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Lian-li PC-A04
9.0 out of 10

Lian-li PC-A04

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Overall 8
8.0

Almost Perfect

Armando J., Newegg
15 February 2015
  • Pros: Nice aluminum and black finish. Very spacious for a mATX case. Pretty decent cooling and great looks. Tons of room for HDD's or extra long GPU's.
  • Cons: Rear fan should be 120mm, a few more millimeters for cable management behind the motherboard tray would have been great. Also, some parts of the chassis are pretty thin and feel somewhat weak. My case started rattling when fully loaded with fans. I had to put a bit of foam tape between the case a...
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Overall 6
6.0

Typical Lian Li quality but no internal USB 3.0 header?

Darrell L., Newegg
18 April 2014
  • Summary: Their other cases have the internal USB header, so there is no excuse they didn't put it on this for for this price.
  • Pros: Everyone loves the well made, well thought out, clean classic cases that Lian Li makes. This one has quite the flaw though.
  • Cons: Anyone who spends this much on a case, it should be elegant and well thought out. The USB 3.0 port STICKS OUT the back and then plugs back into your motherboard. This is 100% unacceptable, lazy and cheap of Lian Li. It makes the computer look cheap, like an after thought. "oh yeah, we have to put...
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Overall 10
10

Nice case-Smallish

Victor B., Newegg
10 February 2014
  • Summary: I think I am going to like the smaller size and light weight as I live with this build.
  • Pros: Aluminum - light. Can fit full size power supplies+++. Lots of room for disk drives. Space for 2 external drives. Comes with 3 X 120mm fans installed. Well made.
  • Cons: Thought I could get a Cool Master Seidon 120M in the box. Fail. The only place to install a 120mm fan is in the top and there is not enough clearance between the fan and the radiator and the microATX motherboard - MSI-A88XM-E45 .
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Overall 6
6.0

top disfigured

Ben O., Newegg
29 December 2013
  • Summary: this is the only case that has a real issue from lian li, other than them not giving full disclosure as to the PSU sizing in the itx cases.
  • Pros: Lian Li's cases are my favorite for every type of build I do especially smaller builds, even for gaming. Great overall quality except for one flaw, see cons
  • Cons: I have moved away from ever using this case again as it seems every single one I've received (over the span of a year) have bent corners on top. The flat piece on top of the case has no support on the sides if there is ANY impact it seems to lift the edges like little wings about an inch on eithe...
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Overall 10
10

Best case I ever owned

Erick M., Newegg
25 November 2013
  • Summary: All cases should have top mounted USB and power buttons. Also this cause douse come with one USB 3.0 built in regardless of motherboard purchased. :)
  • Pros: This case is small and light. Witch is why I bought it, but more than that it is also very exesable. just unscrew four screw and boom you can take the, top off booth side the back the side mounted HardDrive slots everything that was hard to get too had an easy way around. Also to make it simpler ...
  • Cons: I did have to remove one of the side mounted HardDrive bays to fit my GTX 660 Video card, and the ATX motherboard I purchased is a really tight when applying the screws. But all in all a good case and I purchased it because it is small so cant complain to much about a tight squeeze.
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Overall 10
10

another awesome case

Burlen L., Newegg
3 November 2013
  • Summary: when I started to put the system together I noticed that the drive basy blocked the sata ports on the rear of my mobo. I found 2 solution to it. The drive bay can be rotated 90 deg, or you could use right angle sata connectors.
  • Pros: well build, beautiful finish 3 fans, and vents for PS air intake supports full sized gpu supports full size ps (i used 550W) drive bays are reconfigurable usb 3 support
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good case, but old fashion and pricy

Gaetan D., Newegg
16 October 2013
  • Pros: Really like that case, good construction and looks beautiful, as always with Lian Li. Compact, but big enough to fit high end gaming components.
  • Cons: -Water cooling may be an issue. -Rear fan is not 120mm, this is to me the biggest cons for that case, I add to mod it to fit a corsair H60 in the back. -No USB 3.0 on front panel... kinda old fashion...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great

Ahmad S., Newegg
5 August 2013
  • Pros: Great built. Nice design. Comfortable to work with. Inside stays clean with air filters.
  • Cons: Expensive. The price is ridiculous
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good, but not great

Alex L., Newegg
6 July 2013
  • Summary: I ended up paying $40 for this case after a sale, a discount code, and a rebate, which is a steal. Aluminum isn't cheap and this is an excellent case for that price. But for the regular price, explore your options first.
  • Pros: Easily the lightest case I've ever built with. I almost threw it out of the box when taking it out because it's so light. Anything that can be aluminum is aluminum, even the front panel. It doesn't need to be unscrewed, either, it just pulls out from the front, making cleaning the fan filters ver...
  • Cons: Because it's so light, I felt like I was going to break it if I put it down too hard. No cable management. I was able to route a fan cable and the 12V CPU power cable behind the motherboard tray with some extreme persuasion, but that's it. Everything else is in a lump between the power supply and...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Lian-Li's Best

Jared Y., Newegg
18 June 2013
  • Summary: I've been a Lian-Li buyer for many years and bought dozens of their cases. This one was very disappointing. Usually Lian-Li has good foresight in making things accessible and configurable. In this case, the case has some annoying oversights which made assembly of the system a headache.
  • Pros: Lian-Li aluminum construction is of high quality and light weight. 3 decent 120mm fans. Plenty of HDD space.
  • Cons: Motherboard standoffs were not tight, one got cross-threaded during assembly. A minor nuisance. The SATA connections on most MicroATX motherboards connect at a right angle to the board. The hard drive rack (4-bay in the middle) cannot be left in with SATA connections plugged in. Huge negative if ...
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