Sorry, no direct experience with Lian Li but I know they make VG cases. I own a CM 690 Adv and find it great for cooling. I added another CM top fan and a side fan to the stock setup and it made a world of difference. The bonus is that the Cooler Master fans are surprisingly quiet and inexpensive to buy as add-ons. As for all the stuff you said you didn't care about....welll the CM has all those good things too.