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Lian Li PC-7 Plus Aluminum Case

Manufacturer: Lian Li
Supplied by: Hampton-Technology
Street Price: $119

By Dean Barker (1/29/2005)

Introduction

The midrange price case market has surprisingly never threatened the high end case lines for some reason.  Over the years, we have looked over several midrange boxes that have 95% of the features and 100% of the quality of the top of the line models.  In fact, my two favorite cases, bar none, are from the midrange group; the Kingwin KT424 and the Lian Li PC-7.  Both cases offer tons of features and more importantly are affordable.  Lian Li has recognized this market segment and again looks to be giving more attention to it.  Today, courtesy of Hampton-Technologies, we have the Lian Li PC-7's successor, styled what else but the Lian Li PC-7 Plus gassed up for a test drive.  Let's begin with the specs. 

Specifications

  • Observed dimensions: 210 x 445 x 489mm

  • Construction: Aluminum

  • Available Colors: Anodized Black or Silver

  • Observed weight: 4.8 kg (w/o PSU)

  • Mainboard: ATX up to 10” (W) x 12” (L)

  • Drive Bays: Three 3.5” (hidden), two 3.5” (exposed), four 5.25” (exposed)

  • Cooling: 120mm front mounted case fan with filter, Rear 120mm exhaust, 80mm top blowhole (no included fan)

  • Front mounted ports: two USB 2.0, one Firewire, speaker and mic jack

  • Power Supply: None

A Look Around

The PC-7 Plus is almost identical to the basic PC-7 model.  A few changes are apparent and a few are not.  The same midtower size and super lightweight chassis (an amazing 4.8kg light) serve as the base that the PC-7 Plus is built around.  As we look at the case, we find the same sleek lines of the aluminum crafting as only Lian Li can do, pull your eyes from side to side as if in an erotic trance.  As we settle on the bottom of the front bezel, you can see a large venting area for a 120mm intake fan. 

  


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