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Robert G.

Robert G.

Joined on 08/03/16

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Beautiful Case - Watercoolers, please Read cons section of this review (Point 1)

LIAN LI PC-O8WX Black Aluminum ,and Tempered glass ATX Super Tower Computer Case ATX PSU (Optional) Power Supply
LIAN LI PC-O8WX Black Aluminum ,and Tempered glass ATX Super Tower Computer Case ATX PSU (Optional) Power Supply

Pros: Beautiful product and extremely sturdy construction

Cons: Some Critical Design Flaws for the Money spent 1) The reviews you read about regarding limited 120mmx360mm rad support are all true. This is due to the fact the fan assembly is riveted into place without thought of rivet placement and or clearance impeding on rad size support. The space from bottom to top of case will definitely accommodate a 120x360 rad, however, the necessary clearance was not given for the height of rivets securing the vertical fan assembly into place. The rivets prevent you from aligning radiator screw holes with fan screw holes (in either top or bottom orientation) - Be prepared to drill and tap your own holes in to your radiator if this is the size you wish to use (I'm using EKWB rads and it they do not fit out of box) 2) Expansion card slots don't have enough clearance to easily seat cards (card holding bracket hits chassis due to not enough material cut away) - This is the first time I ran into the problem in any case. The slot widths are the perfect size, however, due to the slot design being a flat back vs a raised section of chassis, be prepared to have to push the chassis out with your thumbs as seat your cards to provide clearance to the card's bracket holders (where you screw the card to the chassis). If you do not, you will mar/scratch the internal surface of your chassis). 3) No fan hub. This case comes with 6 fans (with the option of adding 2 more) and expects you to daisy chain all fans together with power source adapters. Would be awesome if they included a $5 hub given the cost of this case. Will definitely help to eliminate cable management issues in the 2nd bay and improve air flow. 4) Power Source placement renders a large portion of your rad/fan placement useless due to cable accumulation from back of power source. Be prepared for decreased performance from your rad as a result of loosing the bottom fan due to impeded air flow. 5) If you planning to water cool with this case, you will need to remove the PWR and HDD Leds if you plan on using the space dedicated to the 120x360 rad behind the 3 verticle fans as there was not enough clearance allocated to fit the width of the radiator the back end of the LEDs protruding 5) Power switch is extremely low quality. Looks pretty.. but I feel like I'm going to break it as it creaks more than an 80 year old knee raising from bed first thing in the morning

Overall Review: I wouldn't purchase this product again given the 'mods' I had to preform to my water cooling equipment to get it to fit... literally.. all that needs to be done is 3mm of clearance to the top, bottom and left side of the fan section part of the chasis and this would have been a simple install... Or weld the fan holding assembly in place and not rivet. If this wasn't the case, I would definitely recommend this product and re-purchase if required. I'm making the following additional purchases to provide chassis fan support and eliminate cable clutter: 1 x NZXT Technologies AC-GRID-10-M1 Grid Cooling, Black (Good fan hub eliminating daisy chain power) 6 x NZXT 120mm pro series Fans (RF-FN122-RB) (The default fans shipped with this case are cheap Jamicons and will need to replaced after relatively short use)