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    Today were looking at a new offering in their product line, the PC-A70F, which seeks to build upon the success of their previous designs and looks very similar to their A71 lineup in what is perhaps best described as an evolution of form and function. Does form truly meet function, or does this tower leave us wanting? Let's find out.



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    Beautiful case and wonderful review MR. Shattered.

    $200 seems like a bargain...
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    Not the continuous harvesting of large North American big game animals....

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    yeah nice case me want one

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    Hi this my first post here mainly dicovered this forum by your lian li p70 review.I was hoping you could answer some question regarding the lian li?

    1.is the motherboard truely removable i was under the impression it wasn't?
    2. with all fans running how would you describe the noise from the case in scale from 1-10 1 being very loud and 10 being very silent.


    thank's for your response, eagerly awaited

    great forum

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    If you look closely, you will see the mobo tray sits on a railing so it's removable and regarding to the fans. It's not important in my opinion because most of us eventually will replace stock fans to get the quiter one. You are lucky if you don't have to.

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    Looking at the front fan's they are 140mm,i have some noctua one which will be soft mounting the rear fans but unfortunely they don't do 140mm any sujjestion which 140mm are the quietest?
    hoping this case is released in the uk soon for my new core i7 build.
    also looking at the photo of the reviews it doesn't come with the acoustic foam that the B70-B71 came with i wonder why that is? which really probabaly is good thing as i most likely put in my own stuff which would be hell of lot better than the pax mate stuff.

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    Hi zia, Welcome to Pure OC!

    I should have this case back by the end of the week, if you would like any close up photos of certain areas please let me know and I will take them for you. I will be installing an X58 build in this case, so I will send you a photo of the motherboard tray removed with the EVGA X58 Classified motherboard installed

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    Hi zia, Welcome to Pure OC!

    I should have this case back by the end of the week, if you would like any close up photos of certain areas please let me know and I will take them for you. I will be installing an X58 build in this case, so I will send you a photo of the motherboard tray removed with the EVGA X58 Classified motherboard installed
    That would be brilliant , any close up pics of mobo tray and with top panel removed also i would be extremely greatful if you could kindly do some temp tests? i.e cpu idle/ load and gpu,idle /load. just to get an idea what my core i7 is likely to idle at.i have been thinking what this case would be like with passive components.

    carn't wait to get my hand on this case, actually think might purchase the one with door, it look tough as nails

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    I have the PC-B70 which is basically the same thing only with upgraded harddrive cages and some foam stuffing. Noise is low for stock fans, even when set to high they don't roar like some of the older ones I've had. Motherboard tray takes about 15 seconds to remove from the case. You'll never get an honest answer to temps. There is no way conditions could be replicated exactly and anyone saying that should think twice before putting it down as gospel. That said, airflow is very good in these cases though I really think the harddrives up front restrict it slightly. The case is large and will never be lacking for room. To give an idea of how much: I have approximately three inches between my two GTX 275's and the harddrive cages. My plan is to get rid of the 140 LED fans (somewhere, aliens are crying over the theft of their LED's) with Yate Loon 140mm units. You can find them at places like this. Lian Li fit and finish is like no other. This is the second one I've owned and it will not be my last.

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    Something Corsair 1000HX owners should keep in mind: sata power cables from this PSU are a royal P.I.T.A. to manage in this box. Corsair, in their infinite wisdom, has placed the connectors exactly opposite of every other PSU I've had. This is where the fun starts - in this case with this power supply you have to start at the top and work down the drives. Net effect: you end up doubling the wires crammed in the already tight space on the back end of drives. It isn't impossible to do, but could have been so much simpler if the cables were not designed for upside-down drives.
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    Well took delivery of my PC-71F on saturday,unfortuenly the motherboard tray isn't at all removable ,on the plus side its fairly easy enough to install components due to the huge working room in this case,

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    I received the case late, and pulled it from the box this past weekend. Your right about there being enough room to work in, but like you, I was very disappointed not to see a removable motherboard tray. I did install a windowed side panel from one of my other Lian Li full towers.
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    I received the case late, and pulled it from the box this past weekend. Your right about there being enough room to work in, but like you, I was very disappointed not to see a removable motherboard tray. I did install a windowed side panel from one of my other Lian Li full towers.
    Did you have problem with tooless pcie holder thing,i have problem with mine where the lugs don't remain in the upright position so that i can install the gpu,they keep dropping down of thier own accord,leaving me to use one hand to hold them up and the other hand to install the damn gpu,removing gpu with even worse .

    I take it any windows sidepanel from previous a71 series will fit the 71f?

    thanks zia

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    Hi,
    Im the "new guy" over there.

    Actually my 120.4 watercooling radiator is mounted on the top of my current case. But i would like to make it "invisible". Hence the A70F seems to be perfect.
    But:
    Is one of you guys able to confirm my thoughts?
    The TFC 480 radiator is approx 520mm long and the fangrill measures (LxWxH): 505 x 140 x 2mm.

    For sure i will have to immolate 2 5.25" slots, the IO port and power buttons on top, instead the "same" front bezel (optional kit) will be used. -> so id like to start with the cut at the top cover for the radiator exactly at the holes of i/O port and power buttons. i think it is the only possible way..

    But to get it done i need your help!

    How far (how deep) is the notch inside the top cover?
    is there enough space between the notch and the front of the "bare" frame of the case?
    (the radiator will overlap the new hole by approx 15mm to the front)

    How wide is the "I/O port and powerbutton combination" and is it centered?
    the hole for the grill will be ~130mm wide and should be centerd too..

    Thanks!!! airwalker

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    The rad grill is a little bit smaller than the rad but a little bigger than all 4 fans combine.
    It's definitely you need to use 5.25" or 3.5" USB/1394...etc bay kit and for the PWR and reset buttons; you can move them to the front edge of the case or at any location of the front of your choice.

    By looking at the pic I think the spacing between the Pwr/reset buttons to the edge of the case is about 2" (40mm) distance.

    According to case measurement 220mm x 590 x 585 (WxHxD) and rad grill 505x140x2, then you have about 40mm spacing all around from the rad grill to the edges of the case. By visual estimation I think the opening of USB and PWR buttons are further in about 50mm. Therefore you have no problem to use that rad grill.

    Technically if you use 120.4 rad then you only need to cut the opening no more than 120x480

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    For sure. the grill will fit, but in this case the inside view into the case is relevant because the Radiator is longer than the grill.

    furhter: my main concern is that the 2 holes of the i/o port and power combination are wider (>140mm) than the grill!
    -> in this case it could be possible that the former holes are not completely coverd by the grill.
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    Hi all this is my first post in this forum
    I had primarily came to see read the reviews and comment about this case because I have it on a current 'short-list' of cases that I like.
    My current case is a rather dated Lian Li PC-7 [silver] and it's hard ware also dated runs pretty well for it intended use.
    I appreciate the comments posted here regarding this case especially about the Corsair psu.

    Just wondering since this is an older thread if anyone has purchased the Lian Li PC-A70F Lian Li PC-B70 and would like to share some comments.

    Thank You

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