Joined on 01/03/06
Impressive mid-sized case
Pros: Lian Li makes soid cases and this is no exception. I'm impressed by the interior room of this mid-sized tower. The placement of the power supply to the front of the case really makes sense. Most connections with a power supply are to components that are near the front. I'm using this case for a server build for my office.
Cons: This isn't my first Lian Li case. I find the cover drawer for the CD/DVD drive useless and remove them from the case and mount my drive flush with the front of the case. The plexiglass window seems to be mounted backwards. The outside of the case shows the plexiglass extending beyond the cut-out in the aluminum case and the tacks that hold it in place show. The inside view is a beautiful aluminum cutout with plexiglass window. Why isn't that on the outside? Lastly, I'm not a fan of the ball and socket connection the sides have to the main body of the case. If you have your wires bundled along the back (like we all do) and they get too bulky it makes that side hard to stay put. I'd rather be able to screw it closed with finger screws so it's solid and secure.
Overall Review: I really like this case. Airflow is top notch. Design is quite cleaver. I wanted my server compact and running cool and this fits the bill. I don't need a big GPU for this build, but if I did it would fit nicely.
I'm changing my review
Pros: Solid work-horse drives.
Cons: I've had 1 out of the 6 I've purchased end up needing to be RMA'd. Process was very easy. Thank you New Egg. I did have a second drive of these look to be going bad but ended up being something wrong with my system. I've re-stressed the drive and it came out flawless so I'm changing my previous 4 for 6 review to 5 out of 6 working drives.