Thursday, June 6th 2013

Lian Li PC-V360 Finds Room for a Radiator Right Over The Motherboard

Case designers find room for liquid cooling radiators often by stretching the case out and creating it along the top, bottom, or front of the case. Lian Li found it at the most obvious place -- along the plane of the motherboard, right over its top half. A 240 x 120 mm radiator can be screwed onto a hinged frame, which can be easily moved to access parts of the motherboard right under it. The running idea here is that CPU blocks create a lot of space for this contraption to work.

The V360 is otherwise a typical Lian Li micro-ATX case, with top-mounted PSU bay, all-aluminum construction, a single 5.25-inch drive bay, five 3.5-inch bays, and three 2.5-inch ones, which create enough room for long graphics cards such as AMD Radeon HD 5970, to fit in. Ventilation includes a 120 mm front intake, a 120 mm rear exhaust, an 80 mm top exhaust, a 120 mm bottom intake (at the expense of one expansion slot), and vents on the side panel for the radiator assembly to work.
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10 Comments on Lian Li PC-V360 Finds Room for a Radiator Right Over The Motherboard

#2
Max Mojo
Brilliant idea, especially if you have a side panel window. Very nice for showrooms. I would call British understatement, hide what you have.
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#3
Lagittaja
Must be great for motherboard temperatures haha.
Unless you have the fans on there as pull instead.
But great Lian Li, great to see new things from you.
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#4
ogharaei
TPU Proofreader
I like the idea. Does it snap into place properly, and will Lian Li include this feature in bigger cases?
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#5
Rowsol
Looks nice but what if the hose kinks like in picture 2?
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WithoutWeakness
by: Max Mojo
Brilliant idea, especially if you have a side panel window. Very nice for showrooms. I would call British understatement, hide what you have.
This is a terrible idea if you have a side window. You would need ventilation holes or a mesh cutout on the side panel to allow air into the case. If you had this setup with a windowed side panel then the fans would just be feeding the hot air from inside the case back through the radiator and your cooling performance would be abysmal. With ventilation holes or mesh on the side the fans would be able to pull in cool air from outside and push it through the radiator.
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Casecutter
This isn't new! This has been done buy Modder’s plenty. This is just the sincerest form of flattery… ;)
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Max Mojo
Originally Posted by Max Mojo View Post
Brilliant idea, especially if you have a side panel window. Very nice for showrooms. I would call it British understatement, hide what you have.
by: WithoutWeakness
This is a terrible idea if you have a side window. You would need ventilation holes or a mesh cutout on the side panel to allow air into the case. If you had this setup with a windowed side panel then the fans would just be feeding the hot air from inside the case back through the radiator and your cooling performance would be abysmal. With ventilation holes or mesh on the side the fans would be able to pull in cool air from outside and push it through the radiator.
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