Thursday, April 5th 2012

Lian Li Announces Their Smallest ATX Motherboard Supported Chassis - PC-V700

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, the award-winning aluminum computer chassis manufacturer, today announces their smallest chassis supporting a ATX motherboard - PC-V700. This brushed aluminum chassis allows PC builders to get the most out of every available space with its efficient and flexible design.

The PC-V700 with dimensions of 8.26" (W) x 15.74" (H) x 19.52" (D) (210 x 400 x 496 mm) gives users several options for installing their hardware in a space saving form. The hotswappable HDD cage below the 5.25" drive bay at the top of the chassis holds up to four 3.5" hard drives. The removable SSD rack that can be placed to hang underneath the 3.5" HDD bay allows users to install two 2.5" hard drives. For users that prefer longer VGA cards, when this 2.5" SSD rack is removed graphics cards up to 17.32" (440 mm) in length can be installed.


In order to give more room for future expandability, the PSU is placed in the front of the chassis under the HDD bays. The PC-V700 provides ventilation slits underneath the PSU with a removable pull-out filter to help increase the life and performance of your power supply.

Two additional 3.5" HDDs can be screwed into the floor of the PC-V700 to give even more storage potential for this compact chassis without getting in the way of other hardware.

The Lian Li PC-V700 offers effective thermal cooling with its four well-placed fans. The front 140 mm fan with the easy-to-remove twist motion air filter blows cool air directly on the 3.5" hotswappable HDD rack. The dual top and rear 120 mm fans keep the cool air circulating throughout the case by pulling hot air out of the chassis.

Providing high connectivity capabilities, the PC-V700 has three USB 3.0, one e-SATA, and HD ports on the front panel.

The PC-V700 comes in three varieties - black (PC-V700B), silver (PC-V700A), and internal black with a side panel window (PC-V700WX).

Product Features of PC-V700

- Lian Li's smallest chassis supporting an ATX motherboard
- Elegant brushed aluminum frame
- Holds up to six 3.5" HDDs and two 2.5" SSDs
- Impressive cooling with three 120 mm and one 140 mm fan
- Front panel I/O ports: USB 3.0 x3 / e-SATA x1 / HD Audio
- Eight expansion slots
- Three versions: black, silver, and internal black with side panel window
- MSRP:
PC-V700A - $249 (VAT not included)
PC-V700B - $249 (VAT not included)
PC-V700WX - $279 (VAT not included)
- Available in the US and Canada at the end of April

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16 Comments on Lian Li Announces Their Smallest ATX Motherboard Supported Chassis - PC-V700

#1
Chaitanya
Certainly a good looking case. though price is kind of high. :rockout:
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#3
Pandora's Box
damn thats a impressive case. perfect cooling imo
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#4
RejZoR
by: Chaitanya
Certainly a good looking case. though price is kind of high. :rockout:
It's all aluminium and the way they craft these can easily justify the price. Only thing i hate a bit about my Lian Li case is that mobo is attached to the right side panel which makes it a bit difficult to handle (but i do have microATX format). And sort of the screws for the side panels. Many of them. Other than that, superb case. All is really high quality design and made, stuff is thought very well (positioning of internal stuff). Next case will for sure be Lian Li again.
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#5
micropage7
'Lian Li Announces Their Smallest ATX Motherboard
Supported Chassis - PC-V700'
whats going on with title? it makes me nearly jump out when i read 'Lian Li Announces Their Smallest ATX Motherboard.....'
btw that looks nice and simple as usual
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#6
Yukikaze
This is full of win. I want one.
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#7
dzero
by: micropage7
'Lian Li Announces Their Smallest ATX Motherboard
Supported Chassis - PC-V700'
whats going on with title? it makes me nearly jump out when i read 'Lian Li Announces Their Smallest ATX Motherboard.....'
And here I thought I was the only one that read it that way.
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#8
Rowsol
How awesome is this.
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#9
MeanBruce
Wow, that black one is sexy, resembles and Obsidian. Mmmmm internal black with side panel window. They are expensive!:wtf:
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#10
jsfitz54
Regarding the high price:

On both 1st and 2nd pictures, silver and black, there is a crease in the metal at the bottom left and right corners of the face: near ground level.

For this kind of money I don't want to see dimples in the metal.
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#11
jalex3
SOOO... psu exhaust gets sucked back inside?
I guess its better than they one they did, with it sucking in hot gpu air.
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#12
Static~Charge
by: jalex3
SOOO... psu exhaust gets sucked back inside?
That's a downside to exhausting the PSU out the front of the machine, especially with an intake fan right above it. Nice cooling in the rest of the case, though.

You'd have to watch the depth of the PSU with this layout. Some of the bigger ones might overlap the motherboard. Plus, the power cables will exit over the motherboard, could get a little messy.

Overall, I kinda like these cases, but their prices are way too high (even if they are aluminum).
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#13
entropy13
by: jalex3
SOOO... psu exhaust gets sucked back inside?
I guess its better than they one they did, with it sucking in hot gpu air.
If your PSU has a big fan, then it would be an intake fan from the slot at the bottom and eventually (passively) exhaust at the front of your case. If it is a smaller fan, then it would (actively) exhaust to the front of the case.

In the former situation (which is almost always the case with PSUs; especially when you go beyond 350W) no "hot gpu air" can go into the PSU. It's possible only in the latter.

by: Static~Charge
That's a downside to exhausting the PSU out the front of the machine, especially with an intake fan right above it. Nice cooling in the rest of the case, though.
How does the intake fan at the top front half affect the PSU? Is the bottom of the HDD tray missing or something?
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#14
Jeffredo
I don't like the power supply exhaust orientation. My PC-A05N exhaust out of the front panel, but then again, the 120mm fan in front also exhausts while the 120mm in the rear intakes right over the CPU. Keeps things fairly cool with the optional lid with the 140mm fan hole. A bottom power supply exhaust directly below the front intake fan sounds a little bass-ackwards. Definitely would wait for a complete review to see how it works before I would get one.

I do like how it can accommodate a larger GPU though.
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#15
Jizzler
Nice, though for a smallish ATX case, I'd love an X500F with the top chopped. Still taller than the V700, but less footprint.

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#16
Static~Charge
by: entropy13
How does the intake fan at the top front half affect the PSU? Is the bottom of the HDD tray missing or something?
The PSU dumps hot air in front of the case, and the intake fan sucks some of that hot air back inside. Not a very well-thought-out design.
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