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Lian Li G70B Aluminum Case Review

Former staff writer    -   April 26, 2006


Specifications
Model: PC-G70B
Type: ATX Full Tower
Color: Black
Case Material: Aluminum
With Power Supply: No
Power Supply: No
Motherboard Compatibility: EXT ATX M/B (max size: 12"x13")
With Side Panel Window: No
External 5.25" Drive Bays: 6
External 3.5" Drive Bays: 2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays: 6
Expansion Slots: 7
Front Ports: USB2.0 x 2, IEEE1394 x 1, MIC x 1, EAR x 1
Cooling System:
80mm Fans: No
120mm Fans: 12 cm bearing fans x 3
Side Air duct: Yes
Dimensions: 23.4" x 8.3" x 23.2" (D x W x H)
Weight: 17.5 lbs.
Enclosed a cable for turning on two PSU at the same time

Testing

    Testing Materials
  • Lian- Li G70B Server/Full Tower Case
  • AMD X2 4600+ with stock hs.
  • Msi K8N Neo 4 Platinum
  • OCZ Platinum Rev.2 Dual Channel Ram (2x512)
  • OCZ Game X Treme 600W PSU
  • Lite-On CD/RW
  • XFX 7600GT
  • Seagate 750 GB HD

Unfortunately the motherboard tray is not removable, and you also have to remove the side fan and the upper airflow deflector in order to get you motherboard into the case. Otherwise due to the G70 being a Server/Full Tower case the installation went pretty easy. There were more that enough screws to get the job done.



The case itself is not of screw less design so all the components needed to either be screwed or fastened.


The Hard Drive cage is remover by 2 thumbscrews and an extra plate is provided to give two options of mounting your hard drive either horizontal or vertical. I chose the vertical installation.


The case is also made to utilize two PSU�s at the same time, one mounted on the top and the other mounted on the bottom. With the supplied external connector you can run them both at the same time. (I chose to use only one PSU.) The upper mount has a tray for the PSU to sit on.


With all completed I replaced the side fan and the upper air deflector and the case was all done.

The case comes standard with three 120mm fans, and surprisingly enough the case is not very loud when turned on. It keeps components cool and also due to the design of the interior the airflow is maximized around key components.

With a stock heatsink my idle temps were 32 c and load temps only 38 c. The hard drive temps ranged from 28 c to 34 c.

It seems that Lian-Li did their homework when developing this case.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Testing
  3. Conclusion
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