Lian Li PC-A76 Full-Tower Case Review

Lian Li is a name that is surely known inside enthusiast computer hardware circles. The company has produced cases for desktop computer builds nearly as long as there have been builders. Its new PC-A76 is all aluminum, weighing in at 21lbs, and makes you think it should be all that and a bag of chips.

Introduction

Although Lian Li has been a major player in the PC chassis market for more than two decades, this is the first time we have had one of the company's cases in house for a little review action. The company is primarily known for its high quality aluminum case and has been a favorite in enthusiast circles for as long as we can remember. In fact, we are willing to bet that most of you have owned at least one Lian Li case in your lifetime.

Lian Li Industrial Co., LTD was founded in 1983. We are one of the largest and most reputable manufacturer of aluminum PC case in Taiwan . With over twenty years of experience in the computer products field, our dedicated team of engineers, production specialists and administrative staff provide the finest quality accessories available on the market.

In 1993, Lian-Li Introduced the new lines of computer hardware, including bracket (for case & interfaces), Mobile rack (for H.D.D.), mounting kit (for FDD & HDD), aluminum PC cases, IPC, external cases, server cases and more. We also provide OEM & ODM services, you are assured of designs that will meet your exact specifications, innovative ideas in manufacturing that will give your products an essential market edge.

Our outstanding quality has earned us ISO 9001 certification for all of our products. In addition, we back up our quality assurance with a two-year guarantee on most of our products. R&D is one of the reasons why Lian Li is able to offer quality products to the market. Whether it is for OEM or ODM projects, our experienced mechanical and electrical engineers are capable of providing our customers with the best solutions in product design.

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On the test bench today we have the Lian Li PC-A76. The company website describes this as a full-tower case capable of supporting everything from Micro-ATX, ATX and E-ATX motherboards, all the way up to the massive HPTX motherboards. The slogan on the PC-A76 product page is: "Able to bear the weight of the world."

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Product Packaging

The Lian Li PC-A76 Full-Tower Case arrived in its bare product packaging and showed a considerable amount of shipping damage. The box is constructed of double-walled corrugated cardboard that is glued along the seams. The overall measurements are 27.9"H x 27"L x 11.2"W.

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The product packaging is fairly basic, consisting of a plain cardboard box with the name, model number and company logo printed in black and green on the front and back. The sides of the box lists product information and chassis specs. The case itself is wrapped in a plastic bag and held in place by large foam inserts.

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As you can see from the pictures below, the box was pretty beat up when it arrived at our offices. Thankfully the case suffered no damage thanks to the protection offered by the large foam inserts. We are not sure how the side of the package ended up being ripped so bad but, once again, the case somehow escaped being harmed, despite the damage you see here.

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