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It looks like Lian Li released a new case recently. I'm sort of surprised that I haven't really seen it mentioned here. It has an all aluminum case and is actually completely black. It seems like a solid case.

Here is its listing on Newegg.







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I have a review sample; the review will be up tomorrow and I'll post it here. But it's a real nice case, pretty much exactly what I expected. Before anyone asks, no the side panel mesh isn't filtered, yes there is only one hard drive cage, yes the hard drive cage is removable, and no they don't include fan grills for the top fan mounts.
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I was mostly wondering about the water cooling options. Can you actually fit a 280mm rad in the front? It looks like the tanks wouldn't fit. If possible do you know the hole spacing? I also don't see any holes to mount 120mm fans in the front. I was a little disappointed by that tbh.
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I was mostly wondering about the water cooling options. Can you actually fit a 280mm rad in the front? It looks like the tanks wouldn't fit. If possible do you know the hole spacing? I also don't see any holes to mount 120mm fans in the front. I was a little disappointed by that tbh.

You can remove the HDD cage and hopefully that would let you install a 280mm rad, but I don't have one for testing. It looks like typical 15mm spacing between the fans, and there definitely aren't any 120mm fan holes in the front. They advertise 240mm rad support on top, mainly if you get their addon fan cover for the top panel (otherwise there is too little space). I finished the review today, here it is.
Edited by boredgunner - 11/11/12 at 4:04pm
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Well, I just got my case. I have to say that I was shocked with how light this thing is. I've never owned an all aluminum case. It seems really well built. I did notice a couple of small quirks. While you can remove the HDD cage there is a little stand that it mounts to that would remain on the floor and a little arm to secure it on the mobo tray. They are both riveted on so in order to remove those you would need to pop the rivets. Not a big deal imo. The other thing that I noticed is that the grommets aren't big enough for 1/2"x3/4" tubing so those would need to be replaced.

I also don't see any way of fitting a 280mm rad in the front without some serious modding. A 240 might fit pretty easily with one of those Koolance 120 to 140mm brackets. That may not look too bad if you paint the bracket.

Also this case is currently on sale for $100 shipped on Newegg.
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