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Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra

Posted July 9, 2012 by Jake in Cases & PSU







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by Jake
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The styling of the Blackhawk is quite contemporary, it’s modern without being garish, and would look great in just about any home setting. It’s got plenty of features and installing gear was very easy and straightforward, and there’s ample room provided behind the motherboard tray for cable routing options. And the castors on the bottom are an excellent bonus here, particularly if you have this beast loaded with very heavy hardware. We’re surprised more premium full towers don’t include these, as Lian Li is the only other major manufacturer that comes to mind, but Rosewill has made a smart move here.

The hard drive docking station at the top is a great addition and the dust cover over the SATA port shows functionality is important in the design, and it certainly is to consumers.

The downside here, however, is that for such a tall tower, all the upper ports should be USB 3.0. After all, if you’re splurging for case like this, then you’ve got plenty of expensive hardware to install; you’re not looking for a budget case, and Rosewill shouldn’t skimp on USB ports, after all. The other downside is that while the inclusion of so many fans is great, where’s a fan controller? The PCB wiring and connectivity is already there, so it’s a bit surprising not to see a controller.

That said, we can’t complain too much. With such versatile cooling options available and the ability to house a massive number of drives and fans, not to mention excellent water cooling capabilities, the overall impression of the Blackhawk Ultra is very positive.

Very roomy and well-styled and with a price point of about $200, the Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra is best suited to those who need plenty of space but don’t want to break the bank for a top tier, expensive tower.

Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra




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