Originally Posted by CurtTerror
What do you guys think of the 200r?
Originally Posted by edsai
I would recommend to use a front fan for the hard drive cage, specially if you're using 2 or more HDs.
I've heard that the 200R plastic Hard Drive Cage could trap some of the hard drives heat.
This is true, and is my main issue with the case. Even with a bottom front fan the airflow isn't great, about 80-85% of the air is being blocked.
I managed to improve airflow a bit by taking out the plastic clips on the right side and just screwing the HDDs in, but with 4 3.5" drives installed they still sit about 12C above ambient. I'm using a bgears B-blaster 120mm, so no issues with static pressure or airflow there.
Aside from the drive cage I'd say the case is pretty much perfect. It can fit the tallest air coolers, single rad CLCs, even dual rads with a bit of modding. The airflow is also very good, all the 140mm fan mounts are great to see on such a cheap case. Plus it's basically a blank slate if you're into case modding.