Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

Lian Li Announces the PC-7H Mid Tower Chassis

Lian-Li Industrial Co., Ltd, today announces a new brushed aluminum mid tower chassis – PC-7H. Supporting ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, the elegant PC-7H gives DIY builders a simple yet functional design with many tool-less options.

The Lian Li PC-7H can hold up to four 3.5" hard drives and one 2.5" SSD in the HDD cage in the front of the chassis. The 3.5" drives are secured into place using thumbscrews with rubber suspensions to reduce vibrations. For those looking to modify this all aluminum chassis, the HDD cage can be easily removed.

Above the HDD cage are the three 5.25" drive bays. Thanks to the tool-less design of the bays, DIY builders can easily install optical drives.

Two 140 mm fans in the front of the chassis pull cool air into the chassis. The bottom 140 mm fan blows air directly on the HDD cage, while the upper fan pushes air across the motherboard and expansion cards. The front panel is tool-lessly removable, making it easy to clean and maintain the air filters. The rear 120 mm exhaust fan pulls hot air out of the chassis.

For those looking for more cooling options, there is space on the top panel for two 120 mm fans, and more room for another 120 mm fan on the side panel.

The motherboard tray features several cutouts for easy cable management, and the PC-7H accommodates CPU coolers up to 170 mm (6.6") in height. The PC-7H has 8 vented expansion slots with thumb screws. Expansion cards up to 400 mm (15.7") are supported.

Power supplies up to 250 mm (9.8") in length easily fit at the bottom of the PC-7H. Ventilation slits underneath the PSU with a removable pull-out filter help increase the life and performance of the power supply.

The I/O panel sits on the top of the chassis and features two USB 3.0 and HD audio connections. A door covers the I/O panel to keep the elegant look when not in use.

The PC-7H comes in three color options: silver (PC-7HA), black (PC-7HB), and interior black (PC-7HX).

Product Highlights of PC-7H
● Supports ATX and micro-ATX motherboards
● Holds four 3.5" hard drives and one 2.5" hard drive
● Impressive cooling with two front 140 mm and one 120 mm rear fan
● Removable front panel
● Tool-less optical drive and hard drive mounting
● Top placed I/O ports - USB 3.0 x2 and HD Audio
● 3 color options: silver, black, and internal black
● MSRP (tax not included): US$119
● Available in the USA and Canada in October

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7 Comments on Lian Li Announces the PC-7H Mid Tower Chassis

like quite a few lian-li cases, i like this too..
except that the top doesn't have a grill.. it cannot house a fan inside either! to use fan(s) at the top one has to fit them fully exposed or buy a contraption like this, which isn't appealing..

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Kind of looking for a new PC case.
This one maybe on my list if it sells for a some what reasonable price here.
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Capitan Harlock
looks like the fractal design arc midi but with + 1 3.5 bay and with only the bottom cage for the hard discs
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Unpaid Babysitter
Gotta love cases that have holes in the mobo tray for wiring, but the tray itself sits to close to the back side of the case to actually use! Thanks for offering me four places for my F-Panel wiring!
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CaseLabs Rep
I dig it. I like the internal black coating they did too. I think there's enough room for wiring behind the tray. In a mid-tower, you don't need as much wiring as you would a full tower since you're not throwing 8+ fans and other doo-dads in it.
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Unpaid Babysitter
There isn't room for an 8-pin (and there is a hole), and you wont be able to run GPU leads or the 24-pin there either. I highly doubt that you can even get the SATA cables in there comfortably from one side of the rolled edge of the tray to the other. In reality I guess it doesn't have to since there isn't a window.

To me if you are going to add the holes and do away with that cool wire routing thing they have in other cases, there should be room to fully wire manage the case, not just an impression that you can;)
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Lian-Li employed it's normal uninspired and up on the top I/O… as always, that ruined it!
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