Rosewill Rise Glow Full-Tower Chassis - Final Thoughts

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

Final Thoughts:

The Rosewill Rise Glow does pretty much what they say it will do. Thanks to the Full-Tower design and fit for E-ATX motherboards and dual Power Supplies, there is a ton of room inside this case. One thing that makes it feel even roomier is the lack of 3.5-inch drive bays. Without these there is a lot of room for three or more long graphics cards and this is perhaps what Rosewill is really gearing up for. As you can see in the image below, the case appears almost empty when running a single graphics card, two HDDs, one SSD and an optical drive. The layout is really nice.

Side Open - Installed

Installed

Side Bar - Lights On

Side Bar - Lights On

 

An interesting piece that comes with the Rise Glow is the side piece that sits and covers the drives and some of the front area of the case. This acts to prevent the lights from shining too brightly out the side window. It also acts as a barrier to hide some of the cables and ugly bits of the build. Once you install the tinted side panel, it doesn't make that much of a difference however.

Side View

Side View

Head on

Head On

 

The images above are pretty dark, but I wanted to show you what the case looks like when lit up in the dark. If you don't like blue lights, you won't be happy but blue on black looks pretty good to me and with the tinted side window and front heavy mesh and filter the lights are blinding in the dark. If you like to sleep in total darkness and want to leave your computer running all night, you'll want to look at the plain Rise case from Rosewill. It is the same case - but without the lighted fans.

One final thing that I do like about the case is the plethora of ports on the top fo the case. It has a total of six USB ports and two of these are USB 3.0. This adds a lot of flexibility and functionality to the case if you're plugging in USB drives, cameras, hard drive docks and more. I love this feature. Many cases have two USB ports and at times, that's just not enough. I love the extras that Rosewill throws in with the Rise Glow.

 

Pros:

  • Supports E-ATX motherboards
  • Lots of rear expansion
  • Lots of USB ports on the front
  • Dual PSU design
  • Flexible cooling configurations
  • Decent price
  • Excellent cable management

 

Cons:

  • Not many HDD bays
  • Flimsy Optical Drive bays
  • Not real quiet

 

 

At the end of the day the Rosewill Rise Glow is a decent case, but it does have a few issues that may be deal-breakers for some. What it has done is replace my previous tower and I'm very happy to leave my hardware in its new home. 

I'd like to thank Rosewill for sending out this case for a review. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please feel free to post them in the forum at the link below.