Need advice on Lian Li PC7

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Building a midrange rig to house an e6400,2gig team 6400, x1900xt, 500gig samsung etc..

Have decided on the PC7 to house it and just have a couple of queries.

1. It's going on a wooden table. Are there rubber feet on this case to help vibration. If not, is it easy to slap 4 of those acoustifeet on.

2. Does the PC7 (silver one) ocuk sell usually come with the side fan for the gpu ?

3. Can I fit an 8800GTX in there. I take it no, as the hdd tray is not removable.

4. I was planning on putting an Accelero X2 on the 1900xt-x. Was thinking the case might not close then, as 1. the accelero is a very tall cooler making the door a tight fit and/or 2. the gpu fan might get in the way. Would the zalman be a better option.


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Flanno said:
Building a midrange rig to house an e6400,2gig team 6400, x1900xt, 500gig samsung etc..

Have decided on the PC7 to house it and just have a couple of queries.

1. It's going on a wooden table. Are there rubber feet on this case to help vibration. If not, is it easy to slap 4 of those acoustifeet on.No, I think mine are solid plastic, but I'm sure it's easy enough to stick rubber ones onto them or the case.

2. Does the PC7 (silver one) ocuk sell usually come with the side fan for the gpu ?I doubt it. My black one didn't, but then I could be wrong as I bought mine about 4 months ago.

3. Can I fit an 8800GTX in there. I take it no, as the hdd tray is not removable.Who told you that? It's completely removable, and I think it fits anyways.

4. I was planning on putting an Accelero X2 on the 1900xt-x. Was thinking the case might not close then, as 1. the accelero is a very tall cooler making the door a tight fit and/or 2. the gpu fan might get in the way. Would the zalman be a better option.There is loads of space between the GPU and the case side, but in all honesty I haven't fitted a large card in mine.


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There you go.

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Flanno said:
Building a midrange rig to house an e6400,2gig team 6400, x1900xt, 500gig samsung etc..

Have decided on the PC7 to house it and just have a couple of queries.

1. It's going on a wooden table. Are there rubber feet on this case to help vibration. If not, is it easy to slap 4 of those acoustifeet on.

2. Does the PC7 (silver one) ocuk sell usually come with the side fan for the gpu ?

3. Can I fit an 8800GTX in there. I take it no, as the hdd tray is not removable.

4. I was planning on putting an Accelero X2 on the 1900xt-x. Was thinking the case might not close then, as 1. the accelero is a very tall cooler making the door a tight fit and/or 2. the gpu fan might get in the way. Would the zalman be a better option.


thanks

Yes the case has got SOFT PLASTIC feet and are very good at preventing vibrations.
I dont think that the PC7 sold by OCUK have the added GPU fan as i think its part of the PC7 range but no the "+".
A 8800GTx will fit fine with plenty of space left with the HD cage in and it is removable by 2 screws.
And i would have thought having the GPU cooler would fit fine as i have a 7900GTO with a massive cooler and theres a good 2" from the side panel.

And also yeah there a superb case and the supplied fans are awesome for cooling. Good luck on your new build.
 
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Yes the case has got SOFT PLASTIC feet and are very good at preventing vibrations.
I dont think that the PC7 sold by OCUK have the added GPU fan as i think its part of the PC7 range but no the "+".
A 8800GTx will fit fine with plenty of space left with the HD cage in and it is removable by 2 screws.
And i would have thought having the GPU cooler would fit fine as i have a 7900GTO with a massive cooler and theres a good 2" from the side panel.

And also yeah there a superb case and the supplied fans are awesome for cooling. Good luck on your new build.

I certainly wouldn't call the feet on my PC-7+ soft, made from hard plastic they are. Ifitted some proper "vibration damping" soft rubber feet (obviously can't say where from), but they worked a treat on my case. I have an 8800gts in me case too, and as far as I can see, a gtx would easily clear both h/d cages. thers gap between them y'see.
 
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Theres plently of space for the extra large cooler, if I fit water cooling and 4 hdd's inside mine I think you can almost garentee a 8800 with a bigger cooler will fit :D
 
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Excellent. It's the pc7 for me then. Just saw that thread about compatible cases and it mentioned the 8800gtx will fit but you won't be able to get a drive into the bay, so said I would ask. But it sounds like it will fit from what you guys are saying. I want a nice case, not too big (like the eclipse), that will fit on a cramped desk, and can be quiet. Actually had a version of the PC7 before and found it pretty good. The bezel was so easy to get off for cleaning the front fan, unlike the eclipse. Couldn't fault it really. I also shortlisted the Antec Solo but it definitely will not take a g80, and I also considered the Antec 900 for 2 seconds :) So it's the PC7.

Sold most of my components for financial reasons.

The rig I will end up with should be decent enough

Lian Li PC7
Corsair 620w psu
Abit IN9 32X-MAX
E6400
2gig Team 6400C4
Samsung 500gig SATA2 16meg cache
Samsung 18x SATA DVDRW
880GTX (hopefully), but I also have a 1900xt-x
 
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Cheers mate.
I assume the feet came with attachments or you made a hole in them and used the lugs. Sorry for being dense.

<doh>..they are adhesive obviously </doh>
 
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You`re welcome, those in the shot are the originals,the ones i replaced them with had a bolt that you screwed in from the top,so i got myself an Aluminium washer and allen key bolt and Presto! the hole was no more.I dare say some of the other guys will have done something different. ;)
 
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Last question and hoping you know this.

The Eclipse I have barely takes the tuniq tower with the longest side facing the rear exhaust fan. What happens is because the cpu socket on my mobo is placed so high, the tuniq overhangs the mobo and rubs off bottom of psu. (no 120mm fan in current psu).

What I need to know is the distance between the top of the LianLi mobo tray and where the 120mm fan would be in the psu bay. I'd say I would need an inch of space. Otherwise the tuniq may not fit or could be possibly flush with the 120mm psu fan. This is bad over it blocking airflow. Other alternative is to turn tuniq around, but then the tuniq fan will be blowing hot air towards the psu fan. Not good either.

Or I could get an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro or Scythe Ninja :)

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