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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 10:32 PM
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For those of you criticizing price please pay more attention. This is not apples to apples. The 540 is plastic and steel. Lian li offers anodized aluminum and generally solid build quality. I'm not criticizing Corsair, but they raw materials are not on the same level.

The 540 is very appealing to me, but the plastic front has no appeal to me. On the flip side I love anodized black aluminum, but the LL case is ugly as all get out to me.

Just remember that aluminum is freaking expensive and that is a lot of the cost

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Aluminum is not "freaking expensive"...it's just more expensive (per pound) than most steels and plastics. Aluminum is cheap generally speaking.

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That Lian Li D600 looks really nice, enorumous amount of room for radiators.
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Aluminum is not "freaking expensive"...it's just more expensive (per pound) than most steels and plastics. Aluminum is cheap generally speaking.

, it is expensive. The costs of metals is a lot higher than it used to be. Aluminum falls under that category. My point was that you can't compare cases that have large portions of plastic to those that have almost none. Secondly, mild or lower grade steals are definitely cheaper. We as consumers don't buy metal by the pound....

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Then the case I just made must have cost a fortune rolleyes.gif

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What you consider a fortunate and what others consider are subjective. Did it cost more than $149? Cause plenty of people balk at the price of the 540D. Personally I don't mind dropping some coin on a nice quality case or considering fabbing one from scratch. Getting a case anodized can be a pita as well. A lot of times it is not local and then you end up shipping cases out to receive work that you could've just purchased in the case above.

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The aluminum for the fab was less than $60

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Was from a local welder... no idea where he gets his stuff from.

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Despite having a pretty cool looking GS600 PSU, I actually like that the 540 puts the PSU on the other side. It makes less clutter since all the power cables will come from the other side. Better Air flow.

What I like about the D600 is the cooling on the other side. Front intakes and rear exhaust. Also the wide options for drives. Nine full, vented bays are definitely better than two vertical bays and a four 2.5"-only cage.

Externally, I like the 540 better. The bevels and contours give it elegance over the corners of the D600.

Price point? It's really up for what you have budget for. I think both are priced reasonably (that is if the D600 won't be more than $300).

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Cutting up the other side panel for another window might be a better idea for D600 especially if you have a complicated water cooling setup.
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