Reviews and Problems with Lian-li PC-7 Plus II Miditower
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Lian Li PC- 7B plus II
Josh R., Newegg
1 week ago
Summary: Could have used a cut out for the MB tray. I think i know why the case is thicker then most steel ones, but thinner in the rear/font mounting holes for better compatibility for CLC pass through screws if that is possible. Make that 80mm top fan a 120 as well would be nice.
Pros: The case is fairly plain jane which i liked the best. Its not to flashy. The case goes back to the roots of the old cases with the top mounted PSUs (has to be mounted fan side down), and if you need extra exhaust the 80mm fan hole in the top would do fine. Rolled edges are a nice touch, really clean looking interior. Also, HDD cage is removable to accomodate large GPUs.
Cons: I have come to realize that the case is naturally thick. So be careful about mounting CLC coolers to the rear or front. The pass through screws might not be able to reach through the case, fan, and into the radiator. There is NO backplate cut out for the motherboard so install backplates for cooler before installing. Since this has no window its not a big deal but cable management is none existant. Just try your best to keep wires out of main airflow paths.
Summary: Love most of Lian Li's products, but this is one of their lowest end cases (priced like a high end case of any other brand) and its got the same cons as many other brans low end cases.
Pros: - Great build quality overall - Paint finish is durable and looks great - Nearly 0 plastic - Can be completely dissasembled - 2 powerful fans (front and back), - Tons of room for a mid tower, fits extra tall heatsinks with no problem - Comes with all the extra screws you will ever need
Cons: - HDD and 2.5" bays are not tooless, plus you have to take off both side panels to secure a dvd drive. It is nearly impossible to properly secure anything, because after taking the back panel off, the motherboard tray is in the way for the front screws - If you take the hard drive bracket out of the case, and install the hard drive, its nearly impossible to screw the bracket back to the inside of the case, because the hard drives stick out too far - Top mounted power ...
Pros: I forgot how much I loved my lian li's till I got this case and I was like.. I love you and then it looked at the parts I bought and it was like I want you inside of me .. and I was like oh yeah!
Pros: All aluminum and lightweight. Everything comes apart for build purposes including the top and front panel. PSU area is large enough to accommodate today's 1600W PSU's without a problem (not possible with our stockc of classic Coolermaster cases....sigh). Enough front bays to add 2 Bluray burners, triple hard drive hot swap backplane AND 2x 3.5" front panels. More storage goes on the NAS at any rate, so we just need a JBOD for the desktop system. Almost no one makes ca...
Summary: If you need lots of room and want a high-quality case, I recommend this one. Almost two years of use and it has done everything I need. I've added or replaced multiple components and the case has made doing this easy.
Pros: * Very easy access to all internal parts * Plenty of room for many drives, CPU cooler, etc. * Plenty of space for the unused power supply connectors * Quiet * Front fan screen is easy to clean * Great value
Cons: * Very slight rattle in disk enclosure, easily fixed with some padding
Summary: Bought the optional 120mm fan which draws heat off of two OC videocards and exhausts it through the grill in side panel. Nice touch having additional fan exhaust hot air through the top also.
Pros: Always a fan of LIan Li cases for more than 10 years, all previous were silver but I like the big simplistic styling, removable HDD tray, efficient fan layout, plentiful available accessories, and lightweight.You never have to fight with cards not lining up between MB rear slots. Doesn't seem to be in stock at the moment but the price when I purchased it was good.
Cons: Stock fans are ok but I install ADDA or TopMotor fans in all my cases.
Summary: I have three cases from the Lian-Li 7B product line and I purchased them all from Newegg. The oldest was purchased back in 2008. All of the parts are interchangeable, which allows me to do things like move the windowed side panel from the oldest case I purchased to any of the other two cases which have the plain metal side as this one does. I like the standardization and perfect fit of all the case parts.
Pros: Smooth edges, strong chassis, excellent layout, beautiful finish. This is a premium mid-tower case that makes building a system very simple. Everything fits together perfectly and the no-tool removal of both side panels and front plate make entry into the case as simple as you could want. Air flows through these cases very efficiently and my I-7 systems always run cool. I have 3 of these cases and will use them over and over with new builds until the ATX form factor n...
Summary: Just finished setting everything up in this case and doing the cable management, and I wish I'd bought this a long time ago and saved myself the hassle of dealing with obnoxious, cheap cases for every upgrade.
Pros: Sleek, clean design with no gaudy nonsense. Uses thumbscrews for quick removal of the covers, and the front cover pops off easily and cleanly without having to wrestle with it at all. The LED, PWR and RESET switch cables are already organized with little zip ties that are attached to the bottom of the case, that was a nice little touch. The case is very lightweight but sturdy, nothing feels cheaply made. It's also very quiet, the included case fans are much quieter th...
Cons: Very basic, but that's a plus for some. No removable motherboard tray (not without drilling out the rivets), but that's not a common feature, especially at this price. Drive trays are removable, but have to be unscrewed, unlike some models with clips that let you pop them in and out. The standard octagonal headed screws didn't screw into the motherboard spacers right, so I had to use some smaller round headed screws which were also included, which was weird because al...