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LIAN LI PC-A77B Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum ATX Full Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 / e-SATA Front Ports
  • 12 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 9 ( Use 6 bays of 5.25 Space) 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
  • 2/3/2010 7:43:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a boat!!

Pros: I guess when people say things are big the are not joking! Well it is not that big but it is a little bit of a shock when the box came. My wife looked at me and ask if I measured first?? I have a mid tower on a stool under my desk that is taller but this thing is long. I have the fans running for a test run right now and I can not hear them. Will write more after everything is in.

Cons: It collects finger prints like mad!! No clear instuction with the fan control. Also no instructions about how to anything. Good luck to me!!!

Other Thoughts: As others said the screwsfor the stand offs are in a different bag but if you look at the map of parts you clearly see the difference. New egg is the best came in a few days from Cali. Box was a little banged up but this thing went to Cali. from Tiwan and then went to NJ I think we all can give it a little head room.

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  • Brian H.
  • 9/16/2009 9:31:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Server Case

Pros: I have several SuperMicrO cases, they work for smaller, faster servers that can deal with LOUD fans for cooling.

The A77 is my second attempt at a fairly massive server. The V2100 (or something like that) I never liked because it had 1x12cm fan for 12 hard drives (cross mounted)

The A77 can handle the large PSUs: 1200W in my case. I have 12x 1Tb drives in it (RAID6) - each has active air from a fan blowing on it. I also have another 2x 160Gb drives in RAID1 (both with fans) for the OS and an optical drive.

There are two fans in my PSU, 1 on the Areca 24 port RAID controller, 2x micro fans on each 160Gb OS drives, and 4 more 120cm fans on the hard drives (via Lian-Li cages) and one on each Opteron CPU: 13 fans going, but the noise is minimal. This server is in my office and I have no problem with it.

All this air moving keeps everything nice and cool - but doing it quietly!

Cons: Had a hard time finding the hard drive brackets - it comes with 3, but I needed another to fill up all the bays. I ended up using a Thermaltake model, but now the Lian-Li model is readily available.

Other Thoughts: Wish it had 12 more bays for expansion!

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  • Craig N.
  • 7/8/2009 7:34:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Case Ever

Pros: BIG CASE, Removable Motherboard Tray, EATX Compatable, Alot of Room, Keeps CPU Cooler than Antec 300. Temperature Guage on Case.

Cons: None That i can Think of, Price, but you get what you pay for

Other Thoughts: This Case Makes for the Perfect Build, Gives you Enough Room for Everything. From 1 Hard Drive or 9 Hard Drives.

Core i7 920 oced 3.73
6 GB OcZ XMP 1600
XFX 4850 1 GB
LG DVD Burner
Zalman 9900 Cooler

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  • Nikil M.
  • 6/2/2009 2:19:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest server case

Pros: This is a *great* case. I use it for a headless storage server at home. It was extremely easy to setup, and is just plain cavernous. Tons of room to set things up in. Motherboards fit comfortably. I like that you can mount the power supply on the bottom of this thing. Looks very simple and elegant from the outside, no stupid fins or lights or flames or anything like that, and I love the usb flap on the top of the case rather than the bottom (this is a big server, so it's most likely to be on the ground). Very well finished on this inside as well. LOVE the large number of 3.5" drives on the front. I mounted 3 Lian Li hotswap drive cages (EX-H33) and voila, I have a server where I can hotswap 9 hard drives from the front that are all fan cooled, without having to get a rackmounted server! That's 18TB of storage using the new WD 2TB drives.

Cons: Fans can get a tiny bit noisy, mainly a humming sound, because this thing is all aluminum and resonates a bit. Not a big deal though, and you can always replace the stock fans with a Scythe or something like that if you need it in a very quiet room. The LCD panel on the front of the case is OK but not that useful, particularly if you have a lot of fans and hard drives going in the case, because which subset are you going to choose monitor and control? I only use it to display the time basically. Some people complained about it being difficult to setup, but honestly it's not that hard to figure out which screws go where, and the fan controller connections aren't hard to figure out either.

Other Thoughts: This is a BIG case so make sure you look at the measurements to see if you have room. Otherwise, really don't hesitate to get this thing. It's an outstanding server case.

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  • Alex T.
  • 5/24/2009 10:18:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDeath by a thousand cuts

Pros: Well designed in terms of its general layout and concept. Excellent airflow. Some exceptional attention to detail, such as the custom mother board standoff wrench that comes as a tool in the parts set.

Cons: It's so frustrating that a product of this quality and care of manufacture is marred by a few stupid, stupid things. First of all, one would expect the screws that come packaged with the MB standoffs to be the MB screws, right? Wrong. Different threads. Combine that with steel standoffs screwing into a soft aluminum tray and you have a thread stripping party. The screws holding one of the hard drive carriage's in the case were so tightly set that they could not be removed without stripping, despite precautions. Also, the MB tray was not perfectly flat...PCI cards would not seat properly until I forced it back into shape. The fan controller's operation is completely mysterious and unexplained, it's hook up not in the least bit self evident.

Other Thoughts: All the above said, I finally got everything installed and the case is wonderful. Quiet, elegant, and cavernous.

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  • Stephen F.
  • 5/7/2009 5:16:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The case is very spacious and comes with a fan controller on the front. It's much lighter than my Antec 900 while being quite a bit larger

Cons: They put the PSU screws in the bag with the motherboard stand-offs. The motherboard screws are in a different bag. Why?

Fan controller instructions are pretty much non-existant in explaining how to hook it all up.

A drive bay fan was DOA...

Case shows finger prints very very easily.

Other Thoughts: I had high expectations for my first Lian Li case. I was a little dissapointed.

Newegg is the greatest store, sending me a replacement fan for free....

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  • 3/24/2009 2:31:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsNice Aluminum Case!

Pros: Simple design that can be configured more than a bunch of legos.

Roomy, more air mass to absorb heat.

Cons: Expensive!

Other Thoughts: It has not been the job of the power supply to cool a computer since the Pentium II days. Most computer cases are half the size of this case and hold more heat due to the material they are made from. They usually only have two, maybe three 80mm chassis fans, this case has FOUR 120mm fans! More than adequate for the most serious of gamers.

This case can house the power supply at the bottom OR the top. Having your expensive gaming power supply at the bottom is better due to the fact it draws in cooler air from the outside and re-expels the air. This means a longer life for your PSU.

Don't forget the entire case is aluminum. That means the entire case is one big heat sink.

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  • Ken Z.
  • 2/7/2009 2:59:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsEh!

Pros: Lots of drive bays. All aluminum construction makes this case lighter than most cases. Elegant external appearance.

Cons: If your going to put the power supply on the bottom of the case then the motherboard should be pushed to the top to allow for additional cooling fan(s). I would not recommend this case for overclockers and those who plan on running SLI or Crossfire. It's air movement design just doesn't compete with other cases that provide more fans and have the power supply at the top of the case.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2009 6:42:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful!

Pros: Light with tons of leads and room.

Cons: Does mark easily so be careful. The motherboard tray is very soft aluminum. When putting in the stand-offs be gentle, they might strip the threads. The stand-offs are in a package with the WRONG screws. So make sure you find the other package with the correct screws.

Other Thoughts: Best case I ever had. I didn't use the vertical video card support bracket. With my GTX295 is didn't come close enough to be used. The fans that come with the mobo are very quiet. I still have to setup the LCD display.

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  • Curtis C.
  • 10/10/2008 2:07:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood enough for me

Pros: I've used this case in 3 builds, which includes 1 for myself for a server. It is very roomy and surprisingly light for it's size (empty). I like that the front drive rack is uniform. I was able to mod it to house 4 of the hd racks w/ fans. The front bay panel/bracket is very easily removed which promotes cleaning the fan filters. I love the power supply option. I chose to occupy both slots and dedicate one just for the RAID 5 drives. The Lian Li graphics holder is outstanding- especially if you're using any of the larger, heavier cards. And highly recommended for use with a full cover waterblock. Overall it is well finished and rigid and would recommend it to someone looking for a large, easy to use case with the simple classic look Lian Li is known for.

Cons: I was surprised to find that on the 2nd case I used there were a few blemishes in the inside metal. One group was on the MB tray and one fairly noticeable scratch on the upper PSU bracket. The MB tray wasn't too big of a deal because it was being powder coated, but the upper PSU bracket needed to be smoothed out. I must say it was rather difficult matching the finish of the bare metal to factory without disassembly and I would have preferred not going through the effort, but didn't really have time for an RMA so...

Also, the MB tray could stand to be just a little bit heavier. I noticed on the 1st build when using the graphics card holder, the arms put enough pressure on the card to cause visible flexion of the motherboard. I think if the tray were just a little bit thicker, this would not have been so pronounced.

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