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Lian-Li Innovates PC-888 System Case

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  1. btarunr

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    The first shape that comes to your mind when you think of a system case probarbly is a cuboidal tower with a little decoration thrown in, with essentially the same internal locations for installing your parts to build a PC. Lian-Li sought to break the mould with the introduction of the PC-888 at the 2009 CES event. The PC-888 sports a whacky design, that is inspired quite seriously by the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, just that the pearl white decked with glass makes way for ocean-blue. Bit-Tech published the first pictures of this rather interesting looking "case".

    Given its shape, the interiors have been compartmentalised accordingly to distinct areas holding the system board, hard drives, power supply and space for even a water cooling system to creep in. There is a generous amount of ventilation and cable management features provided. For more pictures, head over to Bit-Tech here.

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    uuuuh fugly. but i like it :D maybe black would be better IMO
     
  3. btarunr

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    I agree this is the case that would've looked great in aluminum rather than this Super Man ocean-blue.
     
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    What is the pole for on the top of it? If the case makes R2-D2 type noises I would like it more. It also needs a LCD screen on top with a creepy smiley face displayed on it.
     
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    Not the ugliest. I could get used to it if it were given to me as a gift/contest prize. I'd never pay money for it though.
     
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    what's the deal with the white box inside?
     
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    It probably contains the packaged accessories.
     
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    It's filled with all of the exciting case hardware such as screws, mounting hardware, etc!!!
     
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    still this looks ugly... not even a retro robot look... just weird:confused:
     
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    erocker you rock :roll:

    The case
    It's not very bad i've seen worse... :D
     
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    :roll:

    it does indeed seem to have good airflow, and maybe would look good as an HTPC rig, if only it was silver/black/white
     
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    its just ugly what ever color it is
     
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    To ugly for me. But can see some "interesting" builds coming from it.. ;)
     
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    I wonder of how much this is going to cost.
     
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    Id get it just because I love blue and that is a beautiful hue of blue. I like the layout but I wonder how big of a mobo you could put in there. Almost looks like ATX may be stretching.
     
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    Kinda reminds me of that building in Dubai. Complete with the antenae and all.

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    Nevertheless, its good to see unorthodox case molds.
     
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    It is a very inventive design, I don't understand the weird post and handle thing at the top but other than that it looks quite interesting. It looks like it has room for a 2x120 rad up front as well
     
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    They did base it off that place. In the Bit tech site it shows.. also in the thread that IC started someone else also said it... But, there is no way in hell I'd buy it... Maybe a rich, stuck up, everything has to go here/there, person would want it...
     
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    Kinda reminds me of a gas can. Only it isn't. Still it should be filled with gas and set on fire...
     
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    Pole at the top

    First thing, I was sure it was a wifi antenna at the top of the case. Am I the only one who thought wifi? To have that spike at the top with no function is a waste.
     
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    ah yeah. hehe. Havent read that part. I tend to uphold a shoot first ask questions later mindset.


    Well em chinese like to "copy" stuff on DVD. That pole will be a good place to put cds they thought.
     
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    it actually supposed to be Sail from a sail ship,That is what they said on Discovery Channel about the building in Dubai,I like the case out the box design.
     
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    alittle too weird for me. I thought their pc 777 was brilliant but, this one is just a tad bit too weird.
     
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    As I've always said lian li makes the craziest cases.
     

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