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Lian Li PC-A08 Case



First I installed the stand offs that will secure the motherboard to the back pane.  Because of all the room, I had no problem installing the motherboard and heat sink.


To install the power supply, I just secured the bracket to the back of the PSU and used the supplied thumb screws to secure the bracket to the case.


Installing the DVD-ROM was kind of a pain as there are no support fins to hold the drive while I installed the screws.  Not a big deal but just makes it a little more difficult, especially if you don’t have a magnetic screwdriver.


Once most of the components were installed, I plugged each item into its respective connection point on the motherboard.


The 3.5 inch hard drive bays are located at the bottom of the case and are designed for easy installation and removal of the hard drives.  Also, it should be noted that the HDD rack is modular and can be unscrewed and turned 90 degrees if required.  Because of the size of the 8800GTX video card, the rack would have interfered with the fit, so I left it in the original orientation.  The shoulder screws supplied with the case are mated with a rubber grommet and then screwed into the sides of the hard drive.  Once all four grommets and screws have been installed, the drive can then be inserted into one of the bays.  I installed a 3 hard drive RAID array and the procedure was straightforward from beginning to end.


Finally, the video card could be installed and secured into place, and the associated power supply cables attached.


With everything installed there still seems to be a lot of room in this case compared to my old one.  Space is one thing, but how does it perform with respect to cooling compared to my old case?  We’ll put it to the test in the next section.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look Continued
  3. Installation
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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