Silverstone Redline RL04 Case Review

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Silverstone Redline RL04 Case rated Great by 3dGameMan.com

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Sponsored by: SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.
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The Silverstone Redline RL04 Case has the looks, features and is affordable. This case has lots of drive bays, plenty of fans can be installed, dust filters, lots of space behind the motherboard tray for organizing cables, water cooling potential and more. It's an excellent choice for anyone on a budget.


 

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Anonymous

You made me want to buy this case ,ty for the review ,I could not have found a better case for the budget I want mainly : good cooling , able to install a cooler like hyper 212 evo ,good cable management
If you could tell me a better one that has the things I have said within the prince range of that case ?......

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Cab Templar

Thanks for the great review! Maybe your final comment "falls between a budget case and an Enthusiasts" is what hit home for me. I'm no gamer but I was building computer stuff at IBM back in the '80's when PC's were just getting started and I do tend to over build. I hate some of the crappy designs that either look like an aircraft block box or something out of one of the 'Alien' movies. Many are putting the front panels on top (good spot to collect dust) or way up high so that headphones and mics are draped down the front when in use. I was looking for them either on the bottom or about half way up the case until I found this with them low on the side. Either side would have been fine. The 'slide in from the side' for the expansion drives is another nice feature. I also find the 'Armor' appearance on the lower front to be very unobtrusive and can be easily dusted off compared to some of the more angular fixtures on many other cases. Also Red red are the color of the lights in a dark room, not blue, there is a reason for that.

I do have a question on fans - how many would you recommend adding and where?
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Sapphire HD 7770 1GB (no thoughts of ever going Crossfire)
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good looking case. and great revieuw.

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"This motherboard tray is NOT removable." I think I've heard you say that for the majority of case reviews on your site. I just assume that from the beginning based on the brand. Most of the big brands have almost completely abandoned that as a major feature with exception to Lian Li. There are a few scattered throughout each respective company. It would be fun doing a special video review homage to cases with removable motherboard trays. I don't think people remember their usefulness.

As for this Silverstone...

HATE:
Aesthetics - I'm not a fan of the bezel. I like the design of Silverstone cases in terms of cooling. They know what they are doing. I would prefer a plain case like the Corsair Obsidian 700D or 800D(without the window).

I'm not entirely sold on the idea that you can put cables behind the tray because of the punchout area. Based on the specs, there looks to be sufficient room to route cables behind the tray "sans" bulkier connectors. Important software and secret files could be taped behind it. : )

FANS please? I think they could've included at least one more.

Front Ports are on one side. This can limit your options on where you place it if you find yourself needing to access the ports often.

The plastic drive covers probably won't last for anyone like me that make drive bay changes, frequently.
I've gone through 7 similar covers on my old rig.

I am not a fan of obnoxious posters who can't get their point across without being rude.

LOVE:
Filters
Cable Routing
USB 3.0
Black
Shaking of Hands
Punch Outs for Hands

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Anonymous

Yet another boring case, come on now. It is 2013, we should have cases floating in the air by now! :-)

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He can't control the lack of imagination from the manufacturer's. I'd be happy just to see some companies step out of the "horizontal orientation" box. Antec doesn't think it will make a difference based on their tests, but their tests involved taking horizontally designed cases and rotating them 90 degrees to see if they could affect a change.

The LanBoy Air was interesting. Corsair made a wonderful dive into the enclosure market. They actually listened to their potential clients.

Even though it probably isn't considered a budget case, I'd like to see reviews on some relatively obscured companies like CaseLabs with their huge TX10, MountainMods and LDCooling(The HPTX cases are just stupid... in a good way).

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I'm all for non-boring cases, but in this economy I'm afraid you'll see more budget/affordable cases. Very few can afford to spend $300 on a case these days.

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http://youtu.be/v8cVZmuhQT8

If you can get a hold of that European beauty... I realize that is easier said than done. The shipping and import tax, alone, makes it impractical. It would be great for companies like this to partner overseas just so the cases can become more available.

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I'll contact them non the less, thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous

it has nice feathers, but case that looks semi aggressive like this one, should have a window. It even has a shape that could be a window shape. This is a ok product for me. Rip off more like it. Great video review though rodney

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Thanks bud.

Anonymous

Stop shaking your hand and pointing. We don't care if the box has punch outs for your hands or not.