Lian Li PC-V2120 Full Tower Case Review

By Julio Franco
Dec 29, 2010
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  1. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +85

    Its cases from Lian-Li like this one that makes me think about them as Jeremy Clarkson says of Porsche..."laziest design team ever"....I mean look at it!... its no Level 10! :p
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,586   +863

    Well hell Red, it's not even one of these:
    (Collaborative research by DBZ & me).

    Lian Li needs to assert a bit of truth in advertising and corporate mission statement, "Lian Li, making journeyman cases available for service in industry"....:rolleyes:
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +85

    yikes! and Chef thinks mine is gaudy...How tall do you have to be to ride that thing?
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,586   +863

    Well, I'm pretty sure that it rides you......
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +85

    :haha: I built a gamer for guy last year that wanted a 3 color circus...that also was no 'Level 10'
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,586   +863

    Well see, that XClio would have been one stop shopping. That thing probably should play the music at lap dance bars. It actually looks like a prop left over from the original, "War of the Worlds".

    Have they released the crock pot adapter for over top of the video card compartment on the "Level 10" yet?
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +85

    That thing brings one word to mind....Wurlitzer

    That's what I said when I saw that VGA compartment on that thing. My 4 x 5850's run at 75-80c with literally 1000 CFM rolling past them. The VGA compartment on the '10' would be ...uh...one hot...box.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,586   +863

    So you're giving the nod to XClio for sound reinforcement duties at the neighborhood roller rink then? Them's sure is some powelerful lookin' fans in thet suker.... If the local cover band's Leslie speakers blow a pinwheel, that'd be your go to case.
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +85


    Yep...er this here fancy feller:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144244
  10. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    Maybe it could play "Pour Some Sugar On Me"¹ at every successful POST with the added bonus for autograph hounds that you could get to meet Tiger Woods, David Duchovny or Jeff Reed² when they turn up on your doorstep shortly after system switch on.




    ¹ Yes, well aware of strip clubs play lists
    ² This autograph would probably devalue the paper it is written on.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,586   +863

    Help me.....i've gone blind>>>>!!!!!

    Or at the very least, irritate the heck ouf of your a**, if it were written on toilet paper

    The wheels are turning..! So what you're saying is this; the XClio could be painted white, autographed by these infamous visitors to strip clubs everywhere, then auctioned off on Ebay, with proceeds going to benefit aging hookers with Crohn's disease.
     
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +85

    well mom told ya that you would!

    yep, and Sheena Easton's 'Sugar Walls' was very popular at the 'DeJa vu' back in the day.
  13. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +85

    Indeed :haha:. I'm thinking about the automatic rifle you sourced for my daughters 11th.

    So Cap, did we settle this? do I owe ya $10?
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,586   +863

    Well, I thought that Matthew more or less settled it to at least 75/25, he's Zorro. And anyway, if you don't pay me, I'll beat you within an inch of your life with my handbag...... :p
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +85


    ROFLMAO! my cartoon bubble is filled with Ruth Buzzi.

    [​IMG]

    Okay fine Ms, i'll get it in the mail. :p
  17. Gars

    Gars TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 228

    For a $400 housing, it isn't that impressive. My Chieftec for around $150, 3 years ago, is good as this Lian-Li (imo)
    http://www.chieftec.com/BX01.html

    Housing 2x quad xeons/16gb ram/1Kw watts/nv460 all pined on http://www.tyan.com/product_board_detail.aspx?pid=562. Not so quiet case, but for the price it's a good one :)

    I'm always looking for good housing but some manufacturers like Lian-Li, Thermaltake, etc. are overpriced and just want to steal the users attention (and $$$ ofc)
  18. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    I'm considering this as my next case since Yeong Yang server cube cases are really hard to find these days.
  19. Well, compared to my CoolerMaster Stacker 811 model it looks a bit junky in the styling or internals.

    Swamp Daddy
  20. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    It's bad enough that the V2120 has to justify its look, pricing, styling and equipment fit against real competition. Having the chassis compete with a figment of someones imagination is a tall order.


    For the sake of completeness... the Stacker started life as the STC-T01 and evolved into the 810 ( a second rear 120mm fan instead of the option of a top mount PSU). The Stacker was extensively reworked in 2006 as the 830 (and 831/832 variants followed)
  21. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 Newcomer, in training Posts: 489

    I would prefer one of those Thermaltake super towers in black with the bright color trim and windowed side panels, but that's just me. For that kind of money, if I wanted a case that's classy with understated elegance, I would get myself a Corsair Obsidian 800D. It is, in my opinion, the best tower PC case on this planet.
  22. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    I own a 800D. They're "OK" but too big for most builds and too small/too poorly laid out for really effective water cooling- which was a large part of their supposed appeal (and the main reason I got the chassis).
    When Silverstone finally get the a*s into gear and launch the TJ11 I think you'll find that you'll have a new favourite. I for one would swap the 800D for one in a heartbeat. This is a chassis that is begging for a watercool or TEC setup.
  23. Adronson

    Adronson Newcomer, in training

    There's a 20% discount on these V2120 enclosures from Newegg, so I ordered one this week. I'm pleased with it. I had a hard time finding a case that my friends and colleagues wouldn't laugh at, but this one serves well. I'm too old to pretend I'm Batman. My current case that I've had for about fifteen years is a solid, tank-like PC Power & Cooling "All Steel Tower." Painted in the classic tan tinged light gray of the old IBM style it is a gem and I'll continue to use it. A good case will last though many generations of motherboards and processors.

    At least a couple of the shortcomings mentioned in this article have already been taken care of by Lian Li, at least in the outside Black version. My unit had additional cable access slots in the motherboard panel and many of the power cables can now be routed behind the MB panel. These slots also have a plastic grommet on the edges of the cutouts, protecting the power cables.
  24. got this Case and love it


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