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Old 17th Mar 2011, 07:52   #1
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Lian Li PC-V2120 Review

Lian Li's PC-V2120 luxury case costs more than some full PCs; can it possibly be worth the price?

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...v2120-review/1
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Old 17th Mar 2011, 08:16   #2
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Well, this case is not really meant to be air cooled. I mean look at the top - you see three removable 12cm spots. Which means - 360 radiator. Put the rest of the water cooling kit somewhere in the case, and you got an internal 360 radiator with water cooling loop.
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Slight typo on testing page, as you've got antec 100 at the top. Nice case though
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Interesting review.

Any chance of including the Lian Li PC-V1020 in your case charts? You reviewed the case here:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cas...v1020-review/1
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Interesting review.

Any chance of including the Lian Li PC-V1020 in your case charts? You reviewed the case here:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cas...v1020-review/1
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"Raising the height of the case is what Lian Li calls a VGA pillar bar; a strut of aluminium that can be used to support the weight of larger graphics cards. However, the fittings for doing this are fiddly and the fact that the pillar bar intrudes into the case reducing CPU cooler clearance considerably means that its a waste of aluminium. "

Unless you're watercooling and have 7 full cover GPU blocks... not like I could ever afford, or need that, but still, there are those who can and do (well, say they do )
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The price is horrendous! You can pick up an NZXT Phantom case for 1/3 of that and it is a better design overall.
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@tigertop1: you know, plastic&steel vs aluminum... For you who don't mind the difference in materials, it is really not worth it.

Oh wait, you missed the main reason this case exists. Please, put your glasses on, do your math and count the number of PCI slots this case handles. Then look at NZXT Phantom and tell me where do you put your EVGA SR-2 in it. Because this case is designed for EVGA SR-2, not your average ATX board.
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The title on the top of page 3 reads "Antec One Hundred Cooling Performance"

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...v2120-review/3
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Can we get a retest with an sr-2 board + water cooling setup and the 4 gpus people are gonna stick in it instead of this stupid test setup that proves nothing as no one will spend 400 to put a 100 motherboard in it.

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And what comparison would be useful with all that enormous hardware which only fits in one case?

With plain-old ATX hardware it's a useful comparison on its raw air-cooling performance, if it can't cool a single CPU system decently what difference does piling it full of gear make?
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Can we get a retest with an sr-2 board + water cooling setup and the 4 gpus people are gonna stick in it instead of this stupid test setup that proves nothing as no one will spend 400 to put a 100 motherboard in it.

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Do you seriously expect bit-tech to go to all that cost & effort for one case test?
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With plain-old ATX hardware it's a useful comparison on its raw air-cooling performance, if it can't cool a single CPU system decently what difference does piling it full of gear make?
You know, there are lots of cases which suck as air-cooling cases, but excel as watercooling cases. This case is exactly this - a perfect water cooling case with place for 360 rad at top and lots of space for the rest of the water cooling kit - all internal, no external radiators needed.
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Can we get a retest with an sr-2 board + water cooling setup and the 4 gpus people are gonna stick in it instead of this stupid test setup that proves nothing as no one will spend 400 to put a 100 motherboard in it.

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Do you seriously expect bit-tech to go to all that cost & effort for one case test?
Although the tone is inappropriate, he does have a point. Either do a test for a 400 case with hardware that would justify the cost or just don't bother. Btw I think that it is probably too much effort to put an SR2 and a 3-4 GPU setup with waterloops for testing what is a very niche product. And I don't think anyone has the time or money to do that anyway. But testing it as a standard aircooling case is not what this case was designed for I think.
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With plain-old ATX hardware it's a useful comparison on its raw air-cooling performance, if it can't cool a single CPU system decently what difference does piling it full of gear make?
You know, there are lots of cases which suck as air-cooling cases, but excel as watercooling cases. This case is exactly this - a perfect water cooling case with place for 360 rad at top and lots of space for the rest of the water cooling kit - all internal, no external radiators needed.
If this is such a great case for watercooling what is it doing with 5 big fans???!!! 'Cos no one is going to use it in an aircooling role with so meany cheaper and better aircool cases around
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Bit tech test methods are well known i like them in a standard atx case

When your reviewing something that is designed for sr2 duel CPU and many gpus all of which will end up under water cooling then you expect a bit more effort than the bog standard air tests of which prove it's a poor air cooling case most enthusiast on this site could of told you as much without the review.

Due to the huge gaps between the fans and the hardware

There is less than 5 e atx cases that you can buy in the uk many resort to building there own or importing big case mods which can cost more than this.

Value comparison to what please is there another competing product in the uk or reviewed by this site. But tech have reviewed the sr2 I'd hazard a be they still have it even if they just tested it under air we would see a better extract of what is been sold
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