Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

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Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by Rusna » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:44 am

Somewhat a disappointment. Apparently there's no way I'm setting high vibration Laing DCC pump into that HDD cage. So I get to forget this case :(
Nice review though.

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by rpsgc » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:18 am

Hmm... another Lian Li case review. Maybe you'll do a Lancool* case review next? :P




* That's Lian Li dressed in steel and plastic for those who don't know

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by fumino » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:02 am

lian li seems like a quality case manufacturer... just a poor case designer.

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by datapappan » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:55 am

About the back I/O not lining up properly, I've read that about the Q07 as well, IIRC.

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by jstyles » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:59 am

I returned this case, because of the vibration of the hard drives and it is way to wide for an matx case.

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by zoob » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:16 pm

Had my hopes up for a nice small case to house 8 drives, but how with the vibration problem I'm going to have to sit tight a little longer :(

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by PartEleven » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:30 pm

Thats kinda disappointing. But what about for people who don't need space for massive amounts of HDDs? I was looking at this mostly as a smaller-sized gaming box with room for very big heatsinks. Is the width that big of an issue?

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by guises » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:11 pm

This may be a shot in the dark, but you've done a string of Lian-Li case reviews now - I would love to see an SPCR review of the just-released PC-X500FX. In no way could it be ever be worth the price, but I'd still like to hear someone that I respect say something nice about it before I buy one.

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by Gramkow » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:15 am

I own both a Q07 and the PC-V354 - no issues with misaligned I/O shields on any of them.

Actually quite happy with both of the systems :-)

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by olyar15 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:13 pm

How much space is there between the graphics card and the PSU? Is there enough space for a full-cover water block?

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by Rebellious » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:54 am

I'm not a fan of this one, but Lian-Li has no preconceived ideas about cases, so it's always exciting to see their creations. I see European influence in their designs recently... schön

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by Lawrence Lee » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:27 pm

olyar15 wrote:How much space is there between the graphics card and the PSU? Is there enough space for a full-cover water block?
There was about 1.9 cm between the edge of the graphics card PCB and power supply, and 12.1 cm between the graphics card and front fan grill.

Page 6.

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by meowfaced » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:48 pm

I have this case on order with my local PC store, and I'm buying my accessories now.. can anyone tell me the minimum length of SATA cable I can reliably use for 3 drives located in the top drive cage and the DVD slot? I have a choice of 10cm/20cm/30cm and would like to reduce cable clutter.

Thanks :)

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by Gator » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:47 am

Thanks for the Lian-Li PC-V354 case review! :D

I am a bit confused as to the available clearance for CPU HSF though... on page 4 of the review you show this image:

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With the caption:
"Our test system included a Core i5-750 processor cooled by a Noctua NH-C12P, the best cooler we had that would fit. There was about 20 mm between the heatsink and PSU making the total clearance about 11 cm."
My confusion comes from the fact that Noctua's website indicates the "height" above the CPU for the NH-C12P including a 25mm fan is 114mm, i.e. 4mm more than the 11cm total clearance you stated existed in the case?!? Given I have an actual NH-C12P heatsink here in a system, and can confirm the Noctua website spec of 114mm height, I have to suspect the 11cm total clearance figure is incorrect? :roll:

QUESTIONS:
(#1) When you say there was 20mm between the heatsink and the PSU, was that measurement taken with or without a fan in place on the heatsink?

(#2) How thick is the fan in those images, (which appears to be SPCR's long suffering Nexus 120)??

Finally, the next image on page 4 shows the NH-C12P and fan in place with the PSU installed:

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QUESTIONS:
(#3) How much clearance was there between the top of that fan and the inside of the PSU?

(#4) I see your other review article on the Noctua NH-C14 heatsink, which supposedly can be used in "low profile mode" with a single fan for a height of 105mm -- Any thoughts as to whether the NH-C14 would fit in the Lian-Li PC-V354 case?

Thankx in advance for any clarifications. :D

Just some feedback for the editor's note on page 7 - I realize that the PC-V354 case proportions may seem a bit awkward for use on top the the desk... but it will fit perfectly on the bottom shelf of one of these carts, which is the target location for my next build. :D

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by MikeC » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:30 am

Gator --

The system has long since been dismantled, so double-checking measurements is out. Let's just say there was enough room for the NH-C12P + 120x25mm fan. The rest you will have to figure out/estimate from the pics.

As for the Noctua NH-C14 heatsink, it looks doable. Depends mostly on the CPU socket position in the motherboard.

ps -- the review sample of the case is up for grabs, btw.

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by Gator » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:42 am

Mike: Thanks for the quick response!

Alas, my plans for a "Sandy Bridge" build have been rendered moot - will likely be deferred for a few months, at least until the ground in the DIY market stops shaking from Intel's latest earthquake. :shock: :roll:

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by Parappaman » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:28 am

Hideous case. Ugly as sin and with horrid proportions. All of the "nice touches" (thumbscrews everywhere, fan filters + rubber grommets on the same assembly) are wasted if you think a little about the way they implemented them.
And what's the point with so many fan slots? Why not sealing up the top, include a rear fan and vent the side panel? This box is just full of wrong. :x

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by pectin232 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:37 pm

Will this fit?

COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible

I tried the H60 and H70 but they will not fit without any modifications which I am not willing to do.... I was thinking og the Noctura but pricey.. will the Above work? I havbe the H55n and modified the case... and other Lian Li mini ITX case to work.. but this one I need the 8 drives to get it to work so no need to have a expensive server..

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by eugenius » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:12 pm

Doesn't a tower cooler fit inside this case right over the PSU?

I'm talking about the Noctua U12P but if that doesn't fit, how about the asymmetrical Antec Kuhler Flow? I'm guessing that would help a hot video card a lot!

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Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Post by photonblaster » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:38 pm

Does the 320mm height include the feet, or is it top of case to bottom of case excluding feet? I need this info for designing a mod of the case, thanks in advance.

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