Reviews and Problems with Lian-li PC-7 Plus II Miditower
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Lian Li PC-7B
David H., Newegg
27 April 2014
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...
Summary: Quality construction, well designed, and easy to modify. Makes building a system easy and fast.
Pros: Riveted construction, easy to modify. Drill out the rivets and the MB tray is removable. Side panels, top, and drive bays are removable. Very easy to work on a lot of room for the size, I installed an EXT ATX Motherboard with a little cutting .
Summary: Not a very pretty case considering it doesn't have side windows, neon lights, spinning hubcaps, etc. But, it is perfect for most builds including the same model that was running my last PC for the last 8 years.
Pros: This is actually my second Lian Li Aluminum ATX Mid tower (last one was also black and identical). I love Lian Li for the simple design and air flow.
Pros: Good solidly built case for Full ATX board. Definitely not fancy but fully functional. Does not feel as though the sides are going to get pushed in like some of the other inexpensive cases that I have used. Front panel pops off and on easily for Drive insertions and adjustments. Plenty of room for routing cables. Built in fans are well placed and create a good airflow through the case. room for additional fans should your build require the extra air.
Cons: It would be nice for the area that the motherboard is fastened to be detachable, but that would probably drive up the price.
Extremely Well-Designed Case. Quick System Assembly.
Steven S., Newegg
28 January 2014
Summary: This is the case to buy if time has value. It is extremely well designed and it makes assembling a system very quick.
Pros: 1. Both sides are removable for easy mounting of drives 2. Drive bay covers are aluminum and are easy to remove, easy to replace, with no screws. 3. Power supply bracket mounts to supply then bracket mounts to case 4. 3.5" cage removes for easy mounting 5. It is a very plain case with a timeless design. I personally don't like highly stylized cases. 6. It's light because it's made of aluminum, not steel. 7. Very well packed for shipment in a double wall corrugated box...
Cons: 1. The slots for the external 3.5" devices are a tiny bit short so devices like media readers don't sit quite flush with the front, but are recessed a couple of millimeters. They could be filed a bit to fix this. I did not put in a floppy drive. 2. They could have put a larger fan grille on the top for a 120mm exhaust fan rather than an 80mm exhaust fan. Some people may not like those holes in the top if they do not mount a fan there. 3. They could have included the t...
Pros: One finely made product! It is probably the nicest case on the market. Light in weight, sharp edges removed, nice hardware (fasteners), and general attention to detail. This was my 4th or 5th Lian case over the last 5 years. Enough said?
Summary: Other than 2 classic CoolerMaster cases, I have always bought Lian li cases because they last for years. I had not bought a new case in like 10 years.Glad to see Lian Li quality is still top notch. I have three PC-62 and like that classic style/look which is why I purchased the PC-7B for my new gaming PC.
Pros: Lightweight(when it's empty), well built, top mount psu, top mount case fan, and optional side mount fan position. Plenty of cooling and interior space(easily accommodates large video cards and cpu coolers). No problem lining up a MB to back plate and mounting holes because the case is manufactured square.