Friday, October 2nd 2015

Lian Li Announces the PC-TU300 and TC-01 Trolley

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-TU300 portable PC chassis. The largest of the TU series, the TU-300 packs a full ATX-size computer into a rugged, portable chassis compact enough to count as carry-on luggage. Alongside the case is its optional wheeled trolly accessory for the traveler. Its thick aluminum construction, locking mechanisms, and reinforced corners keep delicate components safe from bumps and pokes.

ITX systems are great for LAN parties, but a full ATX rig with room for multiple GPUs is better. The best feature of the PC-TU300 is its mobility - weighing only 3.8kg and measuring 218mm x 398mm x 440mm, it is compact and lightweight. The handle mounted on top makes it easy to pick up and move around, while the aluminum bumpers on the corners protect it from damage on the go. With its increased size, Lian Li offers an optional trolly to further improve mobility. The TC-01, or Trolly Cart 01, can be securely fastened to the side wall for easy transportation on wheels.
The TU line is famous for its luggage-like durability and reliability and the TC-01 takes these qualities a step further. The Trolly Cart has two anchor brackets which are screwed into the side panel of the case. The trolly itself can then be attached to provide smooth rolling on flat surfaces, and easily removed when not in use. The PC-TU300 is good choice for the traveler, whether for a local LAN or an international trip.

Effective Thermal Management
Dual 120mm filtered air intakes are on the bottom panel; one rear 120mm fan, and two filtered removable 120mm fans exhaust out the back and top panels respectively. The PSU also grabs air from the floor intakes and expels it out a clever vent on the side panel. Following the age-old adage - "hot air rises" - this will keep every component cool and operating efficiently.

Installs Simply, Fastens Securely
The PC-TU300 is designed to build a system with minimal tools. As this is a portable case, the PCI cards are screwed in. However, every possible part uses thumbscrews or tool-free fasteners. The PCI cover and drive cage are attached with thumbscrews; the drives slot into their respective bays with no tools. The side doors use lever mechanisms to pop open, each lockable with a thumbscrew. The fan filters also clip in and snap off for easy cleaning.

Capacity Beyond Its Size Class
Despite its small size, The PC-TU300's clever layout offers enough space for a 300mm VGA card, a CPU cooler up to 160mm tall, and a PSU up to 160mm long. A full ATX-size motherboard fits neatly inside. The hard drive cage and PSU are mounted in the front of the case to minimize its height and width. The PC-TU300 can contain up to two 3.5" drives in its removable hot swap HDD cage with space enough to tuck in an additional 2.5" drive. There is a slim external ODD drive bay on the top front panel. There is plenty of room behind the motherboard tray for cable management.

Price and Availability
The PC-TU300 will be available in the US in early October in two variants: the PC-TU300A for $229.99 USD and the PC-TU300X for $249.99 USD.

Product Features of the PC-TU300
  • Full ATX motherboard support in a portable chassis
  • Ruggedized walls and side panels
  • Side panels, drive bays and PCI expansions slots use tool-free design
  • Sturdy handle and optional luggage-like trolly wheels
  • Bottom-to-top thermal solution
  • Accommodates full size enthusiast components
  • Hot swappable tool-less drive bay
  • Dimensions:
    o(W)218mm
    o(H)398mm
    o(D)440mm
  • MSRP: PC-TU300A $229.9 USD, PC-TU300X $249.9 USD
  • Availability: Early October in the US
For more information, visit the product page.
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12 Comments on Lian Li Announces the PC-TU300 and TC-01 Trolley

#2
MadsMagnus
Same here, good initiative from Lian Li.
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#3
DeathtoGnomes
I wish there was more pics for this or even a Video.
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
DeathtoGnomes
I wish there was more pics for this or even a Video.
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#5
JMccovery
Just watched the video, and wow... If it isn't too expensive, I'm sold. Was thinking about building a MicroATX system to use in my tractor-trailer, and this would make for a nice case. Add in some 2.5"-3.5" drive adapters...

If LianLi doesn't make a MATX/ITX version, I'd get this.
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
JMccovery
Just watched the video, and wow... If it isn't too expensive, I'm sold. Was thinking about building a MicroATX system to use in my tractor-trailer, and this would make for a nice case. Add in some 2.5"-3.5" drive adapters...

If LianLi doesn't make a MATX/ITX version, I'd get this.
OP put the price up already, to me personally it's a dam good way to getting mugged \ robbed, and to be honest i would of liked it more if it had rubber feet on it
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#7
ZeDestructor
AsRock
OP put the price up already, to me personally it's a dam good way to getting mugged \ robbed, and to be honest i would of liked it more if it had rubber feet on it
It's in a tractor trailer, so it's not exactly hard to stash in a corner and have look like a random toolbox or something. The hard one to hide is the monitor.

As for myself, it would be moved in a car to get to a LAN (especially because I'd need to lug a monitor + peripherals as well anyways), not really on public transit.
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#8
JMccovery
ZeDestructor
It's in a tractor trailer, so it's not exactly hard to stash in a corner and have look like a random toolbox or something. The hard one to hide is the monitor.
Not worried about things being seen in my truck, as I have the curtains closed and doors locked when I'm out of it for an extended time; in addition to mostly taking breaks in well-lit areas with either cameras or security.

Also, I'll have the monitor mounted on a wall inside, so someone would have to be in my truck to even see it.
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#9
Digital Dreams
JMccovery
If it isn't too expensive, I'm sold..
Lian Li/not too expensive, pick one. Interesting design though.
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#10
webdigo
You know, let me tell you what I really like about Lian Li. All the Lian-Li pc cases I have seen, dont have the horrible flat fan gitter on the back, which is a part of the pc-case.
Lian-Li use round (and removeable) rear fan gitter. Which allows perfect airflow, with no increased noise.

My parents got a Nanoxia deep silence 3. Which has the standard default fan gitter that is cut out directly from the cace and is a part of it. Once I cut off the gitter, alot of the turbulence went gone.

Part of the pc-case and creates turbulence noise:
http://i.imgur.com/JzqQfSx.jpg

Best solution. With two options:
http://i.imgur.com/dt4LiL4.jpg
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#11
AsRock
TPU addict
webdigo
You know, let me tell you what I really like about Lian Li. All the Lian-Li pc cases I have seen, dont have the horrible flat fan gitter on the back, which is a part of the pc-case.
Lian-Li use round (and removeable) rear fan gitter. Which allows perfect airflow, with no increased noise.

My parents got a Nanoxia deep silence 3. Which has the standard default fan gitter that is cut out directly from the cace and is a part of it. Once I cut off the gitter, alot of the turbulence went gone.

Part of the pc-case and creates turbulence noise:
http://i.imgur.com/JzqQfSx.jpg

Best solution. With two options:
http://i.imgur.com/dt4LiL4.jpg
Yes that is a a nice part although it's nothing that my dremel don't sort out anyways.
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#12
DeathtoGnomes
IDk if anyone caught it in the Video, but I didnt know there was such a thing as 12mm Watercooling.



@AsRock : Thanks for the Vid
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