There are tons of single-board computer (SBC) devices on the market. Though the Raspberry Pi is probably the most popular, competing maker boards such as the Odroid XU4, Libre Computer Le Potato, Orange Pi Prime, and ASUS Tinker Board provide stellar functionality. The Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC is a neat SBC powered by a Rockchip RK3328 system on chip (SoC). For both protection and cooling, you'll want to consider what case to use for your Libre Computer Renegade. Check out the best Libre Computer cases for the ROC-RK3328-CC!
Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC Case OptionsSince the Libre Computer Renegade uses a Raspberry Pi form factor, it should retain compatibility with most Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 cases. Additionally, its GPIO pins provide support for Raspberry Pi accessories. However, you'll want to consider a specific use case. The Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC makes for a solid network attached storage (NAS) device.
Operating system (OS) options for the ROC-RK3328-CC include Ubuntu, Debian, Armbian, OpenMediaVault, Android, and Station OS. It's easy to make a basic Linux mini PC, as well as an Android desktop. Using the Android 7.1 image or Station OS, an Android-based distro for the Libre Computer Renegade, you can make your own home theatre PC (HTPC) and game console. With OpenMediaVault, you can make your own file and media server. Plus, you can cobble together a do-it-yourself Spotify or Netflix with the likes of Plex on the Libre Computer Renegade.
Although virtually any Raspberry Pi 3 or even Pi 2 case should work, several cases avoid design differences. Notably, the Libre Computer Renegade has one fewer USB port than the Raspberry Pi. Cases like the LoveRPi media center case avoid making this too obvious and fit snugly despite slight intricacies.
Uses for Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC: NAS, HTPC, Linux desktop, Android desktop
Best for: HTPC, NAS, desktop
Best for: Maker projects, desktop, HTPC
Best for: NAS, HTPC
Best for: NAS, HTPC
Best for: Maker projects, desktop
Best Libre Computer Renegade Cases: Final ThoughtsUltimately, there are tons of neat cases for the Libre Computer ROC-RK3328-CC Renegade. It's a beefy single-board computer hampered only slightly by less support than competing boards like the Raspberry Pi and even Odroid XU4. Despite minor shortcomings, there's decent operating support, from Libre Computer Renegade Linux OSes to Android, and dedicated media server software.
Because of its compatibility with Raspberry Pi 3 accessories including GPIO and cases, it's a solid buy. I suggest using your Libre Computer ROC Renegade as a NAS or an Android-based HTPC running Station OS. Considering this, you should snag the Element 14 or X830 if you're making a server. For most other purposes, almost any Raspberry Pi 3 case should suffice, although cases like the Flirc and LoveRPi Media Center PC case avoid some of the slight design differences between the Pi 3 and Libre Computer Renegade such as its one fewer USB port. I'm overly pleased with my LoveRPi active cooling case for a Libre Computer ROC-RK33328-CC Renegade Android desktop/home theatre PC combo running Station OS.
Your turn: What Libre Computer Renegade cases do you suggest?