Well I just finished putting my old PC parts into an R4.
Generally I'm pretty happy with it. I've made everything super tidy and neat looking and it's nice and quiet.
But a few things annoyed me so I thought I'd post them because I don't generally hear people mention them much.
SSD mounts on back of motherboard tray sound great, but needing to remove the mobo to remove SSD's is pretty crazy. SSD are known to be less than reliable in some cases and are usually used as a primary drive for the system etc.
Having the SSD strapped back here just seems dangerous. More so if you want a clean looking system because by definition you'll spend more time organising everything nicely which will need to be un-done and re-done if the mobo has to come out.
Some tight tolerance friction fit rails would have been much better here.
SSD related again, the SSD screws both bottomed out on my Corsair C300 and Vertex 3 drives before the SSD was pulled tight to the HDD trays. Basically they seem too long.
Thankfully my old case had 2.5" SSD converter bays with appropriately short screws (in silver, noooo!) to allow me to fit the SSD tightly to the HDD trays.
Since I have two SSD I just black-tacked them together on one HDD tray, since I have 2 x 3.5" HDD I wanted to fit everything into the lower HDD mounting bay area.
Lastly, the un-used vent holes look a bit pants. I'd happily spend another £25 on accessories for this case, or perhaps more.
I didn't think it'd bother me having these present but in the end the case does look a bit stupid with all these holes on the outside blanked off.
A vent-free roof, side panel and maybe some HDD tray SSD adaptors (so they can mount more than one SSD) would be things I'd like to buy if they were available.
I've not yet checked to see if the side panels are inter-changeable (a quick glance and it seems not), so I can't even buy a spare side to flip over?
All in all it's still a good case, absurdly good value for money and I'd highly recommend it. But it could be more expensive or have accessories and be better still in my view!
Mainly some more innovative thoughts on how to approach SSD drives and mounting.