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

Matthew

TS Evangelist
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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TomSEA

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

Ha ha ha !

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

pcnthuziast

TS Evangelist
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!
 

Cota

TS Enthusiast
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*
 

Lurker101

TS Evangelist
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.
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
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.
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"!
 

Greg S

TS Evangelist
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.
 
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Guest

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
 

madboyv1

TechSpot Paladin
Guest said:
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
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).
 

fpsgamerJR62

TS Rookie
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 ?
 

Trillionsin

TS Evangelist
madboyv1 said:
Guest said:
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
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).
I've actually been thinking about this idea for a bit... but with an old server rack case.
 

madboyv1

TechSpot Paladin
Guest said:
What kind of PC would you expect if it called Snail? :))))
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.
 

dividebyzero

trainee n00b
They've had this type of design for many years. I can't believe they're still making them...
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.
Yeah, how terribly phallic. Do you have rockets on your mind a lot?
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.