Originally Posted by Magariz
was expecting better. Looks like I might be going with the R4 instead. Going to have to do some more research.
@ xbournex : Planning for my build prolly mid to end of next year. So far I love the simple and minimalistic looks of the Fractal R4 and the Bitfenix Ghost. What I am looking to do is an ATX rig with 3 (maybe more as time goes on) and SLi cards (most likely 6XX or 7XX series). Haven't made up my mind on if I am staying air cooled or making the switch to water. Is there something you guys have that would fit my needs a bit better? Want to avoid going with the massive heavy supertowers, but at the same time I don't want a case that feels fragile and flimsy.
My knowledge of cases is quite poor and trying to fix that. Keep finding out things with my current case that I do not like and am regretting the purchase now.
Shinobi XL or Colossus on our line up would do better for water on all those cards. Any case with more than 6 PCI cards, really, can fit all of them in there - That would be all of our's except for Prodigy
Originally Posted by JoshHunter
I was really annoyed at the way Vortex put the radiator over the holes. The mounts at the top are much further away and would probably give enough clearance for the motherboard
It looks like quite a nice case, but I, like Vortez, am baffled as to the big open meshy bit at the top, that'd hurt acoustics a bit...
*UPDATE* BitFenix have been in contact and have told us that the pricing at launch was incorrect and rather than sitting at £90, Ghost should be £74.99 instead. (R4 being £90)
*Conclusion will be updated later to reflect this change
This brings the features to: hotswap, LED mounts on the bottom, sound dampening material, radiator support, door, rubber grommets, and quiet Spectre fans instead of oem fans. There's enough space under the panel to prevent high turbulence when fans are close to mesh or honey comb holes. Resulting in lower noise. It's something you need to compromise if you don't want to suffocate your radiator.
Other silent chassis take silent with air cooling - the top is closed off, but all the air just passes through the rear fan. Not much quieter in my opinion. If all intakes/exhausts. including rear fan has sound material, then we're talking.Edited by xbournex - 9/24/12 at 6:54am