I have either a R2 or R3, but I think I would get the NZXT H440 instead if I had the option, or the Corsair 700D or similar.
I mean, look at this!?
Saw that. Absolutely beautiful, except that ugly Razer logo.
NZXT would be raking in so much cash if they made an all black matte version.
I have no idea what my favorite mid-tower (ATX) is right now. H440 is probably my favorite but the Arc Midi R2, Core 3500/2500, Source 220 (actually amazing for air cooling), or CM 690 III (decent for air cooling).
Eh, they're personal but objectively the R4 doesn't really do better than the H440 other than having no accents and room for 5.25" bays..
Speaking of cases,
I loved this design at Computex: http://www.hardwareasylum.com/articles/events/computex2k14_sframe
If I have time this summer I'm going to try to build this guy:
I think idles at 70-80 are fine for the HD4870, I remember my 4870 hitting 60s on day one without dust. Afaik the 900 has better airflow than either, but I think it's probably more worth it to buy something better and cooler that's still pretty cheap (~$50?). They're really out of date :d
No more HDD/CD/BR drives on a lot of modern cases because it's more convenient to just have a portable drive nowadays rather than an integrated one. The Fractals still have them though.
I think I saw that mod on Bit-Tech or something. Very well done Fractal Design Core 3000 mod. The new Core cases look even better (are just better in general IMO) so use those instead.
I was just thinking, #1 reason for you to love this: There is a nation full of nekomimi in NGNL (not really a spoiler).
Edited by HybridCore - 6/12/14 at 10:35am