Don't you want to remove those drive cages? Let the case breathe?
You don't need drive cages to hold two drives
Originally Posted by Camberwell
Is there any word yet on a possible Design R5?
Not that I know about. Plus looking and modding the R4, I hardly see a reason to buy any expensive computer cases at all. Just get one that fits 140mm fans, has space for a radiator if you want AIO or something, can fit tall CPU heatsinks, long GPUs, has enough intakes or options to make them.
R4 is nice but it's still a cheap steel china case. It's hyped a bit but looking at other options there is not that much to choose from really :| At least at the reasonable price range.
The cases cost about the same IMHO to produce yet some will cost $50 and some $150 only because of a brand name and better ventilation.
Next time I'm building a computer and there are still only cases with 5.25" drives, I'll rather buy few aluminum square profiles and fit acrylic or something on them, mounting the MB probably the trickiest part. Or find the cheapest case that fits 140mm fans and all I need, dampen it myself, make intakes if I need to, cut drive bays to free airflow, who knows.
R4 looks clean and has most of the features from the get go, costs, ok, not good but not that bad, so I got it. Less modding-work but more or same cost. Didn't like any of the cheaper cases, seemed small or outright ugly with the aggressive design. A simple monolithic cube with vents is enough for me
I still don't get it why they don't provide direct intakes for CPU and GPU.Edited by JackCY - 8/5/14 at 1:35pm