Originally Posted by Jimhans1
While I love all 4 of my CL cases, IMHO I personally think that pedestals look like a hemroid that needs to be lanced. To me, it's like whoever bought the case didn't realize everything wouldn't fit, so they just added to it, instead of getting the correct size case in the first place. And again, this is just my personal opinion.
Edit: Let the flaming ensue.
I agree. IMO the only reason for a pedestal is if its totally full of more exotic hardware like compressors for phase or an array of chillers. Then again, I am a bit spoiled since I have a monstrous custom case that gives me more room just for cooling then most have for their whole rig lol. Two horizontal sections so top with windows is relatively clean while the bottom that you cant see into has all the ugly stuff - two PSU's, two 480s rads, a 280 rad, two out of 3 of my pumps, a couple 3-pin buses for fans, tons of braided cable extensions, etc.
Ideally a case would be spec'd for whats going into it, but I understand that people may upgrade over time and need more space without wanting to buy a new case...I rocked an ancient eATX Chenming server tower for almost a decade because it had plenty of room, but was so old I had to make the 120mm mounts and rad points myself since it was from the 80mm/92mm case fan days. It ended up being an over crowded mess and I WISHED I had a pedestal for it