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Lian Li Announces PC-V700, Its Smallest ATX Case

The new all-aluminum framed chassis stands short among its mid tower brethren, with dimensions of 15.74 (H) x 8.26 (W) x 19.52 (D) inches. Don't let those physical specs fool you; this case features a hotswappable HDD cage capable of holding up to four 3.5-inch hard drives and a 2.5-inch SSD rack which can hold two SSD's that when removed offers enough room for graphics cards of up to 17.32-inches in length!

                                                                                               

           

The PC-V700 offers impressive expandability in a small size, allowing two additional 3.5-inch HDDs to be screwed into the floor of the case without interfering with other components in your system. Lian Li has decided to position the power supply in the front of the case under the drive bays, along with the necessary ventilation slits to keep your power supply running cool.

The PC-V700 provides sufficient cooling, with a front 140 mm fan pulling cool air onto the HDD rack. The case also features double 120 mm fans at the top and one rear 120 mm fan to ensure cool air stays in and warm air is exhausted.

Front panel connections include one e-SATA port, three USB 3.0 ports and HD audio.

The PC-V700 will be available in Black (PC-V700B $249), Silver (PC-V700A $249) and an internally black windowed model (PC-V700WX $279). Availability is expected late April in U.S. and Canada. For more images and details visit the Lian-Li product page.

  • christarp
    am I the only one confused as to how exactly the PSU mounts in there?
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  • Yes you are, try reading.
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  • In the bottom-front of the case, intaking air from the bottom, and exhausting out the front. Very similar internal design to the PC-A05N.
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  • marclee37
    prefer traditional design, such special design won't last long. sufficient space in case allows easy assembling.
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  • friskiest
    Will the PSU exhaust vent directed in the front? If so,. wouldn't the hot PSU exhaust air get sucked in back to the case by the 140mm front fan?
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  • nebun
    ugly
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  • techcurious
    flemeisterIn the bottom-front of the case, intaking air from the bottom, and exhausting out the front. Very similar internal design to the PC-A05N.That seems a little shortsighted as far as cooling efficiency goes.. Warm air blown out the lower front, which then rises and gets sucked back into the case by the intake fan infront of the HDD Rack. Well, at least that probably gets offset by the advantage that the PSU draws cooler air from below the case to begin with (unless your PSU has the traditional 80MM fan at the end instead of the bottom) and therefore exhausts air that shouldn't be too warm.
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  • belardo
    Only to you... each their own. not everyone wants the same case. There are things I don't like in terms of its looks as well - but LianLi cases are super light because of its materials.

    friskiestWill the PSU exhaust vent directed in the front? If so,. wouldn't the hot PSU exhaust air get sucked in back to the case by the 140mm front fan?Yep... also, since its a desktop-tower, it means it's blowing warm air onto your arm, etc.

    How many of US really need an ATX board? They make CF/SLI boards that are mATX. This is not the 90s in which we needed 6 slots! Pretty much anything I built lately has only 1 card (if that) - a gaming video card. I have a 2nd card, a TV tuner... thats enough.

    90's PCs, AT style only came with an AT Keyboard connector. Cards you needed:
    1 - I/O card which contains a Ser & Par ports (for mouse and Printers)
    2 - IDE controller for 4 drives (Eventually, VLB cards combined 1&2 together to save a slot)
    3 - Video card ($80~100, 2D card)
    4 - Gaming card ($150 Voodoo1)
    5 - Audio card ($100~200)
    6 - SCSI card.
    7 - Modem card.

    Ah... those were the days...! I don't miss them.


    I'd rather see a case like that which uses the MATX board (4 slots), put the PSU on the bottom like normal - in the REAR. This leaving room for 2 2.5 Drive bays on the bottom front... LONG GPU cards above the PSU... then a single 5" drive bay and 4 3.5" bays.
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  • techcurious
    marclee37prefer traditional design, such special design won't last long. sufficient space in case allows easy assembling.I don't mind sacrificing assembly ease for a smaller case that is easier to place and less visible. After all, I only need to work on the inside about once a year on average, but then I benefit from it's more compact footprint every day! :)
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  • techcurious
    belardoYep... also, since its a desktop-tower, it means it's blowing warm air onto your arm, etc.hmmm.. people living in cold countries might actually like that..
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