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MUYA
05-26-04, 01:33 PM
http://www.lian-li.com/products/pcv1000.htm
http://www.lian-li.com/products/pcv1200.htm
http://www.lian-li.com/products/pcv2000.htm

features: http://www.lian-li.com/products/ennewpd.htm

I like the looks of it. Fully Aluminium and the PSU Compartment is at the bottom of the case..dunno how much that helps in cooling but...I like the look of it as I saw it in the shops today. Retails of HK$1300 (divide by 7.8 for US$) for the PCV-1000

The front and sides around the front bay are moire/hole ridden which probably helps in cooling and that can be a good thing. There are downsides to this as dust will accumulate quicker with this moire design. It has wheels on it too...with brakes! :p
http://www.lian-li.com/products/pcv1000.files/v-1000S.jpg

Also the orientation of the way the motherboard is installed is well opposite to what we are used to. http://www.lian-li.com/products/pcv1000.files/v-1000-2S.jpg

One thing that I do not like about this series of cases is that it doesn't have a removable motherboard tray.

netviper13
05-26-04, 03:55 PM
It's made for the BTX standard then, that's the way a lot of cases are going to start looking. Looks sweet though, a lot like the G5 cases.

saturnotaku
05-26-04, 04:16 PM
a lot like the G5 cases.

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw them. Very sharp looking. :thumbsup:

UDawg
05-26-04, 05:32 PM
Very nice indeed. I don't have any use for the wheels though but I am sure you can take them off, what say you Commie?

stncttr908
05-26-04, 07:01 PM
This is a nice idea because now you'll see the undersides (the purdy lookin' side) of all those expensive cards.

netviper13
05-26-04, 08:43 PM
Silver PCs (http://www.silverpcs.com/product/CS_PCV1000) has them (I would assume in stock) for US$195.

Hmm, a $265 paycheck + love of case...what do you guys think? Is it worth buying? Will it come down in price?

GlowStick
05-26-04, 09:34 PM
I saw those, and yeah they are definatly copying Mac!

I dont think its BTX, i thought its just atx upside down? Unless that is btx exactly... heh.

Its a very cool case, but not better than the silverstone

http://www.sundialmicro.com/cgi-bin/sundial/ssttj03s.html

|JuiceZ|
05-27-04, 07:12 AM
Its a very cool case, but not better than the silverstone

http://www.sundialmicro.com/cgi-bin/sundial/ssttj03s.html

Ouch! It better be for $260 greenbacks :wtf:

MUYA
05-27-04, 09:50 AM
It's $17X in HKG for the PC-V1000. $20 cheaper than that online webstore.

MUYA
05-27-04, 09:55 AM
A review of the case at OC Cafe.

http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/cases/Lian_Li_PC-V1000/index.htm

Kamel
05-27-04, 11:19 AM
heh, that would make me feel very uncomfortable with the case orientation like that -- though it's probably for the better.

i personally think that the whole "heat raises" thing is highly over-rated. heat may have a tendacy to rise, but it is not going to rise against the air flow of your case (assuming that you have a nice air flow in your case; the "jetstream" so to speak).

of course, on the other hand, i would never pay that much for a case. $100-125 is as high as i will go; well, unless it has a really nice PSU.

nvnews-reader
05-27-04, 12:00 PM
I like the looks of the Cooler Master Cavalier’s better.
coolermaster.com (http://www.coolermaster.com/index.php?LT=&Language_s=&url_place=product_list&p_class=364)

|JuiceZ|
05-27-04, 12:02 PM
of course, on the other hand, i would never pay that much for a case. $100-125 is as high as i will go; well, unless it has a really nice PSU.

I used to say that too but trust me w/ these cases, you get what you pay for. Paid $189 for my CoolerMaster 111c case last yr and it was one of the most beautifully constructed pieces of pc equipment I'd ever seen. Pics of these high-end cases don't truely do them justify. The quality and attention to detail is really an amazing thing that can really only be seen in person.

I like the looks of the Cooler Master Cavalier’s better.
coolermaster.com (http://www.coolermaster.com/index.php?LT=&Language_s=&url_place=product_list&p_class=364)

Based off the already sweet Wavemaster Case :wonder: [b]CM[b] so far is still my favorite :crosseye:

MUYA
05-27-04, 12:05 PM
Very nice indeed. I don't have any use for the wheels though but I am sure you can take them off, what say you Commie?
commie? hardly u extra conservative! :D Anyways, you could probably chop the wheels off if u want but there are 4 circular vents on the bottown that would get blocked otherwise if u did :(

UDawg
05-27-04, 12:18 PM
That is what I thoug but I'm not getting the case any way so problem solved. :D

BTW I was calling sat a commie. :D

MUYA
05-27-04, 12:33 PM
That is what I thoug but I'm not getting the case any way so problem solved. :D

BTW I was calling sat a commie. :D
I might get that case ;)

As u know my political views..I dun have much as it useless to do so in Nepal.

stncttr908
05-27-04, 12:57 PM
Silver PCs (http://www.silverpcs.com/product/CS_PCV1000) has them (I would assume in stock) for US$195.

Hmm, a $265 paycheck + love of case...what do you guys think? Is it worth buying? Will it come down in price?I think your system would appreciate you putting that $265 towards an A64 board & CPU or a 6800gt/X800 Pro with instead.

UDawg
05-27-04, 01:14 PM
I really like the case. If I did not get the black Lian Li alum case I did I would get that in a instant.

Kamel
05-27-04, 03:54 PM
I used to say that too but trust me w/ these cases, you get what you pay for. Paid $189 for my CoolerMaster 111c case last yr and it was one of the most beautifully constructed pieces of pc equipment I'd ever seen. Pics of these high-end cases don't truely do them justify. The quality and attention to detail is really an amazing thing that can really only be seen in person.


heh, ironically enough i said the exact same thing about the motherboard i have right now -- once i found an nforce2 version though, i was sold. now i swear by DFI and their lanparty series (though it's expensive, for what you get i would say it's the best bang for your buck). i also said that about my video card, lmao.

i guess i'm not real true to my word then; heh. the reason i got what i did is because i was able to. everything i have is simply because i was *able* to get it, lol (every penny must go to teh PC :D)

netviper13
05-28-04, 12:43 AM
I think your system would appreciate you putting that $265 towards an A64 board & CPU or a 6800gt/X800 Pro with instead.

Ah, but that is what the $700 in graduation money I just received is set back for, believe me I thought ahead enough to do that. I plan on going the A64 and either 6800 or x800 route, but not until right before i leave for college at the end of the summer, that way prices will fall.

MUYA
05-29-04, 07:09 AM
Well threw caution to the wind..and all sensibilities and got meself this case. Will be installing it tommorow etc ;)

Kamel
05-29-04, 09:58 AM
if you don't want your old case anymore, i can take it off your hands :D lmao, j/p

MUYA
05-29-04, 04:27 PM
Tell u what dude, never ever buy cheap coolermaster cases..like the centurion...they are the pits, the high end or mid end constructed beautifully (with a flaw though..more about it later) but the centurions...i would not reccomend that to anyone

Kamel
05-29-04, 10:46 PM
i've got an antec soho file server case (the one that comes with the PSU). i hate the fact that it's about the least original design you can possibly think of, but i love the case.

as an amendum to your advice for cheap cases, i strongly strongly advise against cheap powmax cases. i dont know how good their better cases are, but i got one and it was a nightmare. it only came with 5 moutherboard mounting screws... i thought for sure i was going to break the motherboard when pushing in my ram. it also had no instructions at all, which isn't so bad, but the fact that the connectors are individual wires instead of being grouped as a header or whatever made it very confusing.

the major problem, however, is that with that case i was getting like 130F temps -- with a new case i got it to 105, much more in my comfort zone, heh.

oh well, it seems (unfortunately) with cases you almost always get what you pay for =\

MUYA
05-29-04, 10:51 PM
i've got an antec soho file server case (the one that comes with the PSU). i hate the fact that it's about the least original design you can possibly think of, but i love the case.

as an amendum to your advice for cheap cases, i strongly strongly advise against cheap powmax cases. i dont know how good their better cases are, but i got one and it was a nightmare. it only came with 5 moutherboard mounting screws... i thought for sure i was going to break the motherboard when pushing in my ram. it also had no instructions at all, which isn't so bad, but the fact that the connectors are individual wires instead of being grouped as a header or whatever made it very confusing.

the major problem, however, is that with that case i was getting like 130F temps -- with a new case i got it to 105, much more in my comfort zone, heh.

oh well, it seems (unfortunately) with cases you almost always get what you pay for =\

POWMAX? never heard of them :D In HKG we have cheap cases from makers we have never heard of then we have Coolermaster (HK company) and then GTR and Lian Li. Funny thing is GTR is Lian Li but for the local market. U can get some Lian Li cases but with GTR brand name badge ...and they cost that much cheaper too :D