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Did you just that???

Lian Li = Sexy Design, Lightweight and strong Aluminum, first to ever update their case with USB 3.0, clean lines......Mate I can go on and on for days, 700D/800D's and HAF's are so overrated, nearly everyone and their entire family owns one or two......
700D/800D = Crap Airflow
HAF = get ready to buy crates of compressed air.......the battle with dust will never end.
Perhaps the reason everybody and their entire family does not own one or two Lian Li is due to the fact that they are irritatingly overpriced, have crap for cable management unless you Dremel your own, and at times do not even offer a windowed side panel.
Curious they even sell as many as they do
    
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Cooler Master Cosmos S in terms of size and bang per buck...

The gromets in the 700/800 D are horrid!
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Lvl 10 GT series is only $260. and it has USB 3.0.
And Level 10 GT has nothing in common with the original Level 10 in design. ..apart from the the exterior panel behind the motherboard. GT is just another overpriced (and plug-ugly IMHO) plastic ATX box tower.
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post #104 of 285
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Perhaps the reason everybody and their entire family does not own one or two Lian Li is due to the fact that they are irritatingly overpriced, have crap for cable management unless you Dremel your own, and at times do not even offer a windowed side panel.
Curious they even sell as many as they do
perfect answer. also theyre case layouts are often bizarre (e.g. A05 and X1000)
    
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Perhaps the reason everybody and their entire family does not own one or two Lian Li is due to the fact that they are irritatingly overpriced, have crap for cable management unless you Dremel your own, and at times do not even offer a windowed side panel.
Curious they even sell as many as they do
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...s_index=62&g=f

cable management is pretty good IMHO, its you 800D owners complaining no rubber bits in the holes

You pay a premium for Lian Li (or Silverstone) because of ALUMINUM. Want a Lian Li but cheaper? GET A LANCOOL.
If Lian Li never made the V series line of cases, Corsair would never had made the 700D/800D. I suggest you look over some of the older V series and see the resemblance between it and corsair.
Want a windowed Side panel? YOU CAN BUY ONE FROM THEM.
Please go check the Historic Model & Case Accessories Sections of their website before you make any more silly assumptions.
The HAF is too boy-gamer for me, 800D only good if you water cool...
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perfect answer. also theyre case layouts are often bizarre (e.g. A05 and X1000)
a05 is a lovely little case, check out their club in ocn, easy to mod.....

X1000 looks pretty cool
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a05 is a lovely little case, check out their club in ocn, easy to mod.....

X1000 looks pretty cool
the A05 is just super limited in drive options and GPU cooling performance. Also I dont see why I would want my PSU at the front of the case.
X1000 just makes no practical sense
    
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Perhaps the reason everybody and their entire family does not own one or two Lian Li is due to the fact that they are irritatingly overpriced, have crap for cable management unless you Dremel your own, and at times do not even offer a windowed side panel.
Curious they even sell as many as they do
You know what "irritates" me about the Lian-Li Lancool line of cases? The half-way 5.25" bay tool-less clips on only the top two bays while the rest one has to use screws/thumb screws. It's like have all of them one way or another - just makes the interior of the case look halfway done. Maybe there a real logical reason why they made them that way.

Having said this that wouldn't stop me from getting their case(s) at the right price if the mood catches me at the right time.
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IMO Lian Li's look like they were designed by engineers, for the most part, not industrial designers. They may well be decently engineered and manufactured, don't get me wrong; my point is that, aesthetically, they don't look like they were designed by people that graduated from an industrial design program.

I think most aftermarket cases suffer from either generic-looks syndrome, or overwrought alien-cyber-fortress-xtreme-gamer-a-teenage-boy-would-probably-like-it aesthetics. There's a serious lack of clean, modern, understated and minimalist industrial design in the aftermarket case world. Compared to the ID of a typical Apple or even Dell, most aftermarket cases are miles behind. I can only chalk it up to case companies being unwilling, for the most part, to invest in hiring good industrial design teams.

Personally, my own love of good design and frustration with the state of aftermarket cases has led me to create designs of my own (despite being just an amateur), though at this point they only exist as CAD models. While I don't have the resources to bring these designs to fruition myself, in hope of the off chance of bringing them to market I've entered one of my designs into a design competition sponsored by Aquatuning and Phobya, in which the winning design will be going into production. It's a long shot, to be sure, but it's something.
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IMO Lian Li's look like they were designed by engineers, for the most part, not industrial designers. They may well be decently engineered and manufactured, don't get me wrong; my point is that, aesthetically, they don't look like they were designed by people that graduated from an industrial design program.

I think most aftermarket cases suffer from either generic-looks syndrome, or overwrought alien-cyber-fortress-xtreme-gamer-a-teenage-boy-would-probably-like-it aesthetics. There's a serious lack of clean, modern, understated and minimalist industrial design in the aftermarket case world. Compared to the ID of a typical Apple or even Dell, most aftermarket cases are miles behind. I can only chalk it up to case companies being unwilling, for the most part, to invest in hiring good industrial design teams.

Personally, my own love of good design and frustration with the state of aftermarket cases has led me to create designs of my own (despite being just an amateur), though at this point they only exist as CAD models. While I don't have the resources to bring these designs to fruition myself, in hope of the off chance of bringing them to market I've entered one of my designs into a design competition sponsored by Aquatuning and Phobya, in which the winning design will be going into production. It's a long shot, to be sure, but it's something.
They aren't that hard to find. But you usually have go go to Case Labs or Mountain Mods, or some other custom or semi-custom outfit to get it. And pay a pretty penny.
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