Reviews and Problems with Lian-li PC-7 Plus II Miditower
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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
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.
Pros: I've owned this case since 6/27/2006, and this is still a great case for my Core i7 3770 based system. I've converted the case to accept a combination radiator/reservoir on the rear 120mm fan slot for water cooling. I've also added sound dampening material to keep it as quiet as possible in my office. This case has now held 3 different combinations of motherboards/CPUs, and I plan on keeping it for years to come. Front USB3 functionality has been added via a Lian Li c...
Cons: My only con is that it only has 3 x 3.5" hdd slots together. I use this as my file server with a PERC 6i, and could use as many as 8 3.5" slots. I've added 2 x 3.5" slots with an adapter from another Lian Li Micro ATX HTPC case that I own. Lack of USB3 support, but then again this case came out around 2006.
Summary: * I recommend getting the Lian Li HDD Internal Rack Mount Kit, EX-36B1 with this case. It will convert three of the 5.25" drive bays into a rack for up to four 3.5" hard drives with grommets and a 120mm fan. That will free up the bottom rack for SSDs.
Pros: + Clean lines and brushed aluminum give it an elegant, refined look.
Cons: - The bottom 3.5" drive rack doesn't have anti-vibration grommets. I use this area for SSDs, so that doesn't matter to me.
Summary: I will ALWAYS buy Lian Li cases from here out. They are more like a beautiful piece of artwork or an old reliable friend than just a simple computer case. If you want the best case money can buy, buy Lian Li.
Pros: I have the first generation of this case and have owned it for about 6 years now, purchased right here at Newegg. I'd review it directly but they don't exist anymore and this is the closed case. Same internal layout.
Cons: Mine has 2x 90mm fans up front and 1x 90mm in the rear. I finally had to replace my rear fan a couple months ago because it was getting noisy. Other than that its been an amazing case for all these years.
Summary: Would I buy another one... definitely. This is sitting in my home-office and it's a beautiful case that fits with the decor. I took the time to make sure that my CD and removable drives all align perfectly with the front panel and it simply looks great.
Pros: If you're reading this then you're likely doing your research as I do. I spent a good amount of time reading NewEgg reviews and reviews on other sites before buying hardware. This is my first 'high-end case' and in the past I would just use "whatever" - because it's just a box... right?
Cons: It's a little pricey but pick it up on sale and it won't be too bad. One 6-page review (out on the web) mentioned that this is a case that you can keep for life. He's probably right.
Summary: I installed another 120 mm fan on the side vent for more airflow to my graphics card. very easily installable. all in all great case, great design, great price.
Pros: aluminum, rubber guards for sharp areas, no side window or blaring LEDs for those of us who dont want a flashy case, great construction (does not flex like other aluminum cases.) also the rounded edges in this case allow for minimal air resistance, basically the airflow in this case was designed beautifully.
Cons: can't really think of any except that my memory card reader/usb port that i bought for the floppy drive doesnt have any screwholes which means its slightly moveable in the floppy bays. i guess thats more of a problem with the manufacturer of the memory card reader though.
Summary: I suppose I got a bad one, or things got bent out of shape on the way over from where ever, whatever. Vibrates like a 20 pound cell phone. Oh my. I have the stock fans in place, and unplugging those helps somewhat. Both panels are very loose, as pressing on them also helps out. Nobody is goinog to compute on this thing while holding the side panel so it does'nt make so much racket. So, I am very dissapointed. 3 stars because it had potential to be a 5 star winner.
Pros: Good lookin, conservative case. Has everything I need for a simple yet powerful system. Every switch and cable worked, and worked flawlessly. Coulda been a 5 star item
Cons: I have checked, rechecked, removed and reinstalled everything and tightend and retightend, and the thing vibrates like a wash machine out of balance. Ok, maybe not that much, but it is embarassingly loud. I built this for my brother telling him of LIan LI's quality, and now I feel like a dumb***
Summary: This has to be from Taiwan because everything from the mainland with cause a life-threatening infection.
Pros: I was a little irratated that the front fan grill collected so much dust. I began to disassemble the case to clear the dust off of the grill but then i realized that the entire front bezel unclips very easily.
Cons: Hard drive attachment cage can be a little difficult to secure the screws, depending on your setup.
Summary: This case replaced an Antec Sonata II, which I ended up hating (see my review for details)! this case is VASTLY superior in build-quailty to the Sonata, and is actually QUIETER as well, with the stock fans!
Pros: Outstanding build quality- Lian-Li really pays attention to the little things, from the die-cast FP door, to the very nice front panel mounts, quality fan-guards and grilles, the attention-to-detail inside & out, metal drive-bay covers that lock solidly into place, real PCI slot-covers(!), thumbscrews in all the 'important' places, good front/rear fans with plenty of cable, a 'joy' to work in even without a removable mobo tray! Side panels come off very easily, and th...
Cons: Not Many! No PS, obviously, but you already knew that; the audio connectors aren't Azalia/HD-audio compatible (since this IS an older case design, naturally- I'm still working on a way around this for my mobo); black thumbscrews would look better IMO, but the threading on these doesn't match any 'aftermarket' t-screws I've found (a minor quibble; hey, I'm diggin' here! :P ); they had plenty of room to add a fourth HD mount to the lower bay, but didn't (I'm really reac...