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Lian Li TU150 Mini-ITX Chassis Review (Page 4)

By: Shannon Robb from Aug 24, 2019 @ 4:53 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Lian LiModel: TU150WX

Inside the TU150


The front panel pulled off rather quickly, thanks to the mounting design. All of the exterior panels use a ball and socket style mounting which I tend to like a lot as it avoids some of the caveats we have seen with traditional plastic large clips we have seen. Here we also see the single fan mounting and the integrated removable dust filter. The front I/O as you can see stays attached which is excellent so no need to worry as you can remove the panel and do whatever you need without fussing with attached cabling.


Here we took a close up shot of the mounting points in the front panel to show where the socket is for the mounting.


Here we have the ball on the main chassis which snaps into the panel allowing for easy removal of panels as needed while also providing a firm and sturdy hold of the panels when attached.


The internal of the TU150 chassis is rather wide open for such a small box. We can now get a glimpse into the PSU area mounting at the top right. Also, note the large CPU cutout and multiple cable pass-through which all lack grommets but that is ok to me as they are not visible due to the top windows black covering. Even the bottom cutouts were strategically placed to use the GPU as a cover so you may not see much of any cable runs.


Here looking inside at the front fan mounting area, you can see the removable fan filter. Also adjacent to this below the PSU mount we see the mounting where four rubber shrouded screws can be used to mount a 2.5" drive vertically onto this panel. There is even a cable pass-through to make the SATA power and data cables well-hidden once connected to the drive.


Here we see the top where the handle is mounted but with the top panel removed this time. As you can see, the area around the handle is open and about an inch deep which can be used for cable management purposes and this will help any errant cables from being dropped into view.

One cable that comes in using this space already is the main PSU power cable lead which runs across the top and drops down through one of a few pass-through holes to reach the PSU. One last thing is toward the rear of the handle you can see more of the drive mounting holes which supports either 3.5" or 2.5" drives attached internally at the top of the chassis and makes more sense why the area on the glass was blacked out across the top.


Looking at the PSU mounting specifically, we can see the tiny opening made for SFX or SFX-L supplies. Luckily for us, we have a 700W SFX-L unit form SilverStone to power this rig, and it will mate right up in there. The main power lead can be pushed up into location when ready, and the excess can be fed up top, although in this shot it is routed into the main chassis cable management pocket.

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