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Hardware Lian-Li V350

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 17 Oct 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2007/10/17/lian-li_v350/1

    We love all cases great and small, so it's only fair that we have a look at the new MicroATX case from Lian-Li. But is the V350 a new miniature champ or just a very small shrimp in a very big ocean? We find out in our comprehensive review of this brand new case.

    :D
     
  2. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    i like it looks like an excellent case for my 690g

    which PSU did you use?
     
  3. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Yep, an Ultra X3 600W. Well spotted Tile!
     
  4. Darkedge

    Darkedge New Member

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    "Taiwanese equivalent of John Romero running around shouting that “Design is law!â€￾ as minions churn out incredibly gorgeous PC cases of all shapes and sizes."

    John Romero shouting design is law??? I just can't work out how horrifying that sentence is. John Romero, is and always will be a complete muppet so please NO!

    Interesting case though but not a patch on a shuttle it seems.
     
  5. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    We've found a newest height of geekdom - quoting a slogan from a late 90s game and referencing a PA cartoon parodying it.

    Winn0r!
     
  7. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Great review, I think I will be avoiding that then...
    Whats with
    on the last page? Why can't I see the left and right pictures big:waah:?
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Well, it's obviously three larger pictures shrunk down into one. I tried for ages to get the balances and levels and detail just right on the larger pictures, but couldn't quite manage it. In the end, since the first two were already seen essentially I just skipped it to the middle pic and hope nobody would mind. If its that important to you I can sort out the other two pics individually.
     
  9. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Joe, that's most definitely a firewire 400 port on the side, not an e-SATA (bottom of p2, there was also a typo somewhere, on instead of one or something).

    Anyways, nice review. I wouldn't mind seeing that kind of mini-case being used for that mid-tower Mac thing all of my fellow fanboy breathren have been hoping for :D *braces for impact*
     
  10. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    :blush: Fixed...
     
  11. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    those cases are made to put hw in once, place it in your grannies living room and never open it again...

    so it doesnt really matter if they arent the easiest ones to work with on the inside....
     
  12. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    It does if your granny spills tea on it.
     
  13. koola

    koola Banned

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    I had a v300 and got rid of it because of those stupid little screws on both side pannels. They really are a PITA to get in when the whole frame is bent slightly.

    On a plus, they have rubber mounted HDDs so they shouldn't shake rattle an roll and two nice intake fans.
     
  14. rgsaunders

    rgsaunders Old Computer Tech

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    First step after assembling a system in a Lian-Li case (or before if you want to save some extra work), is to replace all the fans that came with the case with something like the Silenx or Silverstone low noise high cfrm units. The stock Lian-Li fans are quiet but provide virtually no air flow. It is also worth noting that removing the stock intake and exhaust aperatures on the case (a hole saw works well), will signifcantly increase the efficiency of the replacement fans. Lian-Li cases are elegant, however they do require modification to provide effective cooling.
     
  15. Naberius

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    Thats far too big, i'd much rather have something like a Silverstone Sugo.
     
  16. xPaladin

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    Maybe we should try to blend the case.
     
  17. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I never understood the point of having your optical drive on the side, now you can't put it on a corner a desk which is in the corner of a wall.a either you will not have access to the power button or the optical drive tray.
     
  18. Tim S

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    That would be awesome. :hehe:
     
  19. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    huh well its not to bad of a case when your really look at it, and looks like there is a little more room to work with then the smaller SF cases out there, Im currently using a TT Lanbox Lite and its a nice size but a tight fit to work with everything and I shoved a water cooling system in mine too lol
     
  20. Fozzy

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    Just thought I should note that adding a second HDD in this case sharply increases temperatures. I have the little brother of this case, the v300 and it gets toasty. I have watercooling, 2 120mm fans running into the case, 3 HDD's (1 in the CD bay) a 7900GTX, 1 CD/DVD drive, 650w PSU, 2gigs of ram..... I run with the side panels off and it's still pretty hot.
     
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