Wednesday, May 5th 2010

Lian Li Announces PC-X900, the Ultimate Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis

Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd. today announces its brand-new TYR series – the PC-X900 mid-tower chassis. With the hair-line brushed anodized aluminum finishing and its intelligent multi-heat zone design, the PC-X900 fits perfectly in the living room as a home theater system, as well as proving a complete thermal solution to the gamers. Lian Li once again proves its dedications in bringing a convenient and stylish life with the cutting-edge technology and tool-less design to its customers worldwide.

Dimensioned at 230 x 598 x 388mm (W.H.D.), the PC-X900 is a mid-tower chassis, an alternative choice between the smaller PC-X500 and the full-size PC-X2000 from Lian Li’s product line. Net weight at 8.22kg, it includes three 5.25" optical drives, seven 3.5” hard drives separated in two cages, all with the patented tool-less design. Supporting ATX/M-ATX motherboards, the PC-X900 can hold video cards maximum of 300mm length, as well as occupying seven PCI slots and four USB 3.0 ports mounted on the top cover alongside one e-SATA HD audio port. The TYR PC-X900 is available in red, black and silver colors.

Easy Access & Spatial Design
The most convenient tool-less design is an important key feature for Lian Li’s cases in 2010. Power users’ requirements of building systems faster and swapping the components often have been taken into consideration. This is why the side panel of PC-X900 is transparent, and can be opened easily with the tool-less latch, the motherboard tray can be opened and CPU coolers are removable; the multimedia I/O ports are designed right on the top of the case; and the PCI add-on cards can be assembled effortlessly. When installing the 5.25” optical drive, users can simply slide the drive into the bay and close the mounting bar to secure.

The motherboard is positioned at the middle-level of PC-X900, allowing an easy access to the motherboard and more room for larger CPU coolers. There is also enough room for a 180mm long power supply at the rear of the case.

Cooling Fans & Thermal Solution
Lian Li’s PC-X900 has two heat zones design to have better thermal solution and tidy up internal space. Moreover, the PC-X900 features three and two 120mm LED fans at the front and rear of the case, respectively. The fans cover the whole motherboard so they bring in cold air and remove heat effectively. There are also vents on the PCI slots, providing extra cooling to the graphics cards. The power supply unit is at the bottom of the case so that it can draw cold air in directly through the vent below. Finally, there is a fan controller in the back of the case for users to adjust the fan speed and get the best balance between silence and cooling.

Highlights for TYR PC-X900
  • Supports ATX/M-ATX motherboards
  • Case separated in two heat zones
  • Four USB 3.0 multimedia I/O ports & one e-SATA/HD audio port
  • Three 120mm LED fans at front & two 120mm LED fans at rear
  • Seven PCI expansion slots
  • PSU at case bottom
  • Seven standard 3.5” hard drives in two tool-less HDD cages
  • Three standard 5.25" optical drives
  • Availability: Arriving at local distributors end of May
  • MSRP for PC-X900: US$439+local VAT for A/B (silver/black), and US$499+local VAT for R (red)
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31 Comments on Lian Li Announces PC-X900, the Ultimate Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis

#1
slyfox2151
wow one of the VERY FEW lian li case i really like!
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#2
TheLostSwede
The PC-B25F is still a better case imho and way cheaper at $170.
I guess the cooling might be a bit better in this one, as well as the cable management, but $439...
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#3
mav2000
This case is just awesome...i really like the idea and the simple straightforward air configuration...front to back...good stuff.
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#4
Phxprovost
Xtreme Refugee
love the case, hate the pricetag
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#5
b82rez
I was considering buying this case until I saw the pricetag...
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#7
Jizzler
Not bad. But what I'd really like a case that is just 'Zone 2'.
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#8
Breathless
very.... stinkin..... SCHNAZI :pimp:
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#9
DannibusX
Nice case, crazy price AND a value added tax.
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#10
Soylent Joe
Very nice and stylish, but... *looks at price*



I'm digging the anodized red one, it would be perfect for an AMD build.
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#12
alpha3
nice case, but definitely too expensive for me..
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#13
gvblake22
Beautiful case, but it's hardly a "mid-tower". Oh well. Props to Lian Li for making so many new cases all the time. It is too bad that this one is so expensive though. $500 is just absurd, even for Lian Li!
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#14
pjladyfox
Saw this on another site this morning and wished to chime in with a few things for my fellow TPUers:

URL for case: http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=500&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=62

Size (w x h x d): 23 x 59.8 x 38.8 cm

Equal to Antec 1200 in both height and width give or take a few mm but depth is much more shallow. Based upon these measurements longest video card that will fit will be GTX 470 or HD 5870 with fans mounted; about 4mm to short to accept a 5970 which is 309mm long versus the 305mm that the case supports.

Looks to also have built-in filters on the front intakes as well as the PSU fan hole. Overall a pretty nice design but, dang, did they have to make it THAT tall?? :eek:
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#15
DaveK
I'm not a big fan of red, but damn that red case is sweet. Shame about the price tag.
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#16
Spamhawk
It's a nice case sure and I like the design, but what's so special about it that it's worth 500 $ +?
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#17
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Sweet a PC-X1000 with a window....dont know if it deserves its own naming though;)
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#18
Brewster0101
Daft price. Lian Li are trying to make more money for falling sales. Think they haven't realised sales are down because prices are too high, people have not much money and also their Lancool brand is much better value for the same quality (ish)

Also this is not a mid tower as stated, its height makes it a full size tower.
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#21
DrunkenMafia
They do have a high price tag but the build quality is amazing. I have owned 2 Lian Li cases and the attention to detail in awesome. I have also owned/bought heaps of cases from CM,TT that are in the $100-$200 range and they are shit!! Antec make some nice cases but these come with a big price tag also, I think Lian Li is more of an enthusiast brand.

This is all based on my opinion though, I would happily fork out $500 for a case if it was affordable for me at the time. :)
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#22
Marineborn
wow they are drunk for that price tag, i could mold a identical case as that for half the price, POOP ON YOU LIA LAN! it costs them about 50 bucks to make these cases, there getting about 300% overhead profit...BOOOOOOOOOO! lol
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#23
Reefer86
what is the price tag as i cant see it above


EDIT found prices $469 for the black one, dam that sucks for a case that wouldn't really support a good loop.
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#24
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Its getting ridiculous the costs of cases and hardware these days. It is almost as if you have to be a manager to afford any thing. Damn nice case though, ridiculous price.
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#25
twicksisted
Lian- Li... asian porn star name if you ask me :P
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