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Lian-li PC-V351
8.3 out of 10

Lian-li PC-V351

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Overall 4
4.0

Looks and little else

Jared C., Newegg
27 March 2013
  • Summary: Overall.. perhaps it's a nice case if you have a small form-factor graphics card, no other cards and really, really small hands. Don't expect much in the way of managing cables and don't expect everything to fit very well..
  • Pros: Looks nice, power/reset buttons have a nice tactile feel, even if I only touch the power button about once a week. Dual 120mm intakes on such a small case is nice but should be a standard by now Tests have shown that even under stress, my GPU temps are not that bad (75c max, 90% load for ~15m) I ...
  • Cons: Although I know this is an mATX case, I was really surprised by the construction and how cramped it really is, because it is not *that* small of a case. Perhaps some of this could have been discovered pre-purchase with a little more reading but.. that's on me. * There are no "removable" elements....
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Overall 4
4.0

hard to say

Josiah G., Newegg
23 October 2012
  • Pros: Looks coolio. Smallish. got the job done
  • Cons: Rediculous amount of screws to get into the thing. Pretty much plan on taking every panel off if you have any peripherals. The layout of the case in general just made me scratch my head as to what the engineers were thinking. For the price it should be a lot better. Also the clearance for the mob...
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Overall 4
4.0

OK for HTPC, not much else.

Adam R., Newegg
10 May 2012
  • Summary: had the front intake vents been wider or non-grill (open cutout) and there was a couple 60mm fans for outtake, I would have been happier. even if the fans were low RPM, I'd have accepted it.
  • Pros: small, compact case. sleek, alumin[i]um case material. fits mATX motherboards.
  • Cons: there's 2 intake fans and one awkwardly placed exhaust fan (where more GPU exhaust is being moved than anything else). if higher-end fans are put in, the front intake vents are suddenly noise makers. there's also no linearly-placed active rear exhaust so all the intake is blowing into the case wi...
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Overall 4
4.0

Cramped and limiting case of mediocre quality

Anonymous, Newegg
14 February 2012
  • Summary: I recommend getting a higher quality, better laid out case. Or just buy an ATX tower or mini-tower, they are not much larger but much much better! If you really want a small case, check out the dimensions to make sure it doesn't just look small in pictures.
  • Pros: * Unusual form factor, can be placed on a desk. * Twin HDD bay with ventilation (fan included), rubber mounts and easy drive installation. * Two drive bays for optical drives etc. * Space for a reasonably sized expansion card and CPU cooler. * Supports PSU of standard size. * Included and pre-ins...
  • Cons: * Cramped: some places are hard to reach, others are unreachable! Most of the case is welded together, so you can't take it apart to reach these areas. * Not flexible. For example, it is nearly impossible to install more than two HDDs. Make sure everything you need fits! * Poor ventilation - fron...
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Overall 4
4.0

Good styling undone by bad design

Brian I., Newegg
11 November 2011
  • Summary: I wonder how Lian Li let this one go into production. It looks good on the outside and the feature list is impressive. But it works like it was designed by a total amateur. Every single thing you have to do with a case to build a computer is needlessly, ridiculously, complicated because of bad...
  • Pros: Looks great, and on paper the specs look pretty good, too. Compact size, can use a standard ATX power supply, fits up to a mATX motherboard, and still has room for four drives. Cube design is either love it or hate it, but the quality of the finish on the V351 is terrific.
  • Cons: But works great? Not so much. Don't even think about this case if you frequently get inside, the tiny, fragile screws used to attach the side panels won't hold up. The side-loading external drives are ridiculous. The drive cover design makes it difficult to use the 5.25" bays to mount extra hard ...
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Overall 4
4.0

front USB ports cause reboots

Eric D., Newegg
2 March 2010
  • Summary: It's ok, it is bigger than I expected but I'm ok with it.
  • Pros: it is a nice case and although bigger than I expected I'm still satisfied although it will eventually wind-up on the multimedia shelf.
  • Cons: The in/out card on the side of it causes reboots intermittently and although I have a workaround (not using it)I am faced with a real pain in the bu**
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