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LIAN LI PC-G50A Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 3 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 2/13/2008 10:19:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWicked

Pros: Small, tons of space for a case of it's size. This case was easier to work with than any of the four Antec cases I've used, including the p182. Using a zallman 7700 I'm running an e6300 OC'd to 2.5ghz, but I only run the fan at 7v. In fact, I run all the fans at minimum so it's silent, and the cpu never goes over 62C while running Orthos. Be aware, if you want to use an Arctic Cooling S1 or S2, you'll need to mod the upper side vent fan, but it only took a couple minutes. My 8800gt with an S2 and a 120mm fan at minimum speed maxes out at 58C, OC'd to 690mhz on the gpu.

Cons: Same as all aluminum cases- vibration and no sound deadening. The raid 5 array is louder than my fans. Buy a Nexus rubber mounting kit and trade out the stock fans for yate loons. The side panels vibrate, but I used an old trick that took care of it. Take a plain old black twist tie and from the underside jam it in to stabilize the side panels. Do that at three points evenly spread apart at the base of each side panel where it rides the track, and cut off the ties flush with the base. Sounds goofy, but it works. Yes, you have to re-do it each time you take the side panel off, but it takes about 20 seconds.

Other Thoughts: Add the top 80mm fan, but have it blow down onto the vid card rather up and out. The 120mm side vent fan should be used to vent the hot air. I don't know of any other case as small as this that could run a silent rig with this hardware.

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  • James P.
  • 1/21/2008 5:37:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest case for the money

Pros: extremly high quality build. The video card fan is amazing and the ventilation is wonderful. The case when opened blows so much cool air out its amazing. with stock processor fan the cpu never got above 35c

Cons: not enough room to put a good aftermarket cpu fan in, but this case is more for a office or the inside of a desk so its built accordingly

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/13/2007 2:28:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Case

Pros: Solid, light weight construction. Overall manufacturing quality is amazing.

Cons: Motherboard mounts upside down (compared ro every other case I've delt with). Power supply sits right over CPU and leaves no room for large custom heatsink.

Other Thoughts: Great Case, not worth $$$, would spend $$ on it though. Mounting and placement of motherboard and power supply is strange, but I haven't had any problems with it at all. I LOVE THIS CASE (overall).

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  • connor l.
  • 6/20/2007 5:52:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMatches

Pros: Well, first of all it matches my PCG70-s (silver) but a lot smaller. Also the size, it's awsomely small and fits right next to my tv which it is hooked up to. I like building computers and it was an entertaining (actually) experience putting in a mobo completely backwards and upside-down. Noice and Sturdy.

Cons: Hmm... I don't have a problem with it but the non-removable hard drive rack is a little old fashioned. And the placement of the power supply right over the heat-sink, but w/e, works beautifully.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case because it's small, so yes it's going to be cramped so don't complain when you buy it and all uh-sudden your psu wont go in w/ your huge custom heatsink. It also matches my PCG70-S (silver full tower version) which is really nice.

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  • Bobby L.
  • 2/3/2007 8:05:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The build quality of this case is excellent, as are the included accessories. It has two very large and quiet fans, one of which is mounted on the side of the case, right above the peripherials. The case also comes with a generous supply of various screws, a few plastic ties, and a motherboard-spacer screwdriver.

A large majority of the screws for the case are thumb screws, and the side fan can be adjusted a little. The fans have the kind of plugs that can plug into a motherboard (to provide monitoring) but also included are four-pin adapters to connect directly to the PSU.

Cons: As is to be expected with a case this small, space is cramped, and with the motherboard sitting basically upside down, wires and cables kinda fly everywhere. It's a pretty big hassle to change something once everything is in place.

The harddrive tray is not removable, nor does it feature removable side brackets, so you have to take off both sides of the case to get to a harddrive. And it only holds a maximum of two. You could probably shoehorn a third in there, because there are slots for the screws, but it would be weird.

As for 5.25" drives, again, you have to take both sides off to get to them, as there are no removable sliders.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case to build a PC for a non-techy person, so most of the cons didn't bother me (and I knew about them going in), since I won't be messing with the computer again. However, I wouldn't recommend this case for an enthusiast. And one last note, the power supply actually hangs over the side of the motherboard, rather than above (or below, however you want to think about it), so a tall hsf might cause a problem. However, it did clear the retail AMD hsf easily.

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  • Steven S.
  • 11/24/2006 1:05:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat! Sometimes...

Pros: Very nice, sleek case with small footprint. Excellent construction quality. Fairly quiet.

Cons: Limited space for CPU and cooler. I'm only running an Athlon XP 3200+ in this case with a low profile Thermaltake cooler. It is a very tight fit w/out enough room for adequate venting around the CPU fan. You must install a blow hole fan to keep the CPU cool, but then the case is too noisy.

Other Thoughts: If you are using a smaller processor that doesn't need much cooling, this is a great case, but even with an older unit, I am running 60C with a blow hole fan installed. It works OK, but I would feel better about lower temps and fewer decibels.

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  • william h.
  • 8/4/2006 10:48:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice case

Pros: Excellent case, very nice to use something such as this after playing with cases that have a hard time even letting you put the door back on. This thing is very light. Excellent machining for the most part, and almost perfect layout. If you're into case modding, it seems very lickly that you could make your own HDD cage, and get another 2-3 drives in it, and despite a review that I read that the cage isnt really removeable . .well thats not right, its just that there is a bracket that is riveted down on one side, but the cage WILL slide out from under it. Included more hardware than anyone would need for this case. The standoff tool is a nice addition.

Cons: Well, the LED / power / reset switches are too short. The top panel USB / firewire / sound cables are too long. They only gave 3 tie wraps . . .what is another 3 or 5 to help that customer that just tossed down the better part of xxx dollars for your 'cheapest' case ?

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/25/2006 9:41:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice

Pros: Lightweight, nice finish, good design/layout, cheapest of the Lian-Li cases, add-your-own power supply.

Cons: why do they offer a discount only on the silver model??

Other Thoughts: This is my first Lian-Li case. I now know why people love to mod these cases. I installed a swiftech radiator to the front 120mm fan and the pump fit in the 5.25" bay. I then installed all the components, tested and hooked up the water cooling system, and last, i installed the power supply. The finished computer is quiet, elegant, and attractive. Five stars. rock on

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  • Wyatt A.
  • 7/16/2006 9:12:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat, with a little work.

Pros: Good construction, great airflow over expansion cards (my video card has never been cooler), thumbscrews for the side panels and the fan bracket that goes over the expansion cards, comes with a tool for screwing in standoffs, plenty of screws, small, very light.

Cons: airflow over the cpu heatsink was abyssmal before I installed a blowhole fan. The panel wiring was difficult. power supply placement restricts size of cpu heatsink.

Other Thoughts: Great case. the power supply is held by a bracket which can be reversed causing the power supply to suck air from the motherboard instead of fresh air from the vent. an fantastic improvement over the 8 year old steel case I was using previously.

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  • Michael N.
  • 7/10/2006 11:36:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFew minor flaws

Pros: Material and build quality are excellent. Small size allows it to fit in my desk.

Cons: The hard drive rack only holds 3 drives. I have 4 HDDs and so needed to put one (ended up putting two) in the 5.25" bay which was a little annoying as the 5.25" faceplates won't work with 3.5" to 5.25" adapter; so I had to mod the faceplates a little. Case will not work will Z**man 9500 heatsink, had to revert back to an old heatsink/fan. Wiring the power cables to all the components is difficult b/c of the tight quarters and the fact that the psu goes in a wierd place. No rubber pads on the HDD rack, so noise from the drives is noticable, where it wasn't with my last case (An**c).

Other Thoughts: I bought this b/c my last case was too big to fit in my desk. So, I planned to transfer all my old case's components over to this one . . . that didn't quite happen (Z9500). Overall, a very nice case. Perfect if you don't have more than 3 HDDs (which I do) and don't have a Z**man 9500 (which I do). Plan on spending a little more time putting this system together than a typical system. I am very happy with the final result (after a little modding to fit all my stuff) and will only buy cases from this manufacturer in the future.

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