- Aluminum ATX Full Tower
- USB 3.0 x 2 / USB 2.0 x 2 / HD Audio Front Ports
- 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
The best case! 02/12/2013
This review is from: LIAN LI PC-A76 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
This case is fantastic! The black on it is evenly distributed without a trace of its natural color, so the pictures featured on the site don't do it justice at all. The doors are nice and firm and the case is quiet contrary to what others elsewhere have said.
The fans also work really well and the case has dust filters! The fingerprints on it are as easy to clean as it is to get them on with a moist microfiber cloth, but you'd have to go out of your way to see the fingerprints anyway depending on the orientation of the light in your room. The top also fits a 240mm radiator easily, though you're better off using the screws your kit came with rather than the case screws.
Cable connection was tough, but no eggs deducted since it is a PSU issue (it has short sleeves and isn't modular). Also... nowhere for wheels! So the dream of transferring wheels from my old full tower to my new one is a dream denied. Wheels are great not only for cleaning but installation, especially when constantly switching back and forth between front end and back end cable management, but no eggs deducted since one doesn't manage cables or install components everyday so no biggie.
Due to the orientation of the 3.5 and 2.5 bays I couldn't use one cable for both my 2.5 and 3.5 drives, and my 5.25 and 2.5 couldn't connect the same way either so I had to improvise and place the 2.5 underneath the 5.25 and it works just fine even without extra 5.25 to 2.5 peripherals.
The rubber grommets come off easily. Some may think of this as a con but underneath the grommets is smooth, rounded aluminum so your cables are safe anyway. Besides, not everyone likes rubber grommets. The water cooling holes on the back are also made of a hard and tough plastic and it actually hurt my finger poking it through the plastic is so hard. I don't have that problem myself as I have a closed loop system though.
In summery, I challenge you to find a better case than this at this price point! I'm not holding my breath.
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