|Rosewill Blackhawk-Ultra HPTX Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Friday, 09 December 2011|
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Closer Look: Interior
Here's what you'll see after removing the left side panel: probably the largest case interior you'll ever work with. The Blackhawk Ultra can accommodate ten 3.5" drives, and note that the 3.5" drive bays have 140mm fans on either side. If you're looking for a case that can keep 15,000RPM SAS drives nice and cool, this is it. Of course you can remove the internal drive bay fans should you wish.
The drive caddies are heavy sheet steel items that don't flex at all and can handle 2.5" SSDs or laptop drives as well as 3.5" drives. Since they don't flex, you can't "snap" 3.5" drives into place: they must be secured with screws. This minor inconvenience is mitigated by rubber isolation grommets that should quell any vibration noise.
The four 5.25" device bays have the now-standard slide-to-lock mechanisms.
The bottom power supply area has four rubber pads for your power supply to rest on, as well as a foam rubber gasket around the rear opening. Not visible in this shot is a Velcro strap you can wrap around the power supply to help keep it in place. Obviously there's room for the largest power supplies! If you use the top power supply mounting area instead, you could mount up to three 120mm fans or a 3x120mm radiator here.
Let's take a closer look at some of the interior features of this case in the next section.