When the case arrived, the packaging looked like it went through a war. There were some tears in the box, and some parts were slightly crushed. Though this has nothing to do with Lian Li themselves, it would be nice to get everything there undamaged. Another thing that jumped out at me was the shear size of the box; it's absolutely massive.
Once the box was opened and the case taken out, we see the packaging did its job of protecting the case. However, some of the front panel 5.25" bezels were knocked out of place and I found them free-falling around the case which did scratch them up somewhat.
- Screw Driver
- 16 x Copper Standoffs
- 3 x Cable ties
- 1 x Spare Thumb Screw
- 6 x PSU Screws
- 1 x Adjustable Clamp
- 8 x #6-32 Screws
- 14 x HDD Screws
- 35 x Drive Screws
- 14 x Rubber Rings
A Closer Look
Here's the behemoth Lian Li PC-A70 unveiled from its box standing 595mm high, almost two feet. The PC-A70 has a very simplistic design like most Lian Li cases. The biggest "thing" that stands out about this case to me is the shear size of it.
On the top of the case a small flip up door contains access to USB, Firewire and Audio I/O ports. How good this location of the ports is, is arguable. By this I mean if the case is put on the floor next to your desk, it would be fairly easy to access the ports. However if the case was seated on, or up high next to your desk, because of the size of the case it might be a bit difficult to get to them.
Two 120mm fans are mounted on the front of the case, and the fans both have air filters over them. A metal rack sits over the fans holding the washable air filters in place, which is easily removed for cleaning. When the front panel is removed, the Power/Reset switches are exposed as well. Lian Li uses a small circuit board for the switches which is mounted to the case.
Due to the PC-A70's large size, it has two spots for PSUs to be mounted - In the top of the case and in the bottom. The default place is the bottom and the top has another internal 3.5" cage in it with a fan and a grill to cover the area where a PSU can be mounted. The cage is held in via four screws with rubber dampeners, so it's very easy to remove and position the PSU there.