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Lian Li Announces PC-TU200 Mini-ITX Chassis

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Awesome for LAN parties. Besides, Lian Li makes everything out of aluminium and the case being this small, it's a great thingie. You just have to watch out for cops crashing on to you thinking you're carrying a bomb or something :D The case looks like briefcases in movies where they carry some bad ass bomb in it :D
 
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Finally! What took them so long?
I mean, it's basically the design of the PC-Q08 with some adjustments, but I figure Lian-Li could have released this model way sooner.
This is definitely what most ITX buyers are looking for! (I know I am)

EDIT: Also, here's to hoping the handle is made of metal instead of plastic...
 
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This is indeed the PC-Q08 with minor adjustments. Since this wasn't out, I had to custom drill my own handle in my PC-Q08. It came out quite perfect, and its much sturdier looking than the handle on this case, and its also recessed into the top so it doesn't stick out. I do like those corners on this one though.
 
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Very nice, just too 3.5kg heavy for air travel, would end up with normal laptop + other junk for laptop 13KG weight as well and still need to organize a screen and keyboard at next destination.

Ideal for lan party's not international / national air travel not with current discriminating air travel law's here.
Love the handle and practicality of case for lan party use.

Would have preferred a recessed carry handle between the power supply and dvd drive area so that if it needs to go into the lower part of the airplane that the clown throwing the pc / luggage would not rip the handle off even if it was made of cast iron they always seem to break handles for fun.
It will get scratched so need a out-of-box scratched / brushed aluminum look.

A pair of wheels would have been great similar to a wheeled laptop bag and maybe a telescopic handle that could be under the motherboard area + (made nice).

Damn that's a great idea, wheeled laptop bag merged with pc case like this and TSA approved for air travel, leave your liquid cooling at home unit with custom laptop dvd drive built in. :rockout: Think big, travel light concept.

Does anyone know of a external modular power supply ?
ie: this box minus the power supply but only a back of pc case modular cable extender connector that gets power form a external modular power supply.

External modular power supply's might be the future of pc gaming ?

Sorry Lian Li for obsoleting your new product in 2 mins. :ohwell:
 
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This is indeed the PC-Q08 with minor adjustments. Since this wasn't out, I had to custom drill my own handle in my PC-Q08. It came out quite perfect, and its much sturdier looking than the handle on this case, and its also recessed into the top so it doesn't stick out. I do like those corners on this one though.
Good idea, did you cut a oval shape with a dremel tool and use a default oval recessed handle + fixed it permanently ?
Similar looking to what you see on some suite cases ?

Something like this just more comfortable ?
http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/mmNbtqGhNqox0vFX5K1pVMg/140.jpg
http://www.speakerbuildersupply.com/catalog/tn_oval plastic bar handles.JPG

Sorry I don't get excited about much these days but this case concept seems to have done it for today. :eek:
 
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Awesome for LAN parties. Besides, Lian Li makes everything out of aluminum and the case being this small, it's a great thingy. You just have to watch out for cops crashing on to you thinking you're carrying a bomb or something :D The case looks like briefcases in movies where they carry some bad ass bomb in it :D
Damn yes, would have been better of the outside could have acted as a a large heatsink or something that can help get rid of some heat / dissipation.
 
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Good idea, did you cut a oval shape with a dremel tool and use a default oval recessed handle + fixed it permanently ?
Similar looking to what you see on some suite cases ?

Something like this just more comfortable ?
http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/mmNbtqGhNqox0vFX5K1pVMg/140.jpg
http://www.speakerbuildersupply.com/catalog/tn_oval plastic bar handles.JPG

Sorry I don't get excited about much these days but this case concept seems to have done it for today. :eek:
That first pic is the exact one that I used. I like the second pic better though! I would have used that one if I knew it existed. I went with this one since it is extremely well made....

I basically cut a rectangle with rounded edges with a dremel. Took quite a few cutting discs to complete, and quite a lot of adjusting as I only made it juuuuuust big enough for it to squeeze into the hole I cut - but it came out flawless looking. I also dremel'd a few places in the back of the case for extra USB ports, and soon I will be cutting more to add an esata port. If I get a chance later today i'll post some pics for your droolage. :rockout:
 
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Nice, makes me want to do a small size build. Except for the price. I know Lian Li charges a lot. Everyone I know who has one, say they are worth it. But, I got budget constraints much of the time.
 
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Oh yes, I know quite a few people who have been waiting for Lian Li to release this stateside.
 

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Fap fap fap, that is a sweet little case.
 
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nice and looks pretty solid
lian li design it little bit different than the other where it uses slim design not boxxy design
 
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Wow .. . . for once a Lian-Li case I like!
 
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what they really should have done though is make the case just a few millimeters taller so that it could have 3 PCI slots. Then we could put three slotted cards in :rockout: Mine was almost moddable, but missed by just a few milli's, so I had to modify the PCI bracket on my Asus GTX 580 Direct CUii to get it in there.