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Old August 23, 2009, 04:29 AM
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Hi, I'm going to buy a new case for my friend. Our the local store started to sell Lian Li cases this week, and I turned to there. But Lian Li cases' price a little higher but I want to ask this to you. Does Lian Li really worth it?

Here is our system:

MA-770T-UD3P
OCZ Platinium DDR3 1333Mhz (2x2)
HD 4850
Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB
No Crossfire and No Overclocking

For this system I decided to buy one of these:

Lian Li, Lancool K56 Dragon Lord with 550W Power Supply (Brand is XILENCE, XP550)
Price is 109 $

Lian Li, Lancool K60W Dragon Lord with 700W Power Supply (Brand is XILENCE,)
Price is 179 $

Cooler Master, RC series RC-690 with 460W Power Supply (Brand is Cooler Master, Extreme Power Series and it is no have Active PFC, RS-460-PMSR-A3)
Price is 146 $


Cooler Master, RC series RC-690 with 600W Power Supply (Brand is Cooler Master, Extreme Power Series and it is no have Active PFC, RP-600-PCAP)
Price is 179 $

Aerocool, VX series VX-9 Pro with 600W Power Supply (Brand is High Power but it gives 500W!, HP-500-A12)
Price is 159 $


But I can't decide which one should I get. Lian Li a bit cheaper than Cooler Master, but Lian Li is a new brand in my country. I looked Ncix.com and Newegg but I can't find these cases except RC-690. I can't say anything much for RC-690 it is good but the power supplies is bad. Aeroocool's case is good but their fans is creapy! The users said they are not works very well. (200mm side panel fan..) And when the fan goes down you can't buy a new one, because you can't find it.

Anyway I don't want to say anything much. Could you help me about this selection? Note: I will buy a side panel (transparent) after buying one of these cases (Lian Li and Cooler Master).

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Old August 23, 2009, 06:23 AM
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The Lancool K56 for sure.
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Old August 23, 2009, 06:24 AM
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Both Lian Li and CM are great cases- The problem is that the PSUs that are included with all of those cases are not great (poor voltage regulation, and not great on long-term durability). If you can afford it, I might try to grab any of these cases without the PSU, and buy a decent one to put in.
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Old August 23, 2009, 06:34 AM
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Check some psu's on sale on HWC marketplace.
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If you're looking for a case that comes with a power supply take a look at the antec sonata III. Good little case with a way better power supply than the ones you quoted.
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Old August 23, 2009, 08:25 AM
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You guys are right. But I can't afford extra psu right now. Maybe after 1-2 months I will go and buy a new one. (OCZ Fatal1ty 550W). I can't buy these without PSU. But which is good for me? K56 has lowest price, can it take me to a long time survey :) ??
I will stock up all fans (It hase 2 fans.) and I will buy an extra cpu cooler.

Thanks for your post. (One more thing, I can't buy any Antec cases.)
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Old August 23, 2009, 08:29 AM
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Well, the k60w is pretty sweet- I like the black interior.
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