Thursday, July 31st 2014

Lian Li Announces the PC-V2130 Brushed Aluminum Full Tower

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today announces the release of a new brushed aluminum full tower chassis - PC-V2130. The update of the popular PC-V2120, the PC-V2130 improves on the design by adding extensive water cooling support, a more versatile HDD system, enhanced cable management.

At 94L, the PC-V2130 can handle any hardware PC enthusiast desire. Motherboards up to HPTX are supported. Up to 11 3.5"/2.5" drives can be mounted behind the motherboard tray and on the individually removable hard drive bays. An included removable bracket allows for 4 more 2.5" drives to be installed. The chassis also features a modular 5.25" cage that gives builders the flexibility to use the space as they see fit.

Extensive Water Cooling Support
A tool-lessly removable top panel allows for 240/280mm radiators to be easily installed. Two more 280mm radiators can be installed at the front and bottom of the chassis, respectively. Two grommeted holes above the rear 120mm exhaust fan allows for more water cooling support.

Cable Management
The PC-V2130 features 8 grommeted holes for simplified cable management. 31mm (1.2") behind the motherboard tray gives builders plenty of space to work with.

High-End Tool-less Features
The PC-V2130 is stacked full of high-end tool-less features to ease installations. On the inside of the chassis, Lian Li's tool-less PCI slot mounting mechanism allows for simple expansion card installation. On the outside, the entire front bezel can be removed with just the removal of a couple of thumbscrews - enabling easy access to the 2 front 140mm fan dust filters. The side panels can be taken off with just the press of two latches.

Wheels for Easy Maneuverability
The wheels design enables easy moving of a fully loaded system. A locking mechanism on the rear wheels prevents the chassis moving when set in place.

Connectivity
The I/O panel is located on the top of the PC-V2130, and is hidden by a stealth cover when not in use. Connectivity includes four USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections.

Price and Availability
The PC-V2130 will be available in black PC-V2130A (Silver), PC-V2130B (Black) and PC-V2130X (Internal Black with Window) in North America for the suggested retail price of PC-V2130A / PC-V2130B USD 499 ; PC-V2130X USD569.

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7 Comments on Lian Li Announces the PC-V2130 Brushed Aluminum Full Tower

#1
micropage7
i like the internal design, but the exterior looks too flat
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#2
LAN_deRf_HA
I don't think I'll ever be able to consider their cases again until they start making all their fan cutouts 120/140 and add slotted holes for rads. At this point they're so behind the times I'm amazed they haven't gone under.
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#3
RejZoR
Fans on the bottom basically turn this thing into a vacuum cleaner. Not cool...
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#4
romeg
by: micropage7
i like the internal design, but the exterior looks too flat
I agree about the internal design being well-thought-out, except for the fan cut-outs I much prefer the option of installing 120mm or 140mm (small gripe, to be sure). I rather like the exterior.

The price, however, is a huge deal-breaker to me. I understand aluminum costs more than steel, but the price is more than twice of my two Phanteks Enthoo Primos, and that's hard to swallow, especially when it offers no more, in a couple spots less, than the Primo. I've owned aluminum cases before and I do appreciate the weight differential, but not that much.

Still, the V2130 appears to be a very good case with modern, up-to-date features we've come to expect.
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#5
ZoneDymo
pretty sure they had the same case on the market 10 years ago
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Assimilator
by: ZoneDymo
pretty sure they had the same case on the market 10 years ago
Yep, this is the PC-V2120 with some updates. Lian-Li haven't designed a completely new chassis in years.
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eidairaman1
by: Assimilator
Yep, this is the PC-V2120 with some updates. Lian-Li haven't designed a completely new chassis in years.
They lost their innovation streak with the conch shell or step tower...
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