Nowadays, optical drive bays in instances have all however gone the best way of the dinosaurs. Everytime you do discover one, it’s often in an ultra-budget mannequin—attempting to find a extra premium case that helps a Blu-Ray and even DVD drive will be tough going.
So our late discovery of the SilverStone Redline RL08 was a delight, because it doesn’t make you select between your media assortment and having a gorgeous PC case that’s simple to construct in. As you’ll see within the video above, this distinctive inverted micro-ATX case sports activities a 5.25-inch exterior drive bay, whereas nonetheless providing a contemporary look, higher supplies (no low cost plastic right here!), and help for radiators, loads of followers, and detachable components. It’s roomy too, with a quantity of 36 liters.
This case’s solely actual downside is the potential battle between a thick graphics card and longer optical drives—because of the flipped format of the chassis, the underside PCIe slots of the motherboard sit on the high of the case—however general, the RL08 ticks most containers for anybody trying to juggle aesthetics and extra old-school parts.
You’ll be able to seize the SilverStone Redline RL08 via Amazon in two colours, black/pink or white/black. Presently, the white/black is on the market at its MSRP of $120, whereas the black/pink (bought by a third-party) prices a barely inflated $128.