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Lian Li PC-7 Plus or Lian-Li PC-60 PLUS

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Che, 17 Jan 2006.

  1. Che

    Wise Guy

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    I currently have a Coolermaster Wave Master but its cooling isn't very good and it is too loud and my parents want to upgrade their PC so now is a good time to buy a different case. I've narrowed it down to these two cases as I think they look neat yet are quite cheap too.

    The PC-7 Plus has a 120mm intake and a 120mm extractor fan at the back. I know that 120mm fans shift more air and are quiet so this is better than my current Wave Master. It doesn't have a removable motherboard tray which is a downside but nothing major.

    The PC-60 Plus has the same 120mm intake but a lot of different fans compared to the PC-7 Plus. Is this going to make it considerably noisier? Is the cooling that much better?

    There's only £20 between the two and that's not really a deciding factor so which one do you think I should go for?
     
    Last edited: 17 Jan 2006
  2. Yewen

    Capodecina

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    The PC7 is the case where its at out of thoose two from Lian Li's point. It gets more revisions, more parts, and in the future will probably be easier to support.

    The £20 is a factor, as the two cases look very similar, and are to some degree.

    The pc60 is the more upmarket of the original PC7. Depends if you need the features, but if your in doubt, save the £20 and buy a TR3a with it - they look sweet in Lian Li cases.
     
  3. Che

    Wise Guy

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    Hmm thanks for your insight. What's a TR3a? A quick Google doesn't bring up anything obvious :(
     
  4. keithedson

    Associate

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    It's a Lian Li TR-3A, basically an LCD display + controller.

    I've got a nexus 3.5" bay controller (Vantec Nexus NXP-305-BK Fan & Light Controller - Black (OA-006-VT) ) sitting in my Lian Li PC-7, looks pretty sweet and you get sound sensative neons! woo!

    Keith.
     
  5. loltim

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    Mine doesn't. 80 at back, 120 at front. Very nice case though.
     
  6. S_D

    Gangster

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    I had the same dilema. My last case had a removable motherboard tray, but a friend helped me come to a conclusion by saying 'how many times are you gonna put the motherboard in or out'. In contrast, the extra benefit of my 120mm rear fan in my PC-7 SE is constant. No doubt the '7 is the right choice.

    Simon.
     
  7. Che

    Wise Guy

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    Do the extra fans in the PC-60 make much of a difference? How good is that vent duct thing for the CPU fan?
     
  8. Yewen

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    Its all negligable really, both of them are great cases.

    I personally prefer the pc7se / a / + with 120-120
     
  9. voodooflux

    Hitman

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    Lian-Li look to have updated the core Plus model to include 120mm fans at the front and back now. The case I received from OcUK this week certainly had dual 120mm fans.

    cheers
    v.f.
     
  10. Yewen

    Capodecina

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    Yeh I think Lian Li have made the production of all models currently available of the PC7 to be identical, probably cuts down on costs :)
     
  11. Che

    Wise Guy

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    Does it come with a window and a vent for a potential 80mm fan on the top of the case?
     
  12. voodooflux

    Hitman

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    It doesn't come with a window as standard, but a window panel is available. Yep, there is a vent on top for an 80mm fan.

    cheers
    v.f.
     
  13. Che

    Wise Guy

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    Thanks :)