Monday, May 11th 2015

Lian Li Announces the PC-O9 Dual-Compartment Chassis

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC -O9 chassis, the latest in its esteemed O-series open-air chassis. This new mid tower case features a distinctive dual-compartment design: one side uses all aluminum panels, the other is wreathed in beautiful tempered glass.

The PC-O9 is split into two sections for optimized cooling, organization, and style - it's like two different cases fused together as conjoined twins. Similar to the PC-O8, the primary compartment uses two large tempered glass panels spanning the sides of the case to showcase the motherboard, VGA cards, and overall flashiest components. The secondary compartment houses the PSU and drive rack in a windowless aluminum exposure. Both compartments are separated by a band running down the middle of the chassis, which contains the inputs and power button. No other case lets builders isolate different components into organized compartments to this degree.
Lian Li's Best Chassis for Water Cooling
The PC-O9 has the most flexible cooling layout in its series. It includes five 120mm fans - two exhaust fans behind the drive cage and three intake fans mounted between the compartments. The top panel in the glass compartment has three additional 120mm fan mounts; both top and bottom panels include removable mesh dust filters in this compartment. Water cooling enthusiasts can install up to two 120mmx360mm radiators, one replacing three included 120mm fans and another at the top panel in the glass compartment. To maximize space, builders can hide a radiator in the aluminum compartment, with rubber grommets for all-in-one tubes to pass inside the glass compartment. DIY enthusiasts will appreciate an included, removable mounting plate compatible with most pumps, with plenty of room in the back aluminum compartment for reservoirs and tubing.

Designed for Big, Beautiful Builds
The PC-O9 mounts VGA cards up to 420mm long, or 290mm with a thick radiator on the front fan mount, ATX PSUs up to 290mm, and CPU coolers up to 160mm tall. It offers eight expansion slots for high-end multi-GPU setups. The removable drive cage is tucked out-of-sight in the aluminum compartment and mounts as many as six 3.5" and two 2.5" drives for a total of eight, all mounted on rubber vibration dampeners. An included RGB lighting kit and controller is pre-installed, so builders can put together a clean, LED-lit professional-quality build right out of the box.

Price and Availability
The PC-O9 will be available in Mid-June in two versions for $439: the PC-O9WRX in black with red highlights and the PC-O9WX in all black.
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9 Comments on Lian Li Announces the PC-O9 Dual-Compartment Chassis

#1
AsRock
TPU addict
Fan setup don't seem right with this, but anyways $439 they can put it were the sun don't shine as i know their are much better options than this for less.
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#2
micropage7
the concept looks good but with that price and the could make it little bit slimmer
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#3
RealNeil
$439.00 is just,......so ~special~!
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#4
chinmi
the fan setup kinda odd, looks like it's gonna be negative air pressure on motherboard side, and positive air pressure on psu side.
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#5
claes
chinmi said:
the fan setup kinda odd, looks like it's gonna be negative air pressure on motherboard side, and positive air pressure on psu side.
Indeed, but, "Lian Li's Best Chassis for Water Cooling..."
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micropage7
RealNeil said:
$439.00 is just,......so ~special~!
and they should put some air filters there
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#7
Caring1
Looks a bit like one from Caselabs.
The same could be achieved by slapping two cases together at a lower cost.
The HAF stacker would be close to a similar size, I think Tt has something similar too.
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#8
ironwolf
Typical Lian-Li price shenanigans. Could get a Carbide Air 540 for ~$120'ish and use all the $$$ saved for better things.
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#9
RealNeil
Carbide Air 540 is a nice choice for a chassis.
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