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Lian-Li's latest case, the PC-18, seems ready for those who want to be absolutely sure their graphics card (or cards) won't be starved for airflow. This ATX mid-tower includes a removable, swing-out bracket in its main chamber that can hold up to three 120-mm fans or two 140-mm spinners. It also doubles as a radiator mount for 280-mm or 360-mm heat exchangers.

source: http://techreport.com/news/29194/lian-li-pc-18-case-looks-like-a-blast-from-the-past\

Lian-Li PC-18 product page: http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-18/
Edited by TheBloodEagle - 10/16/15 at 6:51pm
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Interesting. I like the swing out bracket idea. I wonder what GPU is in there thinking.gif To me it looks like an old AMD 4870...

Edit: Doesnt look too good for cable management though.
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Not my cup of tea.
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Originally Posted by spacegoast View Post

Interesting. I like the swing out bracket idea. I wonder what GPU is in there thinking.gif To me it looks like an old AMD 4870...

Yup, that's a Sapphire 4870.

Pretty poor picture from TechReport though: radiator is pretty beat up, pump isn't even mounted to anything (just dangling there), random Molex connector draped over the motherboard and the RAM slots are all empty.
 
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Is it comic sans I see on their website?
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kind of reminds me of one of those old generic beige cases, except white..
    
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this is the worst product display picture I have seen this year
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this is the worst product display picture I have seen this year

I was thinking the same thing, that has to be the most unflattering display of a new case. The hardware inside doesn't help either being rather old, plus the fact the rad isn't even connected to anything and looks in poor condition.

Bet Lian-Li are less than impressed with TechReport lol, unless it's Lian Li's own images (god forbid).
Edited by Mhill2029 - 10/16/15 at 10:40pm
 
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I was thinking the same thing, that has to be the most unflattering display of a new case. The hardware inside doesn't help either being rather old, plus the fact the rad isn't even connected to anything and looks in poor condition.

Bet Lian-Li are less than impressed with TechReport lol, unless it's Lian Li's own images (god forbid).
Maybe that was their intention, to either put down the case or just say old an used stuff should go into it.
I know nothing of techreport, but typically when someone puts something like this forward, they are trying to say something.


Although I wouldn't use this case, it's quite clean thought. Not worth 150$ imho.

More images.


Guru3d has the same type of image:

So does Tech Power Up


looks like the pictures might be from Lian Li....?

e) Found a decent picture from a German site


Looks like this case isn't CPU rad friendly for that bracket.
Edited by Skye12977 - 10/16/15 at 10:52pm
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Personally i think it's about time these companies stopped making rectangle towers, it's now bland and every case looks like any other these days.
 
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