Comparing the Lian-Li PC-7 SE-B III to the other cases we have reviewed in the past it’s no surprise that height wise this mid-tower is one of the smaller contenders. While this does limit the expandability options and/or water-cooling options inside the case, for most systems, the diminutive size will not pose a problem.
Compared to a 1m80 human, here’s how the cases stack up in height and width:
The remaining size specification, depth, is most important for high end VGA cards and you’ll see here that the PC-7 is far from the smallest:Look Outside
The PC-7 series follows the classic Lian-Li design choices, a sober front with nicely integrated power/reset buttons; the side panel reveals an extra in-take.
The front panel’s top strip features a “carbon-fiber” like finishing, with the camera’s flash it stands out a lot, in natural lighting however it’s hardly noticeable.
Moving on to the back of the case, we can see the 120mm exhaust fan, PC-7 features classic ATX rules, PSU at the top. Thumbscrews are used for both side panels, the side panel in-take (more on that later) and the PSU mounting bracket.
Flipping the case on its side, we can see the silver color bottom panel, and four black plastic feet, these are from hard plastic and will transfer vibrations to the underlying surface.
Last noteworthy feature at the outside are the I/O ports, they haven’t moved place since the PC-7 series was launched, this is unfortunately, because at the bottom of the front panel they are not easily accessible, unless you place the tower on your desk.
You get two USB ports, Firewire and mic/headphone:
A look inside now ->