Date: September 11th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Lian-Li
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LIAN LI CORPORATE PROFILE
Lian Li Industrial Co., LTD was founded in 1983. Lian Li is the experienced leading manufacturer of Aluminum PC Cases and Mobile Racks in Taiwan.
Currently Lian Li produces more than 200 models which are distributed throughout the world. We market our products directly, and provide complete service through importers and distributors stationed worldwide.
After 1993 Lian Li introduced new lines of computer hardware, including 'MOBILE RACK', 'MOUNTING KIT', 'ALUMINUM CASE','ALUMINUM RACKMOUNT','ALUMINUM SERVER CASE' and more. Lian Li also welcome personalized 'customer designs and builds' relationships (OEM and ODM) and provide customized tooling services for individual requirements and specific needs.
Our products are internationally recognized as for their excellence, our service for its promptness and efficiency. Lian Li understands, as an experienced professional manufacture, we must constantly upgrade our products, and services. Accordingly Lian Li extended production lines to produce more stylish and excellent quality products. There will be more upcoming models to be launch every season. By doing that, Lian Li will always stay ahead from his competition.
In the enthusiast and high end computing market, no one settles for anything other than an aluminum case to wrap around their prized high performance computer. Why is that? Well, for one the weight difference is night and day. Seeing that the case is a significant contributor to overall computer weight, reducing its weight will only make it easier to transport to and from your office or a Lanparty. Secondly, with a higher performance computer, your computer probably is overclocked or just a stock screamer and with a rise in speed, you always get a rise in the emitted heat. Aluminum cases are great for efficiently dissipating some of the excess heat through through the case side and top panels. If you even lay your hand on an aluminum case, chances are it's a little warm. Why is that? It is transferring the inside heat to the outside where it can be radiated into the room air.
As one of the few pioneer companies to create and mass market the aluminum case, Lian Li Industries has always been known to have THE best high quality aluminum cases on the market. A little over a year and a half ago, I had the opportunity to review the Lian Li PC-86 Black Aluminum Computer Case and found it to be a great case. Has the quality gone down hill over time? Has the company taken the cheaper approach their new models? You will find out in this review..