- Aluminum ATX Full Tower
- USB 2.0 x 4; IEEE1394 x 1; E-SATA x 1; HD+AC97 Audio ; Card Reader Front Ports
- 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
- 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
Form over function strikes again... 03/29/2010
This review is from: LIAN LI PC-888 Blue Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Shape and color give this case a unique look unlike most others. I believe they were trying to make it look something like a sail boat. There are no sharp edges on this case at all, they've all been rounded over. Tons of cables, thumb screws and wires included! ....However...
...this case is downright goofy inside. This is an ATX case, yet the power supply mounts above the MB. The hard drive cages mount above the MB too, the problem with this is I always use the Thermaltake V1, which is impossible to fit due to them hanging so low. The cages themselves are not functional. They are set up so you slide the drive on a rail into what resembles a "hot swap" set up on the back of the cage, this how ever doesn't work if your going to use SSD because the connectors wont match up and larger HD's like the WD 1TB drive wont fit at all. Lastly the cables have to be routed to the bottom of the case using a detachable "conduit" of sorts. There is no way a stranded power supply would be able to reach. Also, even though I didn't get much further then mounting it, I'm sure my Mother board didn't fit quite right.
I got this case because I wanted some thing different. Well thats what I got...
I spent a week trying to turn this into a computer and after sitting on $1400 worth of computer parts I decided to return it and shop for a more traditional case. This case reminded me of those proprietary cases I used to deal with all the time from HP and Compaq back in the day...and not in a good way...if there is one. I'm sad I have to return such a case, it looks like a lot of work went into it but perhaps not a lot of thought. Form over function never works and it didn't work for me this time for sure.
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