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Lian Li PC-V700-B Mid-Tower Chassis Review - The Build and Finished Product

The second chassis from Lian Li with a PSU in the front hits our labs, the PC-V700-B mid- tower.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 13, 2012 2:46 am
TweakTown Rating: 77%      Manufacturer: Lian Li

The Build and Finished Product

 

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If the wiring on the right side wasn't trying to poke out you would never assume the PSU and the DVD drive are installed. Even with the case now ready to test, the front of the PC-V700-B looks exactly the same as when we started, nice and sleek.

 

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I am glad I didn't get the windowed version honestly. I tried to cable manage in this case and the lack of room behind the tray and the lack of any real places to tie up wiring, things are left sort of hanging as they will on the inside.

 

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The back of the chassis I have issues with. As you notice there isn't a card in the top slot. This is because the slots cut in the tray that accepts the tabs on the card will not allow a card to go in at the top. As much as I tried and adjusted my cards, I could not get one to install in the top two slots.

 

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I was able to do a bit of wire managing with the front I/O wiring at the bottom and all the fans going to one power source, even tied a bit of wiring up behind the hard drive bays, but as for behind the motherboard tray, space was too limited for a 24-pin or multiple GPU power leads.

 

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After getting everything back in place, mostly replacing the side panels by simply snapping them into place, we are now ready to power this case up and see what sort of noise or issues arise.

 

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Once power was applied to the PC-V700-B the chassis comes to life with the blue LED glowing behind the power button and the occasional flash of the red LED for the hard drive activity. With all four fans receiving 12V from the PSU, they were audible at this distance, which is near three feet away from the chassis.

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