Rosewill Rise Glow Full-Tower Chassis - Closer Look Outside and Inside

Article Index
Rosewill Rise Glow Full-Tower Chassis
Closer Look Outside and Inside
Specifications and Installation
Final Thoughts

Closer Look Outside:

As we start to take a look around the outside of this case, one thing is clear: Rosewill has taken time to learn how to build a case with a decent finish. There are a lot of little details that make this case stand out - including the use of four thumbscrews on each side panel to completely eliminate vibration from drives, fans and more. Other details such as dual-PSU bays, removable fan filters, tall case feel and more all add up to a solid piece of kit.

Case Feet & Filter

Case Feet & Filter

 

Top front of the case only has room for a couple of 5.25-inch drives - or a single 5.25-inch and a 3.5-inch device. At one point this would have been railed on as not being enough, but many compact computer today don't even include an optical drive at all - and towers that include an optical drive usually only include one. Unless you have grand plans to turn this case into a Blu-Ray replicator, you should be good to go. One thing that I do absolutely love about the top front of this case is the sheer number of USB ports. The Rise Glow comes with four USB 2.0 ports as well as a couple of USB 3.0 ports. Beside all of those are the standard microphone and headphone jacks as well as the power and reset buttons.

Optical Bays

5.25-inch Bays

Top Ports

Tops Ports

 

As I mentioned before, the Rise Glow has a pretty impressive rear. In addition to a couple of liquid cooling ports are dual-PSU bays (top & bottom) as well as a large, quiet fan and everything else you'd expect from a Full-Tower case. You may notice in the front and rear image on the previous page that the case supports a total of eight expansion slots - allowing for E-ATX motherboards.

Top Rear

Top Rear

Rear Close

Rear Close

Rear Bottom

Rear Bottom

 

Opening Up the Rise Glow:

The Rise Glow has a bit of an interesting layout that is immediately apparent once you remove a side panel. The case is virtually empty. Of course that may not come as a shock as we haven't built a system in it yet, but there aren't much for drive racks - either 3.5-inch ones at the bottom or any internal 3.5-inch racks at the top. In fact once you remove the side bar that show that there are really only two of each of the 3.5-inch and 5.25-inch drive bays.

Side Open

Side Open

 

 

The Rise Glow is ready to go for some pretty large cooling options as there is room at the top, the front and the rear for a bunch of different radiator and cooling configurations. It is possible to install a 360mm radiator at the front of the case for your CPU or graphics card cooling as well as an additional 140mm radiator at the rear or a 280mm radiator at the top of the case. Rosewill has cut out the extra that a lot of people don't use and instead given us some amazing cooling options.

Front Inside

Front Inside

Inside Rear

Inside Rear

Grommets

Cable Management

 

On the next page, we'll briefly cover the specifications and a few details about this case before we build a system inside and share our final thoughts.