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Lian-li-pc-c37b.3125718
8.3 out of 10

Lian-li PC-C37B

The PC-C37B case from LIAN LI lets you build an HTPC that won't Read more

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User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
24 July 2012
  • Pros: This case looks fantastic sitting in an entertainment rack. Moving the fan out of the way before installing a power supply was easy and quick. Installing all the components was a bit of a challenge which you should expect with a case of this size and type. Don't hesitate to buy it.
  • Cons: None
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Great Case!

Peter C., Newegg
21 May 2012
  • Summary: All around great case, I work for an embedded systems company and one of the engineers suggested this chassis to me and he didnt steer me wrong!
  • Pros: This case is the perfect case for a HTPC! It fits in great on my electronics shelf below my wall mounted TV. Blends right in with my surround sound receiver, Xbox 360, and HD DVR box. The full size ATX powersupply is a great feature. I am not sure why there are complaints about the power supply not fitting properly, I have a Thermaltake TR2 W0379RU 500W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply and fits perfectly with extra power to boot. I utilized one 3.5 inch bay for a 1.5 TB HDD ...
  • Cons: It has a slightly longer depth than standard receivers etc. So it was a good thing i mounted my TV on the wall so that the PC could sit where the TV would be on the top shelf. Looks great regardless so I wouldnt consider this a con but if you need it to fit on a standard shelf... dont expect it to because its too deep and will hang off the front!
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Well Designed

Anonymous, Newegg
8 April 2012
  • Summary: Quick release should be installed for the support brace in order to swap PCI cards on the fly.
  • Pros: This is my second Lian-Li case. I bought this case for an HTPC build to run XBMCbuntu Eden. It's beautifully designed and comes with extra hardware.
  • Cons: The only thing is I suggest a space saving or modular power supply. It's a tight squeeze between the cd/dvd drive and the psu. You might have to relocate the installed fan to fit a full-size power supply.
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Sweet High Quality

Steven D., Newegg
4 February 2012
  • Summary: This is my 3rd Lian Li case build, they are always great quality cases. I think they are over priced, but you do get what you pay for everytime, a high quality case. I was using old parts, so decided to splurge on this case, no regrets.
  • Pros: Great HTPC case, looks fantastic. Bigger then I expected but still a nice size, Room to work, descent cable managment, tight behind PSU and Dvd so go modular psu. Plenty of space for addtional hard drives if you get a bit creative. Case fans are dead quite. Bloodless install
  • Cons: My build issues were not realy cons. I had to move a fan from so PSU would fit and reverse both to blow in. Lots tiny screws! Oh the dvd drive switch is a bit tricky to get setup or was for me, but that is more to do with the dvd.
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good case

laurence k., Newegg
5 December 2011
  • Pros: well built, good cooling with the fans, use modular power supply with large top fan, and use proper cpu heatsink with top fan.. my components http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128357 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185129
  • Cons: not much room for video card.. the best currently i can find is a gt430 (recommend fanless) was running gt210 but cannot run any games with this.
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User Review

Jordan G., Newegg
26 May 2011
  • Summary: I built an HTPC with this case and couldn't be happier. It is tight inside so the modular PSU helps. Fit optical drive, storage HDD, and OS ssd without problem. Only regret is it can't fit a full size video card - if you plan on doing intense gaming this isn't for you but for a Sandy Bridge or low profile vid card setup its perfect.
  • Pros: -Sleek -Fits alongside AV receiver perfectly -Very quiet with 500w PSU and i3 CPU -Excellent Lian Li build quality that one expects
  • Cons: -Pricey compared to competitors
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Sleek case

Xinkun W., Newegg
31 March 2011
  • Summary: The depth of this case is a bit too much for my home theater rack. So you need to pay attention. But it's not a con for this case itself. I have a slim rack, so this case protrudes from the back of my rack. Comparison to SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum Grandia Series GD05B case. The C37B is more expensive but nicer (worth the extra). I ordered both and returned the GD05B. The C37B is true aluminum polished front, the GD05B looks like aluminum but it is plastic and look dull.
  • Pros: Good looking. Good design. A lot of internal space. Quiet. Fits into my home theater rack nicely.
  • Cons: The front panel power LED connection does not match my motherboard (ZOTAC H55ITX-C-E), so I don't have the power-on indicator at front. My htpc config: -ZOTAC H55ITX-C-E LGA 1156 Intel H55 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard -Intel i3-550 -G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL -SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Media Center K...
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Very Durable Very Slim Very Classy

Willie W., Newegg
16 March 2011
  • Summary: Getting older I decided to change my computer style and needs from gaming to media. I thought that the space given within the case would compromise performance, and cause me to downgrade alot of my accustomed gaming performances. Not the case at all. I did alot of research to put my new HTPC together, and results were astounding. Glad I purchased this case.
  • Pros: *Slim design. *All angles are detailed just as much as the front panel. *Scratch resistant (I actually scratched it a couple of times to test the quality of the design...It's just a case...passed that test also) *2 3.5 Drivebays *Very Spacious to be so slim and compact *Very Quiet *Can support low profile video cards *Full ATX Power Supply
  • Cons: *If your intent is replacing the fans good luck on finding 70mm case fans. Pretty hard to find. * I kind of wish I bought the C-36 because the Optical Drive slot is alot more discreet. I didn't notice that the C37 had a separate section for the Eject Button. But it's no big deal. * Do extensive research if ordering all parts online. Sizing items like power supplies, cpu fan clearance, making sure you have low profile or low profile-ready cards are important and a must...
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Superb

Brandon M., Newegg
31 December 2010
  • Summary: This thing takes a full-size ATX PSU. This is a huge upside to the case.
  • Pros: I was expecting a longer build time using this case, but it was one of my faster ones. Everything fit very nicely. Rounded edges, great features, great styling. The quality of the flip-down optical door was impressive and a relief to me.
  • Cons: Nothing.
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Very Good!

Dominic B., Newegg
11 December 2010
  • Summary: I love it! I had a problem where the 4pin ATX power cable wouldn't reach from the power supply, but an extentension cable fixed that. Also, it would be cool if this had a built in IR reciever and perhaps an LCD clock like most "cable boxes" BUT it is great as is!
  • Pros: Solid case. Looks great. All accesories (and then some) included.
  • Cons: It's a squeeze for the full ATX power supply but managable.
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