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Lian Li PITSTOP T60 Open Air Test Bench - The Lian Li PITSTOP T60 Test Bench

Lian Li aims to make your next PITSTOP real snappy with an open chassis platform that will make hardware changes a breeze.

| Open Air Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 10, 2010 3:21 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: Lian Li

The Lian Li PITSTOP T60 Test Bench

 

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The motherboard tray is made of 2mm thick aluminum and has all the holes already either drilled out, laser cut, or drilled and tapped as needed. As it is shipped there is no audio or USB connections, but you do have the wiring for the power button which doubles as the power LED, and the reset button which doubles for the HDD activity LED.

 

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Both the right and left side pieces are 2mm aluminum; again they come pre-drilled and ready for easy assembly. The oval holes are cut for visual appeal, but can also work as places to help manage wiring.

 

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This is the top two-thirds of the hard drive rack assembly. With the addition of rubber grommets and the bottom piece, the completed unit is a removable rack for the bottom of the T60. For parts inside the unit, Lian Li chose to go with 1.25mm of thickness.

 

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The rear of the T60 is there you can gain access to the back of the hard drives, and where the PS/2 power supply gets screwed into the bench.

 

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The floor of the T60 is also 2mm thick and with a few additional components it will support the power supply and has room for the hard drive rack on the right.

 

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The handle of the T60 comes in two pieces. There is the top two sides with the Lian Li logo on it, and the bottom side, which screws into the top.

 

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These four mounting brackets are all to be used to hold 5.25" drives under the motherboard tray.

 

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Grouping the smaller components, we have the Expansion slots next to the floor piece of the hard drive rack. Below that, on the far left and right, the power supply support rails. In the middle are the two 2.5" mounting brackets which also go under the tray. Then of course, the rather large bag of screws, feet, speaker, and padding, everything you are going to need.

 

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The instructions are very thorough. Lots of images along with descriptive text will take you step by step through the assembly. Take your time, and set out all the parts first. That makes assembly of such a chassis much easier. A detailed parts list also aids in not confusing which screw goes where, as Lian Li give measurement and an image so you can match up the hardware.

 

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