|Lian Li PC-90 Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Tuesday, 30 August 2011|
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Closer Look: PC-90 Exterior
The exterior of a case is what user's sees every day and no matter how functional an enclosure is internally if it is ugly users are not going to want it. Thankfully like many other Lian Li enclosures the PC-90 with its beautiful brushed aluminum exterior, simple, yet beautiful lines and exquisite attention to detail need not worry about ever being deemed ugly.
Right from the get go Lian Li makes it clear that the PC-90 is as much a piece of artwork as it is an enclosure. Just like the rest of the PC-90 Lian Li has crafted the front completely out of aluminum which makes for a very beautiful front face. One thing that users should note is that the PC-90 only includes two 5.25" drive bays and only one of those has a cover so that ODD drives are hidden.
In the rear you can see a very typical Lian Li design with the vented expansion slots, bare aluminum, and ports for water cooling. But what is most amazing is that the PC-90 has ten expansion slots on the back. This is one of the few cases that could comfortably run almost any setup that is thrown at it. Users could effectively SLI tri-slot video cards and still have room for other accessories.
The top of the PC-90 is pure function with only one optional opening for a 120mm fan that when unused is covered giving a nice uniform appearance to the PC-90.
Although many companies opt to use a plastic cover with a brushed aluminum face glued to them, Lian Li on the other hand has opted to use a solid piece of aluminum for the front face of the PC-90. With the metal clips included it is easy to remove the front face for needed maintenance. The dual 140mm intake fans included on the front are also covered with easily removable filters for cleaning when they become clogged with dust and debris.
Lian Li spared no expense when it comes to front panel high speed interfaces. They have provided two USB 3.0 ports, one e-SATA port, and a HD Audio connection for users.