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Once again Lian Li has come up with a unique design that should make other case manufactures second guess how they are designing their cases. The new design is far from being trouble free, but if you can get past the interesting issues like trying to run your cables through the case to the front to hook up to the rear I/O panel, then you will be rewarded with amazing airflow and lots of room. Speaking of lots of room, this has to be one if not the only mid tower case on the market that can fit an XL-ATX motherboard and any length video card that you can imagine. Add all of that with Lian Li’s typical high quality and all aluminum construction and you have a good case. If they flipped the motherboard around the other way and cut a couple holes in the motherboard tray they would have one of the best cases on the market.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #25098 14 May 2012 18:46
An interesting case design from Lian Li. Its not without a few problems, but they manage to rethink cases, fitting a full XL-ATX motherboard into a mid tower case!
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jamdox replied the topic: #25222 19 May 2012 13:40
I'm curious, do the water cooling tubes reach back to the 140mm fans or are they too short?
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #25226 19 May 2012 18:18
they do reach as long as you turn the pump/water block to have the tubes on the right side. You would need a 140mm Radiator or a 140mm to 120mm adapter. Also because it is so tight it will depend on the motherboard you use, if the motherboard has the CPU socket any closer to the rear IO panel than on the board we tested with, it wouldn't work.
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #25235 20 May 2012 19:52
Saw this at their booth at CES. Was a strange design for case but that's Lian Li for ya. Lets do something totally different.

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