Inside the Lian Li PC-P80N Full Tower Chassis
At first glance it seems there is a lot going on. The large hardware box is floating free in the chassis and resting at the far left. There is the large GPU support rail running down the middle, and on the right is a full length drive bay system that holds up to fifteen various drives.
Looking into the drive rack, there is room at the top for three 5.25" drives or devices, two cages for three 3.5" drives each, and a cage at the bottom that holds four 3.5" drives inside and one 2.5" drive on either side of it. The red and black wires are to power the fans in the door, and I found it best to leave it alone, unless of course you plan to reverse the front door.
The motherboard tray holds all sorts of motherboards from HPTX at its largest, all the way down to a mini-ITX motherboard. The CPU access hole is smaller than what I am used to seeing lately, but sufficient for most, but not all setups. Around the sides and bottom are six wire management holes with rubber inserts to hold and protest the wires from the cut aluminum edges. There is also a pair of holes cut at the top for the EPS 8-pin and fan wires, but the right side of the tray has a gap for wiring to pass through if you do use a HTPX motherboard.
The inside of the rear of the chassis has a 120mm fan strapped into place as an exhaust fan. Next to the eleven, vented, expansion slots, Lian Li install their heavy-duty, tool-free latches that securely lock any card into solid position.
The floor of the chassis has two rubber covered support rails to elevate your PSU off the floor of the chassis. I do find it strange that the louvers don't face the power supply, but it still allows for plenty of air to get into the floor of the chassis and into the fan. The large bar down front with the four holes in the top is where the GPU support bar screws into. Beefier than the original design, I can see how this style would give a more structural ability of the support bar attached.
Behind the motherboard tray Lian Li put together a really nice setup. First I would like to say they addressed the issue of previously not allowing wires to pass the bottom of the motherboard tray. The offset behind the tray is the same from top to bottom with the PC-P80N. For all the rest of the chassis wiring, Lian Li uses the same channel structure we saw not too long ago in a Lancool chassis. I loved this concept when I saw it then, and here I love it even more, as many know, Lian Li cases have always been tough to wire cleanly, at least to the level of the chassis itself.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [The Lian Li PC-P80N Full Tower Chassis]
- Page 5 [Inside the Lian Li PC-P80N Full Tower Chassis]
- Page 6 [Inside the Lian Li PC-P80N Full Tower Chassis Continued]
- Page 7 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 8 [The Build and Finished Product]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Mass Effect dev: EA only cares about highest returns
- Gabe Newell is the 427th richest person in the world
- Sharp NES TV: a curious piece of 1980s gaming magic
- Sony's new PS4 controller for kids looks like a bad idea
- Switch sells over 2 million units in U.S. alone
- RAID on a new X370 Fatal1ty Gaming X with m.2 SSDs using a PCIe card.
- LGA-775 GA-EP35-DS3P (rev 2.1), Q9550 e0 overclocking advice please?
- Will the PC-A76 accept a Tyan TYAN S7100 (S7100AG2NR) SSI EEB Mother board?
- MSI Z370 GODLIKE GAMING Motherboard Review
- GTX 1080 Ti 11GB - SLI or NOT !?
- Introducing the CYBERPOWERPC Crystal Gaming Series Powered By CORSAIR
- COLORFUL Officially Releases iGame Z370 Vulcan X Motherboard in South Korea
- G.SKILL Releases DDR4-3800MHz 32GB (4x8GB) SO-DIMM Memory Kit for Mini-ITX Motherboards
- EK Water Blocks releases new Slim Series kits
- BIOSTAR releases new RACING Z370GT7 motherboard