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Lian Li Lancool II Mid-Tower Chassis Review (Page 8)

Shannon Robb | Nov 13, 2019 at 05:00 am CST - 2 mins, 33 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Lian LiModel: Lancool II

Case Build & Finished Product

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Here we have the built rig, and as you can expect, the front looks the same as when we first unboxed it. The front is a mostly opaque metal sheet, which means you cannot see the innards. It is not until you power the rig on that the front comes to life.

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Here we see the test rig installed inside the Lancool II. The motherboard and all components went in with ease and no major hiccups to report. As you can see, the vertical cable management bar helps cabling disappear with ease without the need for visible rubber grommets. The plate the bar is mounted on can be rotated 180 degrees allowing for a wider board to fit and still hide cables well.

As you can see, upfront, the Lancool II is not left wanting for space in any way as a sizeable liquid cooling setup could go up front and still have room for a beefy GPU. Lastly, notice the radiator mounted close to the outer panel and how it allows easy fitment of the tall Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB DIMMS we have installed.

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Here we see the rear I/O area, and the only thing that has changed is the inclusion of our test parts. I do like that the spaces between expansion slots are empty and utterly open once the covers are removed. This allows for GPUs with slightly offset ports to be accessible without potential blockages. This, of course, also provides for the various vertical GPU accessories which take up this space to be applied, avoiding the trap of placing the GPU close to the glass door, which can cause issues with GPU cooling.

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If you did not know any better, you would think nothing was installed in the Lancool II at all. These covers will be a blessing to many, I assume, as you would never know if I managed them or just balled them up and closed the cover. Of course, like every case, I did manage them, but it's fantastic that for those who hold great disdain for having to manage cabling, this is now an option. I know Lian Li did not invent this idea as it has been done already, but they did a great job integrating it.

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Here we have the system all buttoned up and ready to run. Now that we have more components and surfaces to reflect my studio lighting, you can start to make out parts, but the window tinting still keeps the entire thing quite stealthy.

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When powering on the test rig, we are greeted by the unicorn rainbow disco as I had the standard rainbow flow profile on the motherboard, and the case was synchronized to follow suit. The front lighting diffusion is excellent and makes for a perfect aesthetic for the Lancool II. If you wanted something more discreet, you can shut the LEDs off or even change it to a single color, depending on your desired appearance.

Last updated: Nov 21, 2019 at 10:57 am CST

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Shannon started his PC journey around the age of six in 1989. Now till present day, he has established himself in the overclocking world, spending many years pushing the limits of hardware on LN2. Shannon has worked with design and R&D on various components, including PC systems and chassis, to optimize the layout and performance for enthusiasts.

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