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9.0 out of 10

Lian-li PC-9F

Great Deal: $142.69

Reviews and Problems with Lian-li PC-9F

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Overall 4

Excellent access, poor construction materials

Chris L., Newegg
13 October 2014
  • Summary: If better materials used in construction, this would be an exceptional case.
  • Pros: Like every other Lian Li case I've owned (this is the third), stripping it down and moving things in, out, and around, is nearly a joy. It's full of thoughtful little3 touches.
  • Cons: The materials used in the case are exceedingly poor. The aluminum in the case is perhaps half as thick as previous Lian Li cases I've owned, and warps easily. The front panel attachments, in particular, are prone to breakage. I've had mine for only SIX MONTHS, and taken the panel off TWICE since assembly, and in three of the four clips holding it on have broken. At this point I have to hold the front panel on with tape. For a case that costs over $100, that's unaccept...
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Overall 6

It's alright.

Jason C., Newegg
6 October 2014
  • Summary: Overall this is a good case. Lian Li is a brand that I still like and would absolutely buy their products again... I just wouldn't buy this particular case and wished I would have kept looking.
  • Pros: Typical Lian Li quality (very good). The finish is always nice. Good design for cooling. Not flashy in the sense that it doesn't have windows, pretty lights, and it doesn't look like it was dropped out of an alien spaceship. These are all good things.
  • Cons: I have quite a few gripes with this case. In no particular order: 1. No removable motherboard tray. 2. The 140mm opening in the top of the case for an additional fan. A: The motherboard is mounted extremely close to the top of the case... so that a fan either doesn't fit between, or just barely. B: The screws are so absolutely tight holding the cover on, if you remove the cover then decide you want to put it back on, the black finish on the screws will be marred. C: I...
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Overall 10

Love This Case!

Ryan P., Newegg
14 July 2014
  • Summary: This has been the best case I have ever had. It is a good split between cost and features, and it more than holds all my components. I hope Lian Li makes more mid-range cases like this because this one is awesome. It would be nice if they included a top fan instead just having the option for one, but the three that are included are very good, and they keep my computer running cool without much sound.
  • Pros: Lightweight, cool, clean look, easy to get stuff in and out of, and it is cheap for a Lian Li case.
  • Cons: Lacks a top fan.
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Overall 10

best case I have ever had

Tom Y., Newegg
8 July 2014
  • Pros: I have built many computers in my life. this case has the most room, easiest mechanism for hard drive mounting. PSU on the bottom, which makes sense to me so it is not top heavy. Plenty of room for pci cards, graphic cards, etc. I use an i7-sandy bridge 3930K 6 core, 32 GB, ASUS Radeon HD 7790. I have swapped out countless drives with only needing to remove the side panel. Headache of upgrades removed! Placement of commonly upgrade components perfect for minimal to no...
  • Cons: Cost, but you get what you pay for. I wish it is easier to get all the little power, reset, hdd, speaker leds plugged into the motherboard, but there is no real solution to sovle that.
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Overall 10

Quality case

Jacob S., Newegg
24 April 2014
  • Summary: I've used this case for over two years now and it's been excellent. The filters protect the interior from probably 85% of the dust that would otherwise enter the case. I don't overclock much, but my temps are always very low. Much lower than any other setup I have had. Additionally, the modularity makes working w/ components much easier. For example, the hard drive locking slider is mechanically simple yet, brilliantly effective.
  • Pros: - Solid high quality materials and construction - Well-planned design (cable management, drive locking mechanism, airflow) - Small touches like removable / cleanable fan filters make this feel like you're getting a lot for the money. - Very cool case with my setup (augmented stock fans w/ a few Silverstone 120mm) - Decent amount of space and expandability. - Very modular and easy to work with in terms of opening and securing the various pieces. Both sides and the fron...
  • Cons: - Power buttons are little cheap feeling - Front of the case pops off a little two easily for my taste
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Overall 10

Very much worthwhile

Anonymous, Newegg
9 April 2014
  • Summary: I really like this chassis. It's not a M1 tank, but now 2 years on, mine is still very solid. As another piece of advice for anyone looking at computer cases... positive air pressure is your friend. You want more fans pointing in than you want pointing out. That ensures that the fan filters catch the dust & that dust isn't sucked in through any gaps.
  • Pros: Wow, it's truly an excellent case. The brushed aluminum finish is very handsome. It doesn't show many fingerprints. The front fascia (incorrect term) pops off nice and easily. It's a quick job to clean. The included fan filters are pretty nice and trap a lot of dust. Cleaning them is easy too--just rinse them under tap water for a minute each, then air-dry them. They don't catch 100% of the dust, but they'll keep your internals MUCH cleaner. USB 3.0 upfront is great. ...
  • Cons: Don't plan on using a 140mm fan up top. When I did that, the top of the case got this annoying rattle. Maybe I messed up screwing it in, but it was annoying enough that I removed it. It didn't really do anything.
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Overall 4

Flimsy - not worthy of the name

Eric W., Newegg
4 April 2014
  • Summary: My third LL case. The first two were great. This model, however, should not carry they name due to its thin and cheap construction.
  • Pros: Aluminum
  • Cons: Flimsy
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Overall 10

Lian Li. nuff said

Jonathan W., Newegg
30 March 2014
  • Summary: True story: I've been buying Lian Li for my own cases for years now. I was first exposed to them by my college roomate who was building a watercooled computer in the classic Lian Li case that has evolved into the PC v1020 we see today. I've been hooked on their beautiful design and quality of craftsmanship since.
  • Pros: Everything about this case, nay Lian Li, screams quality and minimalistic design. In the high end computer case world there are two types of cases: one that screams "HEY LOOK AT ME!" and the beautiful brushed aluminium finish that doesn't show off, but upon close examination shows its beautiful quality nature. This would be the latter. I am not one for flashy lights all over my cases, nor would I put spinners on my car. If you're into spinners, you are probably into y...
  • Cons: I have to nitpick when it comes to cons. Anytime you purchase a bottom-mounted case, understand that it is not yet the industry standard and that PSU manufacturers may or may not be thinking of that when making cable lengths. Measure your PSU 4/8 CPU power lead and make sure it is long enough. I had hoped to route mine under my motherboard and back out the top to keep it out of the way, but it wasn't even close to long enough. I had to route it right by my video card ...
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Overall 10

perfect shiny blackness

jeff w., Newegg
18 January 2014
  • Pros: Got this recently from Newegg for $79 with a $20 rebate making this the best case ever bought for $59 out of pocket. Not sure what the complaints are.....there are little openings all over the motherboard mounting side of the case so routing cables is very possible if it is thought through before hand. I'm also not sure why the front would be falling off all the time as has been cited in other reviews.....I mean how much "moving" does one have to do with a case of thi...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8


Chris V., Newegg
6 December 2013
  • Summary: cable management is not the greatest, and it really irritates me that LIAN LI cannot be bothered to include rubber grommets for the cable hole cutouts like you see everywhere in many cases the motherboard cuttout does not line up well on the asus p8 z68 making it so installing a back plate for a cpu cooler difficult. defeats the purpose of having a hole there.
  • Pros: It is a beautiful elegant case obviously. i'm not into cases with martians and other ridiculous bells, lights, whistles etc. what i like is a classy look with quality and for the most part LIAN LI delivers. With this particular case and build i did have some issues however. But as for the good things about it the hard drive cage is terrific enough room to hold all. The 2 front 120mm fans are another big plus, drawing in all kinds of air to the inside.
  • Cons: my biggest issue, unable to install the corsair h50 with the radiator inside the case. i supposed its to be expected to a point considering it is a mid-size however if lian li had simply placed the rear exhaust fan "1 lower and switched position with the positions of the rear holes with the rubber grommets, then it would have fit and would have give the consumer the choice of where they wanted the raidiator. really poor design choice here -1 egg
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