Introduction (Cont’d)

Usually small form factor cases the left, right and top panels are connected together using a single metal sheet. On Rogue, however, these three panels are independent and to open the case you must remove the top panel (which is attached to the rear panel using a thumbscrew), not the side panel like it happens on regular tower cases.

The top panel features an acrylic window and is manufactured using a thin aluminum sheet.

NZXT Rogue CaseFigure 5: Top panel.

The rear panel, on the other hand, is made from steel, like the internal frame where the disk drive bays are attached to and the bottom panel. There you can find a 120 mm fan that glows when turned on (red or blue, depending on your choice when buying the case) and four expansion slots. It comes with a frame for the power supply and you need to install the power supply to this frame before installing the power supply to the case. If you power supply doesn’t fit the case you can use an extender that comes with the case and makes 1” (2.5 cm) of the power supply to be located outside the case. The motherboard tray is removable, what helps a lot building a PC on such a small case, and is attached to the rear panel using thumbscrews.

NZXT Rogue CaseFigure 6: Rear panel.

Before opening the case, we’d like to show the carrying straps that come with Rogue, which is a terrific option if you want to carry your PC around.

NZXT Rogue CaseFigure 7: Carrying straps.

NZXT Rogue CaseFigure 8: Carrying the Rogue.


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