Rosewill Cullinan Tempered Glass Gaming Series Case - Up and Running + Final Thoughts

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Rosewill Cullinan Tempered Glass Gaming Series Case
Closer Look Inside
Building in the Cullinan
Up and Running + Final Thoughts

 

Final Thoughts:

Well time, life and health prevented me from building a killer system inside the Cullinan, I still got enough of an impression when building a smaller system to share my thoughts. As you can see below, the case is gorgeous and the lights are quite muted through the tempered glass.

Front Profile - Lights

One thing that may be the biggest turn-off for some consumers is the lack of optical drive support - outside of an external USB unit - and nobody wants to plug a bunch of extra peripherals into their system. My reality is that I haven't used an optical drive for - quite literally - years. I can't remember the last time I used one, and even in my Thinkpad T540p, I have pulled the optical drive and replaced it with an extra hard drive. Rosewill could have cut the glass to allow for a single optical drive, but that would have weakened the front of the case and completely ruined the high-gloss, high class look of the Cullinan.

Front Profile Rear Profile

 

Working inside the Cullinan was roomy and even if installing mutliple liquid cooling loops and extra long graphics cards, there will be room. The bottom-mounted PSU and the cover for it, along with the rubber grommets, cable ties and other options, help you route your cables and make the overall build extremely clean - inside and out. Speaking of clean, the magnetic fan filters on the top and front are fantastic and will help you keep your system spotless with little effort. There is also a removeable filter at the bottom that slides out and is easy to clean. 

With the tinted tempered glass side panel, even bright fans emit a very tolerable glow that is very attractive. Of course this is personal preference, but I'm a huge fan of the muted glow produced by the Cullinan.

Cullinan Dark

 

Even the front fans are very manageable when it comes to brightness and help to set this case off - whether it's in broad daylight, or in full dark.

Profile Dark Front

 

At the end of the day, I have to recommend the Cullinan case to everyone who wants a high performance, high quality case and doesn't plan to move it around a bunch. The case appears to be tough enough for sure, but the weight and fragile nature of glass doesn't lend itself to a LAN rig. Still, it looks amazing and performs equally fantastic.

 

 

Pros:

  • Looks fantastic
  • Decent price point
  • Lots of included fans & fan hub
  • Excellent layout
  • Flexible cooling configurations
  • Excellent cable management
  • Tool-less 3.5-inch drive bays

 

Cons:

  • Only two 3.5-inch tool-less bays
  • No optical drive support
  • 2.5-inch drive installation requires tools

 

While I have listed a few "Cons" to be fair, none of these really affect me - or most end users. It is worth mentioning though that this is not a storage beast. Instead, it's a very capable beauty.

If you have any questions, comments or other feedback, please feel free to post it in the forum right here.