you could also try it in a top-down config.
Intake from the top 3 fans, and exhaust at the back / bottom. (It also looks like there's a fan mount between the PSU and the HDD Cages at the very bottom of the case)
The simple answer? You're in a very small minority.
Most computers don't even have / need an optical drive, let alone space to use 3-6 of them.
Manufacturers build to the majority. That's about the long and short of it. I have a USB optical drive sitting in a box in my den. I haven't...
only the floppy drive.
It's got USB 3 on the board, a PCI-E Powered GPU, and more than 10 SATA ports.
IDK Why the floppy is there, it's not even plugged in. (Aesthetics to attract old people who think computers should have them still?)
Nope, Employees matter more to the company than anyone else, for most industries.
It's been proven in study after study. Happy employees who feel valued, properly compensated, and not under threat of constant doom? Are significantly more productive for their employer.
Happy Employees will...
Here's the problem with your argument:
For most users, even ones who look at boards like this, minor changes in mounting will do more to change CPU temps after remounting a HSF than any thermal interface will ever do. And unless you're willing to do 5+ remounts and thermal testing? You won't...
And at this point the shareholder myth needs to die. Employees, Customers, and then shareholders are what should matter, in that order.
Not even slightly:
A Cell Phone is a service I'm going to be paying for no matter what. Giving someone 6-12 months service on something they're GOING to be paying? That's a legitimate service to them.
200 bucks B.Net cash? Ain't in any way, shape or form the same thing.