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First of all, I wouldn't recommend this build for anyone. It's a little bit silly and not well-thought-out, as I have been tinkering with it for the last three years.

The last time I altered it was in the summer of 2014, when the C: drive imploded and I needed to replace it. I took this chance to perform other upgrades. I switched the case from a puny, cheap mid-tower to the monstrous XL R2. The C: drive was changed from an ADATA SX900 (imploded) to a Samsung 840 EVO. The two mixed-size WD HDDs (still working) were replaced by two 2TB WD Greens, which are in a RAID 1 configuration. I considered changing the motherboard as well, mostly for a board with more SATA connections, but that wasn't worth the price.

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

That case is gorgeous. Despite my simply ridiculous case, I love the sleek minimalist look. Is the case itself good? I'm definitely interested in that line of cases now.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

If you like a large, quiet case that will never move, then that's the case you want. It's got foam on the walls and panel door for sound-proofing, and the default fans are all very quiet. It also has filters on the front (behind the panel door) and bottom (below PSU) to keep the insides clean. I'm pretty sure most of the R-series cases have the foam and filters, but I'm not sure.

In practice - what can I say? It's heavy. It's huge. You can put whatever you want in it, and after that you'll need someone to help move it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I'm sold. Although I am not the biggest fan of full sized cases. I had a full size case before and having to lug that beast up and down stairs to do upgrades was a nightmare. I hated that so much, my new case actually has handles. I did see the smaller Define R4 Titanium and instantly fell in love. I never did consider doing a quiet build, but with that case I might just make a second build for absolutely no reason other than I can.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad I could help!