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Lian Li Redefines PC Case Layout with the SUP-01 Compact Tower

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LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of chassis and PC accessories, launches the SUP-01, a small tower case that revolutionizes the conventional layout of standard PCs. Engineered with three distinct airflow chambers, each dedicated to essential components—GPU, CPU's AIO, and motherboard. The SUP-01 positions the GPU at the center of the front panel on a fully adjustable bracket, and accommodates up to a 360 AIO behind the motherboard tray for enhanced cooling efficiency. A non-tinted tempered glass panel on the left side offers a clear view of the main chamber which supports up to regular ATX motherboards and ATX back-connect motherboards, and the PCIe riser bracket with built-in diffused LED strips. Additional LED strips decorate the top edge of the PSU chamber along both the left and front sides of the case. Available in black and white, the SUP-01 retails at an MSRP of $149.99.

The SUP-01, with its compact 45-liter enclosure, challenges traditional PC designs by offering a smaller footprint without compromising high-end hardware compatibility. By integrating only the core components, users can swiftly assemble a thermally efficient computer comparable to the LANCOOL 216. Placing the GPU in an upright position at the front of the case enables fresh air intake for optimal GPU performance. The adjustable bracket allows precise positioning of the GPU, both vertically and horizontally, maximizing airflow and aesthetics. The SUP-01 features LED strips along the front and left side of the case, along with an additional strip on the PCIe riser bracket. These strips can be conveniently controlled via the built-in Mode and Color buttons, offering six preset modes and eleven colors for customization.



3 Airflow Chambers
The SUP-01 boasts three separate airflow chambers for efficient cooling. The GPU positioned at the front acts as an intake, while 3 pre-installed 120 mm PWM fans serve as exhaust behind the motherboard tray, creating the first airflow chamber. For the CPU, an AIO with a radiator and fans mounted behind the motherboard tray creates the second airflow chamber, supporting up to a 280/360 mm AIO. Additionally, a 120 mm fan can be mounted at the rear of the case to cool motherboard components such as RAM, CPU power delivery, and M.2 storage.

Modern Compatibility
The motherboard mounting tray accommodates ATX back-connect motherboards, as well as standard ATX, M-ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards. Equipped with a PCIe 4.0 riser cable mounted on a pre-installed bracket, the SUP-01 supports GPUs of up to four slots thick with a maximum length of 400 mm at the front. Storage options include provision for up to two 3.5" HDDs or 2.5" SSDs in the PSU chamber, while an additional two 2.5" SSDs can be mounted above the PSU shroud in the main chamber, adorned with an elegant mirror cover.

Availability
The SUP-01 is available for pre-order on May 30th, 2024, at an MSRP of $149.99 for the black and for the white version.

For more information, visit the product page.



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So wait? if you don't use the riser cable you can install low profile stuff on the front chamber?
Also anyone wondering about the storage, this is what is supports: 4 × 2.5 SSDs or 2 × 3.5 HDDs
Honestly I dig it, there is potential for a workstation Optiplex low-profile build in there :p
 
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This kind of reminds me of an old Lian Li case I always loved, but never got a chance to build in, the PC-O7SX. Just like Lian Li rebooted the PC-O11 with Derbauer, I think they should do the same thing with the PC-O7SX. Maingear used to build their F131 model in the PC-O6S case, the m-ATX version of the PC-O7, and I always thought it looked amazing. Thr PC-O7could fit an E-ATX motherboard too!
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Ok i see what they did there. An upright front gpu.
But how big does it accept? Does a brick like 4090 fit, and also its power connector not cramped?
And would it not be better, if the vga has its connectors on the top? I mean because of heatpipe orientation.
 
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Ok i see what they did there. An upright front gpu.
But how big does it accept? Does a brick like 4090 fit, and also its power connector not cramped?
And would it not be better, if the vga has its connectors on the top? I mean because of heatpipe orientation.
Seems to be good for a 4 slot GPU. Other sites have reviews up already.
I don't know if the bracket can be inverted though.
 
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"Engineered with three distinct airflow chambers, each dedicated to essential components—GPU, CPU's AIO, and motherboard"

yep, thats what i thought on first impressions - this is certainly not aimed at beefed up air coolers (with 88mm clearance). Other then the obvious, this case gets a big thumbs up from me. I have in the past several times looked at various slim case options which ticks all ma-boxes but found nothing exciting enough to pull the trigger. I've got a 27" 1440p panel sitting dead centre on my desk, a 24" 1080p on the left and a protruding current mid-tower sitting on the right. I don't like protruders and have been looking to swap out for some time. Only problem being the upgrades i fancy pulling the trigger on usually command a pricey SFX PSU upgrade or just lack in other departments. The SUP-01 on the other hand doesn't and ticks a number of boxes for me (aesthetics/airflow/tampered glass/etc).

Erm... whatsup with the mirror on the top PSU shroud? +1 for the so-convenient side facing I/O hookups for a side desk sitter.
 
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I like Lian Li, in fact I am using one now but this .. it's a bit weird.
Why the GPU bracket is at the bottom and not at the top? Regarding the weight of modern GPUs it may be prone to bending. If you take a look on their home page there is a picture of complete set and even there you can see that the GPU is not straight vertical - in fact it's already leaning backwards (at the top).
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I like Lian Li, in fact I am using one now but this .. it's a bit weird.
Why the GPU bracket is at the bottom and not at the top? Regarding the weight of modern GPUs it may be prone to bending. If you take a look on their home page there is a picture of complete set and even there you can see that the GPU is not straight vertical - in fact it's already leaning backwards (at the top).
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wouldn't a top bracket 1. have the back of the card facing the front 2. or, if in the alternative orientation rob the GPU from intaking air from the front? I wouldn't have it any other way.

You're right i can see the card leaning to one side.. could it be the power connector/riser cable adding a little pressure?
 
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wouldn't a top bracket 1. have the back of the card facing the front 2. or, if in the alternative orientation rob the GPU from intaking air from the front? I wouldn't have it any other way.

You're right i can see the card leaning to one side.. could it be the power connector/riser cable adding a little pressure?
From the point I see it, if you take the card and rotate it clockwise, the bracket will be at the top and the exhaust (top of the Gpu) would be facing the mesh and not the glass (just like now).
 
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Half-height pci card slots on a tower, who? Just WHO asked for that?
 
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what exactly is redefining? the motherbored tray is in the same spot...
 
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i tought it's just a slim tower for LP GPU's only but with ATX PSU slot , since TFX PSU's are harder to replace
but than i scrolled and saw lepudruk's photo
hopefully the PCI cable wont catch fire as NZCT H1 cable did
 

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This looks awful for airflow..for half the price I can get a Phanteks XT View with way better airflow.
 
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Half-height pci card slots on a tower, who? Just WHO asked for that?
People who bought this or this and this and a full ATX board too and a huge AIO for the CPU :D

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I mean the RTX 4000 SFF is like $1400 aaand it's got a backplate ;) Some braging rights to be had yes? :D

EDIT: your other option to fit that kind of combo: LP GPU+full ATX + ATX PSU is this:

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Joke aside, I would love to see a full half-height build in this one.
 
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I've used enough PCIe riser cables that I don't want to ever use PCIe riser cables again.

Most of the time they work, but it's just an extra layer of unnecessary complexity that you have to rule out when troubleshooting. When they don't work, they're often half-working which makes issues really weird.
 
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Does any one actually have this case yet???
The only place that seems to list it in the UK has it as a pre-order without an ETA.

So, not even soon - Pre-orders typically have a 5-8 week date estimate once the distributor in Taiwan has scheduled a specific container ship and filled the shipping documentation. We don't even have that yet so these are likely still a 30 day boat ride away on the wrong side of the planet, and that's ignoring all the bureacracy that needs to happen before it can even get on the boat, as well as several days once it reaches mainland Europeon distribution hubs. I'd guess it's a little quicker to the US West coast, but not by much.
 
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Here in the US, we can get it via Newegg - https://www.newegg.com/p/2AM-000Z-000D2

I was listing to a youtube video, which talked about placing an E-ATX in this joker. I know it will overlap some times, but with a single GPU cooler, as far right as possible :)
Why would you want EATX in a case with only half-height slots? That's pointle-

WAIT, could you cram a dual-socket server board in this....?
 
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My thought is the foll
Why would you want EATX in a case with only half-height slots? That's pointle-

WAIT, could you cram a dual-socket server board in this....?

I need to get actual dims. I use a single PCI Lane - PNY GPU. Stand that joker vertical like above, as far right as possible. The larger motherboard will overhand the grommets; who cares? You can make this a clean transition with some proper cabling and ties. How much overhang can you have before the motherboard and wiring run into the GPU? I use the single GPU cooler, and the plan would be to water-cool the situation.

I wanted to see if anyone actually had it so that I could get some measurements from them. I see what is offered online, but nothing is giving me exactly what I want.

Looks like no stores will have this case locally. So the best way to get these measurements, is for me to order the case, and if I do not like it or will not work. Return the case. It would be tight, BUT if I could get the wiring in there, and keep the wiring CLEAN, no messes. Get the watercooling in there with out everything tripping over each other. People JAMB ITX cases, motherboards, and stuff in the smallest of cases all the time. On this, I would do it all to keep it clean.

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Lian-Li have added the case manual to the web page.
They usually add STEP files for 3D CAD users, but those haven't appeared yet.
Yes, you are correct; I have seen those files on the Lian Li website in the past.

Thinking out loud, I would do something to offer some support on the right side of the motherboard. I could have a metal fabber make an "L" shape of thin gauge metal, attach it, and offer some nice support. That side of the motherboard is delicate, and I would want it hanging there.

Also, on the base side where the radiator is, I need to make sure I can get two 360 x 30mm rads vertically. I know one for sure, but I would have to confirm two. In the worst case, I could have the same metal fabber make a piece to hold two rads.
 
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