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Lian-li PC-7 Plus II Miditower
7.9 out of 10

Lian-li PC-7 Plus II Miditower

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Reviews and Problems with Lian-li PC-7 Plus II Miditower

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Overall 6
6.0

Maybe a little too plain

Justin T., Newegg
10 January 2015
  • 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. I would have given this a 4-5 star if it wasnt $100 retail price
  • 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 ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Could be great

Anonymous, Newegg
3 December 2014
  • Pros: Nice and simple, heavy metal
  • Cons: Flimsy mb plate, proprietary door fan you can't even buy anywhere, top fan is 80mm, no USB 3, really needs a version 2 of this case
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent case

Eric W., Newegg
19 November 2013
  • Pros: Fair amount of space. Good for a basic, mediocre build.
  • Cons: It was a pain to put PSU in. No space behind the motherboard to hide cables. No SSD bays.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK Case

Erich H., Newegg
14 April 2013
  • Summary: I might buy Lian Li again because I like their simple designs, but I wouldn't expect the case to last more than 3 or 4 years before it starts to look and sound ugly.
  • Pros: Cheap, solid case. Black and square and not flashy. No jagged edges. Clean looking.
  • Cons: The fans are complete junk and need to be replaced. After owning this case for a while the case has started to develop a rattle. The front panel snaps on and has become loose and I think the vibration makes it develop this tinny aluminum rattling. Case was not quiet even new.
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Overall 6
6.0

Front USB/audio panel too small

Xiancheng Z., Newegg
3 August 2012
  • Pros: The light aluminum built is what I am looking for. Surface treatment is nice looking. Overall layout is convenient.
  • Cons: The front USB/audio panel is very tiny. It's difficult for me to fit my USB flash drive, CF card reader and my HD555 headset to the panel. I have to use an extension cable to use the front panel. It is generally a common problem for LianLi cases. So pay special attention if you want to use large ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice case. Could be better.

Pete M., Newegg
2 March 2012
  • Summary: If I had to do over again, I'd go for a case that has a removable mother board tray and a better hard drive cage. If you get in and out of a case frequently, these are really a must.
  • Pros: Very lightweight aluminum case. Well made. Spacious. Good finish. Good fans and venting. Fans are generally quiet.
  • Cons: Motherboard tray is not removable. Hard drive cage is removable, but only if you take out a bunch of tiny screws.
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Overall 6
6.0

Partial retraction of criticism

Peter O., Newegg
25 March 2011
  • Pros: My previous review about the shortness of the HD audio cable will have to be retracted somewhat. Although it's still short, it did reach the required plug on the MB after stretching past the graphics card.
  • Cons: The front panel cables still have to go through the HD rack taking up the space that would be needed for a 3rd HD. Therefore, this case will only accomodate 2 hard drives. My previous Lian Li case, however, has a very tightly stretched HD audio cable. I assume the cable is the same length. Perhap...
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Overall 6
6.0

Front Panel Cables too short

Peter O., Newegg
23 March 2011
  • Summary: Cables a few inches longer would be required, at least for the audio cable, usually located near the back edge of a motherboard. The USB cables are OK since the connections on the motherboard are much closer to the front.
  • Pros: Same as has been written, including nice appearance, aluminum, etc., etc..
  • Cons: HD Audio cable from front panel won't attach to my motherboard because it's not long enough since it has to get past the graphics card. The cable must also go directly through the bottom hard drive slot, making the slot unusable for a third drive. The hard drive cage screws stick out of the botto...
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Overall 6
6.0

Lian Li has started to cut corners

Mike S., Newegg
16 June 2010
  • Summary: Lian Li, you set the standard; please don't start cutting corners. Raise the price if you have to.
  • Pros: Two large fans just where you want them. Combined with the case material you cannot beat the cooling potential. Solid Aluminum biuld with quality finish; no sharp spots. Both HD audio and AC-97 plug provided.
  • Cons: This case is the closest match to the famed PC-60 case that put Lian Li on the map and what I had used in two dozen previous builds. Unfortunately this case is a rather lame replacement. Motherboard tray does not pull out and this problem is magnified by the poor choice of motherboard hardware. I...
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Overall 6
6.0

For Lian Li, not so great

Anonymous, Newegg
13 May 2010
  • Summary: I'm not going to say the this case isn't worth the price that NewEgg charges for it; it probably is. However, the overall quality isn't up to the levels I previously experienced with Lian Li cases.
  • Pros: Lightweight, good ventilation, all aluminum construction for better heat dissipation, top panel chimney, safety features (kerfed plastic binding around most edge interiors. Straightforward design overall (although probably not superior to other cases in this price range).
  • Cons: No MB tray, metal gauge now not substantial enough, MB standoffs included, but no screws to anchor board included; had to buy some 3mm sized machine screws @ local hardware store. Internal HDD bracket is just too flimsy now; I'm going to try to figure out a way to brace it to prevent possible vib...
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