Since 2004, NZXT has quietly built a reputation that is held in high regard among computing enthusiasts all over the world. Well known for their precision engineering and quality products, NZXT has quickly become one of the most respected and sought after suppliers of computing solutions in the industry today. Not content with being a one trick pony, NZXT has strived to provide enthusiasts with not just power supplies and computing accessories, but also exquisitely crafted computer enclosures as well.
Today, HardwareLogic takes a look at NZXT's newest small form factor (SFF) offering, the NZXT Rogue. In a bid to capture the SFF chassis market, the Rogue ups the ante with a highly competitive SFF enclosure where NZXT has left nothing to chance when designing and manufacturing their newest SFF case. Does the NZXT Rogue have what it takes to be named the top dog in the SFF enclosure kingdom? Will it succeed in an arena dominated by big name players that offer their own wildly successful small form factor enclosures? Let's get to it and find out!
The accessory bundle of the NZXT Rogue is one of the finest we've seen yet for a SFF enclosure. One of the first things that we noticed was the fact that all hardware is in their own zip-locked baggie. Additionally, each baggie is also labeled with the quantity and type of hardware it contains. This level of attention to detail is not lost on us, as much like the Hiper Anubis, we lauded high praise on this practice as it indicates that the company truly cares about its customers.
Along with the requisite hardware in the baggies, NZXT also includes an optional PSU extension bracket kit, keys to the door of the Rogue, a manual, and a carrying system to easily transport the Rogue in. We found the manual to be barely adequate however, as it contained little documentation concerning the installation of 5.25" and 3.5" external devices which became a point of contention with us during the build phase of this review.