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Lian Li Launches the PC-8FI Mid Tower Chassis to Turn Gamers' Heads


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Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd. launches the PC-8FI mid tower series. The hair-line brushed all-aluminum chassis is positively sexy and available in a red spider-edition, as well as black and silver, taking looks to a new level. Lian Li's signature tool-less installation features and customization capabilities make the PC-8FI series a must have for the gaming enthusiasts and professional gamers.

The same fan design is used for all three models with two 120mm @1200rpm intake fans on the front panel and one 120mm @1200rpm exhaust fan mounted on the back panel. All the fans have anti-vibration mountings. Additionally, the top panel offers users one 140mm fan hole, should they desire to mount an additional fan. The red spider-edition's side panel features a large, spider-shaped, transparent window, exposing the interior of the chassis and the rear panel's exhaust fan, lit with red LEDs. On the black edition's front panel, the intake fans are lit with blue LEDs.

Interior Capabilities
The PC-8FI series is designed to give gamers lots of hardware options. The tool-less, anti-vibration rubber ring suspension hard disk drive rack can hold six 3.5” HDDs. Externally, the chassis' 5.25” x 3 Optical Device Drive (ODD) bays, with the capability of a 3.5” x 1 bay (use a 5.25” converter), mount without the use of tools and are held in place by a rubber-padded arm to prevent vibration. The eight PCI mounting brackets enable CrossFireX and three-way SLI graphics card setups, and are equipped with a rubber pad to reduce noise and vibrations. The PSU compartment, located directly above a filtered vent at the bottom of the chassis for increased cooling and long PSU life, is lined with rubber pads, as is its tool-less mounting clip. The PC-8FI's design allows users to mount Micro-ATX or ATX motherboards directly above the PSU for easy access.

Cable Organization, Dimensions and Special Features
Lian Li designers have included a tool-less cable clamp within the PC-8FI as well as extra holes in the plates for cable routing. The dimensions of the PC-8FI are 210x460x490mm (W.H.D.) and the maximum video card size is 285mm. The front panel comes off without tools, making it easy to remove the washable air-filters in front of the fans. The multimedia I/O ports are located on the top panel and consist of USB 3.0 x 2, e-SATA x 1 and HD Audio. To increase airflow, the unused PCI slots have special vented brackets to bring in cool air, and the PC-8FI supports liquid cooling systems with 2 rubber-lined holes on the rear panel.

Traditional Durability
Classic, stylish, functional designs are Lian Li's goal. The essence of Lian Li products 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.

Product Highlights:
  • 2 intake and 1 exhaust 120mm LED lit fans
  • 1 x 140mm fan hole for an additional fan
  • 7+1 PCI Slots
  • Up to 7 x 3.5” Hard Disk Drive mounts
  • Spider-edition in red with transparent, spider-shaped, side panel window
  • Also available in black and silver
  • USB 3.0 ready
  • Availability: Arriving at local distributors end of May
  • MSRP : US$299+VAT for PC-8FIR (spider-edition in red), and US$189+VAT for PC-8FIB/A (black/silver)
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So it's a modified PC-B25F with a different front and top panel with the added benefit of USB 3.0 support. Well, at least the non-red versions are priced ok.


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No thanks.

All I want is a minimal case with hot-swap 2.5" SATA drive bays, USB 3 and no LEDs!

Why can't any company make a case I want? How hard can it be to make a box? :rolleyes:


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Why can't any company make a case I want? How hard can it be to make a box? :rolleyes:
Create one then and commission your nearest engineering co :p
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cant understand lian li, all cases looks the same.:shadedshu
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£235 in the UK :laugh:


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My interest was piqued until I saw the price and the inability to remove one of the 3.5 drive cages to allow for a longer video card like the 5970. *sigh* Why can't someone come out with an Antec 300 style case, filters and internal layout, that is long enough to fit a HD 5970 AND has cable management holes behind the motherboard tray in a mid-tower design? :cry: :banghead:

I frigging HATE full tower cases with a passion after dealing with one for a couple of years moving it around to LAN events and such. :mad:
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What is essentially a mid-tower version of the full-tower A70F, the pricing is somewhat disproportionate considering the A70F costs virtually the same amount. I was honestly expecting it to be lower...like 60FN and 7FN territory.

I'd take one in silver though. :)


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1, no side air intake for videocard(s)
2, never answer customer service

= no deal.

aluminum is for soda cans.