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Old September 3, 2009, 11:05 AM
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Default Lian-Li Launches PC-7FN and PC-60FN Mid-Tower Chassis

Lian-Li today launches the PC-7FN & PC-60FN. These all aluminum black anodized Midi Tower chassis have the traditional clean cut styles, but included are some exciting new tool-less options that make them stand out.The cases dimensions stand at 210mm x 470mm x 490mm (W, H, D) . They support ATX, and Micro-ATX form factors, with 4x 3.5" drive ba... [ Read full article ]
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Old September 3, 2009, 11:08 AM
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like seriously.... common lian-li


Do we honestly have to release dozens of different cases with one single change to them, and market it as a whole new case!
I can't imagine how vendors feel - being presented with literally DOZEN's of different SKUs for nearly identical products...

If I have to post one more story about a case that looks identical to this with bupkis in the way of new stuff....

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Old September 3, 2009, 11:14 AM
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They're not the only ones... lol. Every case company is guilty of it come to think of it.

Thermaltake Armor vs Kandalf? = Door different
Silverstone Sugo-04 vs Sugo-05 = Different front piece
Antec P182 vs P183 = A couple of extra vents and some filters (unless im missing someting)
Inwin B2 vs Allure = Exact same case, one's grey for guys, the other is white and pink for girls. lol

The examples go on and on.
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Old September 3, 2009, 11:24 AM
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Good point, but many of them replace their old cases with the new versions.

The Antec series for instance. They phase out the old lineup when the new lineup comes in. And they all generally feature some sort of improvement or major design change that warrants having two similar cases.

Silverstone's Sugo series does tend to be a bit redundant - but they only have the 05/06 similar and 03/04 similar and there are some VERY clear differences.

You will still find old cases on store shelves while retailers clear out inventory - but rarely do the manufacturer's actively sell two of the same at once.



Lian-Li on the other hand has all the same products being sold at the exact same time, and many of them are listed as "New":
There mid tower section alone:
Lian Li Industrial Co., Ltd.

I checked out some other manufacturer's and found some other examples, Inwin like you mentioned. A common theme seemed to be that they were all overseas manufacturer's - maybe it is just the way they do things?
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Old September 3, 2009, 11:52 AM
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maybe it is just the way they do things?
Ever-so-slight uniqueness without paying more:

"Oh yeah? You got the TCX-043-6A did you?"
"Yeah, I like it, so what?"
"Well I got the TCX-043-6C!"
"... What's the difference?"
"A got the company's logo on the top LEFT corner AND mine came with Black thumbscrews instead of silver. So there!"
".... Looser."

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The "A" on the end adds Megahurtz!
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Well then.. if there's one with the "B".. Maybe it's got Gigahertz..
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What's new with the new PC-7 and this one? NCIX.com - Buy Lian Li PC-7FWB Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Case 5X5.25 1X3.5 4X3.5INT No PS USB Audio 1394 Window - PC-7FWB In Canada.
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