Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Aware of how it was that Rosewill came to be, we are starting to see the company stretch its wings. Where it used to be that if you indeed wanted a product build from Rosewill, there was only one place to locate them, and that was at Newegg. Times are changing, and while Rosewill took its beginning strides as a Newegg in-house brand, it seems as if they have split apart from the past, and are now becoming widely available through multiple outlets. This is win-win for everyone involved, as it offers affordable solutions in all the usual places, but Rosewill also increase its global presence so that more customers have access to buy their goods.
We do still have a mid-tower chassis from Rosewill fresh in our minds, and that is the Gram, but while it gets its name from a respectable source, it failed to impress us. The mid-tower chassis we have today shares some aspects of the Gram, but is a design all of its own. Rosewill not only offers this chassis with a completely different aesthetic, but it even comes with something we never saw coming. This case also tries to address some of the features that we all have learned to love, yet at the same time, delivers this design in an old-school package too.
The next chassis in line is the Rosewill Himars. While it does not take its name from some mythological event, weapon, or personality, when we viewed the information on the site, we found the chassis posed over an image of multiple rocket launchers. This is due to one major feature built into the Himars, and that is its hot-swappable, tilt-out, hard drive bays, resembling the action of modern rocket launchers adjusting telemetry, and making something come out the front of it. Of course, there are more features and options to be had, but you must continue reading to find out what they are.
Rosewill has provided the chart we see, but it only covers the basics. We see it is called the Himars, 11-147-258, that it is 21.95 pounds in weight, and that Rosewill makes it. There is a mention further down about the steel and plastic composition of the Himars, and all the way at the bottom we are giving its dimension. It is there we find the Himars to be 20.28" tall, 19.45" deep, and 8.07" in width.
Cooling is handled by just a pair of fans. Inside of the Himars, you will find a 120mm fan with blue LEDs to illuminate it in the back as the exhaust fan. There is also a 140mm fan found inside of the Himars, but this fan is hanging on the side of the tilt-out hard drive cage. The top of the chassis can take on an optional three 120mm fans, while the floor also allows for another 120mm or 140mm fan to be placed there.
They do not make any mention of the fact that the Himars comes with a trio of locations for 5.25" drives and devices, nor is there a mention of storage drive locations. There are four 3.5" drive bays in the tilt-out bays, and one tray behind the motherboard which allows for a single 2.5" drive to go inside of the Himars if the front bays are used to support 3.5" drives. There are also seven expansion slots at the back of the chassis, which also do not seem to be worthy of mentioning.
From what we can gather, we are now seeing the Himars mid-tower chassis listed at multiple locations. While we found it on Newegg for $59.99, we also found it on Amazon for the same price at the time of writing. Jet.com has this case listed, and there is always the eBay route as well, but pricing is not as friendly. We also found this chassis listed from sickdeals.com with an earlier sale, where Newegg was letting the Himars go last month for just $39.99. No matter what angle we take with the Rosewill Himars mid-tower chassis, one thing is for certain; it is affordable.
Chad's Chassis Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
- CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K (buy from Amazon)
- Cooler: Corsair H80i GT (buy from Amazon)
- Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL6D-4GBXH
- Video Card: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP. Extreme Edition (buy from Amazon)
- Storage: SuperSpeed 128GB SSD
- Power Supply: SilverStone SST-ST85F-G (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (buy from Amazon)
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST
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