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Lian Li PC-2130B Black Brushed Aluminum ATX Full Tower
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great Case - if you need it 12/07/2015

This review is from: Lian Li PC-2130B Black Brushed Aluminum ATX Full Tower

Pros: Solid, roomy, easy to setup, plenty of drive slots/locations

Cons: USB3 connectors are picky - but that's probably due to date of manufacture (2013).

Other Thoughts: This is a professional case - not something for the weekend computist.
If you need a machine that runs 24/7 then this is the case generation for you. Otherwise look elsewhere.

I have owned this case for two years+ (probably an earlier but similar model) and I have gone through two mobos with it.

The accommodations for HDDs and SSDs are superb and it can handle all the mobos I have used in it (ATX, ATX+ and larger).

My only complaint is the USB2/USB3 setup - and this is probably due to the date of the manufacture. The USB3 connector seems to be a bit picky WRT mobo - some work fine, others are non-functional. Hence I have added some USB3 faceplates and that fixed the problem.

The PSU mounting is excellent - low down and separated from the mobo. Keeps the heat and C.G. low.
The SSD mountings (4? 6?) are great - I am running this case with eight SSDs and eight HDDS (I think) and it doesn't have any problems with mounting or cooling.
Cooling is excellent - lots of fan positions (120mm) and good filters.

The wheels are very nice - I roll it out, pop off the side covers, mess around inside, put on the side covers, roll it back in, turn it on - it works.

I have been building systems since 1977 and this is a dream case - far better than the rack mounted unit I had for my first S100 system (that rack had wheels, too - and the gouges are still present in my wood floors!).
I have built many systems for clients using Lian Li cases, from basic systems to full-blown servers and never had a problem due to the case (compared with the low priced spreads that bent and failed - but you get what you pay for).

Lian Li = no regrets.


Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80648I75960X Desktop Processor
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Eight cores.
Various Intel diddles to the core and interface.

Cons: Price, Price, Price - can you sell an 8 core CPU to the crazed hobbyist market? And ask them to spring for DDR4 RAM - rare as hen's teeth in reasonable densities (16 Mbyte and up). Well, yes, I guess....

Other Thoughts: This is a nice CPU but the thermals limit the stock core clock speed to 3 GHz. I would wait for Intel to sort out the thermals and crank up the stock core to 3.5 GHz, comparable to previous hexa-core generation.
Depending on your application you may/may not get a benefit from going from 6 to 8 cores. My current CPU is a 2-3 year old hexa-core 3930 @3.5 GHz (stock - I'm not an overclocking fool). My box has 64 GB RAM and 6 TB SSD drives organized as 3 x RAID 0 on an Adaptec 81605ZQ plus several RAID 5 using 2 & 4 TB magnetic drives. Most of my work is with Photoshop - this rig chews through the scenery at a good clip (HDR and pano groupings).
Gaming? Meh - go out and chase a frisbee.

Trekstor Xiron 7 Android Tablet -  Quad Core 1GB RAM 8GB Flash  IPS 7
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Not so nice - lousy battery, cameras 01/06/2015

This review is from: Trekstor Xiron 7 Android Tablet - Quad Core 1GB RAM 8GB Flash IPS 7" Touchscreen

Pros: Runs Android version whatever 4.x.x?? - can't keep track of revisions and couldn't care less. Make a stable OS, people, and don't keep making 'fixes' for what you didn't think of when you were in a hurry. Good way to lost customers - permanently.

Cons: Lousy battery - maybe it was just my unit, but battery could not hold a charge even when the unit was in the 'OFF' state - I charged the battery to 100%, left the unit OFF overnight and 10 hours later it showed 61% charge - something is wrong here - I'm guessing it's a defective battery. Sort of like the Boeing 780 - except it didn't catch fire. That's a feature, right?
In addition, the cameras are lousy - out of focus images, poor resolution.

Other Thoughts: This is a Chinese device - whipped out on a leased production line by people who, unfortunately, were last seen doing agricultural labor. I'm guessing they blew out 10,000 units and ate the bad ones - and I got one. How many defectives? 10%? 20%? 50%? Caveat emptor.
Regardless, I will NEVER buy a Trekstor device again. Bad mistake, Trekstor - offend one knowledgeable customer, you lose 100's of future sales.
Don't buy junk from this company.


Warren B.'s Profile

Display Name: Warren B.

Date Joined: 04/28/05

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 07/31/14
  • Last Review: 12/07/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 1 out of 5 eggs
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