Lian Li Computex 2015 Booth Tourby Kristian Vättö on June 11, 2015 3:50 AM EST
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Lian Li had close to a dozen new or prototype-level cases on display at Computex. I've added most in the gallery at the end of this post, but I'll go through a few of the highlights here as well.
The first one is the PC-V33A, which is a box-like case in which the motherboard is mounted horizontally. The top cover is made out of single piece of aluminum, but it opens up for easy installation.
The case above is more of a conceptual prototype where Lian Li is playing around with a taller case design. Instead of having hard drive bays next to the motherboard, there's room for four hard drives in the top chamber, which allows for better airflow in the main chamber.
One of the more down to earth designs is the PC-K621, which is also Lian Li's first non-aluminum case. Traditionally Lian Li has kept the Lancool brand for value cases, but it seems that the company is trying to consolidate everything under a single brand now. The PC-K621 is made out of steel and plastic, but it does feel very sturdy and despite the fact that the front panel is made out of plastic, it has a metal-like look in it. Pricing will be about $70, so while it's not exactly a value case it's still considerably cheaper than the rest of the Lian Li cases.
One minor change Lian Li has made to its cases is changing the power button material from plastic to aluminum. The company received many complaints of the power button not having the same feel as the rest of the case, so as any respectable company Lian Li listened to its customers and made the change.
And obviously no Lian Li booth tour is complete without the computer desk case. Lian Li has modified the design a bit so that one can now easily sit with legs under the table, which was one of the issues the earlier cases had (note: that's Kip Hartwell, Lian Li's marketing rep, in the photo, not me). The desk is still expensive, though, and Lian Li doesn't really have any plans of making a value model, but it's a relatively small niche anyway.
Check out the gallery above if you're interested in seeing what else Lian Li had to offer!
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at80eighty - Thursday, June 11, 2015 - linkCANNOT UNSEE
The_Assimilator - Friday, June 12, 2015 - linkDid you ask Lian Li when they're going to stop ripping consumers off? Because that's currently the biggest problem with their products.
Wwhat - Saturday, June 13, 2015 - linkThe one with the top chamber, with the CPU cooler fan blowing downwards towards the graphics card, I assume the fan in the rear is an intake right? And does that work well as shown? I mean theoretically it should be OK with the grill on the side like that. But it's sort of an interesting setup.
I have my CPU fan 90 degrees from that setup pointing towards the rear fan set up as an exhaust configuration. But in my setup the graphics card even with a exhaust fan next to it does probably heat up the air before it goes over the CPU cooler and now I'm thinking I need to redesign my whole setup.
JMC2000 - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - linkI think they just mounted the HSF incorrectly.
I don't see why that case is a 'conceptual prototype', when it's just an evolution of the Tyr PC-X2000/X1000 cases.
Byte - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - linkThat silver arrow looks nice. I'm still using the original IFX14 on an Ivy Bridge, luckily my asrock has holes for 775 mount. Are there any mobos with 775 mounts anymore?