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LIAN LI PC-B25F ALL ALUMINUM MID-TOWER COMPUTER CASE

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November 6, 2009 4:41:04 PM

I like this case so much that I decided to give it it's own thread.

This has not been released yet But my research tells me it will be avaiale mid to late December.

Here is a very good review of this case:
http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/lian_li_pc-b25f_alumin...

Here is another review added 11/30/2009
http://www.xsreviews.co.uk/reviews/cases/lian-li-pc-b25...

Here is another very good review: added 12/09/2009
http://www.vortez.co.uk/contentteller/news_story/lian_l...

Here is another review added 12/09/2009
http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/16700/40/

I will be getting this side window for it also:
http://www.lian-li.com.tw/v2/en/product/product06.php?p...

You Tube:
http://www.lian-li.com.tw/v2/en/product/product06.php?p...

This is my current rig:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...


Regards,

Mark

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a b ) Power supply
November 6, 2009 8:39:56 PM

I don't see anything special about that case. Make sure you are aware that once you swap cases yor airflow rate will drop significantly =)
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November 6, 2009 10:49:07 PM

OvrClkr said:
I don't see anything special about that case. Make sure you are aware that once you swap cases yor airflow rate will drop significantly =)



Did you actually read the review?
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a c 248 ) Power supply
November 7, 2009 12:18:22 AM

^5 +1 what OvrClkr said.

Mark - I read the technical review and took a good look at the photos. That front bezel does not have adequate ventilation and severely restricts airflow. There's also no ventilation on the side panel. You would be better off with the Antec 900.

There are other Lian Li and Lancool cases with much better ventilation, airflow, and cooling.
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November 7, 2009 10:24:33 AM

I have documented my tepms with the Antec 900.

I will post my temps with the same configuration once I find and buy this case.

Should be interesting.

Thanks guys,

Mark
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a b ) Power supply
November 7, 2009 8:42:34 PM

I would not trust that review 100%, as most info is accurate, it makes no sense that a case with dual 120mm front fans, a rear 120mm exhaust, a side 120mm and a bigger 200mm exhaust on top will have less airflow vs a case that lacks a proper front intake for maximum heat transfer. Don't get me wrong here, the Li is much more refined and made of better materials but it will not cool your components better than a 900.

Id rather buy me this and save me some money, maybe do a few mods and install some nice fans :

LIAN LI PC-61 USB Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...





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November 10, 2009 6:53:49 PM

This case was supposed to have been released in september, and it is not available anywhere as far as I can tell. It got good reviews and I like the looks of it, but I am sick of waiting for it. Is it really not coming untill december?! My new rig is never gonna get built at this rate... :pfff: 
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a b ) Power supply
November 10, 2009 6:55:14 PM

There are many other cases to choose from, specially with that budget =)
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November 10, 2009 7:45:21 PM

OvrClkr said:
There are many other cases to choose from, specially with that budget =)



I have posted on a Lian Li forum and I will let u know what I find out.

This is a thread dedicated to this case.
Thanks for contributing your valuable opinion.
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November 15, 2009 2:49:54 AM

mark_k said:
I have posted on a Lian Li forum and I will let u know what I find out.

This is a thread dedicated to this case.
Thanks for contributing your valuable opinion.


I fell in love with this case the 1st time I saw it mentioned online, and read that review like it was a reciepe for coke cookies. There's just something about Lian Li's ability for marrying function with beautiful form... Of course I loved the look of that anniversary case they made a few years back that was inspired by the nautilus; the PC-777, so maybe I'm just bent?

Anyway, like you I'm eagerly awaiting availability.
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November 16, 2009 4:04:24 AM

No, it is beautifull case. i can see the restrictive intake up front as the side vents are small. I have PC A-10 with similar front and one factory fan. I added another via 3 drive slots and its fine.
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a b ) Power supply
November 19, 2009 6:08:24 PM

I wish I saw what you see....

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November 19, 2009 6:26:09 PM

I'd suggest contacting Lian Li, as most places do not stock accessories for cases. Normally it is easiest to get things like that straight from the source.
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November 20, 2009 2:20:50 AM

OvrClkr said:
I wish I saw what you see....


Granted that 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'; but take a look here...

http://www.lian-li.com.tw/v2/en/product/product06.php?p...

The marriage of form and function just... moves me. Somewhat like that knockout blonde that snaps your neck into a double-take; you know you want that and even if you can't afford it, it makes you smile just knowing it's out there...
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November 20, 2009 4:51:31 AM

aluminums do not need all that air. (like an extra wide secc case)
I like it before looking.

if you put flawed electronics in, that case will tell you.

airheads and leaky chips....some comments suck.

EDIT:
I went and looked. disappointed. Ateight it ought to be 10 inches wide, and the top vent is an a****le
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November 20, 2009 11:28:21 AM

bgd73 said:
aluminums do not need all that air. (like an extra wide secc case)
I like it before looking.

if you put flawed electronics in, that case will tell you.

airheads and leaky chips....some comments suck.

EDIT:
I went and looked. disappointed. Ateight it ought to be 10 inches wide, and the top vent is an a****le


Am I correct in assuming that English is not your first language?
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November 20, 2009 11:30:53 AM

EXT64 said:
I'd suggest contacting Lian Li, as most places do not stock accessories for cases. Normally it is easiest to get things like that straight from the source.


Thanks but you can't buy directly from them.

Anyone know where I can get this?

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/produ [...] ex=110&g=f

I filed a request at NewEgg. Lets see what happens with that.
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a c 248 ) Power supply
November 20, 2009 12:20:53 PM

There are a couple of case mod vendors that stock quite a few Lian Li parts and accessories. I think I have them referenced. Unfortunately I am not at home right now. I follow-up later.
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November 20, 2009 12:31:24 PM

Thanks JL,

Once I get this I will do a comparison of my current rig with this new case.
I won’t happen until the week between Xmas and New Years when I can find the time.

Thanks
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November 20, 2009 1:57:03 PM

Thanks JohnnyLucky,

I called Frozencpu and they said that it will be in on the next container from China.

Mark
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a b ) Power supply
November 20, 2009 2:05:16 PM

RIKHOLLIS said:
Granted that 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'; but take a look here...

http://www.lian-li.com.tw/v2/en/product/product06.php?p...

The marriage of form and function just... moves me. Somewhat like that knockout blonde that snaps your neck into a double-take; you know you want that and even if you can't afford it, it makes you smile just knowing it's out there...


Yea, I could understand from a refined/better materials point of view but the case does not look like it is worth 200.00$... Maybe it does once you take the side panel off, but IMO there are better looking Li's out there for that price. Anyways you are the buyer, so as long as it meets your needs and makes you happy, that is what counts ;) 
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November 20, 2009 2:24:24 PM

FrozenCPU will be geeting this case and side window next week. I bet the price on Newegg will go down to 190.00 next week also.

I am holding off for two more weeks to see if they at least give me free shipping.

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Edit: FrozenPCU just got it in and they uped the price to $199.99 just like NewEgg.

I am still waiting for the side window to become availabe before I jump on this unit.
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a b ) Power supply
November 20, 2009 5:46:54 PM

OvrClkr said:
Yea, I could understand from a refined/better materials point of view but the case does not look like it is worth 200.00$... Maybe it does once you take the side panel off, but IMO there are better looking Li's out there for that price. Anyways you are the buyer, so as long as it meets your needs and makes you happy, that is what counts ;) 


To me, this case is about as good as it gets and I have also been anxiously waiting for this. Personally, I do not really like the Antec cases that much that I suspect you prefer. With this case, when you combine the fantastic tooless design with Lian-li quality, as well as VERY good airflow, this is a no-brainer to me. Plus it is gorgeous. I suspect with your name that extreme airflow is your #1 requirement, but honestly it is near the bottom of my list. This case will handle a high end stock system expertly and will be very quiet which is important to me too. (Just not so important that I use a P182).

Will definitely be getting one.
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a b ) Power supply
November 20, 2009 5:57:50 PM

Haha, yes, to each his (or her) own. I'm more in the camp of don't pay more than $60-$70 for a steel/aluminum box, and after that priority airflow and then looks, but I can see the appeal of that case. I'm glad they finally got it out for you all.
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November 23, 2009 11:13:37 AM

I just got this message from Lian Li:

Hi ,



This side panel wil available on Hampton technology on Dec. 24



Tel: 425-644-7879


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November 30, 2009 7:02:07 PM

Thanks for the heads up Mark_K, that is a really good price relative to other sites. I

just ordered mine from them. Hopefully they are reputable :) 
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November 30, 2009 11:00:22 PM

Mills022,

I am waiting for the side window to be released before I pull the trigger.

I will buy it next week to get it in time for xmas as I have that week off between xmas and the new year to rebuild my system.
Let us know how you make out getting it.

Regards,

Mark
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December 2, 2009 1:51:33 AM

I rec'd my Lian Li PC-B25F today. I ordered it from Hampton Technologies in WA which is an authorized Lian Li dealer.

Cost $160 +$15 for shipping.

The case is very nice, I can't wait to start building my system.

Kevin
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December 2, 2009 11:42:19 AM

kevin425 said:
I rec'd my Lian Li PC-B25F today. I ordered it from Hampton Technologies in WA which is an authorized Lian Li dealer.

Cost $160 +$15 for shipping.

The case is very nice, I can't wait to start building my system.

Kevin


WOW!

Nice price!

They don't advertise their prices on the web......
Also, I only see the PC-B25 not the PC-B25F.
which one did you get?

What state are you located in?
I am hoping that I can get the same price and shipping price.

Thanks

Mark
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December 2, 2009 4:47:41 PM

kevin425 ,

I just called Hampton and they said they mad a mistake.
She thought you were a reseller and thats why you got that price.

She wanted to charge me 170.00 + 25.00 for shipping = 195.00
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December 3, 2009 5:06:14 AM

Interesting...I never suggested I was a reseller. She must have just assumed so based on my questions. I live in OR so $15 is probably reasonable for shipping. The case is not very heavy.

Kevin
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December 3, 2009 11:53:40 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$199.99 + Shipping (Not Free)

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
$189.95 + Shipping (Not Free)

http://www.sundialmicro.com/lianli_tower-pcb25fb_1927_1...
$187.99 + Shipping (Not Free) Special Price now: $178.99 (12/09/2009)

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9660/cst-956/Lian_Li_...
$179.99 + Shipping (Not Free)

http://www.provantage.com/lian-li-pc-b25f~7LIAN03U.htm
$177.44 + Shipping (Not Free)

http://www.eastluna.com/hardware/index.php
$175.00 + Shipping (Not Free)

http://www.hampton-technologies.com/Cases/ll_middle.htm
$170.00 + Shipping (Not Free)

Best price I could find so far:
http://www.svc.com/pc-b25f.html
$169.99 + Shipping (Not Free)
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December 4, 2009 2:13:27 AM

.... I do not see what you see in this case, with that much money. I'd rather buy the Dragonlord series from Lian-li/Lancool, the PC-K62 of course. Plus it already has a side panel already. So... Yeah... and its only 100$ with the 30$ off on Newegg. And it looks way better. Just saying.
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a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2009 10:51:35 AM

Its like art, everyone has different tastes (which is a good thing, because otherwise life would be boring).
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December 4, 2009 11:07:30 AM

aznshinobi said:
.... I do not see what you see in this case, with that much money. I'd rather buy the Dragonlord series from Lian-li/Lancool, the PC-K62 of course. Plus it already has a side panel already. So... Yeah... and its only 100$ with the 30$ off on Newegg. And it looks way better. Just saying.


Okay.
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December 4, 2009 3:11:22 PM

Mine is due on Monday, December 7th. I will let you guys know when I get it.
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December 9, 2009 12:53:56 AM

It came and in good condition. I recommend that sellar.
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December 16, 2009 4:51:30 PM

Mine just arrived on my door step. At least thats's what the UPS status web site tells me.

I will be building this system the week between xmas and new years.
I will give a full write up of this case and how it compares to my current rig (Antec 900).....I will be comparing cooling and other items...

Now I need to order the side window once it is released to the public on Dec 24, 2009.
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December 17, 2009 5:13:47 AM

Thanks for the update, Mark_K. I'll look forward to your report on your build. I've also had my eye on this case. I'm wondering about the fan noise. Two fans on top pointing up seems like they would make a bit of noise when compared with cases that only vent out the front and back. Probably worth it for the improved ventilation but will be interested to hear your impression. Also, the price you got is pretty darn good compared to, say, Newegg. Did you end up ordering from Hampson Technologies?
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December 17, 2009 11:39:44 AM

d-ray said:
Thanks for the update, Mark_K. I'll look forward to your report on your build. I've also had my eye on this case. I'm wondering about the fan noise. Two fans on top pointing up seems like they would make a bit of noise when compared with cases that only vent out the front and back. Probably worth it for the improved ventilation but will be interested to hear your impression. Also, the price you got is pretty darn good compared to, say, Newegg. Did you end up ordering from Hampson Technologies?



Yes I did get it from Hamton Tech. However, the price I got was based on the fact that I build and resell gaming PC's.
The best price I have found for non-resellers is at:

Best price I could find so far:
http://www.svc.com/pc-b25f.html
$169.99 + Shipping (Not Free)

Or you could bid on thie one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/LIAN-LI-PC-B25F-ALL-ALUMINUM-MID-TO...
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December 17, 2009 12:18:09 PM

This is my gift to me!

I'm not even going to open the box until Xmas morning.

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a b ) Power supply
December 17, 2009 3:24:13 PM

Nice. That picture looks really cool with the overexposed lights on the tree. you certainly have more willpower than I do, as I always use the excuse "I have to check it for defects/damage" (which is partially true, mainly for the electronic parts though).
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