Lian Li TU150 Mini-ITX Case Review




/ 11 months ago

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Exterior

The Lian Li TU150 is absolutely gorgeous to look at from the moment you take it out of the box. The case is constructed from their premium finish brushed aluminium. Lian Li uses a water-washed brush technique that still looks textured, but it is a lot smoother overall than what most case makers use.

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Down the left side, there’s a tempered glass window. It doesn’t use any screws to mount either, just some custom push-pegs on the back so you can easily remove and install it in seconds.

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The front panel is closed on the face side, but there’s plenty of airflow allowed through these sleek air vents on the sides.

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One thing that really stands out is the general level of engineering. All the panels fit really nice. Plus, all the panel edges have been perfectly machined so there are no sharp corners or rough edges. It’s one of those things that hard to really explain, but there’s an air of quality about it from every angle.

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Practical

The front I/O is nicely equipped too. There are two USB 3.0 ports, as well as a Type-C on the top. Of course, you also get audio jacks, as well as power and reset controls. It’s nothing fancy, but again, you can see it looks like a quality product; because it is.

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Then we have the secret weapon, well, one of them. There’s a carry handle sitting flush in the top panel. It’s held down by a magnetic system too so it doesn’t rattle around when not in use.

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Simply pull it up, and you’re ready to lift the rig and take it with you. Just erm, remember to detach your cables first. It’s surprisingly robust too, and a big step up from the comparatively basic suitcase handle design of the TU100.

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Airflow

More ventilation on the right side of the front panel. Plus, there’s some ventilation so that the SFX(L) PSU can vent heat; since the PSU mounts in the front top of the case.

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Here you can also see it has good ground clearance. Plus, even the feet have a metallic finish and look pretty snazzy.

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Around the Back

It’s pretty neat back here too, certainly more presentable than a lot of other cases can be. There’s a 120mm fan mount, perfect for your exhaust fan or AIO cooler.

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It’s rare to see a mini-ITX case that can take a HUGE graphics card too. However, even a 2.5 or 3x slot PCIe device will fit with ease. Mini-ITX it may be, but this case is pretty big for its class, so even the biggest GPUs on the market should fit with ease.

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Plus, since the PSU is in the front, you’ll use this bridge cable so you’re not running a power cable through the case yourself.

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