GMC R4 Bulldozer Case Review
mad scientists at GMC are back with the latest from their R series
cases, the R4 Bulldozer. Based on their award winning chassis
design the R4 brings a more full feature set to the line along with
some decidedly fresh design decisions. Like the R2 Toast and
the R3 Corona, the Bulldozer design puts a new angle on the
optical drive. Has the R Series grown up a bit, lets find out!
Like many of the new faces we see on the market,
the R4 Bulldozer wears its feature list on every side of the box.
Fortunately this slightly busy packaging also takes time to
emphasize the many features this case has to offer. The
packing material is also quite innovative with a shaped air bag
system that reduces weight while holding the case firmly during
shipping. This is the first I have seen this style of shipping
protection and it looks to be quite effective.
The R4 Bulldozer is unlike any other case we have
seen in the lab. Everything we have seen from the first two R
series cases is stepped up a notch. The design has even
advanced from the version on display at CeBIT and their website.
The style is polarizing to say the least. I found the design
to be a bit in your face but not too gaudy but the case was
also described as a bit over the top by some of the guests here at
the lab. Lets take a look at the features as described by GMC.
- 92mm LED Fan :: The red LED fan makes
powerful cooling effect and charming outlook with the black
- Multi-port & Button :: You can check the
on/off and HDD action through the blue LED around the power
There are some I/O ports, which are audio, microphone and 2 USB
ports, Power button, Reset button at the front bottom.
- ODD Eject lever :: On the right front panel,
there is an eject button.
Simply press the lever down to eject the ODD!
- Unique ODD tray eject:: R4 Bulldozer has a
worldwide patent for the unique ODD tray up/down eject way.
The way using two spring steel bar, looks like Shock-Absorber of
automobile, is evaluated very innovative design.
- Supports up to the longest graphics card::
R4 Bulldozer looks small but technically compact, too. It
supports Full-ATX main board, large Power supply and 7 PCI slot.
There's no problem with Geforce 9800 GTX280 or Radeon HD4870 and
makes your PC as a high-end Gaming PC!!
- Detachable HDD bay: R4 Bulldozer includes a
detachable HDD bay for the easy assembly. You can detach the bay
by removing 2 screws at the side and attach HDD using the screws
- Air Filter:: An air filter on the front
protects the system from the dust coming with cold air.
The cleaning is easy because it is detachable.
- Powerful Cooling PC Case:: R4 Bulldozer
chassis passed Intel Thermal chassis Test and it is upgraded
with extra system cooling structure. For the high-end users who
wants to use extra fan, air hole is provided at the bottom and
rear side. To remove the heat from CPU and high-end graphic
card, R4 supports CAG(Chassis Air Guide) 1.1
- Connector & Accessory:: Manual, Slot guide
and screws are included.
- Safe Packaging:: To maintain safety, air bag
is used for the packaging instead of normal Styrofoam.
|DIMENSIONS (W x H x
||180(W) x 420(H) x 380(D)
||Front: 92mm LED FAN
Side: Air Guide & PCI Air hole
Rear: 120mm FAN
||3 DRIVE BAYS
1 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS
2 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
|FRONT PANEL MATERIAL
||ATX 350W, 400W or 450W (optional)
||12.3 KGS (W/O Power)
||MOTHERBOARDS: ATX, MICRO-ATX