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Written by Austin Downing   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
Lian Li PC-V750WX Compact E-ATX Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Closer Look Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Lian Li PC-V750WX Compact E-ATX Enclosure Review

Manufacturer: Lian Li Industrial Co. LTD
Model Number: PC-V750WX
UPC: 840353005631
Price As Tested: $389.99 (Newegg)

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.

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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.

PC-V750WX Specifications

Model PC-V750WX
Case Type Full Tower Chassis
Dimensions (W) 230mm x (H) 440mm x (D) 586mm
Front Bezel Material Aluminum
Color Black
Side Panel Aluminum
Body Material Aluminum
Net Weight 7.35KG
5.25" Drive Bay (External) 1
3.5" Drive Bay (External) None
HDD Bay 3.5" x9 (Hotswap x6)/2.5" HDD x6
Expansion Slot 10
Motherboard E-ATX / XL-ATX / ATX / Micro ATX
System Fan (Front) 120mm x2
System Fan (Top) 140mm x2
System Fan (Rear) 120mm x1
I/O Ports USB 3.0 x 2 / USB 2.0 x 1 / e-SATA x1 / HD Audio
Maximum Compatibility VGA Card length: 380mm
PSU length: 210mm
CPU cooler height: 170mm
Power Supply Standard ATX PS2 (Optional)



 

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# Aluminum = Fingerprintsframspleen 2013-03-17 11:08
Could you please use some gloves or at least wipe off your fingerprints before you take pictures of an all aluminum case next time?
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# RE: Aluminum = FingerprintsAustin Downing 2013-03-29 12:07
The photos have been fixed.
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# RE: RE: Aluminum = Fingerprintsjust4u 2013-04-28 21:24
lol.. I'd have said clean em off yourself! At any rate.. the only thing I dislike is where the hell is the removable mb tray. At these prices it should be standard. Come on Lian-Li!
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# RE: RE: RE: Aluminum = FingerprintsAustin Downing 2013-04-29 04:20
It seems it has become very rare to see a removable tray. Which is so very sad.
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# Enigma8750Derek Smith 2013-04-28 21:01
As anyone who has been around the Anodized Lian Li Aluminum knows that Finger prints are common. on the other hand.. This case is a Winner in my Opinion.. Based loosely on the PC-05 Case the Design is Low and long.. Which is great for a small footprint in the office while having enough components to choke a IT Tech. Great Job with the Airflow as well.. This is a great Stand alone case as well as an awesome donor for a fantastically dramatic Mod.. Two Thumbs up Lian Li.. you are finally getting the hang of this case stuff.
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# doggrell3000f doggrell 2013-04-28 21:28
the lian li pc-v750wx is a beautiful case . the price will drop below 300 dollars within a year or less . i have a lian li lancool pc-k9wx which is about the same size as the pc-v750wx and is all black aluminum inside and out and has a window on the left side . the lancool pc-k9wx which i think is still for sale is just $79.99 . it looks great like all lian li products . the pc-v750wx has more interior room and more features but i do not need all those features anyway . the lancool pc-k9wx has three bays on top and i replaced the bays with another fan . i use outboard disc writers anyway . lian li and lancool are the best cases made except maybe corsair which are similar in appearance . corsair just released a gargantuan 900d for people with $15000 dollars worth of parts to fill it up . i like my $79.99 lancool pc-k9wx just fine and have no need for a larger or more expensive case .

doggrell3000
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# PriceyNicholas Hughes 2013-04-29 04:28
Beautiful craftsmanship as always,great design,but,......Ouch,that price is an eyewater inducing hit!
Would love one,but the missus would kill me ;-)
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# RE: Lian Li PC-V750WX Compact E-ATX CaseArgos 2013-04-29 04:48
Love the case. Hate the price.
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# Nice CaseWhynotv2 2013-04-29 06:05
I've had my Lian-Li PC-65B since 2006 and love it. Lian-Li makes fantastic cases and once you have one, odds are good you won't ever need another. I like the rounded edges and that they relocated the USB ports to a spot that has better access. Agreeing with the "cons" section...only 1 5.25" bay is ridiculous. With the amount of extras that some folk use (me included), only having 1 bay is lacking. 5 hard drive bays would be enough, remove the one at the top and add a second 5.25" bay at the least. Someone else mentioned the non-removable MB tray, unless you are constantly swapping boards or other hardware, I don't see it as an issue. I leave mine in when I'm swapping things out because my cable management is so tight and awesome that I have to disconnect everything completely to remove it and it's just easier to leave it in.

All in all, personally, for the price, I can't see "upgrading" my current Lian-Li PC-65B at this time. Very nice looking case for someone looking for an all alluminum case.
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# RE: Lian Li PC-V750WX Compact E-ATX CaseBl4me 2013-05-27 05:49
"Cons:

- No filters on front intake fans"

There ARE filters on front intake fans. However, the others fans are not filtered.
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