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Lian Li PC-P80N Full Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 12, 2011 6:16 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Lian Li

The Build and Finished Product




I went ahead and installed the ATX GIGABYTE, Swiftech Cooler and memory onto the motherboard tray with the provided thumbscrews for the risers. Now I just have to get this back in the case and wire things up.




Looking behind the door before we close up shop to power this chassis and system up, you can see the optical drive fits in with the fan controller painting in white, and below, a lot of empty hard drive bays through the mesh.




While I was in here I finally noticed the fan filter slid in the front door. Lian Li made it really simple and this long dust filter slides out from between the door and the fans, and will allow you to clean one filter, unlike before where each fan would have its own filter.




While this chassis is directed more to the server market; something with dual processors, a ton of storage and possibly a huge "Folding farm", as you can see, my standard ATX build is dwarfed inside this chassis. Everything went really well and there is plenty of room for my build; possibly enough to still fit in a small child! Don't let the 24-pin running in the front fool you into thinking it doesn't fit behind the tray, it does. It's that my cable is just too short to route it cleaner without pulling on the connections.




I didn't fill out much in the rear of this chassis, but what I do have to install went in perfectly and leaves a clean professional look even with the pair of USB 3.0 cables coming out of the top.




With the channel that Lian Li and Lancool are using, it leaves a super clean look behind the motherboard tray. Literally, just a few wire ties and a bit of time, you can have these same results. There will be no issues sliding the door back over this!




Just wanted to take one last look at this behemoth before we get it powered up for testing!




While the activity and power LED are somewhat visible, with a dim glow through the plastic pieces in the front door, they aren't bright enough for images. Opening the door is easy enough to verify, but I like that the bright LED doesn't flood the room either.

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