Lian Li Shows off New Wall-Mountable Open-Air Prototypes

Lian Li are trying out their newest prototype cases on Facebook, much in the same fashion they did with their DK-01X Desktop Case. This is an easy and great way to get customer feedback before finalizing a product. This time around Lian Li is teasing us with their newest prototypes of wall-mountable open-air cases.

The new series of cases is planned to have three sizes, mini ITX, micro ATX and ATX. They are all built upon the same principle with the only variation being size and a little bit connectivity. The case itself is made of brushed black aluminium, just like we’re used to it from Lian Li; a material that simply looks great. The top is covered with a tempered glass panel that gives you a great view on the components. This being an open-air case, it has no additional locations to mount case-fans.

The PC-05 measures 400 x 349 x 138mm and supports one slim optical drive as well as two 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drives. If the user doesn’t need the dedicated GPU there’s room for two further disks of choice. It has two expansion slots and no system fan. The Front panel has two USB 3.0 and HD Audio ports.

It supports graphic cards up to 200 mm and SFX power supplies up to 125 mm length. The maximum height for the CPU cooler is 80 mm.

The PC-06 features a similar layout, just a bit bigger. It measures 450 x 500 x 153 mm. There will also be a sub-model to support Water cooling called the PC-06S. The S model will have support for up to 360 mm radiators and increases the width from 500 to 546 mm.

The drive support is a little different with three 3.5-inch and one 2.5-inch bays. Without a GPU it has an additional three bays of choice. The front panel has been expanded to 4 USB 3.0 ports, otherwise it’s the same as the smaller version.

This version supports graphics cards up to 290 mm and ATX power supplies up to 170 mm length. The CPU cooler can be 95 mm in this case. There aren’t many components you can’t mount in this case with space like that.

The PC-07 is the biggest of the three and allows for full-sized ATX motherboards. It measures 500 x 524 x 153 mm and there is a water cooling model here too. The PC-07S measures 500 x 570 x 153 mm.

This version supports up to three 3.5-inch and one 2.5-inch drives, and an additional three drives when no GPU is used. It uses the same front panel as the micro ATX model and supports the same sized components.

Sadly we haven’t seen any photos of the PC-06S water-cooling model yet, but these three normal ones look amazing and so does the PC-07S rear shot below. Considering the amount of hard drive space you can get when not using a dedicated GPU, these cases would make for some great server display-cases on your wall. And with the use of a GPU you got a great looking gaming system at hands.

Thank you Lian Li for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of Lian Li

Bohs Hansen

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