Lian Li PC-100 Case Review

Lian Li PC-100 Case Review
Published: April 11, 2012
Author: Adam Montoya
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Lian Li

Today we will be evaluating the revolutionary Lian Li PC-100, aluminum mid tower chassis. It’s a unique design, and the first of it’s kind.  Let’s see if this is the future.

About Lian Li:

Lian Li Industrial Co., LTD was founded in 1983. We are  one of the largest and most reputable manufacturer of aluminium PC case in Taiwan . With over twenty years of experience in the computer products field, our dedicated team of engineers, production specialists and adminstrative 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-yeara guarantee on most of our products.

Product link:

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=586&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=61&g=f

Main Features:

  •  Rotated motherboard design
  • Thermal Flow – Intake through front 120mm cooling fan; exhaust through dual 140mm in the back
  • Removable Hard Drive Tray
  • Large PSU Support
  • Case Stand, anti-vibration feet
  • Liquid Cooling Holes
  • Large Video Card Support
  • Washable Air filter (Intake fan only)
  • Removable Front Panel
  • Video Card Support Bracket

Product specifications:

Model
PC-100
Case Type
Mid tower chassis
Dimensions
(W) 210mm x (H) 472mm x (D) 530mm
Front bezel Material
Aluminum
Color
Black
Side Panel
Aluminum
Body Material
Aluminum
Net Weight
5.95KG
5.25″ drive bay (External)
2
3.5″ drive bay (External)
None
HDD  bay
3.5-Inch HDD x6 / 2.5-Inch HDD x8 (Using 3.5-inch Bays)
Expansion Slot
8
Motherboard
E-ATX / XL-ATX /ATX / Micro ATX
System Fan (Front)
120mm Fan x1
System Fan (Top)
None
System Fan (Rear)
140mm Fan x2
I/O Ports
None
Maximum Compatibility
VGA Card length: 400mm            PSU length: 220mm          CPU cooler height: 165mm

The product:

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Packaging is a massive, full color box although with product shots, and detailed specifications/marketing information on each side.  The case shipped with straps around the box, which I liked as it made the device easily moved around.  One thing you will immediately notice when picking this box up is the weight.  It’s so light it feels like there is little more than packing materials in the box.

The case arrived, covered in a standard mylar bag wedged between two pieces of foam.  Installation materials are located inside the chassis.

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Included with the chasis there is a 4 page installation guide, in a couple of different languages.  It’s visual in nature, and I liked how it showed actual product installed.  In most cases it was self explanatory, but things like the HDD tray and PSU mounting were worth reading.  There is also an advertisement included with many of their other products, with no real explanation on how one would order them.  Also included was a nice plastic case for all of the included mounting hardware, screws, stand-offs, etc.  It’s a nice touch and the case is sized appropriately to fit into the case when not in use.  Unfortunately, there is no way to secure it inside.  Would have been a killer nice touch.  The included hardware is all black, and there are enough screws, grommets, rubber, to mount just about any combination of hardware inside.  There are also several plastic supports for mounting large VGA cards and supporting them with the internal side rail.

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