Rosewill upgrades gaming case offerings with the Blackhawk-Ultra

By Lee Kaelin on November 4, 2011, 1:00 PM

Rosewill announced yesterday the latest addition to its performance and gaming product family, the Blackhawk-Ultra. The firm's latest addition offers the same features that made the original Blackhawk a success, adding plenty of internal real-estate space with its super-tower dimensions, measuring 240 x 635 x 660mm, finished in black inside and out, and weighing in at approximately 37 pounds.

On the outside, the top mounted I/O panel offers two USB2, two USB3, two audio ports and a dedicated SATA dock. The front, top and side panel are mostly mesh covered to aid with cooling, and the side window is configurable to allow up to four fans to be fitted in case you want some extra air flow for that burning multi-GPU setup.

The new chassis supports ATX, E-ATX, XL-ATX and HPTX (think EVGA's SR-2 beast) motherboards, as well as providing space for a second power supply. Inside you will find ten 3.5" hard disk bays, four 5.25" bays, plenty of options for those with water cooling setups and a plethora of cable routing options. GPUs up to 433mm (17") long are supported, and there are ten expansion slots mounted on the back of the case.

Taking care of heat dissipation are a total of eight cooling fans. In the front you will find two 140mm fans with optional red LED lighting, and two more 140mm fans behind the disk bays, one 140mm on the back, one 230mm on the side window and a further two 230mm fans with red LED's on the top of the case. The case is available now with a MSRP of $230, so it's definitely not as affordable as the original Blackhawk, not to mention it's competing with some titans in that price range coming from Cooler Master, Antec and Thermaltake.

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fpsgamerJR62 said:

I'm a big fan of super tower cases and I hope the guys at Techspot get around to doing a review of this Rosewill case. The case specifications are indeed impressive.

spydercanopus spydercanopus said:

If only it had more fans... :P Wish there were more reviews for unique cases.

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

That's... a lot of fans...

Leeky Leeky said:

I'm a big fan of super tower cases and I hope the guys at Techspot get around to doing a review of this Rosewill case. The case specifications are indeed impressive.

Me too. I was considering a Level 10 GT or Raven 3, but having looked into this case whilst doing the article I'm seriously interested in it now. That top mounted SATA dock would come in some bloody handy when recovering client disk images.

Normally I wouldn't even consider Rosewill, but this case pretty much offers everything I could need in a case - especially the 10 disk capacity.

amstech amstech, TechSpot Enthusiast, said:

Like the Level 10 GT and other cases of this nature they are built well and look nice, but offer no substantial improvement in actual cooling.

I like the clean install/no wires look of the newer cases but if going air-cooled get a functional case, not a pretty boy.

lmike6453 said:

lawfer said:

That's... a lot of fans...

Pshhh try having an antec twelve-hundred case to clean for the past 3 years your computer is your room air filter

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