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Introduction

If you are a computer enthusiast then you have heard of Lian Li. They make some of the best cases out there and have been doing it for years. One of my favorite cases of all time was the Lian Li PC-6089 case, to bad you can't really find it anymore. Today we are looking at a brand new case from Lian Li, the PC-A77. It features an all aluminum design, removable motherboard tray, and so many features that you just won't find on other cases. Let's take a look and see if Lian Li can impress us again.

Specifications
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Model: PC-A77
Case Type: Full Tower
Front Bezel Material: Aluminum
Color: Silver / Black
Side Panel: Plain
Body Material: Aluminum
5.25" Drive Bay: 12
3.25" Drive Bay: 9
Expansion Slot: 7
System Fan Front: 2x 12cm Ball-bearing
System Fan Rear: 2x 12cm Ball-bearing
I/O Ports: USB 2.0 x 4, IEEE 1394 x 1, eSATA x 1, HD + AC97 Audio

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A pretty in depth review of what seems like an interesting case.
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post #2 of 7
That is one big case! =O
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post #3 of 7
Looks like some nice touches, but I don't like the look of it - it's too 'plain' for a big case, just seems to miss that touch of quality most Lian Li cases have
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post #4 of 7
now that looks simple, clean, and nice

Tall cases like that are eye candy imo.
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post #5 of 7
eeek and i thought my lian li was huge!!!!
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post #6 of 7
you could shove 3 120's in the front of that sucker.
    
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post #7 of 7
that was big and nice looking. I just wish Lian Lis didn't have those premiums we all know and love...
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