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LIAN LI PC-8N Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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  • Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
  • USB / Audio Front Ports
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 3 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsI must have bought the last one... Ever (Too bad)

Pros: Anodized Aluminum Case. Lightweight. Beautiful looking. Great Airflow. Easy to maintain and work inside. Wonderful Features. And it's a Lian Li Case for only like 90 bucks!
I'm telling you, I love this case. I bought it for a client's build cause it just looked perfect and was on sale. It was a bit of a splurge but I think it was worth it.
The aluminum makes it lightweight and also extremely cool.
There are no sharp edges on this case at all. Anything that could be sharp was covered with a little plastic cover so it won't cut you by accident.
EXTREMELY easy to remove / replace power supply, it slides right out the back after you remove some thumbscrews.
I wanna make a big deal about this, Some people were saying the audio cable is too short and wont reach the plug on the mobo. This can't be true. My frontend audo/usb cables were hanging out the back of the case, the only way it couldn't reach is if the motherboard was outside the case. This problem doesn't appear to be universal.

Cons: The biggest con for me was I was struggling so hard to keep fingerprints off of it.
The removable side panels take some care to remove without scratching other parts of the case but it wasn't extremely difficult. An experienced builder could handle this, a first timer would likely scratch the case.
I'm struggling to come up with more cons...
But really, the hard drive rack holds only three hard drives. Raid 0 is the only way to go right now in terms of performance, and they have to space to make that cage hold just one more drive. But i'm not complaining as I didn't use this case for that many drives.
I wanted to put stickers on it but I don't feel right putting them anywhere on this case, it's too pretty and stickers would have to remove the value, perhaps I can stick it on one of the little drive bay covers. Anyone with a CD drive will always have 1 extra part if they don't like the stickers.

Other Thoughts: A fantastic case. Only wouldn't reccomend it if you plan on having more than like 4 hard drives.
If your using it the intended way, this case will hold three hard drives and a flash solid state drive. Or, it can hold three hard drives and a floppy drive. But in a stretch you could mount the hard drives in a CD-rom bay. I have two extra bays so in a pinch you could do Five standard hard drives and a notebook sized hard drive.
I only would not recommend this case for that reason. For example, my main computer/case currently has 7 3.5 form factor hard drives in it and a cd-rom, still has room for two more hard drives and 4 more drive bays and a floppy.

P.S. I still recommend this case. Unfortunately Newegg has discontinued it now.

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  • Brian M.
  • 10/31/2010 5:38:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Case

Pros: Excellent HDD mounting system
Front Audio/USB/Power
Two quiet fans
High Quality Design

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This is not the cheapest case in the world but is a good example of getting what you pay for. Really love the side entry HDD mounting system and the anti-vibe mounts. Nice looking case with ample room inside. I will definitely buy again for my next build.

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  • Kristin L.
  • 10/18/2010 12:38:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReminds me of the PC-65

Pros: Aluminum. Super light. Two 120mm low noise fans. Anti-Vibration screws. Front panel fan filter. Best case in this price range for sure.

Cons: No removable motherboard tray, but you get what you pay for. Feels a little more flimsy than the pc-65b. Front panel audio cable is too short for most motherboards.

Other Thoughts: I've owned the PC-65B. It was a way better quality build. It was $30-40 more though.

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  • Kelvin P.
  • 5/16/2010 10:00:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The case is quiet. It has a quality build to it, clean lines; minimalists look, very nice looking.

Cons: Audio cable is too short; the cable has to stretch across the mother board and is right next to the CPU to get to the audio header. The USB ports are installed upside down. Even thought the case is quiet, it appears not to have enough air flow. When I remover the side panel my i7 drops 5 to 6 degrees C at idle. The fans have 1200 RPM but the CFM is not known and is not available at Lian Li's web site.

Other Thoughts: It is a beautiful case but I am disappointed that I have to change out the stock fans and/or add a PCI fan kit or even change the 5.25 drive covers to perforated covers to address the heat problem.

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  • William S.
  • 5/4/2010 2:09:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love it

Pros: Light weight, sturdy, and makes the computer build easy. Great instructions.

Cons: Costs more than most but you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: This purchase was based on good results with a previous Lian Li case. I wasn't disappointed. Being an engineer, I can appreciate great design and quality manufacture. It doesn't have any flashing lights, just a functional case with well thought out features. The fans are quiet and the light weight aluminum construction will make you smile every time you need to lift it.

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  • Diana S.
  • 2/2/2010 5:10:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Great Case

Pros: Lightweight but sturdy. I really like the USB and audio ports in the front middle of the case. This brand of case is the only one I can do a build with without cutting my hands. Great air flow!

Cons: Front fan wire could be a bit longer.

Other Thoughts: I have purchased over 45 LianLi cases and this is my favorite of all.

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  • Jordan G.
  • 1/13/2010 10:27:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -Great layout
-Quite yet efficeint fans
-Beautiful brushed aluminum, but to be expected of lian li.

Cons: -No instruction manual? I swear most lian li cases come with even a little peice of paper that tells you how to install things. This really is a non issue for me as i've built dozens of lian li cases but i could see how some things could be confusing for people new to builds.
- 3 pin power led light. Asus only needs to! Who cares about the others! (easy to move a slot over though! )

Other Thoughts: I love, LOVE lian li cases. How anyone buys any thing other than their superior products is beyond me. This case for the money is more than i expected. I bought an optional side panel with a window that lian li makes for about 40 dollars, and it just makes this case even more beautiful.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/20/2009 8:55:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT Case!

Pros: This is an amazing case! It is well thought out, and the build quality is excellent. It doesn't get any better than shiny aluminum (unless of course you like black interiors). Everything installed easily, and there is enough room in the case to properly lay out cables for good airflow/ventilation. It was a welcomed change from my Antec 900. A very nice and understated, but great looking case.

Cons: These are really just nit-picks because I couldn' t find a case I liked with all of the criteria I was looking for that was within my budget:

- No removeable mo-bo tray
- No cut-outs for cable management behind motherboard
- Can't flip hard-drive cage around so cables will plug in on the back side of the case
- Front Audio header is almost too short for my motherboard (oversight on my part, but no big deal)
- might not be quiet long enough for ATI's latest dual gpu graphics card

Again, just nit-picking! This is a great case!

Other Thoughts: System:

Intel i5 750 @ 3.28ghz (Corsair H50 for cooling)
MSI P55-CD53
G. Skill 1333 DDR3 2x2GB
500GB Western Digital HD
Antec TruePower New 650w

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  • Jim C.
  • 12/15/2009 3:40:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBack to the Basics

Pros: Very Light, Very Sturdy, Quiet, Cool, and Looks Good

The ability to insert the power supply from the back makes assembling your system a lot easier by installing the PSU last. If your PSU is not modular, you don't have cables in the way while installing your MB/CPU/MEM, etc. If your PSU is modular (like mine), I put all of the cables I needed in through the rear opening and plugged them into the MB, HD, etc. Then I could plug them into the PSU outside the case with ease and then slide it into the case.

Cons: The front Panel USB ports are upside down, and the hard drive cage isn't (easily) removable. The hard drive cage looks like it can be removed by removing 4 screws on the bottom, but I didn't try it.

Neither of these are worth knocking off an Egg, but the front USB ports do bother me a bit. When using USB flash drives and card readers, I can't see the activity light on the device because it is facing down instead of up.

Other Thoughts: This is a basic case, there are no fancy modular or tool free features here, and I like that. My last case had all kinds of tool free features, but I ended up having to remove some of them and they weren't always as easy as using a screw.

I didn't want any doors, windows or fancy lights this time, and this case is perfect if that's what you're looking for.

I put an ASUS P7P55D Deluxe MB, Intel Core i5 750 CPU, Corsair H50 cooler, and a WD 1TB Black in this case. With the MB controlling the fans, you can hardly tell it's on.

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  • Curtis H.
  • 10/15/2009 7:31:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSuprisingly good.

Pros: Simple and elegant appearance I was looking for, with outstanding ease of use. The hard drive mouting system (3 drives max) is very nice, featuring rubber grommet HD mounts that slide in and clip in place reducing vibration. All panels remove/install easily and more than enough screws are provided for a fully packed case. Light weight. Quality construction throughout. Fit and finish is 100%.

Cons: I do wish I had just one additional 3.5" external bay and one less 5.25", but thats for my set up...

Other Thoughts: I was searching for a simple case with clean lines and not a lot of alien-led or plastic parts/doors etc. The Lian Li is all aluminum and has only the simplest of lines. This is an outstanding case that looks high end because it is. It's is suprising that it costs as little as it does actually. I would buy again without hesitation.

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