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Lian Li PC-6077, Continued

2003 Winter Case Review Part 2: The ATX Avalanche
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The PC-6077 marks a rather interesting chapter in Lian Li's history. The PC-6077 is the first case that we have seen that does not actually feature any 3.5" bays. Why is this? This is due to Lian Li's promotion of the new concept they call "Adjustable Bay Technology." The idea behind Adjustable Bay Technology is to provide users the flexibility to move their 3.5" bay in different locations within the case. Wait a minute: we said in our specifications that the PC-6077 did not have a 3.5" bay. That is correct, it doesn't: instead, Lian Li uses a 5.25" drive frame with a special customized Lian Li drive adaptor that allows the user to mount their 3.5" floppy drive or other device in any bay within the case.

Clearly, the driving idea behind this new concept was to provide users with more configuration flexibility when dealing with drive trays, which are certainly continuing to grow in popularity with more desktop power users moving to RAID configurations. Lian Li wisely chose to recognize this trend and to act on it by building a new styled configuration that attempts to address this issue.

A look at the inside of the PC-6077.

As for the construction of the PC-6077, while the outside has not undergone many changes other than the front bezel redesign, the majority of the new features of the PC-6077 are inside the case. Due to Lian Li's new configuration, they have been able to increase the strength of the case by using an l-shaped, two-piece bracket system that allows for enhanced structural rigidity by running these two pieces from top to bottom and front to back in such a way as to eliminate much of the bend and twist found in many cases.

This is a very good thing, as companies are always seeking to reduce the weight of a case, while at the same time attempting to increase the structural integrity of the case. Lian Li has done an exceptional job here.

The four 80mm fan configuration that we received from Lian Li worked quite well. In addition, Lian Li has installed a special ventilation designed air filter, which sits at the bottom of the case. The cooling potential of the PC-6077 is quite good. While with 4 80mm fans installed the case was somewhat noisier than some of the 120mm/92mm fan configurations that we have seen, the 80mm configuration in the PC-6077 still works quite well. It might have been just a tad louder than some of the other cases we reviewed with all of the fans installed.

Summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Bezel, Bezel... Match My Case!
  3. Bezel, Bezel... Match My Case!, Continued
  4. The Review Process
  5. Antec: Performance One Series P160
  6. Antec: Performance One Series P160, Continued
  7. Antec: Performance One Series P160, Continued
  8. Antec Solution Series: SLK3700-BQE
  9. Antec Solution Series: SLK3700-BQE, Continued
  10. Antec Solution Series: SLK3700-BQE, Continued
  11. AOpen A600 Series: A600B
  12. AOpen A600 Series: A600B, Continued
  13. AOpen A600 Series: A600B, Continued
  14. Aspire: X-Alien
  15. Aspire: X-Alien, Continued
  16. Aspire: X-Alien, Continued
  17. Aspire: X-Dreamer II
  18. Aspire: X-Dreamer II, Continued
  19. Aspire: X-Dreamer II, Continued
  20. Athenatech: 400 Series
  21. Athenatech: 400 Series, Continued
  22. Athenatech: 400 Series, Continued
  23. Athenatech: 7800 Series
  24. Athenatech: 7800 Series, Continued
  25. Athenatech: 7800 Series, Continued
  26. BeanTech: BT85
  27. BeanTech: BT85, Continued
  28. BeanTech: BT85, Continued
  29. BeanTech Igloo Series: IGLOO 12
  30. BeanTech Igloo Series: IGLOO 12, Continued
  31. BeanTech Igloo Series: IGLOO 12, Continued
  32. Casetek LAN PARTY Dreamer: CK1021
  33. Casetek LAN PARTY Dreamer: CK1021, Continued
  34. Casetek LAN PARTY Dreamer: CK1021, Continued
  35. Casetek LAN PARTY Dreamer: CK1021, Continued
  36. Cooler Master: ATC-201B-BXT
  37. Cooler Master: ATC-201B-BXT, Continued
  38. Cooler Master: ATC-201B-BXT, Continued
  39. Cooler Master: ATC-201B-BXT, Continued
  40. Cooler Master Wave Master: TAC-T01-EK
  41. Cooler Master Wave Master: TAC-T01-EK, Continued
  42. Cooler Master Wave Master: TAC-T01-EK, Continued
  43. Cooler Master Wave Master: TAC-T01-EK, Continued
  44. Enermax CS-5171LBFS-B
  45. Enermax CS-5171LBFS-B, Continued
  46. Enermax CS-5171LBFS-B, Continued
  47. Fong Kai FK-333ATX
  48. Fong Kai FK-333ATX, Continued
  49. Fong Kai FK-333ATX, Continued
  50. Inwin IW-S564G-ATX
  51. Inwin IW-S564G-ATX, Continued
  52. Inwin IW-S564G-ATX, Continued
  53. Inwin X Series IW-X710
  54. Inwin X Series IW-X710, Continued
  55. Inwin X Series IW-X710, Continued
  56. Jeantech Butterfly Series 2011
  57. Jeantech Butterfly Series 2011, Continued
  58. Jeantech Butterfly Series 2011, Continued
  59. Jeantech Butterfly Series JN424SB
  60. Jeantech Butterfly Series JN424SB, Continued
  61. Jeantech Butterfly Series JN424SB, Continued
  62. Lian Li PC-6077
  63. Lian Li PC-6077, Continued
  64. Lian Li PC-6077, Continued
  65. SilverStone Technology Lascala Series / SST-LC01
  66. SilverStone Technology Lascala Series / SST-LC01, Continued
  67. SilverStone Technology Lascala Series / SST-LC01, Continued
  68. SilverStone Technology Lascala Series / SST-LC01, Continued
  69. Superpower Superb Series KC2301B
  70. Superpower Superb Series KC2301B, Continued
  71. Superpower Superb Series KC2301B, Continued
  72. Thermaltake Xaser III Lanfire Series: VM2000AD
  73. Thermaltake Xaser III Lanfire Series: VM2000AD, Continued
  74. Thermaltake Xaser III Lanfire Series: VM2000AD, Continued
  75. Thermaltake Xaser III VM3000A: Skull Series
  76. Thermaltake Xaser III VM3000A: Skull Series, Continued
  77. Thermaltake Xaser III VM3000A: Skull Series, Continued
  78. Conclusion: An Extraordinary Number Of High-Scoring Cases Makes Picking The Winners Difficult
  79. Conclusion, Continued
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