Lian Li's Gigantic PC-A79 Full Tower Computer Case Ships in September

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Innomasta

Bad idea having the removable bezel with the snap plugs to get to the filters. After having that case for a few years, especially in high dust areas, that bezel is going to be so loose it's gonna fall off every chance it gets.

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nHeroGo

What a nice presentation. Showing it on a lazy susan makes it look light and easy to deal with. The wheels are for shoving it back into its hole under the desk for permanent installment - it is not meant to be a portable computer. You still need a hand-truck to move it about.

I like Lian-Li's mature design; a subtle case that blends in with the furniture, timeless. Should last a decade or more, since the case is the one thing you won't upgrade. Childish designs on the other hand, the power-ranger inspired toys found in dorm rooms, look ghastly - those cases will have to go once school is out. Grown-ups don't need a case that looks like an attacking transformer toy. This looks nice. You'll probably change the sofa twice before you're done with this case, I should imagine.

However, there is a price to pay for a Lian-Li case, and that price is the price. There are cases starting at $40, and then there are cases for $400. The Bang & Olufsen crowd can have the $400 cases (I am happy for them), but the AM-radio crowd will have to stick to something else. I can only dream.

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pastorbob

Whatever price they ask it will most likely be out of range for me. But it does look like one beast of a case.

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John Pombrio

I really donno about the build. It just looks less sturdy. I owned a good dozen Lian-Li cases over the years but found them to be easily bent, with sharp edges and not enough room for cables. Once I started going back to steel, I am much more satisfied. My Corsair White Graphite 600T is so much better than any other case I have ever owned, I simply cannot go back to Lian-Li.

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pastorbob

Makes sense John. The Corsair White Graphite 600T is a nice case for a good price. Aesthetically pleasing to boot.

Personally, I have never bought an aluminum case since steel is usually much cheaper. My budget for builds is usually pretty limited so I focus on the internals and providing decent cooling. Even so I have found some nice looking cases for well under $100.00. My current case (NZXT Source 210) cost me $39.99 and has plenty of room for cable routing, mounting for six 120 mm fans (or space for a double wide water cooling radiator if desired). I don't build for show, though I do appreciate a nice looking system.

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dragonfang18

I really wish the case could allow a 2nd PSU to be included on there.

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John Pombrio

I will skip buying Lian-Li cases. After using some other brands for a while, the Lian-Li's just seem so flimsy. It probably added the rear wheels so it wouldn't wobble too much when you moved it. My time for aluminum cases is over.

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imagonex

If one has 5-in-3 mobile racks, this case is excellent! One of the few cases out there that will accept them because other cases have the lips to hold 5.25" items in place. As a server case it will be more than adequate. It also offers sufficient fan options. However, with 200mm fans now available, having that option would be nice.

My feeling is this case will sell to those wanting to set up a server, workstation or double-duty workstation/gaming rig.

I don't think it's going to appeal to the same crowd as those that buy 900D and similar gaming oriented cases.

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Vesuvius

somone probably will buy this monstrosity and put one video card sitting on a m atx board. Looking forward to reviews of real cases like the new Coolermaster Elite 130 mini itx, I am wondering how an all air cooled setup will run.

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appleroxinhouston

This is nowhere near the capability of the Obsidian 900D; although, this may have HPTX motherboard support, this has far fewer cooling options, and water cooling is pretty much limited to All-in-one solutions. The 900D can also support more 3.5" drives.

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Baer

Perhaps it is their version of the Corsair 900D.
I do like the idea of the back wheels.

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LatiosXT

Soooo, basically this is basically Lian-Li's version of the Antec 1200?

Also why do I see a lot of builds in a case use Micro-ATX? Why not the biggest motherboard with three way SLI? That's where you're really marketing to anyway.