Lian Li Armorsuit PC-P80R Case Review
Every industry has their top tier producers, whose products generally have a history of high quality and design features that easily sets them apart from the rank and file. These manufacturers build their reputations on the legacy of high standards, whether itís in overall construction or quality of parts used. If we were looking at the auto industry for example, everyone knows why a Lexus is nearly twice as much as a Ford. Most people could also easily discern Taco Bell from high class cuisine, despite the fact that the Nacho Bell Grande could very well be the best dish ever created in the history of mankind.
Consumers have come to expect a certain level of function, design, and style from these high-end manufacturers that works to set them apart from their lower level competitors. Computer case producers are no different, where there are manufacturers who focus entirely on entry level cases with a bare bone set of features, while others use only the highest quality parts like brushed aluminum and multiple fans for maximum cooling.
Lian Li is one such manufacturer who has built their entire brand name on a tradition of high quality and longevity. They were one of the first manufacturers to achieve the ISO 9001 certification, which has strict requirements to ensure a companyís products are of a certain level quality. All of their cases are constructed of either brushed or anodized aluminum, a process that generally trades off cost for weight reduction, ease of use, and appearance. Today we are going to take a look at the Lian Li Armorsuit PC-P80R, a special Crossfire edition of their PC-P80 full tower ATX case.
CES 2008 Showcase
The PC-P80R was unveiled at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show to much fanfare due to its highly customized design, something rarely seen before from Lian Li who has a tradition of cases with a more conservative appearance. While the PC-P80R was originally meant to be originally exclusive to CES, the response was so positive that Lian Li decided to release the case to the public. The PC-P80R is a modified version of Lian Liís PC-P80, which is available only in black and lacks a side window. The PC-P80R instead comes in what can only be described as hot rod red, along with a laser-cut spider pattern window boasting the words ďATI CrossFire XĒ on the side. The case is constructed entirely of brushed, anodized aluminum, which helps the case keep weight down while also giving it that signature Lian Li look.
|Lian Li PC-P80R|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||8.6 x 24.9 x 25 in|
|Motherboard Support||EATX, ATX, mATX|
|Cooling||Front: 3x 140mm Red LED Fans|
Top: 1x 140mm Fan
Rear: 1x 140mm Fan
|I/O Panel||4x USB2.0|