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Lian Li Introduces Special Edition PC-U6 Cowry Mid-Tower Chassis

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  1. btarunr

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    Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd, maker of high-end, all-aluminum computer chassis since 1983, today launches the all-new and extremely stylish special edition PC-U6 Cowry: an all-black, PC case with design characteristics of a seashell. This unique PC chassis provides users with a computer case that exhibits personality and craftsmanship while breaking free of simply being a box to house components.

    Inspired by nature, the Cowry appeals to a very specific niche. It is not meant to be hidden under a desk but instead incorporated into its surroundings as a part of decoration and reflection of taste. Until now, PC chassis with unique designs have been marketed towards gamers. With the Cowry an entirely new demographic will begin looking at how their computer case can act as an artistic expression.

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    The PC-U6 Cowry is extremely versatile with plenty of build space. Users can mount three 3.5” and two 2.5” internal HDDs. All of the HDD mounts are tool-less and come with anti-vibration thumb screws with rubber suspension. Externally, one 5.25” ODD tool-less mount is located at the top of the front-panel. Four, ventilated PCI slots are located on the back-panel with enough space to mount graphics cards as long as 310mm. Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards mount using thumb-screws within the PC-U6 Cowry as well as a standard ATX PS/2 power supply unit, that mounts at the base of the case right above ventilating holes protected by a washable air filter.

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    Lian Li's special edition Cowry is thermally-optimized as well. Two side-panel 120mm fans keep airflow constantly circulating to prevent heat buildup. Both fans are protected by washable air filters. A fan speed control-switch has been included as well, allowing users to adjust fan speeds as desired. To further aid airflow, designers have incorporated ventilation holes on the front and rear panels of the PC-U6 Cowry and both are protected by washable air filters. Two, rubber-ringed holes are also included for users to be able to easily mount a liquid cooling system.

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    This special edition PC case comes with two USB 3.0 ports, one e-SATA port, and HD audio ports; all are located at the base of the front-panel. Also included is one USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 converter. Lian Li has also included cable clamps and openings throughout the case to aid in the internal organization of users' computers. Sparing no expense, for users who wish to add some color to highlight the uniqueness of this case, a 530mm red LED kit is included and can be mounted easily.

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    The special edition, all-aluminum, PC-U6 weighs in at 4.5kg. Its dimensions are 219mm x 500mm x 410mm (W, H, D).

    Traditional Durability
    The essence of Lian Li is the craftsmanship of the engineering. Intrinsic to the workmanship and quality of Lian Li's products is their customization capabilities, which include a whole host of optional extras that can be added to an already feature rich product. For more details on features and extras available for the PC-U6, please go to this page.

    Product Highlights
    • Unique seashell design
    • Accepts graphics cards up to 310mm long
    • 3 x 3.5” and 2 x 2.5” HDD mounts
    • Supports Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards
    • USB 3.0 ready
    • Two 120mm fans
    • Ventilation on front, back, and bottom panels
    • Availability: Arriving at local distributors end of May
    • MSRP: US$349 (VAT NOT INCLUDED)
     
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    this things so ugly i think looking at it just gave me cancer
     
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    it is ugly but if you want something original/different your not likely to find anyone else with a sea shell case.
     
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    NAHMYGAWD SWEET LAWD KILL IT WITH FIRE!

    Seriously. Ugly case. To each his own yeah but... well I guess its cool for French people, red glow reminds me of roasted snails.

    Now seriously. For its price I guess its alright, I was expecting somewhat along the lines of 500-700 bucks. Those who like the design I'd say its neat. But it seems more form than function to me.
     
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    That case looks mighty familiar, didn't someone put out a similar case years ago?
     
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    Yes, Lian Li did.
     
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    reminds me off the original one i have sitting in my basement, It's HUGE but you get alot of room. PC-777b They should have kept all the usb,audio jacks on top. imo

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    Ohh god! What are they smoking at Lian Li :roll:
     
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    Whatever it is, I'll take 2

    On topic: You must admit, as ugly as some may think it is, it is original :wtf:
     
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    Must be the same stuff I'm smoking cause I love it....:pimp:
     
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    I like it, don't like the price tag but but I like the look.
     
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    You know I think I like it! It is simple and original..... Plus it doesn't have 17 tons of plastic shit hanging off of it. Everything that has come out lately by most of the big manufacturers Like Cooler master/ NZXT/ Thermaltake/ In-Win/ EXC..... Has had so much plastic shit hung off of it to make it look better it's tuberculous. None of those companies listed above ever would take a chance on something like this. All they do is release the same case over and over and then hange more crap off of it to make it look a little different and then sell it as something else.
     
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    Oh Gawd the price :/ Nice looking case actually, but not as crazy as the Spider.
     
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    I'll keep my PC-A17, but I do know some people who would love this case.
     
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    Aww man, There goes my dinner
     
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    Maybe if I was underwater in the dark 40 feet away with one eyeclosed upside down with my head rotated 20 degrees .......nope .....still don't help. Oh I know paint it all pink and add a Barbie. Keyboard and boom. There it is I can see this casze now
     
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    At least one thing I like about the case are the rubber grommets around the cable management holes. I hope they adapt these into their entire line. :rockout:
     
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    It reminds me of the B&W Nautilus.

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    At $349, I don't expect to see myself shell out for this case...
     
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    You put your ear up to it and instead of hearing the ocean, you hear all that money going down the toilet.
     
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    Is this serious? :wtf: I don't really know what to think of this, but I want it.
     
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    Me: "Shirley you cant be serious?"

    L.L.: "I am serious, and stop calling me Shirley!"
     
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    Looks a bit like the old version, and if I recall correctly people loved it back then. :p
     
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    Cool a snail shell, make a nice lawn ornament or something, or you could gut it and put a blower fan in there and use it in the garage or something

    I am still waiting for my PC-7fwn, somewhere on the boat apparently.
     
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    WHAT THE F@#% :eek:


    I thought it was going to have a squirrel cage fan in it :wtf:
     

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