Removing the side panels is easy and tool-less, once done you get a good view of the interior design. Most of the interior layout will be familiar who has ever opened an ATX case, HDD bay at the front bottom, PSU at the rear top. The PC-7 SE-B III features an extra in-take from the side panel, a metal bracket holds one 120mm fan, and this bracket can be removed tool-less as it’s held in place by 4 thumbscrews.
We could find no sharp edges; the only danger area has been protected with a plastic strip.
Inside the case you’ll find a small box which holds a manual and the necessary screws to install hardware:
You also get this imbus tool used to install the motherboard stand offs; the photo below also shows you the PCI slot cover plates, they are held in place by screws, no tool-less features for this.
The hard drive bay is held in place by a thumbscrew, after removing that, you can slide it out; optionally you can change the orientation of the HDD bay:Cooling
Lian-Li sells this case with three 120mm fans pre-installed, these fans are very quiet at only 1000rpm, you do need 3-pin connectors as no 4-pin adapter is included.
The front fan features a dust filter which can be removed and cleaned out, to access it you need to pull away the front panel:
Strangely enough, the side panel in-take does not
feature a dust filter, which make it kind of a waste to have in the front, as dust will now get inside the case from the side panel… The bracket could easily be equipped with a dust filter too. The thumbscrews you see in the photo below allow you to move the fan left/right according to where you need the airflow most.
Time to install some hardware ->