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Rosewill Orbit-Z1 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 11, 2017 5:11 pm
TweakTown Rating: 81%Manufacturer: Rosewill

Rosewill Orbit-Z1 Mid-Tower Chassis

 

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The front of the Orbit-Z1 delivers a black plastic bezel with lines inset on either side, running vertically. Down the middle is a light strip with deviated away from the center in the middle of the bezel for added style, and ends at the bottom near the Rosewill name and logo, which has been painted onto the chassis.

 

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The top of the case has one fan location, currently covered with a magnetic dust filter, near the back. The rest of the top panel is steel, with the I/O panel near the gap behind the bezel, where the air is drawn into the front of the case.

 

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In the front I/O, we see the LED button, a pair of three position fan control switches, a pair of USB 3.0 ports and a single USB 2.0 port as we get to the center. To the right of center is the pair of HD Audio 3.5mm jacks, the power LED and HDD LED, and then we make it to the power button.

 

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The left side of the case looks pretty standard for days gone by. A typical acrylic window in a steel door panel, with a hand hold at the back, covers most of the left side. The body lines are tight, but it does deliver an old school vibe aesthetically.

 

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The back of the Orbit-Z1 is nothing special. The fan can be adjusted slightly next to the rear I/O. There are six covers in the expansion slots, which are externally accessed, and are covered with a bulky hunk of plastic. At least the PSU goes in at the bottom.

 

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The right side of the Orbit-Z1 has a large bumped out section for wire management. As you will see soon enough, it is needed with this chassis, where many others have the room built into the frame as not to have the gaudy bump out here.

 

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Under the chassis, we find rectangular plastic feet with thin rubber pads for grip. There is a removable dust filter where the PSU is to be installed, some random slits in the bottom of the chassis, and ventilation under where the HDDs are to go.

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