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Lian-li PC-9F
8.9 out of 10

Lian-li PC-9F

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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 8
8.0

It's LIAN LI

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...
  • 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 th...
  • 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 rubbe...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
26 September 2013
  • Summary: Not a bad case, compares favorably with the better Antec steel cases, so far as layout and drive options. A little more attention could be paid to the QC of the cable runs and cable-management plastic parts.
  • Pros: Lightweight, aids in assembly for arthritic hands. Tthree fan filters good if you have cats or carpeting. Four available fans (one optional). Good attention to engineering detail - except as noted below.
  • Cons: Sharp edges on some cable runs, had to apply neoprene adhesive sheet to guard sharp edges. The SSD installation is backwards: when you plug in the SATA cables, the SSD falls out. Only one SSD slot option, two would be better. Steel screws on aluminum tends to gall without lubricant. LL should kno...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good case - requires improved QA

Gary S., Newegg
12 August 2013
  • Summary: Still a good case. Hopefully Lian Li will send me the correct parts. The case isn't broken... just needs a little extra attention with this particular build.
  • Pros: As always... Lian Li makes excellent aluminum cases. - very good HD cage design - lightweight without too much sacrifice to stability - elegant constructions
  • Cons: - same as below... 3 of the 4 plastic front-grill retainer clips broken. Wasn't caused by shipping. Close inspection revealed that either (or both) wrong size fastening screws or too much torque applied during assembly. - side panels also sightly warped. I'm guessing they were rushed through the ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Recommended Case

Matthew T., Newegg
20 July 2013
  • Summary: Brushed metal finish not obvious under most lighting conditions. Looks plain black under most lighting conditions. Paint on the outside seems good, but on the inside is easily scratched – the nature of aluminum. You will enjoy this case if you choose to buy it.
  • Pros: Lightweight. Minimalist. Elegant. Thumbscrews for everything. Decent cable routing behind motherboard area. Screens in front of fan easy to remove for cleaning. Quiet. 2.5” drive mounted on rubber slid-lock mounts. 3.5” drives mounted on rubber mounts.
  • Cons: 3 of the 4 cheap plastic clips holding on the front panel broke during transit. Lian Li shipped out new ones upon request for free within a week from Taiwan. They were easy to replace. The case is sharp on the corners. You will bleed. Construction does not feel as durable as a steel case. Once th...
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Overall 8
8.0

Beautiful/solid case design

Brian S., Newegg
21 January 2013
  • Summary: As far as 'fingerprints' go - wash your hands, make sure they are dry, and who really puts hand prints or fingers on the case all that often? These cases aren't intended for hauling around to LAN parties or the beach.
  • Pros: Every 3 years I buy a new computer, on a cycle - so this time it's my wife's pc, next time will be my own pc. Now that I own two Lian Li cases, I doubt I'll ever need another case for us. These cases are designed to fit practically any motherboard - at least it seems that way. Plenty of standoffs...
  • Cons: The aluminum for this case has sharper edges to the sides - this might be an issue as they use thumbscrews, so while screwing/unscrewing your fingers brush up against the sharp edges. I'm not sure for what or when I would use the top mounted SATA port - I thought it was a USB 2.0 port. You may ne...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
9 October 2012
  • Summary: Despite the (fairly minor and mostly known prior to purchase) cons I still really like this case. It's the third Lian-Li I've bought. However, had the new PC-7H series been available when I was assembling this system I believe would have gotten it instead.
  • Pros: - Great looking. So much better than cases that use plastic panels. The lit power and reset buttons are a nice touch (if a bit bright). It may be a touch plain to some, but I like simple, straightforward design. - Great airflow. With the stock hard drive rack removed it's possible to keep the sys...
  • Cons: In rough order from somewhat serious to nitpicks: - The front panel is not completely flat. It bows in slightly in the middle. This causes it to hit against the support located between the bottom 5.25" bay and top fan, so it doesn't quite seat properly. I had to work the panel a bit to eliminate ...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
9 October 2012
  • Summary: Despite the (fairly minor and mostly known prior to purchase) cons I still really like this case. It's the third Lian-Li I've bought. However, had the new PC-7H series been available when I was assembling this system I believe would have gotten it instead.
  • Pros: - Great looking. So much better than cases that use plastic panels. The lit power and reset buttons are a nice touch (if a bit bright). It may be a touch plain to some, but I like simple, straightforward design. - Great airflow. With the stock hard drive rack removed it's possible to keep the sys...
  • Cons: In rough order from somewhat serious to nitpicks: - The front panel is not completely flat. It bows in slightly in the middle. This causes it to hit against the support located between the bottom 5.25" bay and top fan, so it doesn't quite seat properly. I had to work the panel a bit to eliminate ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Li-Li PC9F

Anonymous, Newegg
23 September 2012
  • Summary: Highly recommend this case, but it will require some extra attention to cable management, which can be a pain for many.
  • Pros: -Innovative design, and the elegant simplicity is great. -It really does look like a piece of furniture. -Light! -Tool-less is easy. -2 USB 3.0 ports. -Quality fans.
  • Cons: -Cable management is really poor, you need to have a modular power supply or you will have to stuff cables everywhere, really messing up your airflow. -Front panel is a little loose and comes off pretty easily, so DO NOT pick it up with a hand on the front!!!!! -5 inch long, but fairly narrow and...
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