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PSU gets heated up. In that case, it also blows hot air into the mobo.

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It doesn't blow hot air onto the motherboard. The PSU fan would act as a top exhaust essentially. If you have a good PSU then the extra heat is not a problem. You can get some pretty crazy airflow with a top mounted PSU, using the bottom for intakes instead (not the design of the PC-18 mind you).
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This has to be some kind of a joke right?
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I can't be the only one that notices the radeon 2900 in that pic... Lian Li really IS out of touch with the times.

Bonus points for having a bunch of disconnected fan and molex plugs just dangling on the mobo, and an AIO liquid cooler that isn't actually attached to anything.
Edited by Zero4549 - 10/27/15 at 5:01am
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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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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).

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I can't be the only one that notices the radeon 2900 in that pic... Lian Li really IS out of touch with the times.

Bonus points for having a bunch of disconnected fan and molex plugs just dangling on the mobo, and an AIO liquid cooler that isn't actually attached to anything.

Zero is right. Go to Lian Li's site and click the photo link; you'll see this pic. It's not tech-report's pic, but a lian li pr pic. Very dated as zero said.

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Edited by wermad - 10/27/15 at 9:24am
post #35 of 44
Graphics card is just a display prop really, why get something new when you have something that already works. The case doesn't look bad nor does the design. Upper mounted PSU cases do have benefits for people who prefer to leave their cases on carpet floor. I see cable management cutout holes on the motherboard tray, which shouldn't be too bad when sorting routed cables. Least to say the chassis meets or exceeds Intel's TAC 2.0 specifications from the overall design standpoint.
post #36 of 44
You can always buy dead hardware for cheap or give one to a sponsored user and have them take PR pics. It does give the notion that either they don't care or are falling behind in the rapid changing custom pc business. I'm sure they can afford either of these options or give it to an an employee who might be an enthusiast (they gotta have one).
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Hi all. Glad to see you all politely and constructively discussing this case wink.gif

I will admit, the pictures and computer bits in this were not the best. The factory does not get the newest computer tech. Lian Li is quite a small company. Mr. Wong is the whole design team. If you want internal water cooling, this is your case.

Yes, the tubes can reach the CPU. Nice assumptions there guys.
Yes, you can actually fit 2 rads inside. I have not installed the triple yet, but here is a sneak peek at my blog post picture. Yes, that is a R9 Nano, I have a full cover block for it, so I wanted to use it smile.gif
Yes, that is a EKWB predator, I will be putting the other predator on the door. It will be a tight fit!



 
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Not bad looking, though the cable management is a little lacking, are you saying that a 360 AIO can fit on the side as well as the 240mm in the front?..(Also what are those fans on the side panel?, they look like some pretty beefy 38mm thick ones).

One thing I would love to see Lian Li do is like a modernized variant of the PC-201 (I have an original 201-A though it has seen alot of modifying), you could make it house a massive water loop straight from the factory without any mods necessary (Like Little Devil cases for instance)..I could see alot of enthusiasts buying it (me included) instead of constantly seeing Corsair 900D's and Case Labs cases...would be refreshing to see.
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Hi all. Glad to see you all politely and constructively discussing this case wink.gif

I will admit, the pictures and computer bits in this were not the best. The factory does not get the newest computer tech. Lian Li is quite a small company. Mr. Wong is the whole design team. If you want internal water cooling, this is your case.

Yes, the tubes can reach the CPU. Nice assumptions there guys.
Yes, you can actually fit 2 rads inside. I have not installed the triple yet, but here is a sneak peek at my blog post picture. Yes, that is a R9 Nano, I have a full cover block for it, so I wanted to use it smile.gif
Yes, that is a EKWB predator, I will be putting the other predator on the door. It will be a tight fit!




Mr. Wong is a beast.
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Yes, I am saying I will get the 360 AIO from EKWB in there as well (probably, maybe). Its only 1/2 done now, and yes, I need to manage the cables.

Fans you say... Well, those are 6000RPM Jj
Jou Jye fans, usually we say Jj as its Chinese and us English speakers just can't say it correctly. http://www.jj-computer.com/index.php
http://www.jj-computer.com/media/cm_files/funkykit_bw-1238b-pwm.PDF

I can pass on the thoughts to Mr. Wong, the designer. I go out there next Tuesday to see the new cases, and wow, are there some spectacular new cases.

Oh, you can't see it, but there is a WD Velociraptor HDD mounted on the back. It almost fits, I had to give it a bit of a squeeze to get it in. But it does fit.
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