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Lian Li PC-A77FR Should the front be red or black?

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When you google for this case, or look on Lian Li's website, you will only find it completely in red aluminium, even the front mesh bezels. BUT, I just got mine delivered, and the front is black!

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After going through the 40 pages of results for "a77fr" I found 2 pages out of hundreds where the front is black, one italian onlineshop:
http://www.drako.it/drako_catalog/product_info.php?products_id=7993

and one post on an indonesian forum (picture is in the first spoiler in the post):
http://www.kaskus.us/showpost.php?p=326232667&postcount=9166

Everywhere else, every freakin review has ist completely in red, heck its even red on the damn packaging I got (on the side, where it shows the different models, black, silver, red, wonder if the same problem exists with the silver version)

Lian Li's support is non existant, even their email account is full! This is what I got from the contact form on their website:

Failed to deliver to 'service@lian-li.com'
LOCAL module(account service@lian-li.com) reports:
account is full (quota exceeded)


So what the hell is going on, does every online shop just use images from the same source, never looked into the package or ever sold one? (except that one italian shop) Am I the first person in the world who bought this case and noticed the front is black? It would not surprise me, since it is totally overpriced compared to the other colour version, and now it is not even completely red....
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post #2 of 6
hmmm you have couple options:
return it to the shop
get 5.25 front panels in red from lian li

it seems to me you got the wrong model #? where do you live? it sometimes depends
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I don't think there are any model numbers. I live in Germany, but ALL the german shops and hardware reviews have the bezels red. I asked my shop about it, and they have their purchase department check why the bezels were black.
I think the only likely result is me living with it, or painting them red myself, or returning it for money. I don't think return and getting another one would result in different colours. Lian Li does only have these bezels in black on their site.

Right now I am mostly wondering if any normal person that is not a hardware review site author has even gotten one of these in the red form from a normal retailer. It seems the only real person who ever bought one of these besides me is that indonesian guy, and his are black,too. I looked through all the pictures and all the search results on google...

If every shop that sells the red one and advertises with red bezels is actually selling them with black bezels, that would be somewhat outrageous, but it seems likely at this point. Especially since Lian Li themselves advertise the red bezel version on their site.

Edit: Actually there are model numbers, but I only find the same number everywhere, even the italian site with black bezels has the same as on amazon.de with red bezels. Same number at the shop I bought it at. The article number is 4718466001665. Pretty sure now there are no different versions.
Edited by jamotide - 1/19/11 at 4:07pm
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Well, think of it this way. Your optical drives will match better.
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Where did you buy it? Can we have a close up, and hopefully sharp, image of the finish? Is the top mesh black as well? It looks like it in the picture.

To me it sounds like someone took a black PC-A77F and painted it red on the outside, but didn't bother with the meshing. If the top mesh is the correct color, then it simply sounds like it came with the wrong 5.25" bay covers. In which case, you have to keep trying to contact Lian Li.

Do note that your case should be completely anodized red, not painted.
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post #6 of 6
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Just the front bezels are black. The rest is as pretty as advertised. The black on the roof are just the fan meshes.
I have figured out now what is going on, the italian online shop replied to me that this cases early versions used to have black front bezels and they are actually changing their pictures now! So I guess nobody ever bought this case in my shop and I received their first version....
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