Case Build & Finished Product
Now that we have concluded our build in the Lancool One Digital, it is time to gaze upon it and see how it came out. Rather than show the panel with the system off, I decided to turn it on, as I feel it's the best way to show the character of the Lancool One. As you can see the center firing, ARGB flows well and has excellent color saturation even with my studio lights blaring on the front trying its best to wash them out.
This is one of the more unique RGB implementations I have seen, and I think Lian Li pulls it off well here as it is nice but not too much. I don't see this case as fitting into an office or even a subdued home theatre, but if you like the lights or opt not to plug them in, the aluminum front panel delivers a quite elegant look.
The internals, I think, came together quite nicely. The motherboard went in without a hitch and was easy enough to install I was able to get it in and mounted without even laying the case on its back. The toughest part I think would be sorting which cables should go through which hole for the most efficient routing. Everything went into place, and I cannot think of a single step in the process that was hampered by a design choice of the case.
The rear looks about the same as when we first showed it, except for the fact that now the motherboard I/O is filled, there's is a GPU in place, and the PSU is there. Once again, everything went smoothly, and nothing special got in the way here.
The cable management side of the Lancool One Digital is slightly more used than last time we observed it. The main Velcro tie-down points are used to hold the bulk of the cables, and it does so without any issues to note.
There are so many passthrough holes, I found myself trying different ports to see what would be the best route, and I must say too many cable management options is a good problem to have. The cable tie down points was more than enough for our mainstream build, and I imagine even stuffed with RGB and multiple GPUs it would still be sufficient.
Here we have the built PC with panels affixed waiting to come to life. The glass panel has a light tint to it, just enough that it's not entirely transparent but adds a darker hue with the panel on. The installed components made the case a bit heavier, but due to metal quality and thickness, it was already reasonably heavy.
The system once powered on comes to RGB life, and with our installed components, it brings even more rainbow life to the party. I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of RGB, but on the Lancool One Digital it is done in such a way it looks nice, and I would not necessarily mind this rig being around me in its current state. The included fans although not PWM run just fine with the motherboard ports set for DC, and they are not loud by any stretch as the system sits idle and is inaudible.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Lian Li Lancool One Digital Mid-Tower Chassis]
- Page 4 [Inside the Lancool One Digital]
- Page 5 [Inside the Lancool One Digital Continued]
- Page 6 [Hardware & Documentation]
- Page 7 [Case Build & Finished Product]
- Page 8 [Final Thoughts]