Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Lian Li
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION (cont'd)
Lian Li includes an installation guide (in English only) that is printed on a single sheet of heavy paper but is very complete and will allow the user to accomplish an installation with no problems. Also included is a full-color sheet describing Lian Li's extensive line of PC accessories, many of which are applicable to the PC-8FI. A white cardboard box contains…
…a tool-free PSU installation bracket, an aluminum drive adapter, a steel expansion cover with egress hole for the USB 3.0 cables, several bags of installation hardware, some cable management aids, a fan power adapter, a speaker and some extra rubber grommets and a USB 3.0 to 2.0 Y-adapter.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The 8FI features the familiar Lian Li brushed finish and a simple but elegant front panel design with louvers and mesh providing airflow to the twin blue LED fans behind it. The right side panel is plain and unadorned, as is its opposite number and the whole package has a very sleek and elegant look.
Up top, the I/O panel looks rather Spartan with a single e-SATA port followed by a pair of USB 3.0 ports, two audio jacks and the reset and power buttons with their integrated lighting features. “What,” you may ask, “no USB 2.0 ports?” Not to worry. That's what the Y-adapter in the accessory box is for. Towards the rear of the top panel, Lian Li provides an opening, complete with an elegant, flush-mounted block-off plate, allowing the user to add a 140mm top fan. Also included is some mesh material to give the optional installation a finished look. This is the kind of craftsmanship and attention to detail that enthusiasts have come to expect from this brand. Nice job, Lian Li!