MicroATX Mini Tower
Side Panel Window
Power Supply Shroud
Front Panel USB
- USB 3.2 Type-A
- USB 2.0 Type-A
Motherboard Form Factor
- Micro ATX
- Mini ITX
Full-Height Expansion Slots
Half-Height Expansion Slots
Maximum Video Card Length
300 mm / 11.811"
External 5.25" Bays
Internal 3.5" Bays
- 134 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build $500 Budget Beast
This is a great case for its money. The price definitively shows though. The metal is low quality. There is back panel cable management. The drive mounting mechanism is odd, and the power supply is on the roof of the case.
- 43 points
- 39 months ago
from completed build The "I work for minimum wage" Gaming PC
Decent case. But cable management is not that great. This was the part of my build that I cheeped out on but it was not the end of the world. The only problem I had was putting 2 storage devices in the case. It advertises that you can install two 3.5" drives on the swinging hard drive bay, but I could only fit one. Spent 2 hours trying to figure this out with no luck. I ended up mounting my SSD with the 3.5" extender in the expansion bay. But for $30, I can't complain.
- 34 points
- 37 months ago
from completed build First PC Build
It's small, has good cable management, and looks pretty sleek. There's only one problem with this case: airflow. I tried putting a 120mm fan in the front of the case to help with the airflow but due to the design of the front panel there's just not enough air being blown into the case. On top of that, you can't even put a 92mm fan in the back. You're stuck with an 80mm fan. That being said, this case would probably be good for an HTPC build with parts that dont heat up as much. For gaming components, however, this won't cut it. Rosewill's other cases such as the FBM series as well as the Ranger-M seem better than this and they even come with a 120mm fan as well as an 80mm fan and have room for a 92mm fan in the back. You could either just get one of the aforementioned cases or go for a move expensive case like a Thermaltake Versa H15, H25, or a Cooler Master N200. My point is that this case isn't that bad, but you can get much better.
- 24 points
- 27 months ago
from completed build Living Room Game Box
Love this case, especially the price. You can tell it's a cheaply made case, but it didn't present any serious issues for my build. I love the matte finish (I hate gloss) and the front panel is nicely accessible. Two items that caused me slight issues while building.
There are holes in the motherboard mount plate for your PSU cables to go in and out (so that the bulk of the cabling is on the back side, hidden away). These holes were barely big enough for the plugs to fit through, I had to shimmy and jimmy the 24 pin to get it through, it was not easy.
The expansion slot covers are not screw on/screw off. You break them off and they're off for good. In order to break them off you have to push them IN to the case. I installed my whole system before breaking these off and my motherboard has some capacitors right in the way, not allowing these plates to bend in. I had to work for a few minutes with some pliers to get the plates to bend outwards to break them off. If you get this case, break out these plates before you place any components.
- 23 points
- 41 months ago
from completed build Enter Cretaceous
I have to remind myself that this case is only $30, but my complaints are mainly about the design.
The optical bay is crap to be frank. I'm not sure why they went with the small opening. It was very difficult to align my drive to fit in there and it also backed up very close to my power supply. Placing the front panel back on was a struggle and it just didn't fit properly over the drive, so I took the drive out of this build completely and said f**k it.
I also detest the lip at the top of the case. It makes putting the power supply in unnecessarily difficult.
I'm not sure what screws are supposed to secure the PCI brackets, but nothing I had worked. I managed to force a captive thumb screw to work after uttering several profanities and sitting there in disbelief that the pile of case screws I had were all useless to me in the struggle.
Aside from all of that fun, it's a decent case for the price. The hinge for the HDD mount is a neat touch. You could also potentially squeeze some small cables in the back, but without an optical drive, you should be able to fit all of your cables in there. Do yourself a favor and save another $15-20 to get a better case.
- 22 points
- 17 months ago
from completed build My First PC BUILD
for my first time building a pc i had an easy time cable managing with this case. great for its price.
- 20 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build Shyanne
$22 with free shipping for a case of this quality and features was a no-brainer.
- 20 points
- 35 months ago
from completed build Effective AF Budget Build
Insane for the price, it's got a USB 3.0 port, a few bells and whistles, but it's definitely on the lower quality side, but who's to expect that from a $30 case. A few screw holes were threaded out, but they weren't vital ones. Definitely recommend.
- 20 points
- 22 months ago
from completed build One Year Update: First time builder - Patience pays off.
Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case - I have been looking at rosewill for years and this was the first purchase I made. After I bought it, I looked at videos of people who used this case and realized that I had my work cut out for me. It is small, but the ability to swing the door away to get better access is great. I got an additional 120mm fan for the front, and needed a splitter to get both to work. I still have a ton of cable management issues, though. The location of the power switch and reset switch and their cable lengths doesn't give a lot of choice but I had to have the cables go right across the mobo. Also, NONE of the case screws were able to secure the video card, so I had to use brute force and crossthread a screw just to get it halfway in the hole... the card is a little loose, but it isn't going anywhere.
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