Lian Li Launches Brushed Aluminum PC-A75X and PC-A76X Full Tower Cases

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Meat_Juice

Sexy. Good for any room and they don't say juvenile. Lian Li cases come basic. It's the modifications that make these cases popular.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

BORING and OVERPRICED.

Where's the exhaust? I see one little fan in the thing. They must be high on their own supply.

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ronmccord

Once again another boring design from Lian Li, guess they have their market for square, plain huge boxes. Have to love that Murderbox I saw on Silverstone facebook page, that thing is one of best looking cases I have ever seen but the price, well if money was no object.

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Valor958

A long while back, maybe 2005, Lian-Li was trying to get in with the phase change cooling scene and promoted a few cases to work with the huge phase change cooling units. Yes, they were big boxes too... pretty bland in general, but at least they tried lol.
I'm not really sure what Lian-Li could be stated as 'stand out' for in the long run though. I don't really keep up on them as much as I do CM and a few other brands. You know, the ones that care about standing out.

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praetor_alpha

Earth to kleinkinstein, this can hold one of those huge EVGA Classified SR boards. The R4 cannot. Try again!

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tony2tonez

Im more about the case's design. Yea they are functional and have great options but they look so bland. I have 1st Gen Cosmos by Cooler Master. And I know its not prettiest, I think it looks better then these. I really like the Cosmos II that was used in last year Dream Machine. I would really like to get that one in Yellow.

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Valor958

I've been a fan of CM cases as well and really like the CosmosII when it came out. The Cosmos was good as well, but when that came out I wasn't as big into the scene as I am now to really comment on it.
Currently using a HAF932 Advanced, and am overall fairly pleased with it. There are a few points of improvement I would make, but overall I'd give it an A. Just not an A+.
First glance at these cases and their specs, I'd give a solid B+, A- due to being nothing more than an update with nothing really new to offer to the scene. Not a bad design or functionality though, so no points deducted there... just nothing special.

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Valor958

These cases seem like nothing really that notable except being the current revision of a tried and true design.
There are some nice standard features, and a common sense design that works well. However, the price on these is about double what they should be. Even for brushed aluminum, these just don't appear to be a good value.
The 'Memorial Edition' linked I think is actually kind of neat. It's a different design that stands out. I'd have to read reviews on how well it actually 'works' for design space, airflow, layout, and construction quality though.
This article simply lists a paragraph form of the spec page for the products. I'd like to see a review of some of these cases like Toms and others do. I may not have been paying attention, but I haven't seen case review here in a while. Plenty of case descriptions and shout outs, but no solid reviews.

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Paul_Lilly

I actually own the PC-777 Memorial Edition case and wrote up a review for another (defunct) website I was writing for at the time. It's a bit dated by today's standards -- no painted interior, USB 3.0 ports, or cable management amenities, for example -- but is still one of my favorite cases to this day. Defintely adds pizazz to whichever room you plop it in, has plenty of room to work in, and airflow was quite good.

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Valor958

I would vote for modernizing it then. If it really was a good/decent design and is functional, the interior can be painted fairly easily and replacing with USB3 shouldn't be that hard either. No cable management would take a little working with, but necessity is the mother of invention.
Thanks for your response.

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fallout330

That PC-777 Memorial Edition, looks....ummm.....unique. That's it .....unique. Thanks for sharing that one Paul, never seen that one.

The PC-A75X & PC-A76X look capable, I tend to like the brushed aluminum look, so these I may consider for my next build.

The Define R4 looks somewhat similar, although the solid front door, does change it a bit.

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