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Hardware Lian Li PC-P50 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 29 May 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2009/05/29/lian-li-pc-p50-review/1

    We're looking at another aluminium entry from the Taiwanese chassis builders of excellence, Lian Li. With two 140mm fans in the roof and an entirely tooless installation system, the PC-P50 has potential, but how does it compare with the likes of the Antec's Nine Hundred Two?
     
  2. Tyrmot

    Tyrmot New Member

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    The penguin slide! Now that was awesome. Will b-t be reviewing it too? ;)
     
  3. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    This is what the 900 should have been
     
  4. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Now that is a very nice case, I would not hesitate in buying one. Much nicer than the plastastic Antec 900.
     
  5. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    two typos when refereing to the Antec 900
    and again in the last paragraph.

    Nice review though ;)
     
  6. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Fixed :D
     
  7. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    "Value and Final Thoughts
    The most obvious rival for the PC-P50 to pin down to the count of three, is the Antec Nice Hundred Two. "

    Antec Nice Hundred Two :) good name for good case
     
  8. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    This is what happens when you're editing content and you're going to Computex in under 24 hours and still have about 4,000 words for your own article to write :S
     
  9. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    I've been wondering (and the pictures in the article don't really show the right angle), what's the possibilities for mounting a radiator in the case roof, just under the top fans?
    Is there enough room between the roof and the top of the motherboard, and is there anywhere a dual 120mm rad could be mounted?
     
  10. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    If I ever want something bigger than my PC-A06B, this will be it!
     
  11. SlowMotionSuicide

    SlowMotionSuicide Come Hell or High Water

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    Yeh, shame this wasn't available a month go, i'd had taken this over antec 902 I bought back then. It's been a great case otherwise but the top is hideous:(
     
  12. bowman

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    'Why Lian Li thought it would be a good idea to make a PC case shaped like a hotel shaped like a sail remains a mystery.'

    Once every 6 months they take their best engineers and give them acid then lock them in a room. Some times it results in genius, other times it results in things like this.
     
  13. Rocket_Knight64

    Rocket_Knight64 New Member

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    An interesting experiment you might want to try is to turn one or both of the 140mm fans arround to be intakes (like the Silverstone Fortress). I've done this in a PC-A17 which is closely related and saw a 5'C drop in CPU temp (with a TRUE)! Not too nice on the dust front though.

    They only thing I can think of that detract from its good looks are the front panel ports. They are Antec 900 ugly and dust prone. The A17 packs in more ports and covers them with a dust flap. Lian-Li really dropped the ball here (more so or a 'premium' product).

    Larger photos and a upwards shot of the interior would be nice.
     
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  15. Ross1

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    Shame they didnt include one of their HDD mount kits... 3 hard drives really isnt enough.

    I have.... 9 in my PC-A77 at the moment, with a HUGE amount of room to spare. I think that case with the top of the pc-p50 would be pretty interesting. The top panel of the pc-A77 is probably its weakest part.... the buttons arent great, the flap hiding the ports arent great, and there are no fans at the top.
     
  16. logan'srun

    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

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    9 hard drives? Is it a server you want or a standard desktop/gaming case? With 1TB and bigger drives available today, I see no need for large HD cases anymore. Unless it's for business applications/server type stuff than 4TB with 1 SSD/or High Speed Boot Drive is more than enough for the home environment. If not, get a NAS. . .
     
  17. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Another great read; the review was very thorough as usual. I really like this chassis, but that's not unusual considering my gravitation towards LiLi's work. I'm not sold on the 'toolless' crap though. I'm a modder who likes to use tools, so little latches and crap like that make it annoying, lol. I like a simple set of screws holding a drive in, not some finicky piece of plastic and/or metal, but that's personal preference, of course. I'd gladly choose this over the (probably obvious) competitor Antec's 902, simply because I hate steel. ;)
     
  18. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    I miss wATX or rather reverse ATX cases, those are always my favorite.
     
  19. Jojii

    Jojii hardware freak

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    I have to say I disagree with most of what you said about updating the testing procedure. Heat is heat no matter what components are used to generate it. Having passive cooled hardware is a bonus because it reflects the work done by the case and not by the internal component's fans. BUT I do agree with you (kinda) about graphics cards. One of my biggest concerns when buying a case is if these increasing long graphics cads will fit. Maybe I won't buy one now but I'd feel better if in the future I decide to upgrade and knew what limitations are on my graphics card's manliness.

    Anyways good review
     
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  20. UnFixed

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    FYI, link to Lian-Li website is spelled wrong. Bad link.
     
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