When I first started piecing computers together, the absolute last cost that ever came to my mind was the computer case. Typically, I would recycle the same case, over and over, until I absolutely couldn't use it anymore, or it broke on me somehow. For about 10 years, I had the same steel case that I had purchased from a computer show for $20. That baby held my 486, 586, 686, and Pentium III. It wasn't until I entered a contest online that I won my first tool free gaming case. After that, I saw the value of a good case because I was able to keep temperatures lower with better airflow and install components with much more ease. Now that I'm a reviewer, I get to see the spectrum of what is available. One area that has improved tremendously is the budget segment. More cases are coming out with features usually reserved for high end cases, but modified to be more budget friendly.




Rosewill is a company that many people outside of builders might be a bit unfamiliar with. Here is a snippet of the company from their website. "Not long ago we had an idea - bring quality hardware and affordable prices together. From that idea Rosewill was born. Formed from a top team of hardware professionals, Rosewill is dedicated to our mission to compete and win on price, quality, and service. We work only with the best partners - businesses we know and businesses we trust. - Our vision is to become the leading brand in computer hardware and peripherals. We aim to achieve this goal by creating superior customer satisfaction. We view our customers as our most important assets. Through our integrity, our innovative products, and our excellent customer service, we aim to create lasting customer relationships. - We believe that excellence is a standard. Our customers deserve nothing less than the best. By purchasing a Rosewill product you are choosing exceptional value, unrivaled customer service and top quality hardware. If you are a Rosewill reseller, you can have the comfort of knowing that we at Rosewill value the success of our business partners.."



The Rosewill FUTURE Mid Tower Gaming Case offers value for any user. The FUTURE is labeled as a gaming case, however, the price, paired with the features, can be taken advantage of by most of the market. The FUTURE supports both standard ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards. Cooling includes four 120mm fans installed with room to expand. The two front HDD bay intake fans feature blue LEDs for that gaming look. On the front there is room for three 5.25" peripherals with a bracket that can change one of the bays to fit a 3.5" drive, or 2.5" HDD. Inside, there are six internal 3.5" HDD bays. There is also an internal bracket that can fit up to two 2.5" HDDs, if necessary. The ODD bays feature a tool free design, while the HDD bays feature a partial tool-free mounting system. Special screws still need to be installed on the side of a 3.5" HDD to fit on the bay rails. The FUTURE features cable management with routing holes around the motherboard. There is a motherboard tray cut out for easy heat sink swapping. For I/O, the front panel features a single USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and 3.5mm jacks for audio.