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Lian Li PC-B25F Aluminium Mid-Tower Case Review

Lian Li supply the B25F in an attractively designed box which details the features of the case alongside a large product photo.  Inside it’s wrapped in a plastic bag and sandwiched between two slabs of polystyrene for protection.

We find a comprehensive bundle inside the case itself consisting of all the required screws, a tool-less PSU bracket, a case speaker, some cable ties, a cable management bracket and some fan adapters.  There is also a detailed installation guide included.

The first thing we noticed on removing the PC-B25F from the plastic bag was the stunning minimalist beauty of the case.  The sheet of black-anodized aluminium that makes up the front of the case is disturbed only by the three drive bays and a subtle blue ring which is illuminated when the case is powered on.

Rather than have an ugly fan vent in the front panel, Lian Li have perforated the sides of the front panel to allow airflow to the two 120mm front intake fans.  There are also two 120mm fans in the roof of the case, ventilated by a large perforated area in the aluminium roof panel.  This area fits in nicely with the minimalist style of the case.

We find the Front panel connectors on the top of the case at the front.  The only major omission is a USB3.0 port but this is probably because the PC-B25F is quite an old model now.  There are two USB2.0 ports, an eSATA port and headphone and microphone jacks.

Having had past experience with Lian Li’s cases, we know that the black anodized aluminium finish does scratch quite easily so it’s worth taking extra care to prevent this.  But it does look even more awesome in the flesh than it does in the photos! The build quality of the PC-B25F is also top-notch, giving the case a sturdy feel.  But, thanks to the exclusively aluminium construction, this doesn’t make the case very heavy at all.  It is far lighter than Corsair’s 600T which has a steel construction.

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