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post #31 of 65
I just bought the Lian Li PC-9F, I also have the LIAN LI PC-8FIB which is almost the same case other than the front cover, so I thought. After installing a hard drive in the cage I found Lian Li made some changes to it, in the center cross brace they slotted it for a 2.5” HDD, the slots that the 3.5” HDD slide into have been cut deeper allowing the drive to slide in further allowing for all 3 thumb screws to be installed on the side of the HDD.
One thing they didn’t fix on the drive cage, if the HDD’s are loaded with the wires facing the right side of the case the second from the bottom HDD will not slide in far enough, the cross bar supporting the motherboard tray interferes with the HDD, I think with the 2.5” HDD adapter in the second from the bottom slot a smaller drive or a SSD will work in that slot, not a problem if all the drive are facing where the wires plug in on the left side of the case, I like to hide those wires myself.
I also modded the hard drive cage, I cut it in half to allow unrestricted air flow from the upper front fan and or one of those monster graphic cards to fit. The motherboard tray on the top has also been changed, there is a wider wire management hole just above the cpu cutout, I also cut a wire management hole on the upper right side of the 5.25” bays to pass the power/USB wires thru so they can be hidden.
The reason I got this case when I already have it in a different model is the front grill, with my PC-8FIB dust collects very easily on the mesh grill just behind the front cover and it’s sort of a b**ch to keep clean short of unscrewing it from the front cover, I also wanted a new case ready for when the AMD BD comes out. I’m not sure yet what other mods I’ll do to this new case or if I’ll powder coat it, it’s still a work in progress.
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post #32 of 65
Is the noise bothersome if you stand right next to the case with the stock fans installed?
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post #33 of 65
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I can't speak for the stock fans because I never used them. I have medium Yate Loons in here.
    
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post #34 of 65
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Originally Posted by messy;13017932 
Is the noise bothersome if you stand right next to the case with the stock fans installed?
I would never use the stock fans, far to weak. I found most fans with less than 1500 rpm's seem to work well with the case, Deepcool fans have been the best for me so far.
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post #35 of 65
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If you're worried that much about sound, then I would suggest you get a fan controller.
    
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post #36 of 65
There's tapped holes so you can add the Lian Li's three spd fan controller inside the front bezel.
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post #37 of 65
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You can put any fan controller in there.
    
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post #38 of 65
How do the USB3 ports work on this case? It looks like you need to connect the USB3 cables to the ports located on the back of your motherboard. Is there any way to just use the USB3 ports on the case as USB2 ports and connect them straight to your motherboard?
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post #39 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by messy;13030226 
How do the USB3 ports work on this case? It looks like you need to connect the USB3 cables to the ports located on the back of your motherboard. Is there any way to just use the USB3 ports on the case as USB2 ports and connect them straight to your motherboard?

Im 99% sure it does come with an adapter some you can connect it internally. I remember seeing one in a review for a Lian Li case so I would assume all their case would have the same adapter.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by redalert;13030404 
Im 99% sure it does come with an adapter some you can connect it internally. I remember seeing one in a review for a Lian Li case so I would assume all their case would have the same adapter.

Yes it has an adapter. You plug the two USB 3 cables into a USB 2 adapter and hook it into your motherboard.
    
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