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Lian Li A70 - Pictorial

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Poll: What do you think about it? (2 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think about it?

  1. Looks sweeeeeeeeeet! (13 votes [46.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.43%

  2. Meh I'm not too bothered by it (5 votes [17.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.86%

  3. Urgh its a boring black box! (10 votes [35.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

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#1
Marcus

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I think i've found a new favourite case.. it has always been the V2000 but now... I am falling for the A70!!

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Backside of the case

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Front side.

The PSU can either be fitted in the top OR the bottom section allowing a PA120.3 to be installed into the roof.


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Up here you can either put HD's, a PSU or leave it empty for a radiator.
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PSU Goes here or you can blank it off and probably fit a 120 or 240mm rad on the floor.

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Crazy overkill HD cooling, will create a wind tunel around the GFX area though so this case is probably fairly good for air cooling.

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Rear of the case... 120mm fan and vented PCI slots

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To put all this into scale, thats a PA120.3 sat on top of the case

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and I also reckon a PA120.2 will fit in here, either where it is at the moment or rip the HD cage out and stick it there.
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Opinions?
Do you like this more than a V2000?

IMO it looks very sleek and clean, much more clinical than a V2000... this might not appeal to everyone but I think that if I was given the choice between the two I would pick this.

Another thing that is a massive bonus in my book is that unlike the V2K, all the external panels can be removed from the internals and be anodised or powdercoated!!!!
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Im sorry, as I said to Marcus on MSN:

Internals are great, but its just boring on the outside. There really is no imagination, its a square box, you might as well paint it beige, in fact if it came in beige it would look like an old case.

Lian Li did so well to get away from the whole square box thing with the v2000 then they went straight back which is crap! Imagine those internals but v2000 style externals =D>.

Apple showed the world a computer doesnt need to be a beige square box. SO WHY DO PEOPLE STILL MAKE BEIGE SQUARE BOXES!! :<

Not that I like anything else about apple other than some of their designs.

Sorry guys, its really not for me. Insides are great but they need to let a designer loose for the outside next time :?

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The internal features are great, the exterior is a liitle plain and boring, but perfect for the modder :wink:
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As Dave said a big box really just doesnt do it for me.

A pa120.3 in the roof, Pa120.2 on the hdd and a PA120.1 on the back looks perfect for some serious cooling but the design just isnt there.
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nope not for me either.

I want a double width TJ07, (think mountain mods), with the extra depth of a TJ10, and some of the internal features of a TJ09 - and no door!

Surely thats not too much to ask ?

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nope not for me either.

I want a double width TJ07, (think mountain mods), with the extra depth of a TJ10, and some of the internal features of a TJ09 - and no door!

Surely thats not too much to ask ?


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IMO the outside isn't boring, it's elegant. It's the sort of subtle styling that never goes out of fashion. If you put that next to the sort of beige box we're imagining here in real life you would see a huge difference. It's about the sharp defined lines, the little attentions to detail and the amazing finish to the metal. I did like the divergence into the 'V' styling too, but this is an example of what Lian Li do best - understated and extremely well engineered.
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The only Lian-Li case i've ever liked the look of is the V2100 PLUS in black, but only because it looks so monolithic....

Everything else looks pretty dire in my opinion, especially comapred to Silverstone's offerings. :?
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*start plug*

It's an ideal case for painting since the external panels seperate easily from rest of case... :D

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Thinking of getting this case for my next build
I think it would be a lot of work to get how it looks like in the pics.
Top and front could be done in acrylic or alu with a finned look.
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Its not pretty but if it was poss to do it i think i could live with it :D

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not too fond of the big bar in the middle, that'd come out :P

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Yep take em both out,more room :D




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