Originally Posted by GhOsT1321
Just thought I would add...
The Rosewill Challenger is nice, but its nice for the price.
It was a bit hard to work with for my GFs build. Side Panels required a surprising amount of force to take off and put on, Hard Drives were backwards, holes for fan intake or exhaust (is it called modder's mesh?) are very close together and limit air transfer quite a bit, screw-less Optical Drive mounts are a bit loose (however, your talking to someone who uses 8 screws for his optical drives), cable routing can be a bit difficult as the side panel is very close to the motherboard tray (actually near impossible behind the motherboard tray), and it the case is a bit flimsy.
Recommended for budgets, not for transportation or frequent upgrading.
Overall I like it, but only for the price, I would rather spend 20ish more and get something better in just about every aspect.
Just my two cents.
you must've gotten a defective case or something.
the side panels are quite easy to remove, don't know what you were doing wrong. the hdds don't go backwards lol, the hdd cage is oriented so that all your cables can be routed through the back. again, don't know if you were doing it wrong or something, but the screw-less design for the optical drives should be snug.
i will admit that there could be a bit more room behind the motherboard tray, but the side panel will go on even if you route a fat 24 pin cable through the back with a tiny bit of elbow grease. and i don't know if you're expecting to use the case as a jack stand or something, but it is quite a solid case.
i personally would have no problem recommending it.