Lian Li PC-B71
I've had the pleasure of working with many cases in my time, both for OC3D and my own personal PC based activities. I don't mind admitting that I am incredibly picky, the amount of work I actually turn away just because it happens to be from a brand that to date have not actually produced anything that I would even take a second look at. Even fewer cases actually manage to get my creative juices flowing, and get that grey matter up stairs I use so little thinking 'what can I do with this'.
Lian Li's generally always get me envisaging whats possible with their cases. Far too often will people overlook a Lian Li because it is too bland. If there was a study into these people I'm sure they would be the type of people in love with cars that look like they have ram raided Halfords, unsure what way round a baseball cap should be fitted, and unless their case has more lights than Blackpool seafront and more fans that a gig at Wembley stadium they wouldn't even look at buying it. I'm happy to say that these people can just switch off now and head over to one of the inferior review sites if you haven't already. Those that are left that are lucky enough to have an ounce of imagination will no doubt already have in their heads whats possible with a chassis like this. I've made a couple of videos, one to go over the points of the B71 but one also to break the mold with reviews and try to show you whats possible with these cases should you have the time, money and imagination to create something unique.
I really like the Jekyll & Hyde ability of the Lian Li's, you could easily build this as a work station, or home server straight from the box and it will do the job impeccably. You will experience no problems building the machine, and it will perform much better than you may expect. Lian Li even managed to win me over with the new additional details to the B-series, I started out thinking I would hate them but they quickly won me over.
Because of my personal tastes with Lian Li I had to add emphasis on the ability to mod these chassis and create something completely unique. If I could add a score for 'Possibilities' then the B71 would easily score a 10.