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Lian-li EX-H33
7.4 out of 10

Lian-li EX-H33

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Overall 10
10

Lightweight, easy to install

Joseph M., Newegg
21 September 2008
  • Pros: Great design. Fits directly into 3 5 1/2" bays. Comes with hardware to mount the cage as well as all hardware needed to put rails on drives and lock the cage. Single molex connector powers all 3 drives while a second connector powers the fan. SATA connects are right on the back of the unit easily...
  • Cons: none
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Overall 4
4.0

Creo is right

John F., Newegg
11 September 2008
  • Summary: I'm a big fan of Lian Li cases, but occasionally they do some bizarre things. This may be the most bizarre that I've ever seen. But since the space between the drives is generous, it may work fine if you use cool-running disks.
  • Pros: Nice idea for case it's designed for, poor idea as aftermarket piece
  • Cons: The reviewer Creo (below) is right... this is a confusing and poor design. Lian Li has just taken a component from one of their towers and modified it slightly to sell as an aftermarket piece, but the design ends up flawed (the original design has no fan and sits sideways in the case, allowing ca...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great

Domcieli S., Newegg
26 August 2008
  • Summary: Fan is not blowing inward. You are mistaken. It sucks cool air from the outside. You should really buy something first before opening your mouth. Or at least do some research.
  • Pros: Light. Easy to install. Quiet Fan.
  • Cons: Not trayless.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent bracket

Domcieli S., Newegg
22 August 2008
  • Summary: The hot swap worked really well with Windows XP. Ejecting using the "Safely Remove Hardware" worked. Sliding it in while computer was on and working mounted just like a USB drive. No performance drop. I am using this to replace my old IDE PATA trays.
  • Pros: Big fan. Fairly easy to install. Good size. One 4 pin molex to power all 4 drives (fan has its own power header). The fan is big and fairly quiet. Requires only 4 screws to install. The hardest part is the 4 pin molex since it is on the close side of the case. The door closes via simple magnet la...
  • Cons: I wish the fan was on the front side making it more efficient. I wish it was trayless. Nevertheless, the handles are easy to install. The fan does not seem to register its RPM (ASUS P5N32 SLI SE Deluxe mobo + SpeedFan).
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Overall 6
6.0

Confusing

Anonymous, Newegg
21 August 2008
  • Summary: Maybe they should mount a thin fan on the door that swings open, that way you save a little bit of depth on the cage and alleviate the issues above
  • Pros: Dont own yet, but great idea. needs improving upon
  • Cons: Debating purchasing this but Lian Li doesnt describe certain traits of this anywhere! 1st, if the fan which is mounted on the back pcb board blows inward, then how does it cool the drive if the pcb board is blocking the majority of it? 2nd, how exactly does the dust filter help if again, the fan ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Nice

Tara B., Newegg
11 August 2008
  • Summary: The Silverstone FM123(110CFM) Fan fits perfect.
  • Pros: These hold 3 Drives like stated, Holds 3 10,000RPM Raptor Drives(150GB) without destroying itself or the hard drives.
  • Cons: Screws are a bit hard to get in. It shakes horrible probably because its Aluminum or because the drives are 10,000RPM. I had to cut a few of those 120mm Fan Vibration Dampeners and put them around the cage. Not that big of a deal.
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