Lian Li PC-T1R Spider Case Review 38

Lian Li PC-T1R Spider Case Review

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Even though the PC-T1 looks very elaborate when finished, Lian Li has managed to keep parts to a minimum. There are three major pieces, one of which holds the mainboard, hard and optical drives. It also sports the large company logo - maybe a tad too big for some tastes. To gain access to the slim-line bay, you have to unscrew the tray from the underside of this part.

The centerpiece is where everything comes together. Our sample already had part of the legs loosely attached, but the retail version will be shipped all separated. You will also find the power & reset buttons on here, but Lian Li has chosen not to include any I/O shield anywhere.
Considering the elaborate design and aim of minimal clutter, such an omission is understandable. Having to adhere to the usual standards, you will find that the mainboard cables for power, reset and both LEDs are of the standard variety. The power LED leads have been separated to assure compatibility with all modern boards on the market.

The actual spider legs have been shaped out of bent aluminum sheets. They feel very sturdy and Lian Li has placed rubber covers at the very end, so you won't have to worry about scratches on your furniture or table.

While it may not look like it, the PSU bay is simply created with the help of two aluminum plates, which are screwed to either side of the power supply itself.
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