Summary: Using this case as a dedicated NAS server with a ASRock E3C226D2I Intel G3220 Kingston 4GB ECC RAM Corsair CX430 PSU and 2X WD Red 3TB 1X Seagate Barracude 3TB 30GB SSD(OS) plenty of room for expansion.
Pros: 5 Hot Swap Bays Compact Toolless Design
Cons: Runs warm Fans are somewhat loud with filter QA issues Cramped Cable Management No Front USB Bright LED Power Button
Summary: If this were a $50-60 case, it would have gotten 5 stars. However, its a $130 Lian Li. Lian Li is supposed to be the Porsche of the case world. I expect more from them. And no, contacting tech support won't fix either of these problems, as they are all engineering issues.
Pros: Very solid construction and very clean look (which I'd expect for the price). It has a nice hotswap SATA backplane, which is nice for my NAS build. Removable air filters on fans. Airflow layout is very good (such cold air from the bottom and sends the warm air out the top).
Cons: Extremely difficult to work with. For starters, the motherboard comes right up against the 3.5 inch hard drive chasis. The power and data connectors for the backplane are somewhat difficult to get it. This all could have been avoided if the 3.5 inch drive chasis was removable.This could have been...
Summary: Well, I could use a replacement PCB for that bottom part of the drive cage. It is not worth sending it back though as the system is working fine so far. I would also recommend including SATA cables that match the case, since left handed versions appear to be special order.
Pros: This is ideal for a small home office server.
Cons: The SATA connection on the bottom PCB in the hot swap area broke shortly after beginning the install. The plastic portion came off leaving the thin metal strips attached. I was able to glue it back on, but it would have made a lot more sense to mount those connectors flat on the PCB.
Summary: I didn't realize when I bought this that there were NO front ports. None at all. Makes sense, but I wish there were a couple USB ports and an audio jack or something. As someone else mentioned, the front panel power switch was three pins, not two, and my motherboard was two.
Pros: I like the design a lot, makes it really easy to work inside of. Looks nice, holds a ton of hard drives.
Cons: Why isn't anybody mentioning the power connectors? The bottom cage is mounted so that 90-degree SATA cables point into the bottom of the case. The RAID cage SATA connectors are backwards, again forcing a 90-degree cable into an obstruction - in this case, three *molex* power connectors. Yes, be s...
Summary: Un très bon produit (normal c'est du Lian-li). J'ai mis 3 étoiles car : - j'ai galéré pour caser les 7 disques durs 3,5" de mon serveur - la notice est quasiment inexistante (ou trop succincte) : par exemple pour brancher l'alimentation du hotwsap j'ai dû y aller à tatons (j'ai opté pour finalement...