Lian Li V1010 Aluminium PC Case

Test Setup and Results

Test Setup

We decided to change the hardware for the testing phase to make sure the case got a thorough work-out and was pushed to its limits.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 4.0ghz (1.40v)
Graphics Card: ASUS HD 4870X2
Motherboard: Asus P5K3 Deluxe
Hard Drive: 1x Hitachi Deskstar 80GB 7K80 SATA2 7200RPM
CPU Heatsink: OCZ Vendetta II

The following setup was used, which is a fairly high-end system by today's standards. To make sure the cooling was representative of how it would arrive to you, no extra fans were added to improve cooling at all.

Temperature readings for the CPU were taken using OCCT, GPU via ATITool and System / Hard Disk via digital thermal probe. While we fully understand that the results taken using software applications may not be entirely accurate, they serve only to display the comparative differences between the two cases when tested under the same conditions.

The Results

To give you some comparison on results, we compared the v1010 to the Cooler Master ATCS 840, which we reviewed recently. This too had its 'stock' cooling configuration to keep things fair.

Unfortunately, the v1010 was beaten across the board by the ATCS 840. It wasn't by much however, and the v1010 still put in a valiant effort.

As the load increased, the results were similar. The ATCS outperformed the v1010 by around 3-6 degrees, which isn't a massive margin. The cases are quite different, so the slightly higher temperatures aren't terribly worrying. The system was still perfectly stable.
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Most Recent Comments

12-12-2008, 16:29:58

Always a pleasure to see some Lian Li glamour shots.

I also love that Lian Li always have a "little and large" thing going on, theres always a smaller version of all their super towers. V1010 to the V2010, A17 to A77, A10 to A71. Quote

12-12-2008, 22:56:37

Nice review. I do like Lian Li cases.. They seem to have clean simple lines, shame they are up the top end of the price bracket. If the devil is reading this: I'm prepared to give you the first born child from the next 10 generations of my family if you get me one Quote

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