Inside the Lian Li PC-8FI
The side panels of the PC-8FI are attached to the chassis using silver thumbscrews. In Figure 11, you can see inside the Lian Li PC-8FI. The motherboard tray has a big hole around the area where the CPU is installed, allowing access to the backplate of the CPU cooler, so you can replace the cooler without having to remove the motherboard. The motherboard tray has several holes, allowing you to easily route and hide cables behind the tray. It also doesn’t go all the way to the front panel or to the bottom panel, making it easier to route cables.
The case comes with strong, individual, screwless fastening mechanisms for expansion cards. In fact, the mechanisms used in the PC-8FI (and in the PC-X2000F
and PC-X900, as they are the same) are the best we’ve seen to date. The eight slot, however, doesn’t have one of these mechanisms and you need to fasten expansion cards in this slot using a thumbscrew.
This case supports video cards up to 11.2” (285 mm) long.