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    News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    Lian Li's barrage of new chassis continues with the launch of the "simple and stylish" PC-9.
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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    Unless the case can support large GFX cards such as the GTX260/280 or HD4870X2, the case fails in my opinion in that respect. I do like Lian Li cases but I had a tough time fitting my 8800 Ultra into my current Lian Li Midi Tower.

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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    it looks big enough! can we get a response from the hexus boys to let us know if its big enough?

    I like it regardless, simplistic with a fantastic finish and what appears to be an effective cooling solution.

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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    That really doesn't look big enough for the GTX260/280. Midi cases need to cut back on the 5.25 bays and mount the hdd sideways for that, this case doesn't. A likely fail


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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    That really doesn't look big enough for the GTX260/280. Midi cases need to cut back on the 5.25 bays and mount the hdd sideways for that, this case doesn't. A likely fail

    Then purely for gaming, the case wouldn't work at all. The HDDs are sideways but it looks like the HDD cage has been set back further too.

    Anyhow, the 5.25 bays are too close to the MB tray and I can see it fouling any meaningful GFX cards installed.

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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyhead View Post
    Then purely for gaming, the case wouldn't work at all. The HDDs are sideways but it looks like the HDD cage has been set back further too.
    The HDDs aren't sidewise - you load them from the front:


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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis



    OMG...I am so blind.

    Well then like you said Kalniel, sideway mount the HDDs

    Serves me right for being such a sleepyhead

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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    wow nice case but i agree. it doesnt look like a 280 will fit in it so thats a no no purchase for me

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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    This is Lian-Li. They will make one a bit bigger, probably with a few more features too.

    Never seen a short Lian-Li. Didn't even know they existed.

    Some nice touches to that, but I'm not a fan of these mesh fronts at all.

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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    That will fit a 260GTX easy, no Idea about the 280 but it is only a midi tower.

    I have to say I love this case already and if I needed a new one and it was less than or near enough to £100 I may well be tempted

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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    That will fit a 260GTX easy
    Really, it won't. Look at the ATX screw fittings. The motherboard area is about .5 to 1 inch longer than mine (below)



    and the hdd bay sticks out further than mine



    Even accounting for the higher motherboard position, the best case scenario will still have the 260/280 sticking into the 5.25 drive bay by at least .5 to 1 inch.

    See how little room I have with just a x1950XT (later pic than the above):


    edit: this might be a better pic to show lack of space, please excuse the arrows

    You can see the X1950XT already goes practically to the edge of the motherboard, and the GTXs are MUCH larger.
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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    Well ATX is 9.6" wide and the 260 is 10.6".. there is an inch there easily.

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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    Do we have any idea how much this is going to be?

    The size isn't an issue for me and I love the build quality of Lian Li.
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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Well ATX is 9.6" wide and the 260 is 10.6".. there is an inch there easily.
    Not in my case - perspective makes the gap look bigger than it is. Look at the gap where the blue arrows are infront of the CPU fan - it's about the length of a molex connector. The lian-li might be another half an inch there at most, but it's going to be really close.

    Your best chance would be to luck into a motherboard with a PCI-E slot in line with the gap between the HDD bay and 5.25 bays.

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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    Kal the case you posted up is diff to the one Hexus have shown pics off Id say the new one is slightly larger although i see your point!

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    Re: News - Lian Li gets back to basics with PC-9 chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Kal the case you posted up is diff to the one Hexus have shown pics off Id say the new one is slightly larger although i see your point!
    Mine isn't a Lian-li!

    Sorry, mines just a coolermaster centurian 5 - I was showing it because you can see the same ATX screw mounts and therefore judge the relative size of the lian-li. As I said in the post, the Lian-li looks to be about .5 to 1 inch bigger in the motherboard area, but the HDD bay sticks out further too.

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