A little while back we reviewed Lian Li's
PC-A7110, a luxury full tower case with all the bells and whistles
that reaffirmed our believe that Lian Li still has what it takes to
produce the finest computer chassis on the market today. I also
mentioned in that review how Lian Li is better known for producing
"elegant and professional" looking computer cases. Lian Li cases are
normally targeted more towards professional environments where
elegance trumps bling and fad. However, Lian Li had produced a very
limited number of "theme" cases for ATi to show off at conventions
and LAN Parties. At the time these ATi themed cases were not
available to the public but have since then gone into full
production. The PC-P80 is a ultra high quality case with more style
than I've ever seen in a Lian Li case, but Lian Li has taken it one
with the special edition ATiCrossFireX PC-P80R. The PC-P80R is a
hand crafted all aluminum case with a hair lined brushed anodized
finish on the inside and out. I've seen a lot of impressive custom
computers in my time, but there is just something about Lian Li
style that make the PC-P80R stand out from everything I've seen.
Let's take a closer look at this red beauty!
The first thing that catches your eye is the
incredible cherry red brushed anodized finish. I've always loved
Lian Li's anodized finish because it's what makes a Lian Li case.
It's unmistakable. However, I've never seen a red Lian Li case or
any "red" case that looked this good.
Even the PC-P80R box makes a statement. My sample
was shipped direct from Taiwan so the box itself wasn't in that
great of shape, but the case itself was packed good enough that it
didn't sustain any damage and arrived in tiptop shape.
Before we start digging too deep, let's go over
the details of the PC-P80R.
||Super Full Tower
||220 x 633 x 610 (W, H,D)
|Front bezel Material
||ATI Crossfire™ X Theme side
|5.25" drive bay (External)
|3.5" drive bay (External)
|3.5" drive bay (Internal)
||6 (Using 6 x 5.25
||EATX, ATX, M-ATX
|System Fan (Front)
||3 x 14cm LED fan
|System Fan (Top)
||1 x 14cm LED fan
|System Fan (Rear)
||1 x 12cm LED fan (1020
||USB2.0 x 4, IEEE1394 x 1,
E-SATA x1, HD+AC97 Audio
To sum it up, the PC-P80R is a "hand crafted" full
tower case. There are no cheap plastic parts to break off and no
goofy plastic moldings. This is an all aluminum case designed and
built by some of the most highly skilled craftsman in Taiwan. A
person could easily stamp "Made In America" on this baby and you
would never know the difference.