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Lian-Li Launches New MUSE HTPC Cases - C36 and C37

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    Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the PC-C36 & PC-C37 HTPC chassis. Both have slim, low profile form factors at 435mm x 94mm x 378mm (W, H, D) , incorporating outstanding quality which has been designed to align with standard audio equipment dimensions, giving the slim look, but allowing room for a standard size 5.25" ODD and two 3.5" HDDs.

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    The PC-C37 will support a micro-ATX motherboard, as well as a standard ATX PS/2 power supply and can only use low profile cards. However, the PC-C36 supports the Micro-ATX form factor and will be shipped with a 300W TFX power supply as standard. The TFX power supply which has an 8cm internal fan as well as the usual exhaust fan has been aligned to assist in venting the hot air trapped inside the case. In addition, because of the slim line TFX PSU, the PC-C36 has the extra room internally to cater for two different back panels, which can fit between either 4 low profile cards, or two full size PCI/PCI-e cards via the riser card.

    For both Chassis, the solid structure is all aluminum, offering significant cooling functions over standard steel cases, while giving a sleek and superior aspect of elegance. In addition the front mounted I/O ports, including 2x USB 2.0, 1x Firewire 1394 and microphone and headset speaker jacks give the chassis more complete options.

    Lian Li attention to detail is paramount, and special anti-vibration spring clips prevent the panels from rattling, while special rubber rings support the HDD’s mounted in their bays. A 70mm slim intake fan (1500RPM) supports the copious open vents around the case that improve airflow and assist the aluminum chassis in cooling down the warmest components. In addition, the vent directly above the CPU allows cool air to be pumped onto the CPU by the CPU fan directly. For the PC-C37, the ATX PS/2 power supply can contribute to extracting hot air trapped inside the case, or aligned to special vents to bring in cool air directly onto the PSU components.

    Like all Lian Li products, these HTPC Multimedia Chassis have the finely honed finish to prevent sharp edges, while the structure has been hand-crafted to create the extra attention to detail prevalent in Lian Li chassis. The minimalist design allows the case to fit in with any décor. The stands are superior quality and have rubber mountings to reduce vibration. The internals are modular, so components can be pre-fitted and then installed in stages, allowing an organized and structural design for your DIY HTPC Home Theatre system. Thumb screws keep the case top panel attached, while a structural support bar adds strength to the case design, but it is also easily aligned to be out the way when installing or tinkering with components. Everything is designed to comply with Intel Standards for maximum compatibility.

    The essence of Lian-Li products is the craftsmanship of the engineering. Intrinsic to the workmanship and quality is the customization which includes a whole host of optional extras that can be purchased to add more features to an already feature rich product.

    For more details on features and extras available for the MUSE C36- please go here: http://www.lian-li.com.tw/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=219&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=64

    For more details on features and extras available for the MUSE C37- please go here: http://www.lian-li.com.tw/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=220&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=64

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    It was this bit I liked reading...

    ... this would be ideal for my GF's machine. If the TFX PSU is replaceable with a standard PSU then that would be even better. I'd be able to install her 4850 (albeit on it's side) and replace her HDD with a 1TB drive and we could use her machine as a HTPC as well as her personal gaming machine.

    I can only dream.

    If you look, the C37 has a full sized optical drive bay (5.25") when the C36 has a slimline one, or is just a nicer looking front.
     
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    Nice and sleek, I really like it. Being a Lian-Li, Im sure its gonna cost an arm and part of a leg.
     
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    Most likely, but saying that my Lian-Li didn't cost that much, however you could argue £74 GBP is a lot for a case without a PSU.
     

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