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This review is from: LIAN LI PC-9F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Good Looking Case
Easy to install components
Very well finished, inside and out
Cons: Power switch on TOP of case
USB connectors on TOP of case
Audio connectors on TOP of case
Other Thoughts: I have had several LianLi cases, and have nothing but praise for them. They are well designed, well made, and attractive. Unfortunately, the decision to put all the external ports and power, reset buttons on top was a mistake. My tower sits on the floor next to my table, and collects dust on top. You can't just dust it off, because it gets in the connector ports (USB, audio, etc..) and so it has to be vacuumed. I also tend to keep stuff on top of the case sometimes, and if there are things plugged in, I can't do that. The power on light and hard drive activity light are also on top which means I can't see it unless I look under the table. Even if it sat on the table, the same problems would occur. Inadvertent spills (coffee, soda) etc. could also gum up the switches and ports.
The fault is not that of the case, but the design. Any case with the ports or switches on the top would have this same problem. I have never been disappointed with a LianLi case, and I am not really disappointed with this one either, but I should have gone with a case with the usual configuration with the ports and switches in the front.