Lian Li PC-8FI Case Review

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Introduction

Lian Li is famous for their (sometimes expensive) aluminum cases. Today we are taking a look at one of their latest mainstream mid-tower models, the PC-8FI, which comes at a very attractive price. Check it out.

The PC-8FI is available in three different colors: black (PC-8FI B), red (PC-8FI R), or silver (PC-8FI A). The black and silver versions are serious-looking, while the red version is targeted to AMD fans, featuring a spider-shaped acrylic window on its left panel. Because of that, the red version is more expensive than the black and silver versions (USD 190 vs. USD 130 on the day we published this review).

We reviewed the black version and, as you can see in Figures 1 and 2, both side panels are solid.

Lian Li PC-8FI caseFigure 1: Lian Li PC-8FI case

Lian Li PC-8FI caseFigure 2: Lian Li PC-8FI case

The front panel doesn’t have a door and has three 5.25” bays. Two 120 mm fans (Lian Li LI121225SL-B4-C) spinning at 1,200 rpm are present on the bottom part of the front panel, glowing blue when turned on. These fans use a three-pin fan connector, allowing you to monitor their speed if you connect them to your motherboard. The case comes with adapters if you want to install them on your power supply instead. These fans come with air filters, and access to them is done by removing the front panel, which comes out very easily.

Lian Li PC-8FI caseFigure 3: Front panel

Lian Li PC-8FI caseFigure 4: Air filters

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Author: Gabriel Torres

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