They say once you go Lian Li you never go back. Well, OK so maybe they don't say that but all of the Lian Li cases I have used over the years were much better than most other cases on the market. The big downside to Lain Li gear is that the company knows it makes good products and charges dearly for them. A Lian Li case sometimes costs as much as a netbook to purchase.
Lian Li has added a new HTPC chassis that might be just the thing for the living room computer user looking for performance and good looks. The case is offered in black or silver brushed aluminum finishes. It works with Micro ATX, Mini DTX, and Mini ITX mainboards and measures in at a svelte 445 mm x 167 mm x 325mm and weighs 3.2kg. The chassis also has a plethora of front mount ports and connectors to keep you from having to dig behind your HTPC.
Those front mount ports include three USB 3.0 ports, which is a very nice feature to have. Other front mount ports include HD audio, eSATA, and a SD card reader. The cooling system includes a pair of 120mm fans on the side of the chassis and PCI brackets with holes for better cooling. Additional spots for another pair of 120mm fans and an 80mm fan are also included. Inside the case is a single external 5.25" bay, modular drive cages for three 3.5" HDDs and three 2.5" HDDs and space for four expansion cards. Pricing and availability are unknown.
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