I am about to build a new Work/Gaming PC and I'm having trouble deciding which case I would rather have, I like the look of both cases and one hand, I love the sound dampening of the 550D. but on the other hand, I love the airflow of the 500R.
I don't want any recommendation on my Specs, I just want some thoughts on the cases and i do know that it come down to my final opinion but i really just some people that may either own it or have an opinion on Airflow vs Silence.
One issue around the case is that it will be in my room and my desk is close to my bed, which might be a problem.
Two different things airflow and silence, If you like silence the 550D is much better but still has a good potential for airflow (Those 2 detachable covers are great) but still you're going to get higher temperatures in the 550D than the 500R.
Personally I like the 550D because of that side covers and the front door (Looks sleek) but the 500R will give you a massive airflow and you will have a fan controller. Those 2 in terms of quality are basically the same.