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Lian Li Lancool One Digital Mid-Tower Chassis Review (Page 5)

By Shannon Robb from Jun 27, 2019 @ 10:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Lian Li

Inside the Lancool One Digital Continued

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The rear section includes a preinstalled 120mm fan, once again 3-pin DC, not PWM. Only 120mm mounting is available here and has the notched multi-position mounting discussed earlier. Slot covers are attached internally, so, no flip out brackets or mechanisms to affix the slot covers or installed devices. Lian Li opted for contrasting slot covers of black and white which somewhat matches the aesthetic of the black framed white blade fans. Here we can also see that the vertical mounting is covered by a plastic piece clipped in and can be removed easily.

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The rear cable management area is clean and well organized at first glance. There are two SSD trays on the rear of the motherboard tray which can be relocated to the two vertical mounting points toward the front panel should that be a better solution for the final build.

The HDD cage can be seen at the bottom, and we will get to that one soon. The Lancool One includes three Velcro tie straps down the main cabling channel which we see holding the standard case wiring at the time of inspection. There is nine more tie down points around the motherboard tray perimeter which should be enough or more than enough to make for a tidy final assembly.

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The bottom mounted drive cage does not employ trays and instead opts for stable mounting with screws. An SSD can be alternately installed to the top of this cage should you choose for this versus the standard mounting for 2.5" or should you need another place to tuck one away. The cage is removable with the removal of the single visible thumb screw. Once removed the bottom mounted HDD base screws can be removed and that can be removed entirely should that be desired.

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The PSU mounting area is below the PSU shroud, and the PSU must be installed form the cable management side of the chassis. There are rubberized foam feet for the PSU to rest on which should help reduce any vibrations. The slotted bottom area for PSU airflow is also filtered and plenty large to allow ingestion by even the most significant PSU models.

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The front panel cables consist of the following. USB 3.2 19-pin serving dual front panel Type-C ports, HD audio connector, Power button, and HDD LED plugs, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C internal plug, and a SATA power connector used to power the front panel ARGB. The cables are mostly black sheathed with only the multi-color wires for the HD Audio connection meeting the eye. The length of some cables such as USB 3.0 is more than long enough, and if installed as we did, you will have to loop it in the cable management tie down to manage the excess.

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