Reviews and Problems with Lian-li PC-7 Plus II Miditower
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Good looking, and a good value
Martha T., Newegg
17 February 2015
Summary: I paid 60 dollars, and free shipping, so I'm giving it 5 eggs. At 80 to 90 dollars it would be a 4 egg probably? The one thing I cannot overstate is that it looks very classy!
Pros: Good sized, aluminum case. The finish is quite nice too for a 60 dollar case. The fans were quieter than I expected as well. I was planning on replacing them, but they seem OK. The look is VERY classy.
Cons: The panels are a bit thin. No cable management. There is no motherboard tray, and no cut out behind mobo to put a mounting block on it.
Summary: I learned a valuable lesson after wasting $50 on a cheap case for a simple computer for my kids. The power button broke and the whole thing was useless in just 6 months. So I went back to a maker I'd already used before, and ordered this Lian Li case. What a contrast!
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 cl...
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 cool...
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,...
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 ...
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...
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 flo...
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 o...
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...
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 .