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 Post subject: New "Silent" case from Lian-Li
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2003 9:50 pm 
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It's the PC-6070 but it doesn't look very silent (no drive isolators? :( )

It's at directron and there are some better pictures at thinkcomputers.


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The door would make it so that the noise doesn't come out from the front of the case, apart from that it looks like a standard lian li case with a door, I like those aquarium side panels though, kudos to the 1st person who puts real fish and a water cooling system in that thing :D

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 Post subject: New "Silent" case from Lian-Li
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2003 10:56 pm 
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http://www.thinkcomputers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=74

Your second set of pictures lets you see more of the noise reduction features:

The differences I see compared to my lian-li pc-60:
1. You can see sound dampening/absorption material lining the front door, the inside drive bay edging, and lining the side panel(s).
2. A new front door to act as a sound barrier (and cover your drive bays)
3. They've removed the two front intake fans to reduce noise
4. No top fan exhaust (another noise reduction change)

Other than that they did not change:
1. Same stamped rear fan grill instead
2. No grommeted hard drive mounts (that you can see in the pictures at least)
3. No change in thickness of aluminum or enhancement of structure (this is a guess since all the lian-li parts for their various cases seem to be interchangeable to a degree)

Which leaves me wondering one big question:
1. If I were to switch to this case I'm sure it would make my system quieter, but with only one rear case fan I'm wondering if my quiet (but hot) components would tolerate the environment for long.

Personally If I were to change a Lian-Li to make it more quiet, I would keep the front intakes (they're speed adjustable anyway), keep a door to cover the bays, slap on the noise dampening material like they've done, grommet the hard drive mounts, get rid of the top blow-hole, and improve the rear exhaust grill.


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 Post subject: New "Silent" case from Lian-Li
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:11 pm 
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I think I'll correct myself :)

Looking at the pics again, I notice that there ARE two front intake fans. So examining this more closely I see that the case feet are not the standard lian li round ones. These are relatively large and tall silvery things. So I assume now that there's still a front intake but it's at the front bottom and the new feet let the case stand tall enough to draw air from below.

That makes me happy and more interested in this design now...
Hope someone will get to review it soon.


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 Post subject: The rear fan grill would have to be Dremel'd
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 6:25 am 
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Hello:

The rear fan grill would have to go -- cut it out, Dremel it smooth and install a wire grill, is what I would do. And as others have mentioned, the front intakes would probably have to be tweaked if you put any fans in them.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 10:09 am 
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I have a regular lian li case which i find pretty silent!

Neil, the peope at lian li have the nasty habits of placing grills everywhere where possible. In my case (which came with 4 fans) 6 (yes, 6!!) grills were mounted. They put two grills on some fans. Beats me why though.

Damnit. If I had known about this case I'd've bought this one instead of the PC61!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 11:45 am 
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Looks wonderful, I might stick a few gold fishes in there and keep them warm in the winter. :lol:

This case must cost a fortune, most Lian Li case cost over £100 ($160) and goes upto about £200 ($320) in the UK.

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Yeah but they're worth their money :P.
I got mine for 150euros including shipping and handling ;).


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I like the different feet.

I've got the standard feet on mine, and on my wood floor, it transfers every vibration into the dining room below.

I replaced almost all of the standard fans with Panaflos on mine, and it's really quiet. Also helps I have the model you can switch the voltage for the front two fans (although the difference between the three settings eludes me)


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A lot of cases are quiet once you take out the front fans!

Silent is easy - silent with good cooling is the challenge.


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jt731 wrote:
I've got the standard feet on mine, and on my wood floor, it transfers every vibration into the dining room below.


You could try the sorbothane feet that audiophiles use to isolate their hi-fi components. But in saying that, you should probably try to find what's causing the vibration, and get rid of it.


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 Post subject: Lian-Li PC-6070 now on www.lian-li.com/
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 10:25 am 
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I see that the Lian-Li PC-6070 is now featured on the front page of their web site
http://www.lian-li.com/

Not much information in the spec, though.


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So does this case have a see-through side panel or is that just a custom option that Directron is offering ? I hope you can get it with just two regular aluminum sides !! I don't have the desire to make the inside of my PC look like a rave party.


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From a little searching:
MSRP of case: $189 US
MSRP of 'fish tank': $89 US

Sounds like a whole lot for so few improvements...

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cold c wrote:
You could try the sorbothane feet that audiophiles use to isolate their hi-fi components. But in saying that, you should probably try to find what's causing the vibration, and get rid of it.

When i used to keep my CD player near the speakers i used large-cell bubblewrap - very effective and cheap. The only problem is aesthetics. Worked very good - possibly as good as those sorb feet. (Well i didn't get any skips after that ;))


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