Joined on 08/18/02
Not Worthy !
Pros: 1. build quality = top notch ! everything fits with laser precision. 2. beautiful glass sides display hardware 3. NON STOP compliments from everybody ! Lian Li hit it out of the park on this one.... 4. packed securely... no damage no missing parts.
Cons: 1. kinda silly to have 6 fans in the case and failed to provide 2 for motherboard intake. While there is still one on the back for the motherboard there's 5 on the drive side !?!?! It's truly my belief Lian LI expected people to water cool. easily resolved by adding two fans. 2. no directions as to best placement for the LED strips. 3. honestly LED strips should be 2-3" shorter so it doesn't over hang the vertical columns.
Overall Review: perhaps USB ports on the drive side instead of the top would be preferred... but its to each his own. I wish I had a better understanding of the airflow of the case. I noticed intake from the card slots below the GPU. Would be nice to have the majority of air supplied by the filtered areas. would be nice to see additional colors... shiny stainless steel / chrome would really make this POP. I added two intake fans on the CPU side... I have not noticed any heat build up in any areas of the case, gpu, processor, motherboard all within expected temps. I would not hesitate to buy this again. buy it now or wait another 10 years for a case of this caliber !
great for processor only
Comments: A nice compact unit my rig consists of... AMD3200+ 6800 ultra OC (from BFG) running with fan speed #1 the performance was equal or less then previous air cooled solutions (tested under no load and full load) upon setting to fan speed #2 (emiting more noise then power supply fan) it was able to control the heat and reduce the temperatures by 5c. setting to 3rd fan setting reduced temps by 7-8c please note the video processor is a super heat generator, use caution when reviewing this and similar items for purchased based upon your heat generation from components... if you expect to run a CPU & GPU and possibly Nbridge expect to run on fan speed #2 or #3. setup was easy and painless please check all connection prior to power up and if possible test for leaks before attaching. good system for low to moderate systems. noisy for moderate to high end systems (and imo geared towards low to moderate)
Comments: great waterblock, no install problems encountered besides tension on screws. *** please make sure when installing not to overtighten screws , they will warp the video board *** the block has reduced by GPU temps substantially from 65-68c under load to 50-55c. no load its running 48-50 video processor is BFG 6800ultra OC. my one concern is the heat sync, the material used (copper) is a very good heat transfer however the memory heats up very very hot and might have benefitted from a larger heat sync.