Lian Li announces crazy PC-888

Written by Harry Butler

January 6, 2009 // 12:49 p.m.

Tags: #888 #aluminium #anodized #blue #case #ces-2009 #chassis #lian-li #pc888 #pc-888 #sail-pc

CES 2009: For those who’re always moaning that every modern case designs are always just another turn on the familiar black/silver box, Lian Li is here to shake things up with its newly announced PC-888 case, set to début at CES this week.

Inspired by the design of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, it looks set to continue Lian Li’s tradition of occasionally producing off the wall cases unlike anything else on the market. We think you’ll agree that there’s nothing else on the market that looks anything like it.

Some of you may remember Lian Li’s “Snail” case, the PC-777, and the PC-888 is in very much the same vein, chucking traditional case aesthetics in the bin with a unique chassis design that’s pitched firmly at those looking for something a little bit special to house their beloved system in.

However, it’s not just a pretty face, with room for a full ATX motherboard, four hot-swap hard disk drive bays, three 120mm speed controlled cooling fans and pre-stealthed drive bays. In fact the insides are deceptively compact for what is, externally , quite a large chassis.

But the most eye catching thing about the PC-888 must be that ocean blue anodized aluminium used in the construction. It looks absolutely gorgeous and is a great change from the usual sea of black, silver and gun metal grey we would normally see chassis ship in, although we're sure the design itself will a bit like Marmite: you'll either love it or hate it.

We’ll be bringing you a full review of the PC-888 next week, but for now we’ll leave you with a few tasty pics to drool/hiss over.

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