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Lian Li Announces the PC-TU100 Mini-ITX Chassis

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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.

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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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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.

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

Could you build a LAN machine using the PC-TU100? Probably. Would I recommend it? Absolutely not. The handle is convenient but if you want a case you can easily carry from party to party, the BitFenix Prodigy is in almost every way a superior choice. Lian Li's case is smaller and lighter, but its performance is so poor that you won't be able to put a particularly robust video card inside it without risking a tremendous amount of noise and cooking your SSD. I can see why the TU100 is $109 and I can see where the money is going, but the Prodigy allows for more powerful and quieter builds at $79. More attractive alternatives to the TU100 abound: the SilverStone Sugo SG08 may be $199 but it comes with a power supply and it's far more efficient. The Sugo SG05 can be had with a power supply for less than $150 as well, and is also a better performer. Even the Fractal Design Node 304 beats the TU100, and it does so at $20 less.
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.

I knew Lian-Li has been "Comatose" when it came to any smart revolution in design and/or aesthetics, but this proves they don't know how seriously they've gone off the rails.
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2902433#post2902433
 

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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"
:roll: second that motion. :laugh:
 
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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.
:laugh::roll: :laugh::roll: :laugh::roll:

+1,000,000,000,000

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