Tuesday, October 15th 2013

Lian Li Readies the PC-V358 Mini Tower PC Case

Lian Li is currently preparing the release of a new, all-aluminum chassis, a mini tower with the model number PC-V358. Pictured below, this case measures 324 (W) x 286 (H) x 390 (D) mm, it weighs 4.2 kg, and features support for Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards, a side I/O panel with USB 3.0 (x 2) and HD audio ports, one slim 5.25-inch drive bay, two 2.5-inch and six 3.5-inch drive bays, four PCI slots, and three 120 mm fans - two in front and one at the rear.

The PC-V358 comes in two color versions - black and silver, and is listed on pre-order at €137.
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11 Comments on Lian Li Readies the PC-V358 Mini Tower PC Case

#1
ShiBDiB
six 3.5-inch drive bays
Hello server box
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#2
hero1
Nice case. I might grab one and mod it to my taste with water cooling.
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adulaamin
Are those 120mm fan mounts at the side for like an H220 or H100i?
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#4
The Von Matrices
I don't like the recent trend toward excessively large cases. I particularly don't understand the purpose of these mini-itx and micro-atx cases that rival ATX mid tower cases in size. I recently saw a Bitfenix Prodigy in person and thought "why would I want this when I could build an ATX system in a not much larger case?"
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EpicShweetness
by: The Von Matrices
I don't like the recent trend toward excessively large cases. I particularly don't understand the purpose of these mini-itx and micro-atx cases that rival ATX mid tower cases in size. I recently saw a Bitfenix Prodigy in person and thought "why would I want this when I could build an ATX system in a not much larger case?"
I can understand this! It bothers me for Mini-ITX. It's an "Mini" system, overclocking and water cooling doesn't (shouldn't) have a place here. I can understand a large video card, but I have yet to see a truly "Mini system, that can still hold a standard ATX power supply and a 10.5 inch card.
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The Von Matrices
by: EpicShweetness
I can understand this! It bothers me for Mini-ITX. It's an "Mini" system, overclocking and water cooling doesn't (shouldn't) have a place here. I can understand a large video card, but I have yet to see a truly "Mini system, that can still hold a standard ATX power supply and a 10.5 inch card.
The ATX power supply form factor is what's holding back these cases. Modern low-output (300-500W) power supply circuitry can be put into a far smaller form factor than that of the ATX power supply. I just wish that one of the smaller standards like SFX or TFX would become popular. Then, you could choose what power supply you wanted in a small case and not be stuck with whatever the manufacturer wants to include.
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#7
THE_EGG
This case actually reminds me a little of the Aerocool M40/Qx-2000 micro-atx cases only the mobo and psu have swapped levels.


by: EpicShweetness
I can understand this! It bothers me for Mini-ITX. It's an "Mini" system, overclocking and water cooling doesn't (shouldn't) have a place here. I can understand a large video card, but I have yet to see a truly "Mini system, that can still hold a standard ATX power supply and a 10.5 inch card.
I think the old SG07/SG08 from silverstone and maybe the fractal design NODE cases would be about as good as you can get for a small case that it just big enough for a standard ATX PSU and a large video card.
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EpicShweetness
by: The Von Matrices
The ATX power supply form factor is what's holding back these cases. Modern low-output (300-500W) power supply circuitry can be put into a far smaller form factor than that of the ATX power supply. I just wish that one of the smaller standards like SFX or TFX would become popular. Then, you could choose what power supply you wanted in a small case and not be stuck with whatever the manufacturer wants to include.
I hear ya on that, in either case however they don't provide enough power. I'de like to see 500-600w.

by: THE_EGG
I think the old SG07/SG08 from silverstone and maybe the fractal design NODE cases would be about as good as you can get for a small case that it just big enough for a standard ATX PSU and a large video card.
And yet I feel all of those cases waste space in some manner making them bigger than they should be. Therefore what's the point get a Micro-ATX case.
I've been drawing the conclusion that Micro-ATX is pretty much as good as is gets with a case like the SG09. Wish DTX would get out there, 2 expansion slot's :D
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#9
micropage7
i like it
although kinda box, it looks pretty good and supports many hdds
cool lian li
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Sanhime
by: The Von Matrices
I don't like the recent trend toward excessively large cases. I particularly don't understand the purpose of these mini-itx and micro-atx cases that rival ATX mid tower cases in size. I recently saw a Bitfenix Prodigy in person and thought "why would I want this when I could build an ATX system in a not much larger case?"
I think the trend towards mini system is great. I love the fact the itx boards are as powerful as the ATX boards, especially the ASUS line. To answer your question, it all comes down to preference. Like comparing to cars, you like mustang 5.0 or WRX.

Although mini form factor is very limited, especially for PSU, but most powerful systems don't even require a 1200W PSU anyway. I have a Seasonic X850, that's sufficient to run 99% set up out there.

I've owned super large to small, from Xigmatek Elysium to Bitfenix Prodigy, and I must say for some reason, I got the most satisfaction in building the Prodigy, with HAF-X coming in second. Plus, the small form factor is SOOOOOO convenient and light. Maybe I'm getting old.
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drade
by: adulaamin
Are those 120mm fan mounts at the side for like an H220 or H100i?
Can someone answer this? Could you put a dual 120mm rad on that swivel like mount to hook up liquid cooling?
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