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Lian Li PC-A08 Case

robgs    -   May 10, 2007


Conclusion:


For an entry level Lian Li, the PC-A08 performs and looks good.  It’s too bad the case doesn’t have support for a floppy drive without modification.  As well, installing 5.25” components is not the easiest task to accomplish as there are no support brackets built into the bays.  The cooling that this case offers is only marginally better than that of a much cheaper steel case with a similar design.  I think the main attraction of this case is for the budget minded consumer who would like to own a Lian Li case without having to spend an arm and a leg to get it. 

The brushed finish of the Lian Li PC-A08 case, together with the color combination of black and silver, really make it stand out.  The fact that the case is constructed completely of aluminum helps to cut down the weight of the system.  The case shows well with its smart lines and efficient air flow; however, it is quite limited with respect to the features that normally come standard with Lian Li.  If you are in the market for a lower cost Lian Li case and you’re not worried about major cooling or bells and whistles, then this case is perfect.  If you want more bling for your buck or you plan on doing any major air cooled overclocking, then you’ll have to spend more to get more.




Pros:


  • Lightweight
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Nice exterior appearance

Cons:


  • No holding brackets for 5.25” drives
  • No provisions for cooling fan on side cover



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