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Lian Li launches snail-shaped chassis for snail-paced hardware

By Matthew · 25 replies
May 10, 2011
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  1. Lian Li has unveiled a new special edition desktop chassis that promises to turn a few heads. Resembling the shape of a seashell, the all-aluminum PC-U6 Cowry touts a "thermally-optimized"…

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  2. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,549   +235

    I might buy it for $34.90... nah...
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,635   +697

    Regardless of how hip it looks or pricing, only one 5.25 inch external bay is a deal breaker.
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    If you put your ear up to it can you hear the sea?
  5. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    It's cool looking, but for that price, I rather get a nice gpu.
  6. Prosercunus

    Prosercunus TS Booster Posts: 143   +19

    You can probably hear a fool and his money parting... into the sea.
  7. Ha ha ha !

    for that price I hope it does...maybe water cooling as well !
  8. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Rookie Posts: 313

    The cost of my current case is the most I'd ever spend. NZXT Phantom $140 and worth every penny for great style and excellent feature set!
  9. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Those $1dll Red LEDs are so expensive! thats why it cost $349 guys this is a really great, amazing and revolutionary case.
    *ends heavy sarcasm*
  10. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    You'd think, with the shape and the price, they'd have figured out some sort of cyclonic air cooling system or a more efficient watercooling system, but no. It's just a bog standard case with a bulky design and an ugly price.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,535   +2,318

    Indeed! But wouldn't using a cyclonic air and water cooling system together make a noise like you were flushing your money down the toilet?

    "Honey, don't forget to flush the computer before you come to bed. Oh, and make sure you shake the handle"!
  12. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    They should partner with B&W for some Nautilus inspired compuer speakers.
  13. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 838   +411

    Maybe it would make the sound of flushing money away. I would rather pay $200 for the best full tower case than for a shell that can't fit a pair of high end quadro's.
  14. Now why would i want my pump-up gaming rig to look like a snail!! A rocket is more the immage that comes into mind
  15. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,446   +349

    But I would like the irony of bringing something that looks like a snail, but runs crazy fast (though not for $350). Kinda like putting relatively high end desktop gaming hardware into the dimunitive PC-Q08 (which I'll probably do in the near future).
  16. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    As long as they're doing the seashell theme, can I get mine in blue, like the color of the ocean, and with a mermaid painted on the side ?
  17. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,549   +235

    I've actually been thinking about this idea for a bit... but with an old server rack case.
  18. What kind of PC would you expect if it called Snail? :))))
  19. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,446   +349

    Again, working with the irony of a fast system in such a case would be the primary entertainment value for owning one. However, most people familiar with the case would probably just as much jeer at you about how much money you had spent on it.
  20. It looks like a vacuum cleaner lol

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    cute for a kid for a birthday present
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,535   +2,318

    Yeah, how terribly phallic. Do you have rockets on your mind a lot?
  23. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 846   +102

    They've had this type of design for many years. I can't believe they're still making them...
  24. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Well, sort of. Lian Li issued a limited edition 20th Anniversary PC-777 in 2005. The design hasn't been repeated- since making one every year probably dilutes the "limited edition" moniker.
    And yes, to answer the unasked question, Lian Li could have extended the run since the model was a surprisingly good seller-even at the exhorbitant price and limited modding opportunities.
    It's a "Guest" cap. "Rockets" on their mind for a couple of seconds, then it's lime jello for the next couple, followed by wondering if they can feel their brain by pushing their finger in their ear. I don't think it gets much more complicated than that.
  25. Yep!!!!!

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