|Lian Li PC-V750WX Compact E-ATX Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Tuesday, 12 March 2013|
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Lian Li PC-V750WX Compact E-ATX Enclosure Review
Manufacturer: Lian Li Industrial Co. LTD
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Lian Li.
When an enthusiast hears of the new Lian Li PC-V750WX E-ATX case, what comes to mind is a very large and unwieldy case like the NZXT Phantom 820, Corsair 800D or the Lian Li PC-90. Many people would be surprised the to find out then that the Lian Li PC-V750WX is able to accommodate a E-ATX motherboard within its 230mm x 440mm x 586mm size. This is 210mm (~8.26") shorter than the NZXT Phantom 820 I last reviewed. Lian Li used some unique features to fit ten expansions slots into a case substantially smaller than any of its competitors. The real question is, with a price tag of $390 can Lian Li provide enough features on top of its compact size to make up for the substantial price gap between it and its larger competition. Benchmark Reviews will be setting out on this review to determine if Lian Li has a feature set to accommodate the gargantuan price tag for its miniscule case.
For power users who want a full powered system without the associated bulk Lian Li designed the PC-V750WX. With ten expansion slots, E-ATX support, nine 3.5" drives (six of which are hot swap), USB 3.0 and E-SATA front panel, and an all-aluminum design, the Lian Li PC-V750WX lets users have their cake and eat it. So let us see if Lian Li has gotten the formula correct for its newest addition to its flagship V series of cases.
When reviewing a case you have four major things you need to look at. First, you need to look at build quality because no one wants to spend hours putting hardware in a case only to find defects or to have parts that will fail months later. Secondly, you need to look at cooling because as the heat output of components goes up, so do cooling needs. Third, you need to look at the acoustics of your new case because as anyone who has worked on or near servers knows adequate cooling can come at an acoustic cost unless a company put expenses into preventing this. Lastly, you need to look at the ease of build, which depending on your system may or may not play a big role in your choice of case. If you like, I spend lots of time inside of your case modifying parts then you want a system that you can easily move around in while making modifications. On the other hand if you want to setup your system and leave it then this becomes less of an importance and therefore can be moved lower on the requirements for your case.