By >Tom LESKIN
Lian Li launches two new tool-less PC cases, HTPC PC-C60 and Mid-Tower PC-6
When I heard about this news from Lian Li today, I got pretty excited since I’m a fan of their high-end, all-aluminum PC cases and do own one too. Today the Taiwanese company announced two new PC cases, the PC-C60, and the mid-tower PC-6.
Starting with Lian Li’s PC-C60, a new edition to their Domus series of HTPC chassis, which is pictured above, it’s a slim case that’s available in black or silver with an open and easy-to-upgrade internal layout. Some of the features of this case include mounting for ATX, Micro-ATX, or Mini-ITX motherboards, seven ventilated PCI slots, room for video cards 270mm long. space for three 2.5” HDD mounts and six 3.5” HDD mounts, two side 140mm fans , plus easy access to the power switch along with two USB 3.0 ports, one e-SATA port, as well as HD Audio ports.
The mid-tower PC-6 on the other hand, available only in black, supports ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards, three 3.5” HDDs and one 2.5” HDD, the front-panel has three external mounts for 5.25” ODDs, one front-panel 140mm intake fan, one rear-panel 140mm exhaust fan, washable/removable air-filters, and it gives easy access to the power switch, one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, and HD Audio ports.
It can also support larger graphics cards with a maximum length of 440mm.
Both of these cases embody Lian Li’s artistic design, while also providing a bit of ease for PC builders with their tool-less installations, anti-vibration features, excellent air-flow, and impressive build capabilities. Get them at the end of June at $229 for the PC-C60 and $149 for the PC-6.
All-aluminum, High-end, Beautifully designed
9 June 2011, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd., maker of high-end, all-aluminum computer chassis since 1983, today releases two new PC cases: the HTPC/Desktop PC-C60, and the simple and elegant mid-tower PC-6. A new edition to their Domus series of HTPC chassis, Lian Li’s PC-C60 is slim, sleek, all-aluminum, and available in black or silver with an open and easy-to-upgrade internal layout. The black, all-aluminum, mid-tower PC-6 embodies Lian Li’s distinctive designing characteristics and fits perfectly into their Essence series of PC chassis with a timeless and quietly artistic design. With tool-less installations, anti-vibration features, excellent air-flow, and impressive build capabilities, the PC-C60 and PC-6 once again prove the quality of products that Lian Li is known for.
Mounting ATX, Micro-ATX, or Mini-ITX motherboards, this HTPC chassis has seven ventilated PCI slots and has enough room for video cards 270mm long. Externally, there are two 5.25” ODD mounts. Internally, Lian Li has given users three 2.5” HDD mounts and six 3.5” HDD mounts, providing ample space for huge media collections. Users have the option of mounting additional 2.5” HDDs into the 3.5” mounts if preferred. Furthermore, the HDD and ODD mounts are tool-less and come with anti-vibration features like rubber-ring suspension. For easy HDD changing, Lian Li has also made the HDD racks removable. Standard PS/2 power supply units mount at the back of the case.
Thermally, the PC-C60 is designed to maximize cooling with two 140mm fans pulling cool air through the case from the side-panel. Venting along the back panel ensures heated air has a quick escape route to prevent damage. For users who want an exhaust fan, Lian Li has placed a 140mm fan mount on the top panel (fan not included).
On the front panel, Lian Li has provided easy access to the power switch along with two USB 3.0 ports, one e-SATA port, as well as HD Audio ports. Dimensions of the PC-C60 stand at 445mm x 182mm x 410mm (W, H, D) and net weight is 4.1kg.
This mid-tower PC case mounts huge graphics cards with a maximum length of 440mm in eight ventilated, tool-less PCI brackets. ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards are all compatible. Using thumb screws and rubber suspension to prevent vibration, the tool-less HDD rack supports three 3.5” HDDs and one 2.5” HDD. Also tool-less, the front-panel has three external mounts for 5.25” ODDs. A standard PS/2 PSU mounts at the base of the case above ventilation and is supported by anti-vibration rubber padding.
Lian Li has designed the PC-6 with one front-panel 140mm intake fan and one rear-panel 140mm exhaust fan as well as a mount for a fan speed control-switch (switch not included). Both fans along with the ventilation beneath the PSU come with washable/removable air-filters to prevent dust from entering the case. Liquid cooling systems are also enabled by using two rubber-lined holes on the back-panel.
The top-panel is home to the power switch alongside one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, and HD Audio ports. Dimensions of the PC-6 stand at 210mm x 475mm x 498mm (W, H, D) and net weight is 5kg.
The essence of Lian Li is the craftsmanship of the engineering. Intrinsic to the workmanship and quality of Lian Li’s products is their customization capabilities, which include a whole host of optional extras that can be added to an already feature rich product. For more details on features and extras available for the PC-Z60, the PC-Z70, and the PC-P80N, please go to the Lian Li website: www.Lian-Li.com
Product photos and detail specs are available:
About Lian Li
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd is an Aluminum Chassis and Chassis peripheral manufacturer and provider of industrial wholesale as well as OEM & ODM services for the PC industry as required. With over 20 years of service excellence, ISO 9001 certification and a team of professional staff willing to do the utmost to deliver durable, superior quality products, all backed by a *2 year guarantee; your satisfaction is guaranteed.(*conditions apply)
Press Releases and Archive: http://globalpr.com.tw/press-room/
* High-end anodized aluminum
* Tool-less and anti-vibration mounts for hardware
* Compatible with several motherboard sizes
* USB 3.0 ready
* Intake and exhaust fans
* Washable air filters over ventilation
* Availability: Arriving at local distributors
End of June
* MSRP for PC-C60: US$229 (VAT NOT INCLUDED)
* MSRP for PC-6: US$149 (VAT NOT INCLUDED)