Joined on 05/11/06
update on *AWESOME CPU*
Pros: After owning this product a little longer, and getting an after market cooler (Arctic freezer pro 64) i was able to overclock this cpu to 2.82ghz! it's basically an fx-62 now with 2mb l2 cache and the same clock speed!
Cons: none at all.
Overall Review: i think at stock speeds the cpu was bottlenecking my SLI 7900gts, but now i think it can keep up! Get these while you still can, once they're sold out, they're gone forever!
Pros: Tons of room Lots of holes/gaps for tunneling your cables Very solid material and construction (you can definitely feel right away that this is a high-end case) Thoughtful cooling design (CPU HSF shroud, fan placement, vents, perforated design) Surprisingly quiet for a perforated case
Cons: The rear fan was mounted as an intake, so I had to flip it No filters are included so the case can get dusty Only 1 cd bezel included No removeable mobo tray (not a huge issue since the case is so roomy
Overall Review: Definitely satisfied with this case despite its high price tag. It was my first time spending this much $ on case but I feel like my money was well spent. The case is not very tall, but is very long, so make sure you have adequate space. System specs: Intel i7 920, Zalman 9500, 6gb DDR3 OCZ, Nvidia GTX 275, 2 Hard drives, 1 blu ray, 2 DVD-RWs.
Satisfactory Blu ray drive
Pros: Easy to setup. Simply mounted it in, booted, and installed software. Blu ray movies played first try. Seems to play movies fast with no lag. Simple bezel design.
Cons: The indicator light is a dull GREEN not blue. That's kind of lame and it clashes with all my other blue lights.
Overall Review: Although Powerdvd 7 came packaged, I had to get Powerdvd 9 to use it on Windows 7. System: Intel i7 920, 6gb DDR3, GTX 275, Dell 2407WFP display
Solid case, many features, minor flaws
Pros: Great construction Good cooling LOTS of room Looks sleek Very easy to organize cables
Cons: No removable mobo tray Hard drive cage hard to work with Pricey
Overall Review: This was my first Lian Li so I had pretty high expectations, most of which were met. The design of the case was clearly very well though out with a GPU cooling fan, CPU vent, cable management holes, etc. As someone else wrote, the back fan was installed backwards so it was an intake. I just reversed it so it's an exhaust.
Great Value, minor problem
Pros: Great price/performance ratio single slot can play virtually every game except crysis, maxed out on decent resolutions (i play 1920x1200)
Cons: the super-super clocked version has some stability issues. i get crashes in gears of war. i fixed this by adjusting the fan to 90%, but it gets pretty loud. i don't mind 'cause i'm using a zalman cpu hsf cranked to the max, so the 88gt's fan is drowned out by the louder fan.
Overall Review: i'm very tempted to get another for SLI, but don't know how it will handle next gen games.
Mediocre aftermarket HSF
Pros: quiet simple installation cheap
Cons: the product seems really crude - it's just a cheap rubber/plastic fan clipped onto a piece of aluminum. doesn't cool as well as a zalman. looks kind of bland
Overall Review: this is a decent hsf if you want to do minor overclocking. if you want to push ur cpu hard with air, go with the zalman. mine crapped out after a year (started to run at half the speed), got a zalman 9700 and haven't looked back best thing about this HSF is the price, but you get what you pay for.