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All I hear people say is how incredibly awesome their build quality is. I can say I've had a few damn good cases in the $30-40 range, so why is Lian Li any better than those?

Edit: I know this has been asked before but I'm adding calling BS to it.
    
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Basically the same reason why you have an Audi (A8?) as your avatar as opposed to a Honda Accord. They both will do the job, and quite well I might add, but the Lian Li cases have an extra amount of "umph" when it comes to making your computer about style and less about function only. The Lian Li cases will have much of the features that other case manufacturers do, and, as you mentioned, I hear they do have exceptional build quality. Another aspect of Lian Li cases is that they are usually made out of mostly aluminum, and not steel like most other cases. This gives you the real brushed aluminum look instead of just plastic with the facade of brushed aluminum (like my PS07 tongue.gif ). This also makes the case deceivingly light! thumb.gif

Lots of people also purchase them because they are "classy" (best way to describe it), and not too "gamey" and gimmicky. On their bigger cases, they offer lots of free canvas space for mods and customization.thumb.gif

At the end of the day, people will pay more for what they think is best for them, and what suits their taste. I wont deny that some sub $50 cases are very well built and are overall a great build space though, I bought a NZXT Source 210 for my folding rig, and I really enjoy it!

TL;DR- Style, Build Quality/Materials, Customization:D
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Basically the same reason why you have an Audi (A8?) as your avatar as opposed to a Honda Accord. They both will do the job, and quite well I might add, but the Lian Li cases have an extra amount of "umph" when it comes to making your computer about style and less about function only. The Lian Li cases will have much of the features that other case manufacturers do, and, as you mentioned, I hear they do have exceptional build quality. Another aspect of Lian Li cases is that they are usually made out of mostly aluminum, and not steel like most other cases. This gives you the real brushed aluminum look instead of just plastic with the facade of brushed aluminum (like my PS07 tongue.gif ).
Lots of people also purchase them because they are "classy" (best way to describe it), and not too "gamey" and gimmicky. On their bigger cases, they offer lots of free canvas space for mods and customization.thumb.gif
At the end of the day, people will pay more for what they think is best for them, and what suits their taste. I wont deny that some sub $50 cases are very well built and are overall a great build space though, I bought a NZXT Source 210 for my folding rig, and I really enjoy it!
TL;DR- Style, Build Quality/Materials, Customization:D

this... the couple lian-li cases I have used are much better and nicer than anything else I have used. Lian-li's have better quality than most, every detail is exhausted to perfection and nothing is missing or feels unfinished. oh and all aluminum is awesome! dont get me wrong, other companies do make good cases and I have owned quite a few (Corsair, silverstone, NZXT, CM, Antec, and some more) but the few lian-li's I have used have always impressed me.

edit: and before you call BS on it why dont you buy one before making judgement
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The Lian-Li K6-62 i have (no longer used) is the only windowed case ive ever owned that the window didn't fall out within 6 months.
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It's something that is hard to understand until you get it.

The rounded edges, the entirely aluminum construction, the perfect brushed finish, the smooth texture, the hint of quality it brings to an otherwise nerdy area of the house.

It's the same reason why people like the ASUS Zenbooks or MacBook Air/Pros over the plasticy notebooks. It looks, feels, and exuberates class.
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It's something that is hard to understand until you get it.
The rounded edges, the entirely aluminum construction, the perfect brushed finish, the smooth texture, the hint of quality it brings to an otherwise nerdy area of the house.
It's the same reason why people like the ASUS Zenbooks or MacBook Air/Pros over the plasticy notebooks. It looks, feels, and exuberates class.

Nice biggrin.gif
post #7 of 11
And on a smaller note, attention to detail and ease of use. Their removable front panel design is by far the best, front dust filters are usually easier to access than others, they have great cable management room, and the best tool free designs that aren't cheap plastic garbage. But like everyone else said, the classic style and build quality above all. I can't see myself buying anything but a Lian-Li or Silverstone case.

It's a shame that their cases seem to be discontinued so quickly in North America; the PC-V2120B disappeared from newegg (and it was $350, it dominates every comparable case in the price range) and even the PC-Z70 is gone. I guess people really prefer gaudy hideous cases, but also brand loyalty is a part of it (so many people only swear by Corsair or FD for no apparent reason).
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Basically the same reason why you have an Audi (A8?) as your avatar as opposed to a Honda Accord. They both will do the job, and quite well I might add, but the Lian Li cases have an extra amount of "umph" when it comes to making your computer about style and less about function only. The Lian Li cases will have much of the features that other case manufacturers do, and, as you mentioned, I hear they do have exceptional build quality. Another aspect of Lian Li cases is that they are usually made out of mostly aluminum, and not steel like most other cases. This gives you the real brushed aluminum look instead of just plastic with the facade of brushed aluminum (like my PS07 tongue.gif ). This also makes the case deceivingly light! thumb.gif
Lots of people also purchase them because they are "classy" (best way to describe it), and not too "gamey" and gimmicky. On their bigger cases, they offer lots of free canvas space for mods and customization.thumb.gif
At the end of the day, people will pay more for what they think is best for them, and what suits their taste. I wont deny that some sub $50 cases are very well built and are overall a great build space though, I bought a NZXT Source 210 for my folding rig, and I really enjoy it!
TL;DR- Style, Build Quality/Materials, Customization:D
I don't have a Honda Accord is the reason it's not in my avatar. But I get what you're saying. I guess I'll have to find a few people that have one and inspect it myself.

Edit: A7 lol I wish A8... sexy W12
Edited by Minnetonka16 - 11/28/12 at 7:44am
    
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All I hear people say is how incredibly awesome their build quality is. I can say I've had a few damn good cases in the $30-40 range, so why is Lian Li any better than those?
Edit: I know this has been asked before but I'm adding calling BS to it.


Go touch a Lian Li case.... you'll see.

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All I hear people say is how incredibly awesome their build quality is. I can say I've had a few damn good cases in the $30-40 range, so why is Lian Li any better than those?
Edit: I know this has been asked before but I'm adding calling BS to it.


Go touch a Lian Li case.... you'll see.

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I love the look of many of the Lian Li (not Lancool) cases however the fingerprint magnet properties kinda turns me off as well of having to deal with the dust that'll get its way into the brushed finish.

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