Originally Posted by MaN227
I sure would like to know from MR GEORGE
about those bottom slots and lack of filter questions.
Afaik it is not a big mystery on the "whys" for those lower openings...
It was probably cheaper for them to cut the bottom of the case and bend up those receptors/base for the slide-in HDD cages than screw/rivet in separate pieces.
The cutting press that does it would be used for the bottom piece anyways, opting out of creating the tooling set for making and mounting the little rails would probably be a huge saver on the whole process.
The recessed "filter receptor" seems to be there for a magnetic frame similar to the one in the front intake, but was probably value-engineered out of the package to keep cost down, as it was out of a direct air-flow path due the the design of the case and of little use.
I don't know if they plan to introduce it as an option or not, but I doubt you would need it, especially if you would use one or both mounts with 3.5" HDDs the openings left are a joke.
If anything, the honeycombed area above the PCI expansion slots is way more open and exposed to dust than the bottom.