, too: note top and bottom power supply mounting areas, seven rubber-grommeted hose ports, and ten card slots! This case can obviously handle any system you'd ever care to build in it.
Although they're not visible in this shot, the top of the case houses two internal 230mm exhaust fans in the area behind the SATA drive dock.
Now let's take a look at the inside of this case.