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Lian-li PC-C32
8.3 out of 10

Lian-li PC-C32

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Overall 8
8.0

Good case

Matthew D., Newegg
4 December 2011
  • Summary: I used mine with a liquid cooler from Corsair (H60 Hydro) and suspended the radiator from the middle bar. It took a little finagling, but it works well and keeps the computer quiet without any noise.
  • Pros: Lots of room to work. The idea of putting the fans in the middle of the case is great if you want a quiet rig (which I do). It also looks nice. I am using it for a HTPC and it works well for my needs.
  • Cons: 1. The small screws on the front of the case are torqued on way too tight by the factory. I almost stripped them to get the case open. 2. The wires from the front LEDs/buttons are short, so you'll pull them taut to plug them into your mobo. 3. For the size, it should be able to fit a couple more ...
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Overall 8
8.0

ESD issues

Brian B., Newegg
20 December 2010
  • Summary: I had shocked and froze my computer twice before rigging it up with a simple wire and now both my computer and I are shock free.
  • Pros: Very high quality
  • Cons: Two things wrong with this case that made me subtract 1 egg. First is just that I had to superglue in the hdd light because it fell out and into the case. The power light was also loose so that one is superglued as well. The second thing I recommend doing if you get this case. Run a wire from the...
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Overall 8
8.0

Another good Lian Li case

Timothy M., Newegg
21 November 2010
  • Summary: This seems like a case that will fill a narrow niche. I don't think it's among the best HTPC cases, as it's very deep, the drive bays don't have covers/doors, and the sides have holes for rack slides.
  • Pros: This case is way above average, with a nice finish, plenty of room, and no sharp edges. The two 120mm fans in the middle hanging from the center support bar is clever and works beautifully. You can have a lot of air blowing right where it needs to without having to listen to fan noise. This case ...
  • Cons: (1) There are no swing-out drive bay covers for the two drive bays, like previous Lian Li cases i've used. You put in an optical drive and have to see all the ugly logos most manufacturers plaster on the front. Usually Lian Li does a very classy bay door. (2) The screws that attach the rack mount...
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Overall 8
8.0

Lian Li

Eddie M., Newegg
10 November 2009
  • Summary: Hated the red led for HD disconnected it first day. Case doesnt look as sexy with drives in bays. Recommend manual fan controls if you want this case silent.
  • Pros: Great looking case. Used this to build my DAW for Pro tools and ableton. Case fans are quiet.
  • Cons: Not much room for heatsink. Finally picked up a coolmaster hyper 520. Fits perfect and cools my i7 920 down to 28 celcius with case closed. Now if I could just get these software developers to support 64 bit.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Case, Nice internal layout.

Brian P., Newegg
27 May 2009
  • Summary: there was plenty of room in this case, I wouldn't have minded seeing the addition of prehaps another external 3.5 bay, rather than the second 5.25" bay just using a 3.5" to 5.25" adapter as I'm using a dvd burner in one and a Star tech SATA trayless hot swap bay in the other, so I could prehaps add...
  • Pros: I bought this case to house in my mobile mixer rack (I'm a live audio engineer) to use for recording, DJing, and various other on site duties (like powering a projector in the future). it's very solidly built and laid out fairly well. it was easy to mount the motherboard, power supply, and drives...
  • Cons: No front fans to help cool the hard drives, one of the fans positioned in the middle of the case will probably need to be moved by anyone using a large vid card like I did but they are easily adjustable (and fairly quiet). I'd of like to of seen an option for an adjustable rear rack rails kit to ...
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Overall 8
8.0

You could do worse

Nathan M., Newegg
29 April 2009
  • Summary: The shunts are either riveted or tightened with a machine to the point that they are not human-removable. This was a problem for me because my motherboards (Specifically ASUS K8N-SLI Premium and ASUS M4A79T) only a grid of nine mounts, and while the case has the nine shunts required, it also has a...
  • Pros: Nice black finish, both inside and out, rack-mountable, removable cages for HDDs and 5-1/4" devices, all-aluminum
  • Cons: Motherboard shunts/standoffs are -not- removable. Fans may obstruct longer cards, such as video cards or RAID cards.
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect... just one catch...

Lucas K., Newegg
14 October 2008
  • Summary: Annoying additional screws at front of top cover, not really a con, but small screws that have to be removed in addition to the thumb screws. Not a con b/c you can leave them out and looks fine.
  • Pros: I've had this case for more than a year, and have just purchased a second one for another computer at the same desk to stack on top of the first. It's a beautiful case, very sharp looking, lots of attention to detail, very easy to hide cables for improved airflow, love the center mounted included...
  • Cons: Large footprint (but can fit full ATX). Difficult to find accessory kit (14cm fan B S-05, try e-bay). Installing 8800GTX or longer video cards requires the movement of the 120mm fans to the side of the case where not needed, so the video cards then get toasty. Doing so also puts the one of the PC...
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Overall 8
8.0

Lian Li PC-C32B an Excellent Choice

Anonymous, Newegg
11 September 2008
  • Summary: I bought two of these cases both in similar setups for HTPC type use in my bedroom focusing on speed, low noise (low heat and power), and good looks. After buying them I also got the Lian Li C-01B bezels for better looks and Arctic Cooling 120mm AF12025 PWM case fans for lower noise.
  • Pros: High quality build. No sharp edges. PLENTY of space inside case for expansion and lots of components like two optical drives (bottom tray adapter removeable), four hard drives with rubber antivibration, ATX board, non modular psu, etc. The entire case is very light in weight due to its all alumin...
  • Cons: In relation to the pros there are not many, so these things are being picky. No drop down 5.25” matching bezels. Provided 120mm fans are fairly quiet but not quiet enough for my taste with no variable rpm PWM function. Front IO panel should have black connectors and black cables instead of ugly b...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Design

Anonymous, Newegg
7 March 2008
  • Summary: I have looked everywhere to find the Beta Spectra-05 140mm fan module for this case and couldn't find it on Newegg or any other site, other then Lian Li's however you can't buy from them :(.... overall a decent case! NewEggs Profanity filter needs updated it wouldn't let me use the letters B.S.
  • Pros: Great looking! Enovative Design! My Dual 8800GT's fit!(needs some mods but they fit) All of my gaming gear fit even though this case is NOT DESIGNED for a gaming rig! I did have to make my own directions to get the PSU and GPU's to fit The all alumninum body really helps heat dissipation and you ...
  • Cons: I found that if you have longer cards then standard like the 8800series then you won't like this case... However if you just modify the fan brackets by mounting them backwards this gives the cards the extra .5in they need to clear and the power cables... This will not fit a 8800GTX or 8800ULTRA! ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Typically Nice

Troy D., Newegg
23 January 2008
  • Summary: This is a BIG case . . . reminds me of the O.G. IBM PC case.
  • Pros: Built like a tank. 120mm fans are mounted in the middle for best airflow arrangement.
  • Cons: Takes 30 million screws to assemble . . . plus you have to already know which roundhead phillips goes where cuz it's not clear in the instructions. Rackmount handles don't fit w/o removing the front fascia ??? 120mm fans kinda buzzy and too audible for what they do
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