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Lian-Li PC65 USB Case Review - Lian-Li PC65 USB Case Review - Page 5

Over the past year, aluminium PC enclosures have risen in popularity dramatically. Not only do users want the highest performing PCs, but also the best looking PCs. Lian-Li, a Taiwan based company pioneered mainstream aluminium PC cases directed at the enthusiast crowd. Their range has been praised by reviewers all over the world and many people classify Lian-Li cases as the highest quality in the world. I have gotten a chance to test the latest addition to the Lian-Li range, the PC65. The PC65 is a mid-tower case that is the same as the critically aclaimed PC60, but with one exception. A factory installed window! Read on as we determine if Lian-Li can continue their trend of high quality aluminium PC enclosures.

| Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 2, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Lian-Li

Pricing Considerations

 

Coolerguys are selling the Lian-Li PC65 USB for $US199.95 and the PC60 USB (Same thing without the window) for $US179.95. Considering the fact that the case does not come with a power supply, this is quite expensive. As a comparison, you can purchase a regular steel mid-tower case for around $US70 that comes with a power supply.

 

Conclusion

 

Simply put, the Lian-Li PC65 would have to be the best case I have ever used. Its light weight design and thumb screws make it ideal for people who are on the move. For those of you with a lot of drives, the PC65 features a huge amount of drive bays, the most we've ever seen in a mid-tower case. The added case fans and ability to control the speed of each fan helps to keep your system cool whilst keeping noise to a minimum. The factory installed window is sure to turn a few heads at the next LAN party, or maybe even in your own home. However, all of these luxuries don't come for free. The PC65 is more than double the price of a regular steel mid-tower case, which will keep it well out of reach for a lot of you. The bottom line is, if you are looking for an excellent case, and have a lot of money to spend, then I highly recommend the Lian-Li PC65. However, if you are on a budget then you will most probably want to look elsewhere.

 

- Pros

 

* High quality worksmanship

 

* Good Looking

 

* Light weight

 

* Many drive bays

 

* Removable motherboard tray

 

* Thumb screws enable tool free upgrading

 

* Case fans included

 

- Cons

 

* Very high price

 

* Prone to fingerprints

 

Rating: 9/10

 

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