Posted: January 23th, 2002
Written by: Davey McWatters
Lian-Li EX10 I/O Panel
The EX10 seems to be geared toward avid LAN partiers more than anyone else. Cables coming off the front of your computer can hurt the looks of your case, whereas at a LAN party you may not have room to get behind your case. It also makes it much easier for you to setup and take down your computer before and after the event. Just plug your peripherals into the front of your computer and you are good to go.
The game port is becoming more dated everyday. It used to be the primary connection between your controller and your computer; however, today most controllers use USB. Lian-Li could have included something else besides the game port, for example, an Ethernet port, or a couple more USB or FireWire ports would have been nice.
The Lian-Li EX10 is another product with Lian-Li build quality. However, this time the product will not appeal to all Lian-Li owners. If you are an avid LAN partier this might be just the product for you to make transporting your computer a breeze. If you do not attend LAN parties, this may not be the product for you. The panel doesn’t help the looks of your case and installation will be difficult for some.
Hopefully with future products Lian-Li will consider installation ease. It seems like they have missed an oportunity this time around.
Thanks to The Card Cooler for sending us this product to review.
- Excellent build quality
- Matches Lian-Li cases very well
- Good for LAN partiers
- More difficult to install than required
- Gameport could be replaced with something else
- Peripheral attachment cable is too short