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Michael K.

Michael K.

Joined on 09/24/02

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Most Favorable Review

Terrific Case

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Fairly strong, lighter than all steel case, with classy aluminum looks. Excellent airflow over hard drives. GTX 285 fit with no problems. Real cage to properly support big/heavy power supplies, instead of praying it'll hang there by 4-screws. Corsair TX850 fit with no problems (no need for external Lian-Li PS extender). Good cable management. Contrary to what some reviewers say, I mounted a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme onto a P6T-Deluxe v2 with the mobo tray outside the case, and I had no problem getting the tray back into the case; I did not have to unmount the cooler (like some complain). It wasn't hard at all. Top flip panel covering audio jacks is not plastic like some reviewers say, it's definitely aluminum.

Cons: Not really cons, but wish side panels were a smidge thicker, and wish there was a 1/2" more space between the mobo tray and the right side panel for a bit more cable space. It really is a fantastic case, and I'm nit-picking.

Overall Review: Two Scythe SFlex-E fans on front, Scythe SFlex-F on cooler, and one mounted on back of case; and it is amazingly quiet. I like it, and wouldn't hesitate to buy it again. Probably one of the best case deals for the $, plus it doesn't have any silly glowing demon skulls on it.

Comments: I've been searching a long time for an affordable, quality set of 2.1 speakers, and I don't think anything compares to these for the price. The cabinets are made of wood, not cheap plastic. The finish is gorgeous, for the price the quality of construction is second to none (and better than most speakers costing 2-3 times more). The cables are of a decent gauge, they're not hair thin like most lower price speakers. The satellite cables are ~6 feet long, the power cord is ~7 feet long. The cable with the input on/off and volume switch is ~14 feet long; 7 feet from the switch to each end (one end goes in sound card, other in back of sub), the volume control is in the middle obviously (which makes it easy to place somewhere convenient). The sub-driver is in the right side of the sub-case (so it fires to the right when looking at the front of the cabinet) in case anyone needs to know that for placement. The sound quality is wonderful (especially for the price); Swans has a reputation for making high quality speakers, and it shows. Note the soundstage of the full range drivers is tight... they're great for PC gaming (when you're sitting smack in the middle), but less ideal for home audio (to fill a room with music), as the sweet-spot is narrow. So if you're tight on space and $, and want a good looking, and great sounding 2.1 speaker system, buy these, your ears will be glad you did. :)

Comments: I've been searching a long time for an affordable, quality set of 2.1 speakers, and I don't think anything compares to these for the price. The cabinets are made of wood, not cheap plastic. The finish is gorgeous, for the price the quality of construction is second to none (and better than most speakers costing 2-3 times more). The cables are of a decent gauge, they're not hair thin like most lower price speakers. The satellite cables are ~6 feet long, the power cord is ~7 feet long. The cable with the input on/off and volume switch is ~14 feet long; 7 feet from the switch to each end (one end goes in sound card, other in back of sub), the volume control is in the middle obviously (which makes it easy to place somewhere convenient). The sub-driver is in the right side of the sub-case (so it fires to the right when looking at the front of the cabinet) in case anyone needs to know that for placement. The sound quality is wonderful (especially for the price); Swans has a reputation for making high quality speakers, and it shows. Note the soundstage of the full range drivers is tight... they're great for PC gaming (when you're sitting smack in the middle), but less ideal for home audio (to fill a room with music), as the sweet-spot is narrow. So if you're tight on space and $, and want a good looking, and great sounding 2.1 speaker system, buy these, your ears will be glad you did. :)