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Lian-li PC-9F
8.9 out of 10

Lian-li PC-9F

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Overall 10
10

Best Case I've ever owned

Jesse W., Newegg
1 November 2015
  • Summary: I would buy from them again.
  • Pros: High Quality Aluminum Construction ATX motherboard dropped right in. No extra stands needed Plenty of hardware left over No cheap tool less snap in garbage for drives and I/o cards Light weight Fastest
  • Cons: over $100. Aluminum does not feel like it could take a fall and not be mangled. Keep on floor that's what its designed for. Case wires, audio, USB 3.0, sata cables are on top and could get in the way if you plan on using an optical drive
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Overall 10
10

Excellent case - incredible value!

Anonymous, Newegg
17 April 2015
  • Summary: I seriously cannot think of a case (even at twice the price - Silverstone FT01B) that is better built than this one. Great value!
  • Pros: I tried four cases before this for my new build - Thermaltake V51, Nanoxia Deep Silence 1, Antec V100 and Silverstone FT01B. Every single one of them had at least one serious flaw that I could not live with for the price paid. This case is exceptional for the price, especially with the 30% promo ...
  • Cons: 1. Noise level was higher than I expected (*relatively speaking*) with all three stock fans running. After replacing the 2 front fans with a Noctua 140mm fan the system is barely audible now. 2. Another 5 mm of space behind the MB would make for even better/easier cable management 3. Only "major"...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

S M., Newegg
3 April 2015
  • Summary: The vent for the power supply (on the bottom of the case) is made up of slots rather than holes. I feel like it would have reduced airflow that way, but I haven't had any problems so far. I am honestly surprised the HDD rack did not separate.
  • Pros: * Lightweight * Sleek design * Optional 140mm Top fan * Two USB 3.0 port on the top * Enough room for my R9 290 (with the HDD rack installed) * Slot for card reader
  • Cons: * The HDD rack does not separate into two parts (makes for bad airflow) * You have to wire your HDDs from the front
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Overall 8
8.0

Lian Li PC-9F

Mark H., Newegg
6 March 2015
  • Summary: Some complain that the top fan is not included, this never bothered me. I replace all fans with Corsair fans. It runs a little loud, but I don't notice it anymore. The HD rack holds six, but it cuts down on airflow, so I cut it half for better airflow. I'm a true fan of Lian Li cases.
  • Pros: The right size for me, easy to work in, weight. It has all the fans I need. AMD 6950 runs in mid 20's with cool master 212 evo. When playing Total War games it goes up to high 30's according to core temp. You can install the biggest graphic cards with no problem.
  • Cons: Like everyone else the poor design of the @#% front panel connectors break off. No removable motherboard tray.
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Overall 10
10

Good Case for An Entry Level Workstation

Roger W., Newegg
6 March 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this case for an engineering workstation build featuring an ASUS P8C WS, an Xeon E3-1250V2 CPU, 32 GB of DDR3-1600 with ECC, a 970GT EVGA graphics Card, a Pioneer Blue Ray Burner and a 10 GB RAID 5 harddrive array.
  • Pros: A large ATX case that is perfect for an entry level workstation. Excellent cooling capability. Comes with removable filters for the front fans which blow over the harddrive cage. The internal hard drive rack can accommodate up to six hard drives with an effective sound deadening. Internally, this...
  • Cons: The aluminum feels a little flimsy compared to a Lian-Li Case I purchased in 2002. Fitment is not as tight as the older case.
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Overall 4
4.0

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 ...
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Overall 6
6.0

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. ...
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Overall 10
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.
  • 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
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...
  • 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
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.
  • 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 S...
  • Cons: - Power buttons are little cheap feeling - Front of the case pops off a little two easily for my taste
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