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Lian-Li V350

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yakyb 17th October 2007, 10:33 Quote
i like it looks like an excellent case for my 690g

which PSU did you use?
CardJoe 17th October 2007, 11:43 Quote
Yep, an Ultra X3 600W. Well spotted Tile!
Darkedge 17th October 2007, 11:58 Quote
"Taiwanese equivalent of John Romero running around shouting that “Design is law!” as minions churn out incredibly gorgeous PC cases of all shapes and sizes."

John Romero shouting design is law??? I just can't work out how horrifying that sentence is. John Romero, is and always will be a complete muppet so please NO!

Interesting case though but not a patch on a shuttle it seems.
CardJoe 17th October 2007, 12:15 Quote
Believe it or not, Design is Law used to be the slogan of Ion Storm.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/1998/11/25
Bindibadgi 17th October 2007, 12:37 Quote
We've found a newest height of geekdom - quoting a slogan from a late 90s game and referencing a PA cartoon parodying it.

Winn0r!
Cupboard 17th October 2007, 12:43 Quote
Great review, I think I will be avoiding that then...
Whats with
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on the last page? Why can't I see the left and right pictures big:'(?
CardJoe 17th October 2007, 12:51 Quote
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Great review, I think I will be avoiding that then...
Whats with on the last page? Why can't I see the left and right pictures big:'(?

Well, it's obviously three larger pictures shrunk down into one. I tried for ages to get the balances and levels and detail just right on the larger pictures, but couldn't quite manage it. In the end, since the first two were already seen essentially I just skipped it to the middle pic and hope nobody would mind. If its that important to you I can sort out the other two pics individually.
Firehed 17th October 2007, 14:57 Quote
Joe, that's most definitely a firewire 400 port on the side, not an e-SATA (bottom of p2, there was also a typo somewhere, on instead of one or something).

Anyways, nice review. I wouldn't mind seeing that kind of mini-case being used for that mid-tower Mac thing all of my fellow fanboy breathren have been hoping for :D *braces for impact*
CardJoe 17th October 2007, 15:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Firehed
Joe, that's most definitely a firewire 400 port on the side, not an e-SATA (bottom of p2, there was also a typo somewhere, on instead of one or something).

Anyways, nice review. I wouldn't mind seeing that kind of mini-case being used for that mid-tower Mac thing all of my fellow fanboy breathren have been hoping for :D *braces for impact*

:o Fixed...
naokaji 17th October 2007, 16:46 Quote
those cases are made to put hw in once, place it in your grannies living room and never open it again...

so it doesnt really matter if they arent the easiest ones to work with on the inside....
CardJoe 17th October 2007, 16:56 Quote
It does if your granny spills tea on it.
koola 17th October 2007, 17:04 Quote
I had a v300 and got rid of it because of those stupid little screws on both side pannels. They really are a PITA to get in when the whole frame is bent slightly.

On a plus, they have rubber mounted HDDs so they shouldn't shake rattle an roll and two nice intake fans.
rgsaunders 17th October 2007, 17:55 Quote
First step after assembling a system in a Lian-Li case (or before if you want to save some extra work), is to replace all the fans that came with the case with something like the Silenx or Silverstone low noise high cfrm units. The stock Lian-Li fans are quiet but provide virtually no air flow. It is also worth noting that removing the stock intake and exhaust aperatures on the case (a hole saw works well), will signifcantly increase the efficiency of the replacement fans. Lian-Li cases are elegant, however they do require modification to provide effective cooling.
Naberius 17th October 2007, 18:18 Quote
Thats far too big, i'd much rather have something like a Silverstone Sugo.
xPaladin 17th October 2007, 18:58 Quote
Maybe we should try to blend the case.
GoodBytes 17th October 2007, 19:44 Quote
I never understood the point of having your optical drive on the side, now you can't put it on a corner a desk which is in the corner of a wall.a either you will not have access to the power button or the optical drive tray.
Tim S 17th October 2007, 20:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by xPaladin
Maybe we should try to blend the case.

That would be awesome. :)
HourBeforeDawn 17th October 2007, 20:49 Quote
huh well its not to bad of a case when your really look at it, and looks like there is a little more room to work with then the smaller SF cases out there, Im currently using a TT Lanbox Lite and its a nice size but a tight fit to work with everything and I shoved a water cooling system in mine too lol
Fozzy 17th October 2007, 21:04 Quote
Just thought I should note that adding a second HDD in this case sharply increases temperatures. I have the little brother of this case, the v300 and it gets toasty. I have watercooling, 2 120mm fans running into the case, 3 HDD's (1 in the CD bay) a 7900GTX, 1 CD/DVD drive, 650w PSU, 2gigs of ram..... I run with the side panels off and it's still pretty hot.
pendragon 18th October 2007, 18:21 Quote
After reading this review, I declare the word of the day to be: "Thunk"!

also, dosen't seem like it's a better choice than a Shuttle box.. ah well.. looks nice at least :)
fathazza 18th October 2007, 22:35 Quote
i was holding out for one of these but plumped for a thermaltake lanbox lite instead cos i couldnt be bothered waiting and it was half the price.

Glad i made that choice now, which is ironic seeing as its a thermaltake product...

id imagine like has been said above that most of those thermal issues could be solved with some better fans or moving to lapland
TerFar 15th November 2008, 18:43 Quote
I am delighted with my V350 (silver). It is water cooled (Reserator), with an Asus P5QL-EM, C2Duo E8500, 4GB Black Dragon PC2-8500, 2 x 500GB drives, Radeon HD4850, Bluetooth DVD player, LGE DVD rewriter and Hiper modular PSU.

I've kept 1 x 120cm fan (silent running) to ensure sufficient airflow to cool the memory and remaining mobo components.

Don't worry about the side entry external drive bays as the drives can be fitted either side of the case.

It wasn't a cheap setup but I enjoyed building it, it works really well and looks fantastic.
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