Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Lian Li
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
The case is available in three colors, black, silver and red. We have the black version in the lab for testing and it features blue LED lighting for the front fans. The silver option is very similar to the black but lacks any fan lighting, and the Spider edition has a red anodized finish inside and out with red lighting effects and a spider-shaped side panel window and rear fan grille.
Lian Li's 8FI series cases feature all-aluminum construction with an empty weight of around 13 pounds. Classified as a mid-tower, the case measures 8.3-inches wide, 18-inches tall and 19.3-inches deep and will support both ATX and mATX motherboard form factors. Cooling chores are handled by a pair of 120mm blue LED fans as front intakes and a rear 120mm exhaust, all with a rated speed of 1200 RPM, and an optional 140mm top fan can be added by the end user. The case will accept graphics cards up to 11.2-inches in length and features eight expansion bays, a removable 6-drive HDD cage, three big bays with the option of sacrificing one for a floppy drive or similar sized device. We'll go over the rest of the features as we proceed, but I like what I see so far.
The case comes in a colorful and informative cardboard carton that proudly displays the numerous features and the fact that this, like all Lian Li cases, is made in Taiwan. Although the box sustained some distress during its long journey from the Orient , the chassis arrived in pristine condition thanks to the packaging. The case is protected by a heavy plastic wrap and sandwiched between two foam blocks.