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Lian Li Lancool vs. NZXT Apollo

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Kantastic, May 30, 2009.

  1. Kantastic

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    LANCOOL IMO. Lian Li rocks...I am glad they brought out a little more budget oriented case.
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    Go lian li. Its quality cannot be beaten.
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    I bought a Lancool K7 for my brother's PC. Great case, small price. The cooling is awesome with the 2x120mm in the front and has good cable management. I loved the easy access dust filters too!

    Overall I'd choose that! ;)
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    LanCool, no contest. You are comparing Lian Li with plastic crap.
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    The NZXT might look cool and all but it offers nothing in the way of cable management.
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    Be careful, this Lian Li is not full aluminum, it has a SECC (steel) structure. Why don't you look at the PC-A05(N)B?
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    I take Steel over Aluminum anyday friend.

    Kan you were complaining the Beta cost too much, you know Lancools run around $80-140?
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    Yeah but I'm getting it for under $50, shipping not needed.

    ^_^ Getting it second hand.

    Is steel worse than aluminum?
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    These are both very different in style. I love my Nzxt but in these choices I am leaning towards the Lancool.


    This is great deal and it's already painted on the inside A+ for that.
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    Aluminum is harder to cut when you want to make modifications. it dents and scratches easier than steel. it has higher acoustics so it picks up things like fans, hard drives and vibrations. it offers no thermal benefits and it's expensive.

    you are purchasing an Aluminum case mainly because it weighs less than steel and it's elegant nothing more.
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    Thank you, finally someone is on my side.:) I like steel cases over aluminum, people always say It's to heavy for lan parties:wtf:. It's a desk top computer...it should stay in one place.
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    I think I'll go with the Lancool, I prefer the simpler look anyway. And can't go wrong with Lian Li right? ^_^ Thanks for the clarification about the steel vs. alu issue, I'm a fan of heavier cases, as they seem more manly.

    Edit: Yay the Lancool is still available! I'll be sure to make it mine the moment I get home.
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    there is also new Lancool models being added.

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    whats interesting is Lian Li's new PC-P50 is an aluminum version of the new Lancool PC-K60.

    Lian Li PC-P50
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    Lancool PC-K60
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    to be honest I like the Lian Li PC-P50 because of the hard drive cage versus hard drive rack in the Lancool PC-K60. regardless of the pictures from CeBIT above they are actually demo cases in the news yesterday or day before it says the three new Lancool cases come with a black interior.
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    Might have to get a Lian Li on my next build.

    Only thing I hate about them is the air cooling was shit and the finish. Past Lian Li's I have had stratched and just generally looked awful after 1 lan with them >_>
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    i'd buy the nzxt beta but i chose the silverstone instead because it was on offer :D
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    lian li rulssssssssss
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    The only advantage of Aluminum is the weight.

    I currently have the K7B, and before that I had the ThermalTake Tsunami. The Tsunami was all aluminum, while the K7B has aluminum panels, with a steel structure. IMO, this is the best combination, as you get a reduction in weight, but not in structure.
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