The most obvious and striking feature of the PC-P80R, besides the color, is the spider-shaped side window with ATI CrossFire branding. Lian Li told us the window is cut with a 4000W laser which gives the window clean, smooth edges. The Plexiglas is also etched to add some nice detail, further enhancing the image. Make no mistake, this case is targeting the true ATI fanatic who wants to show off, and between the powder coated paint and laser cut window, they would certainly get plenty of lookers.
The front features a hinged, lockable door that even has a little ‘clicker’ that makes a noise similar to a car door when you close it. The door is also completely reversible, allowing the end user to swap which side it hinges on. Actually swapping the door requires the user to remove two screws and then re-mount the hinge hardware on the opposite side. Behind the door rests 3 140mm fans, complete with a removable fan filter for easier cleaning. There is an additional fan in the top shroud, as well as an exhaust fan in the rear of the case. Just above the first 5.25” drive bay rests a fan speed knob that allows the user to control the speed of the top and front fans. Above the door, hidden behind the Lian Li badge is the I/O panel.
The top of the PC-P80R is completely removable for easy service or replacement and Lian Li has even built in support for a reservoir kit that can be installed aftermarket. The rear of the case features 4 pre-cut holes for water tubing, as well as extra vents to maintain a high level of airflow as well as a positive pressure environment. Even the feet of the PC-P80R are high quality, as they are also fashioned from aluminum and sport rubber cushioning to help damper vibration noise and protect the surface they sit on.