Summary: It seems to be well manufactured - meaning that the screws line up properly and motherboard and normal size ATX power supply mount properly in case. It just fails miserably on the internal design with hard drive placement, but cannot blame manufacturing process.
Pros: Looks nice.
Cons: Poorly designed internal layout. CD/Hard Drive bay - should be more open to allow more air flow over hard drive. Rotating HD bay 90 degrees from CD and moving it closer to front of case should allow HD to run cooler w/fan blowing on it and would probably fit nicely. Not enough fans and cannot tur...
Decent but really didn't live up to the review hype here
Lloyd K., Newegg
21 July 2010
Summary: I bought this case to put together an HTPC for a family member based on the reviews here and what they wanted. It was the most difficult case I've worked with to date. The top comes off easy with only two thumbscrews in the way but inside awaits tiny little screws that need to be undone to remove...
Pros: - Solidly built with no sharp edges - Fans are very quiet - Slim height looks like a large DVD player or VCR - Simple and no frills - Lots of extra screws included - ODD very easy to line up with front door button; all works very smoothly
Cons: - Extremely bright LEDs, especially HDD LED - Design needs to be reversed so PSU sits on other side of mobo removing the need to route CPU power across mobo - Too many tiny screws; too many different sized screws - Rubber grommets for HDD not preinstalled - No rear, only side fans not so great fo...
Summary: I own 5 other Lian Li cases and the parts quality is not up to usual Lian Li standards. Not even close to the build quality of my PCV-880 (HTPC case) Plastic cd drive door/ hinges, very thin aluminium, made me feel like I was working on a $50 case. Bought this from CV or I would have returned it.
Pros: Good layout. Takes standard ATX power supply Small footprint.
Cons: Poor workmanship. Not the quality I expect from a Lian Li case. Suspended 3.5 drive assembly is a joke, space could have been put to more economical use.
Excerpt: - Solidly built with no sharp edges- Fans are quite quiet- Slim height looks like a big DVD player or VCR- Easy and no frills- Lots of added screws included- ODD really uncomplicated to line up with front door button; all performs really smoothly - Particularly bright LEDs, specifically HDD LED-...
Excerpt: Good layout.Takes typical ATX energy provideSmaller footprint. Poor workmanship.Not the high quality I anticipate from a Lian Li case.Suspended three.5 drive assembly is a joke, space could have been put to more economical use.