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  • lever_age - Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - link

    The Legacy line, which I saw on newegg already earlier, are from OEM Jonsbo. Europe's had them under the Cooltek label for a while. Reply
  • pierrot - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - link

    Theyre also on newegg's site under the DIYPC brand, i got one and it looks very nice, perfect ITX HTPC case Reply
  • Dentons - Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - link

    Rosewill has real issues with quality control. This is Newegg's house brand, so Rosewill products are frequently discounted and are generally priced near the bottom. It's often tempting to purchase a Rosewill branded housing, component, or peripheral.

    When a Rosewill branded peripheral seems the only reasonably priced option, you start to think, how can they get that wrong? It's such a simple piece. Well, they can.

    In my long experience with Rowewill equipment, at best, you'll get an adequate product. In most cases though, you'll get a poorly assembled product that is prone to malfunction.

    Even their cases suffer this. We've purchased many of them, no moving parts, should be simple. Out of the box, broken clips and other issues. It's often easier to fix these issues yourself than deal with Newegg RMA.

    If Newegg could do one thing with their Rosewill line, it would be to trim the breadth of the offerings and bring in real quality control.
  • dac7nco - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - link

    Agreed. About the only Rosewill-branded products I've ever has pleasant experiences with have been a few "Hive" PSUs. Rosewill cases are like my Norco racksl; broken drive sleds, rattling fans, bent metal. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Thursday, January 16, 2014 - link

    I've used a couple of their higher quality cases and PSUs without complaint (80 Plus Gold), and their keyboards so far have done fine as well. If you're buying a $50 case, it's probably a different story. Reply
  • purplestater - Friday, January 17, 2014 - link

    I've bought at least eight Rosewill cases, for myself or friends, over the last six years and haven't had an issue with any of them. Reply
  • wsjudd - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - link

    "Rosewill also had an as-yet-unnamed compact mechanical keyboard on display, and I believe it may be RGB backlit, but it wasn’t playing right with the powered USB hub so I couldn’t get the full demo. If it is RGB LEDs, it won’t be using Cherry MX switches, so that will be interesting to see what the keyboard feels like in comparison to the Cherry MX keyboards."

    RGB backlighting (e.g. backlighting that be changed to any colour in RGB space) is as far as I know only possible with the new Cherry MX RGB switches, which are apparently exclusive to Corsair for one year. There are non-Cherry mechanical switches (e.g. Alps and (arguably) Topre) but they're quite rare for gaming keyboards - most likely this was just using Cherry MX switches of some kind with non-RGB backlighting.
  • Mr Perfect - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - link

    The comment on RGB LEDs ruling out Cherry MX switches is confusing to me. All Cherry MX housing have a small indent with lead pass through on them for mounting an LED. Many boards use it for the Lock-key status LEDS or backlighting. Why would this particular board having a RGB LED on each switch not work that way? Reply
  • alaricljs - Thursday, January 16, 2014 - link

    Because that little spot for LEDs is for a 2-lead 3mm LED. RGB LEDs which you have control over each of the 3 elements require 4 leads which requires a 5mm minimum package size to accommodate. There are 3mm RGB LEDs but they color cycle all on their own. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Thursday, January 16, 2014 - link

    I believe Corsair has an exclusive on the Cherry MX RGB LED switches, at least short-term. Maybe that's not correct, but I think Rosewill also mentioned the switches are not Cherry, but wouldn't tell me the brand. Reply
  • JDG1980 - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - link

    That Legacy MX2 is an odd design - they have the intake fans on the bottom like Silverstone's FT02, but the motherboard isn't rotated. That's unfortunate, since it means that the video card will block most of the airflow, and the CPU cooler will be starved in comparison. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Thursday, January 16, 2014 - link

    But most GPUs that are large enough to inhibit the airflow to the CPU are also going to be using the lion's share of the cooling (under load). A 250W GPU needs a lot more help than a 77W CPU, or even a 125W CPU. Reply
  • BigLeagueJammer - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - link

    I only have one Rosewill product, a USB KVM switch. It's worked well for me over several years. From the few other comments here, It sounds like quality control largely depends on the product line. Reply

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