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Written by Tim White - Edited by Olin Coles   
Sunday, 31 August 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Lian Li PC7B Plus II Mid-Tower Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Lian Li PC7B Plus II

The name Lian Li is synonymous with quality computer cases and computer accessories. They've been in the business for over 20 years and have attained ISO 9001 certification for all of their products. They've built some reputation over the years and have received accolades from the computer industry as well as end users; but nobody is perfect. Today Benchmark Reviews will take a look at the Lian Li PC7B Plus II black aluminum mid tower case and see if this reputation for quality and performance still holds true, some 20 years later.

This case has a classic design and in the basic layout resembles many of the plain beige boxes of the past but with many, many refinements. Its clean lines and understated style add a touch of class to any office or home gaming system. Its looks with brushed aluminum hold up well whether under a workstation desk for a minimalist look or front and center on display as your hot gaming rig.

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Too many times I've seen products sold with little or no merit, sold strictly on hype. Lian Li seems to have plenty of hype but Benchmark Reviews will see if that hype has the merit. With solid design, construction, and value it seems Lian Li may have a winner for the mainstream chassis market. Let's not take their word for it; lets have a closer look ourselves.

PC7B Plus II Features

The case is made almost entirely from aluminum. The inner chassis is all aluminum while the outer skin is black anodized aluminum. This case is also offered in silver (designated PC7A). The use of aluminum is not saved merely for the box itself but also the entire faceplate as well, save the very top and bottom edges. All of this aluminum adds to the heat dissipation capabilities of the PC7B as well as it's durability.

The Lian Li PC7B Plus II also comes equipped with two 120mm fans, one lower front fan for cool air intake and one mid rear under the PSU for removal of damaging hot air. The front fan is behind a very generous grill built into the easily removable front bezel to offer near unrestricted airflow.

PC7B Plus II Specifications

Model PC-7A PLUS / PC-7B PLUS
Case Type Mid Tower
Dimensions 210mm x 450mm x 490mm (W, H,D)
Front bezel Material Aluminum
Color Silver / Black
Side Panel Plain
Body Material Aluminum
Net Weight 5.5kg / 6.8kg
5.25" drive bay (External) 4
3.5" drive bay (External) 2
3.5" drive bay (Internal) 3
Expansion Slot 7
Motherboard ATX, M-ATX
System Fan (Front) 12cm x 1
System Fan (Top)
System Fan (Rear) 12cm x 1
I/O Ports USB2.0x 2, IEEE1394 x 1, MIC x 1; EAR x 1

About the company: Lian Li Industrial Co., LTD

Lian Li Industrial Co., LTD was founded in 1983. We are the one of the largest and most reputable manufacturer of aluminum PC case in Taiwan. With over twenty years of experience in the computer products field, our dedicated team of engineers, production specialists and administrative staff provide the finest quality accessories available on the market.

In 1993, Lian-Li Introduced the new lines of computer hardware, including bracket( for case & interfaces), Mobile rack(for H.D.D.), mounting kit(for FDD & HDD), aluminum PC cases, IPC, external cases, server cases and more. We also provide OEM & ODM services, you are assured of designs that will meet your exact specifications, innovative ideas in manufacturing that will give your products an essential market edge.

Our outstanding quality has earned us ISO 9001 certification for all of our products. In addition, we back up our quality assurance with a two-year guarantee on most of our products.

R&D is one of the reasons why Lian Li is able to offer quality products to the market. Whether it is for OEM or ODM projects, our experienced mechanical and electrical engineers are capable of providing our customers with the best solutions in product design.



 

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