Inside

Starting on the back side of the inside I was first surprised at home much I could see through the case. Beyond the motherboard tray there isn’t much to see on the back half of the case. At just over a half inch, the space behind the motherboard tray was extremely limited as well. I have a feeling that wiring it going to have to stay away from the back of the motherboard tray, at least the thick 24 pin cable.

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Around on the business side of things and with the side panel back on things look a lot better. The black side panel does a good job of hiding all of the open area in the case. I like that Lian Li went ahead and left the area between the three 5.25 inch drive bays and the hard drive cage open, this leaves as much room as we need for a long video card. The all blacked out look that I mentioned when looking at the back of the case can be seen here as well and it looks good, its a shame that no one can see it without a side panel window.

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Down in the bottom right corner you have four 3.5 inch drive bays with a 2.5 inch drive bay up on top. For the 3.5 inch bays, Lian Li went with their rubber mount system that we have seen in the past. You basically screw down a rubber mount on each corner of the hard drive and then it slides right into the cage. I would love to see room for one more SSD with the popularity of SSD’s now. Its nice to have a little expandability.

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Up top for the 5.25 inch drive bays we have two with Lian Li’s tool-less design and one that still requires screws. This is important because installing a water cooling reservoir wouldn’t work with the tool-less design very well.

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The rear fan actually has fan covers on both sides, I think this was a nice touch especially considering they are both black and blend in with the rest of the case. The Power cord for the fan is flat in design and flexible making it easy to hide we well, even if you can see the cord the black finish shouldn’t grab your attention to easily.

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Down on the bottom of the case I think it is interesting that they went with louvre’s for the power supply intake. Normally we would see a mesh or even vents cut out.

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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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