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Lian Li Announces the PC-TU100 Mini-ITX Chassis

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  1. btarunr

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    Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd is pleased to announce their newest edition to the briefcase chassis "TU" series - PC-TU100 Mini-ITX Chassis. More compact than the PC-TU200, the fully aluminum PC-TU100 is the ideal choice for the ultimate LAN rig with its top-mounted handle and its support for the latest powerful low profile graphics card. The stylish retro "007-esque" design of the chassis is sure to garner much attention.

    With dimensions of (WxHxD) 158 x 275 x 242 mm (6.2" x 10.8" x 9.5") and a weight of 1.77 kg (3.9 lb), the PC-TU100 holds the hardware necessary for a portable gaming system while being primed and ready for transport. Two 2.5" hard drives or SSDs can be mounted on the bottom drive rack. An additional 2.5" drive can be placed in the slim optical drive bay, if no optical drive is installed. Graphics cards up to 190 mm can be installed in the chassis - enough room for some of the latest small form factor graphics cards. The PC-TU100 supports SFX power supplies up to 170 mm.

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    Maximum Airflow
    Lian Li has engineered the case for maximum airflow. A tool-lessly mounted 120mm intake fan with a removable air filter at the front of the chassis blows air across the integral components. With no drive cage blocking the fan, the air flows unrestricted through the case. Well-placed vents on the side and the rear of the case ensures the hot air escapes.

    Simple Release Side Panels
    Similar to the PC-TU200, the side panels of the PC-TU100 are unlatched with just a push of the release lever on the back panel. Putting the panel back on is a simple push to lock the anchoring pins back into their sockets.

    The front panel contains the dual LED illuminated power button that glows blue when on and purple when loading. The I/O panel at the bottom of the front panel contains two USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections.



    Price and Availability
    The PC-TU100 will be available in silver and black at the end of June for the suggested retail price of US$109.99.
     
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    "We found this guitar amplifier on the sidewalk, and decided to remove the innerds, drills some mounting holes, and sell it as a case"

    :shadedshu:shadedshu:shadedshu

    I used to like Lian-Li cases. Then they took a hipster in the knee.
     
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    That handle will sure come in handy when I chuck the case out the window.
     
  4. james888

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    I like it...
     
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    All the metal they use to make that case wouldn't add up to one door on my V2100.

    Tinfoil with a handle.

    I recently built a relative a new mini-itx set up in a PCQ-08. I was embarrassed that I recommended the case...I could have folded a side panel in 1/2 without effort. I actually bent the case just by installing the I/O plate. Ridiculous.

    LC
     
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    the front and side is ok, but i dunno i get less interested
     
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    Lian-Li cases are OK as far as quality but not sure what the appeal might be for a cube design?
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    There's a review at Anandtech. From the conclusion:

    I sort of like the look, but I rarely actually like Lian Li these days.
     
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    #1 - I remember back mid-late 90's when Amplifier builds where are the rage.... Not anything explicitly wrong with this, there's always a few unique instances where such a foundation provides the right packing or a statement piece (tradeshows), but I cant see much of any mainstream market for it. While my assertion below isn't as searing in this "case", I think it's still indicates how stuck in the 90's Lian-Li has become. I suppose their core business is still plenty robust enough to support such whims.

     
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    :roll: second that motion. :laugh:
     
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    What an ugly POS. I wouldn't use it as portable toilet, let alone a case. That handle... :nutkick:
     
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