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Backing up and checking out the PC-7HX there isn’t a doubt that this is a fairly basic case from Lian Li. This is to be expected somewhat as Lian Li avoids the use of plastic and sticks with a clean look on their cases. The PC-7HX does have a nice rounded edge around the front of the case as well as the rounded off edge leading into the large mesh area on the front of the case. Up a little higher you have three 5.25 inch drive bays, enough for a dual bay reservoir and a disc drive if you need one. The left side panel is fairly simple as well with one mesh opening right above the GPU area for ventilation, giving you an area to add a fan to blow cool air in right on top of your video cards if you need it.

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I mentioned before the rounded edges on the front but Lian Li did slip in their power and hard drive LED’s right there as well. They are hard to see both in pictures and in person meaning they blend in well keeping a clean look. Down at the bottom we do have a Lian Li logo, but nothing to in your face.

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There isn’t much at all to be said about the right side of the case. There aren’t any windows or vents here. All you have is a basic aluminum side panel, in other words, all you need.

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Up on the top of the case we have a couple things going on. First you have the front I/O panel hidden behind a small aluminium door. With it flipped up you will find your headphone and microphone ports along with two USB 3.0 ports. The flap can be a little tight but it is great that they don’t go with something plastic here, you know it will hold up. To the right of the flap are the reset and power buttons. They aren’t anything exciting really, they are both black plastic buttons with the power button being much larger than the reset. A little farther back you will see two boxes that look like they could fit fans but are completely blocked off. This is the case, they did leave the option to install two fans here but they covered them up. I would have loved to see a mesh area up top for more airflow and to match the front and side panels.

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The back of the PC-7HX is completely blacked out, all the way to the fan and fan grill as well. its really a shame that no one will see it in everyday use. You have two grommeted water cooling holes just under the fan for anyone who might want to mount their water cooling on the back of the case. With 8 PIC slots they take up a good portion of the back and that means as long as your motherboard supports it you can run quad GPU’s in the PC-7HX. Last but not least but the power supply is tucked down at the bottom with a while selection of mounting hole options as well. Just to the right of the power supply they have vented the area for a little more air flow.

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Down on the bottom you have one fan filter keeping your power supply clean. Unlike some other Lian Li cases they went with a very basic foot for the PC-7HX, this case could get a little more flash with a nice aluminum foot to grab your attention.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #29655 27 Feb 2013 23:25
Todays case review, the Lian Li PC-7HX
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Plague replied the topic: #29656 28 Feb 2013 01:22
Ok, I have to say it. Fractal Design mini arc? I looks a lot like it with a few changes.



I still think the Fractal Design looks better. :)

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