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Written by Austin Downing   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
Lian Li PC-V750WX Compact E-ATX Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Closer Look Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

E-ATX Case Final Thoughts

The Lian Li PC-V750WX is quite a good case but as with all Lian Li cases I find that cable management is not as easy as many of its competitors. I found that due to its size building was quite easy, especially with my "tiny" ATX motherboard and HD4850 but that without a modular PSU that cable management was still a bit difficult. At this point I don't really see that as a negative though as anyone building a new system, especially in a $390 case should have at least a partially modular power supply.

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Lian Li PC-V750WX Conclusion

Performance in a case is about being able to quietly keep a system cool. The Lian Li PC-V750WX keeps the system cool without generating too much noise but the PC-V750WX tends to leak noise from internal components like the CPU heat sink and GPU fans. This would be more acceptable if the Lian Li PC-V750WX was not so expensive but at the price tag attached, I find it less than acceptable.

The Lian Li PC-V750WX is everything I look for in a case with its simple, sleek, dark lines. From front to back is a single sheet of beautiful dark brushed aluminum, and each side is made of a single perfectly flat continuous sheet of aluminum. The PC-V750WX is the kind of case I appreciate looking at from any angle. Once open, the enthusiast is greeted with the absolutely beautiful matching dark brushed aluminum interior that continues to look great through the window of the PC-V750WX once the system is finished.

The Lian Li PC-V750WX is extremely well built without a single piece plastic built into the case even in the most minor of components as the 5.25" drive bay covers. This is exactly what I look for in a case, and at the price that Lian Li asks for the PC-V750WX I expect no less. Although well-built it is sad to see that Lian Li only provides a one year warranty, thankfully with the only moving parts in the Lian Li PC-V750WX being the fans it is relatively cheap to fix any broken parts should a problem arise in the future.

Functionality in the PC-V750WX is above average, but not as customizable as a case carrying this price tag should be. Although it can do Tri-SLI/CFX or even fit a dual socket motherboard I think that these could be done just as effectively by a much cheaper case, even worse I do not believe that this case would be an effective design for water cooling which is sad with a price tag like the PC-V750WX carries.

The big problem with the PC-V750WX is that at $389.99 (Newegg) the PC-V750WX is in the top .1% of cases based on price with only three other cases on the market being more expensive. It is in my personal opinion that the PC-V750WWX does not provides the top .1% of performance, with cases like the Corsair 800D or the NZXT Phantom 820 providing the same feature sets selling for much less. In all fairness, Lian Li does offer the non-window version (PC-V750) for a more competitive price: $305 (Amazon).

The Lian Li PC-V750WX is beautiful, provides plenty of space on the inside while maintaining a smaller exterior, and will be able keep a user's system cool without making much noise but it is completely let down by an expensive $390 price tag. This case could easily be recommended at a $300 price tag but at $390 there is just not enough positives to consider it superior to much less expensive products.

Pros:Benchmark Reviews Seal of Approval

+ Large interior without exterior size
+ Quiet when running
+ Can accomidate a multitude of configurations
+ All aluminum design is both beautiful and light
+ Can accomidate up to nine 3.5" drives six of which are hot swap capable
+ Gorgeous exterior design

Cons:

- No filters on front intake fans
- Expensive - in top .1% of case prices
- With only one 5.25" drive bay enthusiests will be unable to use fan controllers or front bay water reservoirs
- Cable management not as easy as less expensive cases

Ratings:

  • Performance: 8.50
  • Appearance: 10.00
  • Construction: 10.00
  • Functionality: 8.25
  • Value: 5.75

Final Score: 8.5 out of 10.

Recommended: Benchmark Reviews Seal of Approval.

COMMENT QUESTION: Considering our rating, how would you score the Lian Li PC-V750WX?


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# Aluminum = Fingerprintsframspleen 2013-03-17 11:08
Could you please use some gloves or at least wipe off your fingerprints before you take pictures of an all aluminum case next time?
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# RE: Aluminum = FingerprintsAustin Downing 2013-03-29 12:07
The photos have been fixed.
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# RE: RE: Aluminum = Fingerprintsjust4u 2013-04-28 21:24
lol.. I'd have said clean em off yourself! At any rate.. the only thing I dislike is where the hell is the removable mb tray. At these prices it should be standard. Come on Lian-Li!
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# RE: RE: RE: Aluminum = FingerprintsAustin Downing 2013-04-29 04:20
It seems it has become very rare to see a removable tray. Which is so very sad.
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# Enigma8750Derek Smith 2013-04-28 21:01
As anyone who has been around the Anodized Lian Li Aluminum knows that Finger prints are common. on the other hand.. This case is a Winner in my Opinion.. Based loosely on the PC-05 Case the Design is Low and long.. Which is great for a small footprint in the office while having enough components to choke a IT Tech. Great Job with the Airflow as well.. This is a great Stand alone case as well as an awesome donor for a fantastically dramatic Mod.. Two Thumbs up Lian Li.. you are finally getting the hang of this case stuff.
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# doggrell3000f doggrell 2013-04-28 21:28
the lian li pc-v750wx is a beautiful case . the price will drop below 300 dollars within a year or less . i have a lian li lancool pc-k9wx which is about the same size as the pc-v750wx and is all black aluminum inside and out and has a window on the left side . the lancool pc-k9wx which i think is still for sale is just $79.99 . it looks great like all lian li products . the pc-v750wx has more interior room and more features but i do not need all those features anyway . the lancool pc-k9wx has three bays on top and i replaced the bays with another fan . i use outboard disc writers anyway . lian li and lancool are the best cases made except maybe corsair which are similar in appearance . corsair just released a gargantuan 900d for people with $15000 dollars worth of parts to fill it up . i like my $79.99 lancool pc-k9wx just fine and have no need for a larger or more expensive case .

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# PriceyNicholas Hughes 2013-04-29 04:28
Beautiful craftsmanship as always,great design,but,......Ouch,that price is an eyewater inducing hit!
Would love one,but the missus would kill me ;-)
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# RE: Lian Li PC-V750WX Compact E-ATX CaseArgos 2013-04-29 04:48
Love the case. Hate the price.
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# Nice CaseWhynotv2 2013-04-29 06:05
I've had my Lian-Li PC-65B since 2006 and love it. Lian-Li makes fantastic cases and once you have one, odds are good you won't ever need another. I like the rounded edges and that they relocated the USB ports to a spot that has better access. Agreeing with the "cons" section...only 1 5.25" bay is ridiculous. With the amount of extras that some folk use (me included), only having 1 bay is lacking. 5 hard drive bays would be enough, remove the one at the top and add a second 5.25" bay at the least. Someone else mentioned the non-removable MB tray, unless you are constantly swapping boards or other hardware, I don't see it as an issue. I leave mine in when I'm swapping things out because my cable management is so tight and awesome that I have to disconnect everything completely to remove it and it's just easier to leave it in.

All in all, personally, for the price, I can't see "upgrading" my current Lian-Li PC-65B at this time. Very nice looking case for someone looking for an all alluminum case.
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# RE: Lian Li PC-V750WX Compact E-ATX CaseBl4me 2013-05-27 05:49
"Cons:

- No filters on front intake fans"

There ARE filters on front intake fans. However, the others fans are not filtered.
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