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Lian Li 70 case w/ USB

Former staff writer    -   February 23, 2002


System
  • Tyan Tiger S2640 Motherboard
  • Kingston PC2100 DDR ECC Registered memory
  • Geforce 3 ti 500 (Review here)
  • SB Live! X-Gamer (Review here)
  • NewQ Gold EQ
  • CrystalFontz 4x20 LCD
  • TDK 24x10x40 CDRW (Review here)
  • Hitachi 16X DVD
  • NetGear 10/100 NIC
  • Enermax EG465P power supply (Review here)

    Installation
    Moving your computer from one case to the other, is a pretty big job. It takes a lot of time and patience. It doesn't take as long as it does to build a computer, because you don't have to take off your heatsink, cpu, and memory off of your motherboard. When moving parts to a new case, make sure you remember where all of your PCI cards were. If you put your sound card were your network card was, and boot in to windows, you might have conflicted driver errors. If not, you will have to reinstall both your sound card and network card drivers. However, if you install your PCI cards in the same slots they were in before, you shouldn't have any problems.

    This is my Tyan Tiger S2460 motherboard installed. The motherboard lined up with the holes perfectly.


  • Here is my hard drive installed in the hard drive cage. I think I'm going to get a RAID card, because this cage would be perfect for a RAID setup!




    I have used all but one 5/25" bay. I have a NewQ Gold EQ, TDK 24x10x40 CDRW, Hitachi 16X DVD, and on the bottom there is my LCD that takes up two bays, but it's worth it! :)



    Next thing I did, was install my Enermax power supply. It's pretty, huh? :)



    Here is an overview of the entire case with all my junk in it. Really messy, but I don't care until I get a window in it :)



    An awesome case! I think the LCD tops it off! (Check out the LCD Review!)



    Conclusion

    All I really have to say about this case, is wow. It's truley the ultimate aluminum case, but such a case doesn't come without a price. As I said earlier your expected to spend about $250 for it, but you'll get what you pay for, that's for sure. If your buget can't justify paying out $250 dollars for a computer case, then I suggest your check out the Sky Hawk Aluminum case, as it only cost $99 bucks. It doesn't have all the features that this case has, and it's not as big, but it's still a great deal. If you got the cash, go for this case, as I highly recommend it. I can't wait to get a window in it, and mod it out :) With all of it's splendor and beauty, there are a few things that it lacks. One the price, it's an expensive computer case and the "plastic" feet is cheaply done. I wish Lian Li would have used aluminum feet. It wouldn't have cost them much more to do that, and it would have made the case that much more ultimate! The case doesn't come with a power supply, and for $250 you would think it would. Lastly, there is no slide-out motherboard tray.



    Overall, I loved the case and everything it has to offer! I'd like to thank Scott over at HighSpeedPC.com tenfold for providing this product for us to review.


    Pros:
    • Lot's of room to grow
    • Bright blue LED's!
    • All aluminum (but the feet) :)
    • Built in usb ports in the front bezel
    • Four included case fans. Two which are variable power
    • Included Fan filter

    Cons:
    • Plastic feet
    • Expensive!
    • No slideout motherboard tray
    • No included power supply



    1. Introduction
    2. Installation & Conclusion
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