|Lian Li PC-V750WX Compact E-ATX Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Tuesday, 12 March 2013|
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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.
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.
+ Large interior without exterior size
- No filters on front intake fans
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?