We've been waiting months to see what Lian Li could do after tapping PC Master Race (PCMR) to create a drool-worthy chassis. The collaboration has resulted in today's announcement of the O11 Dynamic Space Gray Special Edition. This is it, the official PCMR computer case. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.
“It's amazing to work with Lian Li and see this project come true," Pedro, PCMR founder, said in a statement. "At PCMR, we're all about freedom, beauty and quality. I believe that this limited edition case offers all three: The freedom to create a build that suits you and your style; the understated beauty that makes it a centerpiece of any build and the unmistakable quality that Lian Li and the O11 Dynamic are deservedly known for.”
The original O11 Dynamic was a huge hit, regarded as one of the best PC cases for high-end builds and custom water cooling one can buy. This PCMR edition lathers the chassis in chrome and replaces the tempered glass panels with one-way tinted and mirrored glass, all for maximum shine.
Beyond that, the case doesn't change, and that's very good. It retains the modern, vertically-split dual-chamber design and keeps the extremely extensive support for water cooling with space for up to three huge radiators.
Lian Li is only building 2,000 units of the O11 Dynamic Space Gray Special Edition. Surprisingly, despite being a collector's item, pricing is set at just $160, so if you want to grab one, do it quickly.
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So uh, having a CHROMED Case, or for that matter a chromed ANYTHING, being shown off with just a stripe of light and a bunch of shadows is probably the absolute stupidest possible way to show off chrome. Putting something into a shadow is something you do when you are either trying to hide something or trying to give something incredibly boring a dramatic effect. Well, chrome isn't supposed to be boring, and by putting it into shadows you have done exactly that. You should put chromed things into crap tons of light and reflections to show off how shiny it is. Shadows don't make things shine, they give things less color and more of a matte look. Get those glints and sparkles of light to reflect off of the chrome. Get reflections of products and logos and whatnot into the refection of the chrome. They don't make caution tape camo-colored for a reason. They WANT people to see it. I am pretty sure they were attempting the same effect with all of that CHROME on the case. If they just wanted it to be seen in mostly shadows they wouldn't have made it with a REFLECTIVE SURFACE. They would have painted it with that black colored paint that absorbs 99.9% of all light that hits it.Reply
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Look at it this way: it's only 2000 units - so it is exclusive. Also, someone connected to Lian Li needs to have a boat payment paid off - so why not help the nice folks who make good cases?Reply