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Lian-Li Launches the all new Tyr X500 HTPC/Gaming Chassis

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Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the Tyr X500 chassis designed as a stylish midi-tower HTPC/Gaming chassis. Combining the usual toned down profile of HTPC cases with the arresting larger profile of traditional Lian Li chassis; the Tyr X500 stands out in style. Similar to the X2000 Chassis, there is no hiding of this case as it proudly resembles multimedia speakers, and boldly displays your tasteful style. The Tyr X500 is destined to become your next HTPC/Gaming Chassis allowing unprecedented high performance components to be encompassed in the home theatre environment without compromising on looks and appeal. Not as big as the full tower X2000, the X500 is ideally suited to smaller environments, while catering for bigger PC components than traditional HTPC systems.

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MSRP about $390
 

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I like it, still too big for me though. That's be such a nice case to watercool.
 
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CD drives and switches on SIDE of case. Not my style. It will require crawling under desks. Nice design alternative, but not practical IMO.
 

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CD drives and switches on SIDE of case. Not my style. It will require crawling under desks. Nice design alternative, but not practical IMO.
Depends on where you have it placed really. I like the idea, personally.
 

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Lian li's new cases are a revelation,i love this one and the other bigger one.My next case is deffo gonna be one of these.Also the side drives are perfect for me where i have my case on my desk.
 

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That looks really nice, but I can far from afford it.
 

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Care to elaborate on that?
sure! Few things:
  1. Theres no airflow over the hard drives EDIT - oh wait i see that top fan lol.
  2. for some retarded reason they set the optical drives to slide out to the left of the thing(so GOD FORBID you ever need to set this bastard to the right of your desk)
  3. the single 120mm fan in the rear only serves to direct airflow away from the video card area

I can't find a picture of it closed up, so i don't know for sure if theres another fan on the side. Simply setting one more 120 over the video card area would make much more sense. This case does have water cooling potential though as you could probaly easily set a dual 120 rad in the front there, but how much air flow do those front 120's really give since theres a big metal face plate?

It's just another bs overpriced lian li case. For air cooling, I'd still take an xclio windtunnel over this peice any day(and at just 1/3 of the price.)
 
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sure! Few things:
  1. Theres no airflow over the hard drives
  2. for some retarded reason they set the optical drives to slide out to the left of the thing(so GOD FORBID you ever need to set this bastard to the right of your desk)
  3. the single 120mm fan in the rear only serves to direct airflow away from the video card area
I don't see HDD's heating up to breaking point in that case and its not designed for optimum cooling its a HTPC meaning silence takes priority. Although the CD arrangement is odd but at least they are mixing it up.
 

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I don't see HDD's heating up to breaking point in that case and its not designed for optimum cooling its a HTPC meaning silence takes priority. Although the CD arrangement is odd but at least they are mixing it up.
The main thing I don't like about it is the price. Cut it down to 175 and it'll be worth it lol.

I am sitting here looking at it though actually considering it as my next case if I ever build a water cooled system. dual 120 rad in the front for video cards, single 120 rad in the rear for the cpu, maybe 2 antec spot cool fans over the VRM's and a ram cooler and you'd be in business.
 

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The main thing I don't like about it is the price. Cut it down to 175 and it'll be worth it lol.

I am sitting here looking at it though actually considering it as my next case if I ever build a water cooled system. dual 120 rad in the front for video cards, single 120 rad in the rear for the cpu, maybe 2 antec spot cool fans over the VRM's and a ram cooler and you'd be in business.
It is FAR too expensive admittedly :( but very stunning :) I just got a cosmos so no new cases for me for a long time :laugh:
 

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sure! Few things:
  1. Theres no airflow over the hard drives EDIT - oh wait i see that top fan lol.
  2. for some retarded reason they set the optical drives to slide out to the left of the thing(so GOD FORBID you ever need to set this bastard to the right of your desk)
  3. the single 120mm fan in the rear only serves to direct airflow away from the video card area

I can't find a picture of it closed up, so i don't know for sure if theres another fan on the side. Simply setting one more 120 over the video card area would make much more sense. This case does have water cooling potential though as you could probaly easily set a dual 120 rad in the front there, but how much air flow do those front 120's really give since theres a big metal face plate?

It's just another bs overpriced lian li case. For air cooling, I'd still take an xclio windtunnel over this peice any day(and at just 1/3 of the price.)

Good points, glad I asked. ^^

I must admit, I'm not entirely keen on the side mounted optical drives but it does offer some benefits, such as not having to have a constantly flashing LED when watching a disc of whatever kind.

Considering I like small cases, I actually prefer the larger X2000.

The main thing that bugs me though is how they fit into the HTPC branding, they're towers - to me that doesn't sit well.
 

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reminds me of the thermaltake mozart..
 

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Good points, glad I asked. ^^

I must admit, I'm not entirely keen on the side mounted optical drives but it does offer some benefits, such as not having to have a constantly flashing LED when watching a disc of whatever kind.

Considering I like small cases, I actually prefer the larger X2000.

The main thing that bugs me though is how they fit into the HTPC branding, they're towers - to me that doesn't sit well.
Maybe it's smaller than it looks :rolleyes: nah looks quite big :( it definately wouldn't sit well on my tv cabinet its far too tall and I doubt it would look nice sideways.
 

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Yeah, I think it's meant to be sat in the middle of nice tall speakers so it doesn't stand out.
 
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Well, seems this is my replacement to my COSMOS case. Same height and width but almost half the depth. Would be interesting to see this design applied to a SFF mATX case.

As for the side 5.25 and 3.5" drives I like it a lot. Currently my COSMOS sits on my desk and the ODDs point away from my so I need to get up to access the drives. With the side design, the case can remain in the back of my desk but I get easy access to the optical drives which is nice. Or if its on the floor, the ODDs are easily accessible to.

~$390 is a little steep but its a Lian Li so you know your paying for quality and a damn nice case. How does the price compare to the x2000's? Did Lian Li even give a price for the x2000?
 

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Its really only 90 bucks more than either Zalmans, Silverstones or Thermaltakes 300 HTPC case. Not bad really. It costs less than Thermaltakes MSword case.
 

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sure! Few things:
  1. Theres no airflow over the hard drives EDIT - oh wait i see that top fan lol.
  2. for some retarded reason they set the optical drives to slide out to the left of the thing(so GOD FORBID you ever need to set this bastard to the right of your desk)
  3. the single 120mm fan in the rear only serves to direct airflow away from the video card area

I can't find a picture of it closed up, so i don't know for sure if theres another fan on the side. Simply setting one more 120 over the video card area would make much more sense. This case does have water cooling potential though as you could probaly easily set a dual 120 rad in the front there, but how much air flow do those front 120's really give since theres a big metal face plate?

It's just another bs overpriced lian li case. For air cooling, I'd still take an xclio windtunnel over this peice any day(and at just 1/3 of the price.)
The optical drives can be set to come out on either the left OR the right. And with the mesh around the PCI backplate, and 2 120mm fans coming in the front, there is no need for a side panel fan. As for there being a big metal faceplate, it's vented. Visit the source link to get a better idea of its layout. The cooling for this case will be excellent.