- 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
best case ever 03/04/2010
This review is from: LIAN LI PC-888 Blue Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
The quality of workmanship on this case is simply outstanding and that's putting it mildly. There are steel cleats for almost every screw that you turn, not on the mobo tray :(, so you don't have to worry about stripping the aluminum threads. All the edges are smoothed so you don't gash yourself. Cable management is a snap with plenty of places designed in to route them. It also includes METAL brackets to hold them in place that SCREW into place so everything is rock solid.
The mobo tray is cut out behind the CPU so you can remove heat sinks that require backside access (like mine) without having to remove the motherboard or even the tray.
Thermal management is astounding. I have four 1TB hard drives and two 4870X2s that have all sent me an email asking me to turn the heat on because they are chilly. PSU and opticals are seperated from the main compartment.
Word of advice- it is a stretch from the PSU to the bottom of the case. It's not really a con since it's a fairly tall case. I have a Thermaltake 1200W PSU but the power cables weren't long enough to reach the bottom video card (Crossfire) so I had to move the card up. This is not a problem with the case it's a problem with the PSU. I will have to get/make some extensions.
The included cables were all above normal quality and plenty long enough. What little plastic is in use is solid and well made. I couldn't see that anything was welded or riveted. All the screws are solid and hold together extremely well. The fans put off the perfect amount of light to make things look good without illuminating the entire room. They are quiet yet move an impressive amount of air.
Everything is placed in such a way that you have really good access to it. No exceptions. The side retention mechanisms don't have any sloppiness and work quite well.
The serial number of the case is engraved right on the back. Mine is 031. I haven't had this much fun building a PC in years. There's a speed control for the fans that's easy to reach and controls the lights as well. Quality just drips from every edge, corner, nook and cranny of this thing and I can't even begin to explain how happy I am I bought this.
To Lian Li- thank you for building this case.
To Newegg- thank you for carrying this item. I can't imagine you sell many of these because of the cost which has to make this a pain to stock. This case was designed for real fans and if you didn't carry this kind of thing we'd never be able to buy it.
To everyone else- if there is any way you can afford this case and you want something truly unique both visually and functionally do not hesitate to buy this one. You will not be disappointed.
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