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There is something to be said for creating something with your own two hands. It does not matter if the starting point is a pile of parts from a kit or raw materials, the end result can provide great pleasure. Recently, I built a new play set for my daughter and it was a major challenge. Putting together the over 300 pieces of wood that were in the kit and combining them with the many pieces of hardware that were provided for each piece was time consuming and frustrating at times, but the entire process was worth it because the end result is beautiful and functional.

Silverstone Redline RL04 Mid Tower


The same could be said for building a new computer. First you start the tedious process of picking all the parts that you want to use that will fit in your budget. One of those choices, of course, is the chassis that you want to use and there are many considerations to make, from functional features to how it looks. In the end, you put all those parts together and, if all goes well, you have a beautiful and functional piece of equipment. I always get satisfaction admiring my handy work when I build a PC for myself or a friend.

Silverstone Redline RL04 Mid Tower


The Silverstone Redline RL04 is one chassis choice on the market and has a mid-tower form factor. The Silverstone RL04 features a plastic and mesh front panel with SECC steel used from the main body of the case. They have priced this to be budget friendly but have some of the aggressive styling that is expected from a higher priced case. The front panel supports four 5.25” drive bays and has two USB 3.0 ports, a microphone jack, and headphone jack. Cooling is designed to use positive pressure with a single 120mm fan as intake in the front of the case. Removable dust filters are provided for both the bottom PSU vent and the top vents.