My ignorant take on the matter is that it'd be better for you guys to decide what sort of case you want to produce. Originally the C4 was a 9.85L chasis and now it sits between 11 & 11,3L and is apparently oriented towards custom loop builds, it seems a bit unclear to me what purpose your design wants to serve.What do you think about this design?
But the current layout is not Aircooling friendly because it was not meant to be aircooled. You have a heat source (GPU) blocking the air from a traditional air cooler. It was always meant to have liquid cooled CPU.My personal selfish desire would be seeing a C4 with exceptional air-cooled thermals which could also accommodate AIO support as an extra, but that is only me and I understand I don't represent in any way the majority of your potential buyers. Best of lucks and keep it up, here's hoping the C4 will be a success.
That's a good point, but the problem with adding 1/2 slot of space is that there will be a gab if a 2 slot open-air GPU is installed that will allow hot air to be trapped inside the case.The thing that concerns me most is that most 2000 series nvidia cards are 3-slot cards. If you were to assume that all users would be water-cooling their CPU, would it be possible to squeeze another 1/2 slot width of space?
And 2.75 Slot GPUs (not kidding actually ) This definition of 'slots' is pretty vague for me even if it seems to be the norm among distributers etc. I am not that knowledgable on topics like these, excuse me for that especially if it could be considered off topic here! Regardless I'd like to know if I would be able squeeze one in, although I've read that 2.5 is your defined max range.
Supporting 3 slot cards would be far more mainstream than supporting a 2 240mm radiators...