Lian Li Introduces Tri-Compartment EATX PC-X2000FN Computer Case

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Peanut Fox

For those wanting easy access HS drive bays you can opt for any 5.25" setup. They are pretty cheap and easy to add in.

Lian Li cases are pretty expensive for what you get. I've spent much more on a Case Labs model, and for 500 bucks this one still leaves me wanting a lot more. Lian Li cases are nice looking, and great for modding, but if you're going to do a lot of your own work to a case it's hard to justify the price of for one of these.

On closer inspection this looks like an update to their old X2000 case.

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skirge01

Adding more HS bays won't give you anything, though. You'd still need to open the side panel to get to them because the fans on the front of the case block external access to those bays.

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Peanut Fox

If it mounts in your 5.25 drive bay (The place where DVD ROM drives are) why would you need to open the case to access them? This case only has 3 5.25 bays, so you'll need to plan accordingly.

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satrain18

At $500, it should have a side window, but it doesn't. And INTERNAL hot-swap bays? What sense does that make?

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DigitalNogi

I agree with skirge01. I'm looking for a case that allows for hotswappable hard drives WITHOUT having to dismantle the case. Otherwise what's the point? I guess one solutions for this case would be to whip out the Dremel and start making some cuts. Wait! It's a $500 case!

Why the need for exterior access to hotswappable hard drives? Perhaps if we were ordered to evacuate and I didn't want to leave my irreplaceable data all I had to do was extract my hard drives and grab my laptop and I'm gone. I keep the cables to connect SATA and IDE drives via USB in my car. I WASN'T EVEN A BOY SCOUT! LOL

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skirge01

Can someone please explain why companies build cases with INTERNAL hot-swap bays? What's the point if you have to reach around the back, remove a bunch of screws, and take the entire side panel off in order to hot-swap a drive?

I actually would have even been somewhat accepting if they put openings in the side panel, like they did for what appear to be optical bays at the top.

Rotate the (currently non-hot-swap) drive bays 180 degrees and attach the fans to a rigid, removable structure external to the case with the dust filters attached and make the drives accessible from the front. Done.

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Ghost XFX

Looks like the improvement of the TYR case they had awhile back that people ridiculed. I just might have found my 2nd case...

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ultrapain

I simply don't understand why anyone would pay $500 for a case - period. With custom paint? Perhaps, but again, why???

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skirge01

If it fits your needs the best out of all other options, why not? You're probably looking at it strictly from a gamer or enthusiast's point of view. What about a graphic artist or server admin? This case could make a great workstation or--more likely--server (assuming my complaints above don't bother you).

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Ghost XFX

Lightweight, built to last a very long time, attention to the details. People tend to criticize Lian Li for the expense to own one. But then you buy it, you realize it's a hell of a bargain over a period of time. First impressions last a life time, unless you just don't care otherwise and can make do with a $50 plastic case.

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