Lian Li's PC-V1000: A Case Exclusiveby Purav Sanghani on April 29, 2004 12:05 AM EST
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Final ThoughtWe were excited to check out everything that the PC-V1000 had to offer. Its rugged good looks were backed up by its newly redesigned ATX layout and even better performance in our heat and sound tests compared to our previous case reviews.
The PC-V1000 performed about 4 degrees cooler compared to the Guardian and the MT-200, which surprised us because of the way the internal layout was designed. The PC-V1000 was also surprisingly quiet, even though the case's exterior shell was covered with holes; the 120mm fans were quiet enough to keep the noise levels down.
Redesigning the internal layout was a start for Lian Li. Some areas still need improvement, but overall, the PC-V1000 did well in our battery of tests. It performed better than most of the cases that we have reviewed in the past, and hopefully, will be used as a basis for future cases.
The PC-V1000 is priced at $219, which is a bit steep for some, but is well worth it. It comes in either silver, which we reviewed, and black. If price is not an issue in your decision, the PC-V1000 is an excellent choice. Lian Li is planning on releasing this new model in the second half of May.
Special thanks to Hampton Technologies for providing us with the Lian Li PC-V1000 for this review.