Lian Li PC B25F

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Installation

Installation of the optical drives is incredibly easy. Simply undo the clip by pressing in the plastic extension, then slide in the drive, and replace the clip. Done.


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Installing the PSU is also a breeze, simply putting it in place and screwing it in at the back.


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For extra strength you can lock in the unit with the PSU locking bracket. Once this thing is in place, that PSU is going nowhere.


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The HDDs are easy enough to fit, but you have to fit the screws and rubber spacers to them before installation. Once done though, you simply slide them into place, tighten the locking screw and you’re good to go.


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The case mounts the motherboard right next to the rear exhaust fan, and top mounted exhaust fans, which should provide nearly unparalleled cooling for the CPU.


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While motherboard installation was easy, getting my large Scythe cooler in place with so little room was very difficult. Large CPU coolers present a serious challenge with this case, but it is doable. I had to rotate mine a few times to find the best angle, but I got there in the end.

When everything is installed, the case looks great. It’s spacious enough to give every component plenty of breathing room, but not so big that it looks empty.

As an aside, when installing the motherboard, the tooless PCI brackets are probably the best ones I’ve ever used. They slotted in and out of lock very easily and held my sound card and GPU very securely.


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When the whole setup is powered on, the front O ring lights up with a bight blue glow that looks nicely serene.


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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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