Lian Li Dazzles With Spider Red PC-8FI Mid-Tower PC Chassis - HotHardware
Lian Li Dazzles With Spider Red PC-8FI Mid-Tower PC Chassis

Lian Li Dazzles With Spider Red PC-8FI Mid-Tower PC Chassis

If it's flashy, big, colorful and can hold everything you need in a great PC, it's probably made by Lian Li. The company that consistently delivers eye-popping PC enclosures has struck once again, this time with a mid-tower that you won't need a forklift and a 10-foot door in order to get into your gaming lair. The new PC-8FI is still a dazzler, and as usual, Lian Li's charging you enough that you never forget that "love at first sight" moment.


Specifications include twin intake 120mm fans (and 1 exhaust), a single 140mm fan hole for another fan, 7+1 PCI slots, up to 7 3.5" hard drives mounts, USB 3.0 support and colors including "spider-edition red," black or silver. The dimensions of the PC-8FI are 210x460x490mm (W.H.D.) and the maximum video card size is 285mm, and the front panel can even be removed with any special tools. 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. A lot of thought clearly went into this design, but that's pretty obvious as soon as you see the $299 MSRP. You get what you pay for, right?


Lian Li Launches the PC-8FI Mid Tower Chassis to Turn Gamers' Heads
Featuring the spider-edition side panel in red color

18 May 2010, Keelung, Taiwan - 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.

LED Lit Fans & Transparent Side Panel Windows
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.

For more details on features and extras available for the Lian Li PC-8FI series, please go to the Lian Li website:
http://www.lian-li.com.

About Lian Li
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd is an Aluminum Chassis and Chassis peripheral manufacturer and provider of industrial wholesale as well as OEM & ODM services for the PC industry as required. With over 20 years of service excellence, ISO 9001 certification and a team of professional staff willing to do the utmost to deliver durable, superior quality products, all backed by a *2 year guarantee; your satisfaction is guaranteed.(*conditions apply)
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I have actually always classified Lian Li as an entirely unnecessary expense for a build as well as basically as a ripoff. I know I will probably catch some heat for that, but it just has always seemed to me for 100 less you can generally have a better case HAF 932/922, Antec 1200, NZXT has several, Thermaltake, Cooler Master, Corasir has several of the same quality or better for less than 300. The only thing ( and therefore worthy of the price, that's a very skeptical statement)they don't have as good as or better is the name.

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@ Rapid1 I used to think that way myself but the case is what you build your whole system around. There are 2 things you do not skimp on and they are in no particular order : The monitor and the case.

With that said I bought myself the Silverstone TJ-07 in the brushed aluminum with the window been having it 3 years now and it is sick!!!! Very good build quality.

Again I will keep this case for 10 years providing it last that long so it was money well spent to me. I am a sucker for quality, what can I say. Big Smile

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Yes Rapid this is an entirely unnecessary expense! Always Buy Local!

We should not be supporting other countries that haven't figured out that turning red is not good for their people. Or the ones that use business and commerce to accomplish those ends, only to complain about how evil it is. Or maybe we just need to support more of their companies so they can form more unions so they can get the police to snip them in the streets.

Besides haven't we noticed how all these cases seem to be introduced in the color Red?

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As someone whose actually owned a Lian Li case, their cases are awesome and worth every penny IMHO.

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It's up to the user, depending on what his taste in a case is like.

 

I actually own a v351, and I love it. I've only been in the "know" for a couple of months but I think Lian Li makes superb cases and is worth your money if you can appreciate the quality of the case you're getting.

As for this Spider case, P80 is better :)

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