Lian Li PC-9 Computer Case

Closer Look at the Pc-9

Lian Li PC-9 Computer Case Lian Li PC-9 Computer Case
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Looking at the front of the case, we see that all of the external drive bay doors are perforated, which allow for much better air flow throughout the case. There are a total of five 5.25” drive bays but no 3.5” drive bays, which is surprising since a lot of card readers fit inside those smaller bays. Below the drive bays is a lockable door that covers the hard drive bay; as we’ll see later, the PC-9 is designed such that hard drives (SATA only) can be hot-swapped in and out of the case. The front panel is actually removable to access other features such as a fan speed control.
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Looking at the back of the case, we find more evidence of Lian Li’s attention to detail, with vented PCI brackets, rubber covers for liquid cooling systems, and a 120mm fan. Both side panels have a perforated opening to provide extra air flow next to the hard drive bay. In general, this case is very cognizant of both air and liquid cooling.
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Removing the side panel, we get a glimpse at what the PC-9 has to offer inside. We see nice chrome interior. Lian Li doesn’t disappoint with features on the inside of the case, with a variety of tool-less features, grommets for cable management, and the hot-swappable hard drive bay with a fan.
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I also was impressed by the anti-vibration features of the case, such as clips on the panels and anti-vibration strips for the power supply. I’ve never seen these features on a case before, even with so-called “silent PC” cases.
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The PC-9 case also comes with a large number of screws, cables for the hard drive bay, 4 hard drive mounting brackets, and other build accessories. The base of the case also comes equipped with soft rubber feet.
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Building a computer in the Lian-Li PC-9 case was a straightforward experience; as expected I didn’t run into any hassles or issues despite the fact that there were no instruction or list of features for the case. The cable management system, which is hard to see here, makes the build process go smooth by keeping a lot of the cables out of the way. Turning on the computer, I found the computer noise to be at a comfortable level, despite all the air flowing in and out of the case.

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