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.
- 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
VGA Card length: 400mm PSU length: 220mm CPU cooler height: 165mm
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.
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.