Lian-Li introduced another ATX case, the PC-7N, to its long list of products. You can choose between two colors for the case: black or silver.
The main features of the PC-7N are its four tool-less drive bays, which can hold 3.5- or 2.5-inch drives. You can take out each bay with a removable arm, which is secured by a thumbscrew, and reposition it along the eight slots inside the case. This allows you to move the drive bays in case (no pun intended) you want to fit a longer GPU (up to 370 mm).
|Header Cell - Column 0
|ATX or micro ATX
|2x 5.25" (external), 4x 3.5" or 4x 2.5" (internal)
|2x 120mm fans (front, included), 1x 120mm fan (rear, included)
|up to 170mm (height)
|1x 240mm or 1x 280mm
|Audio jack, 2x USB 3.0 ports
The case comes with two 120 mm intake fans in the front and another 120 mm exhaust fan in the rear. You can also remove the front panel to clean out the mesh filter placed in front of the fans. The case supports a CPU cooler up to 170 mm in height, as well as a 240 mm or 280 mm radiator in the front.
The case comes out at the end of February and will cost $99.
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I do like the flexibility in the configuration with the drive bays and the openness inside the case.Reply
Cable routing nightmare. Just looking at the motherboard tray, there are not enough cut outs to properly route the 24 pin cable or any cables what so ever, meaning all cables will be inside the main chamber like we are in 1997 again.Reply
I thought the 90s were over. :PReply
Looking good. Flexibility is nice. Looks like there's enough room to zip tie SSDs to the bottom of each tray if you build dirty like me.Reply
All puns are intended.
From LL's website:Reply
I thought the 90s were over. :P
90s? Ahh, u must mean around 5-6ish years ago, when some case makers started the industry-trend which by today has culminated in most of them using as little in the way of quality materials as possible, and duping the consumer into embracing it, even unwittingly defending it lol.
That's one of the reasons I like Lian Li, they're one of the few manufacturers that still offer quality materials, e.g. aluminum, in many of their chasses, from low to high price points. If simple, solid, and elegant is out of style for some, so be it. I'll take metal over acrylic/glass windows any day. Or "fingerprint magnet" brushed aluminum, over plastic, etc. any day, as well. :-)
For $99, the least they should do is include a few 3.5 to 3.5" adapters. Who boots off of a HDD anymore?Reply
Wait, they claim the slots hold 2.5" drives, scrap that. Still, $99 is kind of pricey for such a basic case.Reply