Rosewill is a name that is fairly new to the computing industry. Offering all manner of enthusiast level products at affordable prices, Rosewill is committed first and foremost to its customers and business partners. With the goal to become the leading supplier of computer hardware and peripherals in the world, Rosewill has built a solid reputation among enthusiasts looking for quality-driven, inexpensive products. Ever mindful of the need to bring value to its customers, Rosewill continues to forge new ground in a market inundated with much more expensive alternatives.
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Budget enclosures are often a hit or miss affair. In a market flooded with budget themed solutions, enthusiasts demand the best bang for their buck, but at the price of having to compromise. Rosewill intends to change this with their new Conqueror enclosure, a mid-ATX chassis aimed squarely at the budget minded enthusiast. Offering a full complement of features not normally found on competing cases in its price range, the Conqueror is set to serve notice that you can have your cake, and eat it too. Or can you? Will the Conqueror make waves, or will it flounder in a sea of budget themed enclosures, all vying for your dollar? Let's find out!
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With the Rosewill Conqueror being marketed as a budget level chassis, our expectations towards the accessory bundle was a bit tempered. Upon opening the white accessory box, we discovered a few interesting additions. First and foremost is the all-steel 5.25" floppy transfer bracket which is quite nice considering that other manufacturers force you to buy them as optional accessories.
The second item of note is a separate eSATA PCI card. This card contains two eSATA ports, which when inserted into an available PCI-e x1 slot on your motherboard, offers an enthusiast instant eSATA capability. Also included in the Mylar packaging is a shorter length PCI bracket that can be used for enthusiasts who have SFF or home theatre-style enclosures.
The rest of the accessory bundle is pretty standard: a very nice, detailed manual with lots of pictures and clear instructions, plenty of screws for the installation of HDDs, ODDs, the floppy transfer bracket and the motherboard, as well as a metal tab that can be installed at the rear of the case to lock the Conqueror's left side panel.
We did notice, however, that there were no zip-ties or other cable management accessories. But even more worrisome was the lack of sufficient motherboard standoffs. A quick query using Google confirmed that we were not the only ones to experience this. We received seven total motherboard standoffs, which left us hunting down two more in order to install our ATX motherboard. Suffice to say, we're all about saving enthusiasts money in a budget themed build, but skimping on standoffs is simply inexcusable.