Summary: This is surely one of the most attractive cases, and has the high build-quality you associate with Lian-li (it's my fourth). How it differs from the usual mid-tower Lian-lis is in its size and finish. Top to bottom it's just the size of an ATX motherboard, and the finish is a matte black, not the piano black that is a magnet for fingerprints.
Summary: Very simple fittings for every thing except the PSU. Nice and quiet, with no rattles and looks the dogs wobblers. This discs mount via slotted rubber washers which is a lovely simple, quiet solution. SSDs are mounted at the bottom of the case, so you need a long SATA lead. The bug bear is a rather crazy (I don't know if other manufacturers do this) of mounting the PSU.
Summary: Brilliant case. I was amazed that my full sized ATX board could fit in this. The quality is excellent. My only problem is that the airflow isn't sufficient for a high end PC. I have an 8 core, with a 7900 graphics card. Removing the fan plate on the top of the case and installing another 14cm fan fixed this.
Summary: Just built a new computer using a Black Lian Li case. This has to be the Rolls Royce of cases for the money. It is very elegant, stylish and sturdy with a fantastic finish. It is very quite and does not have lots fancy lights; very discrete. I had no problems installing all the appropriate componets etc.
Summary: I have owned 2 previous cases from Lian-Li and a number of others from reputable manufacturers including Silverstone, each time I buy other kinds I end up being dissapointed. Lian deliver quality, efficient cases and good look. Not going to try and buy another make in future.
Summary: Seriously, aluminum cases are light. It's amazing. Definitely worth the money.
Pros: One of the best cases I've ever owned -- I don't know why I didn't buy a Lian Li case earlier. The all aluminum construction means it's light but still strong (compared to picking up an old-fashioned steel case, you can really tell the difference). Everything gets routed nice and easy and easy on the inside, and there's ample space to hide cables so that it looks tidy.
Cons: The only downside is when you choose to mount a fan on the top fo the case, there's no grate protecting the fan -- it's basically just an open hole right into your computer. I've been careful not to drop anything down it, but it'd be terrible if anything does.
Summary: I knew about the size limitations but bought this case anyway. In the end I am glad I did. If you are patient then you can assemble this well even with full size parts. Just don't expect to open it up and tinker with it often!
Pros: As always with a Lian Li case, it is well built and looks good. Components are easy to install...so long as they are small enough.
Cons: This case really can fit a full size ATX board, power supply and GPU, but it becomes a very tight fit when using full size parts. The front power supply position is an excellent use a space, but if you are using a power supply that is longer than average then it can interfere with ports on your motherboard. For me it blocked 3 out of the 6 SATA connectors and forced me to use right-angle connectors on the ports that I could use.
Summary: I am dumbfounded what a beautiful and well thought-out case this is. It doesn't go together any quicker than a normal case because there is ALWAYS some extra bracket or do-wicky to deal with such as the quick releases on the drive case. After the build is all together, one does marvel at how good the build looks. I didn't find the metal work to be flimsy as I've had other AL cases before.
Pros: 1. Good price, good deliver, good packaging. 2. Attractive smallest case that fits an ATX but looks like an mATX case. 3. Most everything that you need is included, even the post speaker that I stressed I had no post speaker and there it was included LOL Lots of nice screws. 4. It is EASY to work with, in fact, much easier than an mATX case in which it is hard to get both hands inside at once, but no such problem with this case.
Cons: 1. The unusual power supply placement, of course. I always wondered why someone didn't put a PS in that big empty space at the bottom front of the case, and Lian Li has! 2. I stressed that the PS I had was extra long and what was I to do? There are an extra set of bracket holes at the bottom, so just move the rear fastening bracket over to the alternate set. Problem solved. The ATX motherboard I had still left plenty of room and cable management was not a problem. I d...
Summary: Power supply sits at bottom front of case. my old supply had too short a lead to connect to the motherboard. got a new supply. never a bad idea.
Pros: Sleek, smooth, minimalistic brushed black aluminum finish Everything is logical and fits nicely together Second one of these I've owned, my son has the first one Looks terrific there, replacing a 10 year old yellow case Did I mention that it is beautiful?
Cons: No room behind motherboard tray for cable routing Only room for three 3.5" hard drives
Summary: Anyone that says that this case is hard to work with, should see some of the cases I have built over the last 14 years. I had cut fingers, knuckles etc from these cases. I am used all different brands, some better than others.
Pros: Good quality easy to install items in case like the front mount power supply Air movement is very good Everything well thought out and designed Room to run cables behind motherboard tray. Some has said metal is thin, but its of high quality of which makes up. Very good finish inside and out