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90 miles + $8 tolls + $20 = PC-71

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while browsing craigslist today I came across a Lian Li PC-71 for $20. I contacted the seller and he still had it. Only problem was that he lived about 45 miles away and had to be somewhere in an hour. On the way there I had to stop at 4 tolls paying $1 each and the same thing on the way back. Probably wasted about 4 gallons of gas at $2.00/gallon. Total I probably spent about $36 and 1-1/2 hours getting this case.

By the time I got to pick it up, it was kind of dark, and the starbucks parking lot was not lit very well. It was also about 28°F outside and I didn't want to be outside very long. As a result, I pretty much had a mystery box in my backseat until I got home. I had previously seen pics and the case didn't look horrible. After driving 45 minutes I was pretty much going to buy the case regardless.

Without further ado, this is what I came home with. You'll notice that it needs a little bit of TLC.

A little dusty


Can I haz carbon fiber





The Feet


More dust


There is a gap here, the screw that holds the front plate isn't holding anything. I think the bracket behind is broekn.


I temporarily borrowed the side panel and put it on my rocketfish until I stop being lazy and make a window for it.
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Nice!
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Baller.

I'd make the same drive for that.

Edit: Real nice looking Rocketfish btw.
    
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secks.....same thing i'm about to do...76miles to get a case to save $40 dollars
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Today I got to messing around with the new case. I still don't know what I'm going to do with it, I mainly bought it because it was a good deal on a full tower lian li.

After a little TLC, I realized that the case is actually in pretty good condition. Only a few things wrong, a couple of scratches and a few minor parts missing.

The side panel is a little scuffed, but not even noticeable from over 1ft away. Everything on the inside is in really good shape, it's just missing all but one of the pci slot cover things. Two of the feet are broken and some of the clips that hold the front panel are missing.

You can see in the 2nd pic that the front panel only has two of the clips needed to hold it in place and the case itself has 3 of the plastic pieces that the clips snap on to. Other than that, the case is in great shape.

I was also planning on replacing the fans, but I found out that 80mm fans cost an arm and a leg. I'll either stick with what I got or try to mod it to fit 120mm fans.

Now I just need to find something to put inside it.




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nice cases man. That's some commitment to your build haha, but totally worth it
    
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Why do craiglist sellers always want to meet at starbucks? I bought some ram and we also met up at starbucks. Kinda wierd.

Anyway nice case. Can't beat 20 dollars, even with all the expenses it was still worth it.
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