What goes into your case is more important than the case itself, and that's something Lian-Li hasn't forgotten. To protect its cargo from excess heat with a veritable maelstrom of air, this case has two 140mm fans in the front and one 120mm fan in the rear. Plus, the case offers space for three external 5.25” drives with tool-less installation design, four 3.5” internal hard drives, one 2.5” hard drive and 8 expansion cards. It brings everything you need to build a great system today!
Great case, but top bay is unusable
Pros: This case has a much better hard drive mounting system than the PC-9NB. Also, unlike the PC-9NB, it has a place to mount an SSD.
Cons: Lian-Li failed to leave sufficient clearance at the top to allow the use of the top 5.25" drive bay. Any attempt to put an optical drive in the top bay results in the drive hitting the soldered wires connecting to the power, reset, USB3, and headphone jacks. A card reader would probably work but it's a definite design flaw. The PC-7HX, PC-7HWX, and the PC-9NB have the same problem. I hope Lian-Li avoids this mistake in future models. Still, this is my favorite case at the moment.
Other Thoughts: This case is the same as the PC-7HX, only the interior is polished instead of anodized black.
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Great case for price if your'e into Aluminum
Pros: Full aluminum - surprisingly light, yet solid. If UPS drops it off on your porch on a windy day, it could blow over.
Cons: Top mounted power button and USB/audio connection cables are practically inside the top 5.25" bay. You might be able to get a drive in there, but not without a whole lot of stress on those connectors. I put my fan controller in the top slot just to be safe.
Other Thoughts: Don't like the case because there is no window on the side to show off the shiny aluminum? Lan-Li Part # W-LM2AB-1 fits this case. Sold out on Newegg, but I found it for $20 on another site.
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