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Lian Li launches trio of all-aluminium PC chassis

by Mark Tyson on 14 September 2017, 11:21

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Aluminium PC chassis specialist Lian Li has launched a trio of new products today. With its form factor blunderbuss the designer and manufacturer has fired off a Mini-ITX, MicroATX and ATX chassis. Why launch them all together? Well, they follow a theme, and offer similar styling. The new PC-Q50, PC-V320, and PC-V720 eschew tempered glass and RGB LED illumination considerations to go 'back to basics' with high airflow all-aluminium designs. Nevertheless, these are modern chassis, and they all feature easy access USB 3.1 Type-C ports among other niceties.

 

Other features in common over the range include the ability to convert from tower to desktop format chassis. Screw-in aluminium feet, with rubber pads, facilitate this orientation flexibility, allowing the PCs to adapt for your home or office. Venting holes proliferate for excellent airflow, helping you to build quieter systems packing fewer fans.

Lian Li PC-V720 in different orientations and colours

Lian Li says the trio of new chassis followed its motherboard-centric design principle. This apparently makes them especially space efficient. Common to the designs is a top exhaust fan with a suspended PSU also at the top of the chassis. I've created a comparison table detailing the most important specs of the PC-Q50, PC-V320, and PC-V720, below:

 

PC-Q50

PC-V320

PC-V720

Form

Mini-ITX

Micro-ATX

ATX

Chassis dimensions

(W)170mm x(H)285mm x(D)360mm

(W)170mm x(H)325mm x(D)467mm

(W)170mm x(H)385mm x(D)467mm

Weight

-

4.3kg

3.77kg

HDD capacity

3.5" HDD x2, 2.5" HDD x2

3.5" HDD x2, 2.5" HDD x2

3.5" HDD x2, 2.5" HDD x2

Expansion slots

2

4

7

Fan options

120mm fan x1 (Top)

140mm fan x1 (Top)/ 120mm fan x1 (Front)

140mm fan x1 (Top)/ 120mm fan x1 (Front)

Front panel I/O

USB3.0 x2/ USB3.1(Type-C)/ HD Audio

USB3.0 x2/ USB3.1(Type-C)/ HD Audio

USB3.0 x2/ USB3.1(Type-C)/ HD Audio

Max compatibility

VGA 320mm, CPU cooler 140mm, SFX PSU 160mm

VGA 400mm, CPU cooler 140mm, ATX PSU 150mm

VGA 400mm, CPU cooler 140mm, ATX PSU 160mm

 

All the models will be available in either black or silver finishes. Lian Li wrote to HEXUS and provided the following availability dates and prices in the UK and USA:

  • The Lian Li PC-Q50 will be available in the US in the middle of September, for $149, and in the UK from the end of October, for £157.99.
  • The Lian Li PC-V320 will be available in the US in the middle of September, for $189, and in the UK at the end of October, for £184.99.
  • The Lian Li PC-V720 will be available in the US in the middle of September, for $219, and in the UK at the end of October, for £222.99.


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Yay for USB type C, neigh for everything else.
aidanjt
neigh for everything else.

Why? Seem like decent air cooled cases to me.
They're not PC cases. They're hutches for dust bunnies.
^^ because what he said.
Guess we should have seen this coming, Nvidia doing the bare minimum to extract the absolute maximum from peoples wallets.