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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Still great!!

Anonymous, Newegg
12 November 2013
  • Summary: I bought this case in April, 2012, and still love it. I installed some Noctua fans in it and it's super quiet, if not silent. The LED's are not super bright, which is a good thing. The removable top is a great idea, because it aids in the installation of the CPU cooler. I'd buy it again!!
  • Pros: Solid build quality. Removable top. Removable top fan cover.
  • Cons: None.
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Great Case

Lowell S., Newegg
13 June 2013
  • Summary: My Build: Lian Li PC-9F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Case ASUS P8B75-M LX PLUS LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel MOBO Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core CPU G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory CORSAIR CX430M 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC PSU ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor...
  • Pros: My third build using Lian Li cases. They are light, are well made, and have fan filters. Drive bays are nicely laid out, and I like the way drives are installed (they give you plenty of thumb screws that hold the drives, and they lock in solidly but are quickly removable.) Installed a Micro ATX board which makes the inside look huge and empty. I'll go for a smaller case next time.
  • Cons: None.
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Love it

Kevin P., Newegg
3 June 2013
  • Summary: You should get this case. Make sure to buy a power supply with decent cable lengths, as this is a bottom mount.
  • Pros: There is nothing bad about this case - nothing. It rocks. It's easy to build in and you almost wish you had a reason to take it apart more often, as things are so easy to do with it.
  • Cons: None. There isn't anything I would change about it, except for a lower price.
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Fandamntastic

Dan K., Newegg
22 May 2013
  • Summary: I kinda wish I had bought a steel case, I do like things to be sturdier, but for $90? Nope. Got a steal.
  • Pros: What's there not to like? It's a high quality case and has everything you could ask for. Minimalist design is something I adore as well, much better than those fancy cases with the plastic sides. At least in my opinion. Wires go where they need to go. The SSD tray is a work of art. I'm intending to buy more from the manufacturer. Absolutely brilliant design. Got it for a steal at $90, can't argue with that price. Lian-li is just fantasty.
  • Cons: Had some trouble organizing wiring, not really as much space as I'd like, but it is only mid-size. Not deducting for this because of a non-modular PSU and my wiring organization is easily fixed by not putting it together like I'm a drunk monkey. Aluminum seems mildly flimsy, but weight is also an issue. A tradeoff. Not deducting because it's aluminum as advertised.
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