Computex: Lian Li PC-358 & PC-D7000 On Display
Peter Donnell / 6 months ago
When I hear the name Lian Li I think of two things, aluminum and quality, both of which are things Lian Li always offer in massive quantities. They’re world renowned as the industry leader for their super light weight, expertly engineered aluminum chassis designs that have continued to innovate year after year and these new products, as well as some more that we will be looking at later today are no exception to this.
The PC -V358 doesn’t have the best name ever and I’ll have to admit that in these pictures it looks like someone dropped it, but lets take a closer look at whats going on, because this is actually rather clever.
First you will notice the 240mm radiator mounted on the left side, this swings out allowing access to the system from the side, it also makes for super easy mounting on the radiator.
The front end of the chassis flips forward, which also takes the top panel with it, making this quite similar to the Cooler Master HAF XB in a few ways, only the panels are all on swing hinges, it makes accessing various install points very easy and also helps with maintainance too.
The PC-D7000 is some what of a beast and features a double width design, making room for massive ammounts of storage that would be best suited to a network device or anythign system that requires massive ammounts of hard drives with easy access.
There are some internal drive mounts, as well as the front panel mounted ones, with three 120mm fans in the front and three more in the back to keep thing cool.
The motherboard tray slides out allowing for easy installations and access to the darker corners of the chassis interior, very handy when you consider how many cables would be needed to connect every drive bay.
A top fan mount extends the cooling options and also adds an extra dust filter to help with maintainance.
There two chassis might not be on the list for your next gaming rig, but they offer two very unique and highly practical designs that will no doubt make someones life a lot easier and of course they both come finished in luxurious brushed aluminum with a black finish and are super light weight.
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