Lian-Li PC-TU100 Unboxing, Specs, & Hands-On Overview
Lian-Li PC-TU100 Specs
|Drive Bays||1xSlim ODD|
|Drive Bays||4x2.5" bays|
|Dimensions||6.3" x 10.8" x 9.5"|
|MSRP||$100 on Amazon|
The PC-TU100, aside from having a very annoying name to repeatedly type, is incredibly portable and small. It's got thermal concerns, as with anything of this size, so spec'ing out the system to be most compatible with the small form factor is important. In general, using a high-power, low-TDP card like a GTX 750 Ti makes the most sense; the smaller size and lack of power connectors makes it easier to stick into this case without generating loads of heat that'd be tough to dissipate. The TU100 only has one cooling fan in the front (1x120mm) with a few side vents for component fans. This is fine for an HTPC with limited thermal concerns, but any sort of gaming will need carefully-picked components and should likely be coupled with a low-profile CPU cooler. The enclosure can fit CPU coolers up to 60mm in height (before brushing against the SFX PSU) -- Thermalright and SilverStone both make good low-profile CPU coolers, if you need one.
In terms of drive bays, the case has 4x2.5" slots on the bottom (used for SSDs or laptop HDDs) and one slim optical drive bay in the top/front. The SFX PSU mounts in the back, just above the I/O panel, and is mounted over the CPU cooler.
Unfortunately, our mini-ITX bench had a bit of... an accident... when it was overclocked a few months ago, so we've been unable to run thermal benchmarks on this one just yet. Build wisely, though, and it'll make for a great LAN box or HTPC.
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.