- Aluminum ATX Full Tower
- USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 / e-SATA Front Ports
- 7 External 5.25" Drive Bays
- 8 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
Tis a nice case indeed 09/22/2008
This review is from: LIAN LI PC-V2010B Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
My previous Lian-Li's were slide open cases. This new lever-type way of opening the case is nice as it reduces the number of thumbscrews (2 to 1) and that awful aluminum on aluminum screech. However, it does make it a tad more difficult to close because you have to spend more time to align the side panel right. The memory/chipset cooling fan on the support bar is a nice addition and as always the graphics card support gives added peace-of-mind. This case is also huge; there are 8 (that's right EIGHT) PCI slots, so if you need that extra slot below your last expansion slot for a dual slot whatever, this case can handle it. Due to its massive size and aluminum make, this case can cool better with less fans. (Other Thoughts)
When the box arrived, there was a hole in it. Like a fist sized hole. The right side panel was damaged at the hinge-part and could not be closed properly; but it was an easy fix: break out the screwdriver, loosen up the screw so then opening is bigger and then it closes fine.
THERE IS NO 5.25->3.5 ADAPTER. Sadly because this is Lian-Li's relatively new line of computer cases (V-2xxx series), there is no matching adapter yet. The front bezels on these new ones are vented versus the old versions where it was solid. This may not be a big deal for some, but I love my fan controller.
My previous case was a CM690 with 6*120mm + 1*80mm fan. All 120mm fans pushed around 50CFM. My CPU (Q6600 G0 Stock) idle temps were around 32-34C (Stock Intel HS.) My Graphics (8800GT Oc'ed 640mhz) idled at 45C. The hard drives ranged from 28-32C.
The Lian-Li does just about the same with one lower-front 140mm and one upper-rear 120mm. My CPU now idles at about 36-38C; Graphics at 48-49C; HDs at 29-36C. Bear in mind the Lian-Li only has 2 fans, vs. my previous CM690 with 7 fans.
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