Inside Rogue

In Figure 9 you have an overall look from the interior of this case with its top panel removed. If you pay close attention you will notice the two screws that hold each side panel to the case. You can easily remove these screws in order to remove the side panels, which is a great option to help you building your PC and installing more fans.

NZXT Rogue CaseFigure 9: Inside Rogue.

Rogue comes with one 120 mm fan on each side, with a space for installing another fan. Thus it comes with three 120 mm fans with space for installing two more.

The fans are configured on a different way and you must pay attention when adding extra fans. The fan from the right panel works under ventilation mode, i.e., pushing air from outside the case to the inside. This fan comes with a dust filter and so do the space for installing the extra fan on this panel. The fan from the left panel, however, works under exhaustion mode, i.e., pulling air from inside the case to the outside. This fan and the space to install another fan on the left panel do not feature dust filters. When adding the extra fan you have to install it with the correct airflow direction.

This case does not come with any speed control for the fans and they all use a regular peripheral power plug, so you cannot connect them to the motherboard in order to monitor their speed. NZXT also does not publish any information about speed, airflow and noise level from the fans used.

NZXT Rogue CaseFigure 10: Side panels.

The side panels, by the way, are made of aluminum.

As mentioned, on Rogue you can remove the motherboard tray – which is also manufactured in aluminum –, which helps a lot building your PC, especially on a small case like this. Rogue uses regular screws to fasten daughterboards and we think a case with this construction quality deserved thumbscrews here.

NZXT Rogue CaseFigure 11: Removable motherboard tray.

In Figure 12, you can see Rogue with the top and side panels and the motherboard tray removed.

NZXT Rogue CaseFigure 12: The Rogue “naked.”

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.