Lian Li’s history in the enclosure market is long and filled with success but some believe their mojo was lost back when the innovative “reverse ATX” designs were thrown out. We’d tend to agree but that doesn’t mean Lian Li’s current stable of products is filled with also-rans. On the contrary. Their products are consistently well designed and still boast some of the highest levels of build quality available.
One of the latest entries into the Lian Li lineup is the massive two foot high PC-A76; a full tower case that boasts subtle good looks and includes plenty of interior space. Anyone familiar with other Lian Li cases will notice a continuation of their straightforward approach which eschews the current design conventions of “gamer” cases. Don’t expect to find flashy LEDs, vast expanses of plastic or windowed side panels on this thing. Rather, the PC-A76 is built completely of high strength aluminum and steel.
With such high end materials being used, don’t expect miracles when it comes to pricing. At $220, this may not be the most expensive case on the market but it costs more than its immediate competition. Lian Li is also going for a no-frills approach so the PC-A76 doesn’t particularly include a long list of unique features but this also leads to a nearly infinite number of ways to mod it. But does that justify such a steep price?
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