Lian-Li has announced the PC-X510, a case they claim can fit a "full-tower build in mid-tower size."
Thanks to the arrangement of its three internal compartments, the Lian-Li PC-X510 can fit full-sized components into a relatively small footprint. A separate chamber on top of the case holds HDDs and SSDs, shortening the front of the case and making it distinctively tall and skinny (no, the picture isn't stretched – we thought so, too).
Using horizontal motherboard installation, Lian-Li’s new PC-V33 enclosure is capable of supporting ATX boards with full-length video cards and PSUs. The new PC-V33 uses a compartmentalized design, sliced horizontally, to conceal the PSU and drives below the core components.
The PC-V33 case is measured at 334 x 352 x 390mm (13 x 13.9 x 15.3 in), so it’s not as tiny as an mITX case, but it’s fairly small for the ATX inclusion.
High-end case manufacturer Lian-Li today announced its PC-O8 enclosure, a case the company advertises as “dual-compartment.”
Lian-Li is best known for its focus on all-aluminum, high-quality cases that tend to be priced prohibitively for most system builders. Those who can afford the luxury this time around will find themselves capable of building a server-class rig.
The PC-V2130 -- priced at just $570 for a windowed option, $500 normally -- can fit ten expansion cards, eighteen total 3.5"/2.5" drives, three 280mm radiators, a 360mm GPU (480mm with drive cages removed), and 180mm high CPU coolers. A 200mm PSU is also compatible with the case, so you can truly go server-class with this setup (and probably should, at that price).
At 237 x 640 x 625mm (9.3" x 25.2" x 24.6"), the case could also house a small child or dog.
Small form factor enclosures were huge at this year's CES. Last year we saw a few behemoths -- like the 900D -- but with the advent of "Steam machines" and boxes like the Brix Pro, mini-ITX is gaining traction in the marketplace. Some companies have always been in the space, others are riding the trendy wave; SilverStone is a good example of a manufacturer that's been present since the get-go, especially with their high-quality SG08.
Lian-Li is another that's been in the mATX/mITX game for a while. As with nearly all Lian-Li enclosures, the PC-TU100 is a fully-aluminum case with a brushed-like finish. All-aluminum materials lend to a 4 pound overall weight, aided by the small 6.3" x 10.8" x 9.5" dimensions. The case is targeted at those who move their systems around a lot -- LAN gaming is the easy example -- and is equipped with a handle, a single cooling fan, and enough space for a low-profile video card.
In this quick Lian-Li PC-TU100 case overview and unboxing, we'll look at the specs and primary uses for what is one of the lightest mini-ITX cases.
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