NZXT Rogue SSF chassis review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/26/2008 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Features and Futurities
You know, when I first opened up the packaging of the Rogue I could not help thinking ... this is just an awesome LAN Party case design. I'm really not into the entire Lan Party fragging thing, but I do understand the dynamics and fun it'll bring. A couple of friends and acquaintances for example once a month meet together with a whole bunch of people and start playing games against each other for an entire day. Fantastic experience but carrying around a fully equipped PC all the time must be a drag for sure.
This is one of the things where a Micro ATX design PC comes in handy. It's usually easy to carry around and even comes with a "bag" to carry it. Though the sheer weight of the Rogue is more than average and close to 9 kilogram. Next to that it just looks really sweet. But this is by no means a case that only gamers should be interested in though.
3mm Outer Aluminum Frame protects and guards your internals from damage during LAN parties and transportation
Support for high end large video expansion cards
Open top window allows view of your system
Carrying Strap for LAN Go-ers and moving the PC
Supports ATX PSU and expands for larger PSU over 700W and all NZXT PSUs up to the Precise 1200W
Locking Door Mechanism for security at LAN events
Weight reduction through aluminum chassis
Great ventilation and cooling with 5 120mm fans
Removable Motherboard Tray
Supports E-SATA, Mic, Audio-in, 2 x USB 2.0
The Rogue has been designed in a way that's it's not too "flashy" but it simply looks cool and professional.
|CASE TYPE||SMALL FORM FACTOR|
|FRONT PANEL MATERIAL||ALUMINUM|
|DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)||368 x 278.2 x 421.2 mm|
|COOLING SYSTEM||FRONT, No Fans |
REAR, 1 X 120 mm RED LED Fan (included)
SIDE PANEL, 4 X 120mm Fans ( two optional)
|DRIVE BAYS||4 DRIVE BAYS |
2 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS
1 EXTERNAL 3.5 " DRIVE BAYS
4 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
|WEIGHT||9.2 KGS (W/O Power supply)|
Alright, we'll start a pictorial. Meaning everything is guided by photo's.
A Micro ATX Pictorial
M'kay then, lets have a good look at the product tested today.
After opening the box we notice that the NZXT Rogue chassis has been packaged quite well. There's no way it can be damaged unless someone seriously would drop that box. It's free from the cardboard and at upper and lower side protected in foam.
The first glimpse, ladies & gentlemen .. the Rogue. And yes, for SSF case standards, this thing is rather big.
NZXT released their first SSF chassis under the name Rogue. Quite an interesting name as is has several meanings, in biology however Rogue equals "a usually inferior organism, esp. a plant, varying markedly from the normal". I think it's safe to apply that description to the chassis we are testing today. A chassis that for the bigger part is a aluminum chassis guaranteeing optimal cooling, low noise levels and since it's NZXT .. looks to die for.