As far as cases in general go, the PC-7323A is a step above the rest. However, it's not exactly cheap and personally, I've seen Lian Li do a lot better. My only real beef with the case is the issue of vibrations; everything else is well done. Mind you, this is no PC-6089A, what I feel to be the standard around which other cases should be built. But it's not a spoof either. I don't want to sound overly critical but you really can't compare Lian Li to generic, and when looking at some of their better models, this isn't numero uno. Pricing is pretty iffy at this point. I've only seen a couple other reviews and none of the larger vendors seem to carry it as of yet. Those that do run it in the $200 range, which seems about right for a Lian Li full tower, though out of reach for most PC enthusiasts.
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In a nutshell, the AOpen AX4GN holds its own against the newer i845PE. The unofficial support for DDR333 proves to be quite useful when compared against DDR266 motherboards. The black PCB is a nice touch, as well as the P4 support plate beneath the board.
Easy Installation. Powerful Cooling. Extremely Quiet. When we first put in the heat sink my immediate thoughts was it didn't sound like anything was running. Wrong we were. It was so quiet we didn't think it was moving. With the old heat sink the fan speed was normally about 4500+ RPM with the Copper Silent it stayed around 2500 RPM. This reduces the noise level because the fan is not turning as much