Lian Li PC-A17 Aluminum Mid-Tower Chassis
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 02-24-2008
Provided by: LanCool PC
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Installation


Installing the motherboard is very easy because of the removable tray. Replacing the tray in the case is just as easy and it lines up perfectly. There is no chance of putting the tray in improperly and hurting the motherboard. Following the Lian Li design, hard-drives are mounted with rubber grommets and special screws. The hard-drive can then be slid into the cage where it falls snugly into place. An extra screw can be placed through the middle of the hard-drive, attaching it to the cage if you move your computer a lot and are worried about it coming loose.


As noted before, the PSU bracket comes off of the case and attaches to the PSU outside with normal screws. The whole unit can then be slid into the case and attached with the provided thumbscrews. Here you can see the case filled with hardware. As you can see, the case is very spacious even when filled with hardware, and the cable management system makes it very easy to keep a clean case, even with a non-modular PSU like mine. The only place the case seems tight is around the ceiling, where the PSU and fan meet each other closely. Thankfully, the fan sits above the top 5.25” bay, so it does not collide with the DVD player. Continue on as we draw some conclusions.


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