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post #1 of 5
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Hi guys,

I've been offered an old LianLi PC-70 case. Its an aluminium full tower and is in a pretty ok condition. Would this be a good case for water cooling? and hows the cable management for this case? I'm planning on doing a little modding to the case and am not sure how spray painting would work on aluminium.

My previous case was a NZXT Guardin 921, and the paint kept peeling off. 1 coat of primer + 3 coats of paint. Any advice?

Thanks guys
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3x4gb Corsair Dominaor + 3x1 gb Kingston Value Ram WD Black WD Green x 2 LG 
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post #2 of 5
It's a really old case, cable management is non-existent. The case was designed for air cooling, but from the looks of it, you probably can get away with a front rad and a rear 120mm one
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Originally Posted by Morizuno View Post
It's a really old case, cable management is non-existent. The case was designed for air cooling, but from the looks of it, you probably can get away with a front rad and a rear 120mm one
Would you recommend getting it? or would I be better off with another case? I'm getting it for just 50 bucks, seems to be a pretty good deal. I've a dremel and could cut some holes on the mobo tray for cable management. Not sure where would be a good place for the rads though.



Anyone have any advice on spray painting an aluminium case?
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i7 920 C0 at 4.0ghz Asus Rampage II Extreme Asus 5870 v2 + EK waterblock Sapphire 5870 
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3x4gb Corsair Dominaor + 3x1 gb Kingston Value Ram WD Black WD Green x 2 LG 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Apogee GT + EK XTX360 + 4xGentle Typhoon  Windows 7 64-bit Acer P203w; BENQ G2411HD Razer Tarantula 
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FSP1200w Lianli PC-70 Logitech G9 Razer Mantis Control 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 920 C0 at 4.0ghz Asus Rampage II Extreme Asus 5870 v2 + EK waterblock Sapphire 5870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
3x4gb Corsair Dominaor + 3x1 gb Kingston Value Ram WD Black WD Green x 2 LG 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Apogee GT + EK XTX360 + 4xGentle Typhoon  Windows 7 64-bit Acer P203w; BENQ G2411HD Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP1200w Lianli PC-70 Logitech G9 Razer Mantis Control 
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post #4 of 5
For 50 bucks, I'd say go for it. You will not be able to find something else like it for that price


I don't think there's much room behind the mobo trey for cable management, but it might work. From what it looks like, you can install a couple of http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21...tor_Black.html radiators in this case
Edited by Morizuno - 5/28/11 at 11:43pm
post #5 of 5
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Anyone have any idea what case is this?

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/unamed.jpg/

seller states that it is a thermalright case and its for sale for 20dollars. Should I go for this or for the Lianli at 50dollars?
My System
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 920 C0 at 4.0ghz Asus Rampage II Extreme Asus 5870 v2 + EK waterblock Sapphire 5870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
3x4gb Corsair Dominaor + 3x1 gb Kingston Value Ram WD Black WD Green x 2 LG 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Apogee GT + EK XTX360 + 4xGentle Typhoon  Windows 7 64-bit Acer P203w; BENQ G2411HD Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP1200w Lianli PC-70 Logitech G9 Razer Mantis Control 
Audio
Roccat Kave 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 920 C0 at 4.0ghz Asus Rampage II Extreme Asus 5870 v2 + EK waterblock Sapphire 5870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
3x4gb Corsair Dominaor + 3x1 gb Kingston Value Ram WD Black WD Green x 2 LG 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Apogee GT + EK XTX360 + 4xGentle Typhoon  Windows 7 64-bit Acer P203w; BENQ G2411HD Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP1200w Lianli PC-70 Logitech G9 Razer Mantis Control 
Audio
Roccat Kave 
  hide details  
Reply
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