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Lian Li Announces the PC-10N Mid Tower Chassis in North America

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  1. btarunr

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    Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today releases a new brushed aluminum mid tower chassis with side mounted radiator support, PC-10N, in North America. Besides allowing for a 240mm radiator to be placed on a hinged bracket, the PC-10N forgoes the traditional motherboard tray, and instead implements a railing mount design for increased thermal performance and better cable management. A hinged bracket directly across the CPU allows DIY builders to install a 240mm radiator in the PC-10N. The bracket secured by thumbscrews can be swung open on its hinge to allow for easy access of the internal components.

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    Railing Mount Motherboard Tray
    Lian Li's railing mount technology greatly improves airflow under the motherboard, helping systems run cooler. This design replaces the traditional solid motherboard tray which can block airflow and adds to system weight and cost. The railing system also provides better routing options for internal wiring and cables, reducing clutter, improving system appearance and further improving airflow.

    Tool-Less Hard Drive Installation
    Hard drives can be tool-lessly installed in the PC-10N. The six 3.5" drives and one 2.5" drive are secured in the two HDD cages by quick-access thumbscrews with rubber suspensions to greatly reduce irritating noise and vibrations. An additional 2.5" can be installed using four standard screws. Additionally, the top HDD cage can be removed tool-lessly allowing for increased airflow and more space for longer expansion cards.

    Thermal Design
    Two 120mm fans with air filters located in the front of the chassis pull in cool air. Once the front bezel is tool-lessly popped off, the front fans can be effortlessly removed. The rear 120mm exhaust fan pulls hot air out of the chassis, and an additional 120mm fan can be installed in the top panel.

    Compatibility
    VGA cards up to 300mm (11.81") in length can fit in the PC-10N when the top HDD cage is not removed, and 430mm (16.9") when the cage is. CPU coolers up to 155mm are supported.

    The Lian Li PC-10N also supports power supplies up to 300mm (11.81 inches). Ventilation slits underneath the PSU, with a removable pull-out air filter, help increase the life and performance of the power supply and system.

    Connectivity
    The front I/O panel is stylishly placed on an angle on the right side of the front panel and contains two USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections.

    The PC-10N is available in two color options: silver (PC-10NA) and black (PC-10NB).

    Price and Availability
    The PC-10N will be available on Newegg for the suggested retail price of $129.99.
     
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    Inspiration from NCase M1?
     
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    I don't get this. What the point of having that fan mount there? Sure you can say for air cooling but it just looks stupid and useless. They need to go back to making cases that were simplistic and extremely functional.
     
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    That bit of aluminium is for AIO coolers.
     
  5. XNine

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    Lian Li's been on a role lately! Nice offering from one of the finest names in the Biz!
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I have never understood Lian Li's allure. The innards are usually nice, but the exterior has looked the same for what feels like decades, and it wasn't very fine to begin with. Normally I like stylish squares, but Lian Li always manages to just look boring.
     
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    But it still looks weird. They could have easily made the case a bit taller to accomodate AIO coolers. They are nuts!
     
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    the exterior looks like the good old Lian Li
    the motherboard tray also looks interesting, nothing like I've seen before
     
  9. XNine

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    Have you not seen all of their other forays into case design?

    The tower of doom:
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    The Train:
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    The Seashell:
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    The Spider:
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    The Oven:
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    Lian Li has more cases out there than any other company on the planet. It's insane how many there are. Not to mention the good ol V2000 series (and other iterations like the A+ Black Pearl):
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    I absolutely love Lian Li. Even when they do something completely out of left field, it shows they're thinking of new concepts and ideas. Granted, I can't say I love all of their cases, but I've worked in enough of them that I can say I love them overall.
     

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