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Hardware Lian Li PC-8FIR Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 31 Aug 2010.

  1. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    It's a trade off between thickness and weight. Look at the NZXT Adamas - 3mm of aluminium made it a ****ing brick, in both strength and weight.
     
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  2. 51lver

    51lver Forever Hungry

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    I wonder would temps would be different if the 140mm fan was install?
    Inside looks like Fractal R2. I would just assume the temp would be slimilar to the R2?
     
  3. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Is this the original spider case thats been around for a few years or a tart up and called a slightly different name? The pinks not to bad in the flesh, but it's an awful lot of money for a case no matter how you look at it.
    One thing though, if you suffer from arachnophobia it's not going to be top of the shopping list.
     
  4. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE New Member

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    this is utterly horrible to look at the color is awful and that spidershaped window looks like a 2 year old designed it. HUGE fail from lian li. What ever happened to the cool sleek designs of Lian lis past. My PC-201 is still an absolutely awesome case in every detail and thats what we should expect from Lian li not this new crap.
     
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    eVoPhantom New Member

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    Dislike the spider window but think people are being a little to harsh on the colour myself.
     
  6. koola

    koola Banned

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    That price is shocking! If only they would let Lancool make some, would be much cheaper with the price of Alu being at an all time high.
     
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    Atomik76 New Member

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    Love the red case, but don't care for the spider window. Does Lian-Li make a side panel window that will fit this case? Don't care if it's black, just need another plain window. Anyone know the part # ?
     
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    azrael- I'm special...

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    I believe the W-LM2AB-2 should do the trick. It's their new "standard" left-side side panel.
     
  9. JaccoW

    JaccoW Overspender on keyboards

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    At the start of the review you said: " Priced at £250, the PC-8FIR is the most expensive cases we've ever reviewed,..."
    Now I assume you mean "one of the most expensive cases", since you reviewed this one a few years ago. Which came at a price of £259 (and still hasn't come down that much)
    :p

    If only this case had a black exterior and just a red interior like some of the cases from Windy, it would be a lot less gaudy. Even tastefully cool maybe.
     
  10. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Good spot and yes we did mean 'one of the most expensive'.
     
  11. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Circa £145 (inc 19% VAT & UK delivery) if you buy from caseking.de, makes it a slightly better deal...:D
     
  12. Aragon Speed

    Aragon Speed Busily modding X3: Terran Conflict

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    £250? FOR A CASE????

    Move along, nothing to see here.
     
  13. JaccoW

    JaccoW Overspender on keyboards

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    £150! For a cpu/gpu/psu???
    Maybe you are not willing to spend that kind of money on a case but some are.

    I bought a £200 case and it's probably the only original part except for (part of) the hdd's.
    Everything else has been replaced or upgraded at least once.
    So was it a lot of money? Maybe.
    Was it expensive? Not much more than some people pay for cases in the same period.
     
  14. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Just picked the black version of this up from aria for £88 (brand new on their super special web deals). An absolute bargain! Normally they sell them for about £115. No one except an idiot would have paid over £200 for it i'm sure...

    So how would you rate it at under £100 then?
    I'd say value 8/10
    and overall 9/10.


    Features only 6/10 (are you kidding? - its one of the few to have 2 top-accessible usb3 ports)?
    At least features 7/10.

    Also, the psu can suck in air from the bottom of the case, as there are slits in it and it sits on legs.
     
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