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LIAN LI Silver Aluminum PC-C32A ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

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  • Aluminum
  • 2 x 120mm mid fans

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • robert w.
  • 10/28/2008 11:08:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood stuff

Pros: solid case good construction

Cons: Video card would not fit had to remove chasis fan so I could put in power connector

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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Love it, Love it, Love it. Big, real big. Lots of room for you geeks out there looking to build a monster inside an HTPC case. I've got an XFX 780i mobo with Q9550 Yorkshire, 8GB Corsair Dominator, (2) 150GB Velociraptors, (1) 500GB SATA Storage drive. A Lian Li fan controller, 22x DVD-RW with lightscribe, (2) PNY XLR8 9800GX2's, ATI TV Tuner, a pile of fans and a 950 watt Coolmax PSU. On top of that there is still room to expand and upgrade. I guess you caould say there is plenty of space in this case.

Cons: Only allows for one exhaust fan in rear. I modded some holes to allow (2) 80mm fans. Works great. My PSU wouldnt slide in the back. Its a Coolmax 950w. I had to install from inside. Not a big issue.

Other Thoughts: I would like to take a moment to comment on some of the mis-conceptions left by other reviewers. First, Yes, it will fit 8800 gtx or ultra, I have (2) 9800 gx2's in mine. All you have to do is remove the fan behind the pci slots and mount it to the HDD tray. Tada!. Next, you absolutely do not remove the front facia to install the handles. Six screws, they go right on. Now, the bezel comment is somewhat correct, however, if you have a normal set of tools and a little brain power, you can figure out this isnt that difficult. Mine works great and looks great too. Took about 10 mins to mod. And the last mis-conception is that you cannot put a standard 5.25 drive in the bottom slot...? Sure you can, I really dont understand where that one come from. I had no issues doing that at all. Took the covers out and slid the drive in. Done. Well, thats my rant. Hope you all enjoyed it. Seriously, I really hope it helps. This is a wonderful case and I am so glad I purchased it.

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  • L G.
  • 8/2/2008 1:01:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe Dreamer

Pros: Love at first sight! For the first time I can remember 'some assembly required' was actually a pleasure to my ears. This case has absolutely met my every expectation. Okay, seriously though, I highly recommend this case to anyone who wants a beautiful desktop case that is actually going to show it and not shove it in a HTPC rack behind their $30K home theater room. This case is housing a build I made for work to run an Agilent TOF Mass Spec instrument. And it's looks definately show off the $0.25 mil machine. Make room on your desk for this one and buy it!

Cons: NONE!

Other Thoughts: Inside: Intel DX48BT2; Wolfdale 3.16 GHz Core 2 Duo; 2xWD VelociRapotor's - RAID 1; Crucial Balstix 2x1 GB DDR3; ATI Radeon PowerCooler AX3650; FSP Group Blue Storm II 500W; all plugged into an Agilent 6220 TOF MassSpectrometer

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/7/2008 6:05:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Design

Pros: Great looking! Enovative Design! My Dual 8800GT's fit!(needs some mods but they fit)
All of my gaming gear fit even though this case is NOT DESIGNED for a gaming rig! I did have to make my own directions to get the PSU and GPU's to fit The all alumninum body really helps heat dissipation and you can tell where the hot spots are in the inside of your machine just by feeling the top of the case!

Cons: I found that if you have longer cards then standard like the 8800series then you won't like this case... However if you just modify the fan brackets by mounting them backwards this gives the cards the extra .5in they need to clear and the power cables... This will not fit a 8800GTX or 8800ULTRA!
The 120mm fans I thought were under powered for this box also i would recommend getting an extra "optional" 80mm exhaust fan!

Other Thoughts: I have looked everywhere to find the Beta Spectra-05 140mm fan module for this case and couldn't find it on Newegg or any other site, other then Lian Li's however you can't buy from them :(....
overall a decent case!
NewEggs Profanity filter needs updated it wouldn't let me use the letters B.S.-05 together for the model number:(

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  • Troy D.
  • 1/23/2008 12:57:49 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTypically Nice

Pros: Built like a tank.
120mm fans are mounted in the middle for best airflow arrangement.

Cons: Takes 30 million screws to assemble . . . plus you have to already know which roundhead phillips goes where cuz it's not clear in the instructions.
Rackmount handles don't fit w/o removing the front fascia ???
120mm fans kinda buzzy and too audible for what they do

Other Thoughts: This is a BIG case . . . reminds me of the O.G. IBM PC case.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/9/2007 4:40:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsNice rackmount, but not quite 2 x 5.25 external

Pros: Lian-Li always makes a quality case. Sharp edges rounded off, nice design, easy airflow, perfectly machined stand-offs, etc. They know their aluminum. Both the silver and black finish are exquisite. The cases are very, very deep. Too deep for most audio stands...but awesome for an editing or workstation rack. They look pretty.

Cons: The bottom external 5.25" drive, won't hold a second optical drive. For those of you looking to stick in a pretty hybrid Blu-Ray / HD-DVD drive in this second bay when the prices go can't. This bay will only hold a 3.5" floppy or combo (floppy / usb / sd reader) size device. So, you are stuck with one true optical drive bay. Also, don't bother getting the Lian Li aluminum bezel drop down doors...they don't fit on this model.

Other Thoughts: Well put together, light, but a bummer about the bottom 5.25" drive not really fitting 5.25" drives. Lots of space and good airflow (though I'll have to mod to drop a fan closer to the HD bay. The depth precluded me from sticking this underneath the flatscreen TV...but I love these under my desk as an editing workstation assembly (and a hackintosh to boot).

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