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Lian Li Factory Tour: Only Ever Aluminium

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proxess 24th August 2010, 10:32 Quote
Can I have the reception(ist)s number?
liratheal 24th August 2010, 11:14 Quote
Can I have some of the NG parts?
[PUNK] crompers 24th August 2010, 11:23 Quote
great article, i can see where my case was built! amazing
azrael- 24th August 2010, 11:41 Quote
Amazing stuff! I friggin' love Lian-Li!!!! :D
SouperAndy 24th August 2010, 11:55 Quote
It always gets me when you see the factories behind the big Asian computer brands. I'm always expecting a futuristic, clean and modern facility. Both this and the previous DFI articles show some pokey little factory in the middle of nowhere :)

Goes to show what can be achieved with limited infrastructure!!!

SouperAndy
Bindibadgi 24th August 2010, 11:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by [PUNK
crompers]great article, i can see where my case was built! amazing

You can see WHO built it!

Andy, unfortunately you've been spoilt by images of Intel clean rooms. No real factory is ever like that, especially in a hot and humid climate - Asian or otherwise! ;)
BioSniper 24th August 2010, 11:59 Quote
Actually seems to be a pretty much human involved effort, small number of staff and pretty much entirely hand built.
Now I know why they are so damned expensive!
Fingers66 24th August 2010, 12:37 Quote
Brilliant article Bindi, I love the attention to detail and quality that Lian Li spend on the cases.

Top man! ;)
roblikesbeer 24th August 2010, 12:40 Quote
Very interesting article. I was surprised by the lack of aluminium in the reception though...
motas 24th August 2010, 12:41 Quote
Great that they take so much care in making them but they dont reply to one of my 3 emails I have sent them looking for a replacement part for my case. I hate trying to get help from big companies.
Fingers66 24th August 2010, 13:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by motas
Great that they take so much care in making them but they dont reply to one of my 3 emails I have sent them looking for a replacement part for my case. I hate trying to get help from big companies.

That's the thing that struck me, they aren't a big company, quite small really.
Bindibadgi 24th August 2010, 13:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by motas
Great that they take so much care in making them but they dont reply to one of my 3 emails I have sent them looking for a replacement part for my case. I hate trying to get help from big companies.

They employ very few English speaking people. If you want parts you have to ask a local retailer of Lian stuff to ask the disti if they can get one in the next Lian shipment. That's the only (convoluted) way unfortunately.
Fingers66 24th August 2010, 13:20 Quote
The place with the best selection for Lian Li parts seems to be caseking.de - you will have to know what you are looking for though as the item descriptions are in German (assuming you don't read German).
devilxc 24th August 2010, 13:21 Quote
Great article, nice insight into Lian Li's factory.
casper410 24th August 2010, 13:30 Quote
As i am busy modding a Large Lian Li case, i`m becoming a fan.
Its impressive to see a large professional organisation setup to build cases. However, i would like to help and improve their designs,maybe they need to read more Custom PC case reviews.
Pete J 24th August 2010, 13:35 Quote
I love my Lian Li case! I'm glad to see that my money has gone to a deserving company as well :) .
liratheal 24th August 2010, 13:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pete J
I love my Lian Li case! I'm glad to see that my money has gone to a deserving company as well :) .

Yeah. I certainly don't mind spending £300 on a Lian Li, I know quality is their game, and they're decent as a company.
WildThing 24th August 2010, 13:59 Quote
Wow awesome article, keep 'em coming! Good timing for me as I'm thinking of getting my first Lian Li case soon. I need one for my HTPC.
Unicorn 24th August 2010, 14:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fingers66
The place with the best selection for Lian Li parts seems to be caseking.de - you will have to know what you are looking for though as the item descriptions are in German (assuming you don't read German).

I order from German sites from time to time and just use Google translate to get by.

This was a fascinating article to read, and as many people have touched on - you get the impression that Lian are a massive company, but they're not, just a small company with a large customer base :)

Nice job on getting the tour Bindi :)
Fingers66 24th August 2010, 14:06 Quote
Hey Bindi, did you get any freebies? Are you going to share them around? Dibs please? :D
PureSilver 24th August 2010, 14:07 Quote
I read that article whilst patting my V1000. Aww.
Hakuren 24th August 2010, 14:13 Quote
While Lian-Li finish is world-class if you really want proper case which is modular and will serve for a decade or two then there is only Mountian Mods. Horizontal motherboards & extended UFO/Ascension FTW! Don't get me wrong. Used many L-L cases, loved them to bits... until I first tried MM. Price is a stumbling block if you live anywhere outside USA, but it is worth every single cent.

Just like Motas above said, don't bother with e-mailing/contacting Lian-Li. They will never respond, unlike Mountain Mods. Usually less than 12h (depending on Time Zone).

Flngers66: Google Translator is your friend, but honestly German text brings nothing new and all data is pretty straightforward. Anyway Caseking.de is great shop for Lian-Li.

BTW: If you thinking about buying MM case be aware that many Lian-Li modules (primarly HDD cages) are not fully compatible.
mrbens 24th August 2010, 14:17 Quote
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Bending into shape
Once all the cutting of the panels and components is complete, it's then time to bend the pieces: above is a range of tools used. They vary in length depending on how long the panel is that needs to be bent. We were told the bending tolerance is just 0.1mm and the staff are tested and trained monthly to check everything is tip-top.

[insert your own bender joke here] hehe :D
earlydoors 24th August 2010, 15:16 Quote
This makes me want to buy a Lian Li case. I hope you're getting ad revenue for this, Bit-Tech...
Unknownsock 24th August 2010, 16:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hakuren
While Lian-Li finish is world-class if you really want proper case which is modular and will serve for a decade or two then there is only Mountian Mods. Horizontal motherboards & extended UFO/Ascension FTW! Don't get me wrong. Used many L-L cases, loved them to bits... until I first tried MM. Price is a stumbling block if you live anywhere outside USA, but it is worth every single cent.

Just like Motas above said, don't bother with e-mailing/contacting Lian-Li. They will never respond, unlike Mountain Mods. Usually less than 12h (depending on Time Zone).

Flngers66: Google Translator is your friend, but honestly German text brings nothing new and all data is pretty straightforward. Anyway Caseking.de is great shop for Lian-Li.

BTW: If you thinking about buying MM case be aware that many Lian-Li modules (primarly HDD cages) are not fully compatible.

Except the fact that they look bloody awful and are unnecessary for 99.999999% of people.
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