Lian-Li has announced the latest entry to its O-series of cases: the PC-O10, a dual-chamber chassis that aims to slim things down compared to past models by adopting the SFX power supply form factor. This change has allowed Lian-Li to fit E-ATX and ATX motherboards in a leaner package than before, all while maintaining support for multi-GPU builds, tall CPU coolers and water cooling.
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This is a dual-chamber chassis so the main compartment houses the motherboard and features seven expansion slots and room for GPUs as long as 340mm. This means it can support three-way SLI/CrossFire setups assuming you are using dual-slot cards. The other chamber will house an SFX power supply, according to Lian-Li the switch to a smaller form-factor has allowed for a much smaller chassis. The company doesn't anticipate any difficulties when it comes to builders finding quality SFX options as there has been an increase in the number of high-wattage SFX-L supplies and efficiency levels are always improving.
The PSU compartment of the case comes with room for four 3.5-inch drives, two 2.5-inch drives and there is a slot in the main compartment for an extra SSD. This dual-compartment approach should let builders put the focus on more attractive components while keeping the rest out of sight.
While the PC-O10 is smaller than previous models, there is still plenty of room for water cooling and air cooling. The top and bottom of the case have mounts for two 120mm or 140mm fans each. There is also room for a 240mm radiator in the top of the case with a dedicated removable pump plate with grommeted pass throughs for tubing.
Here are the specifications for this case:
- Dimensions: 242 x 493 x 376mm (WxHxD)
- Net Weight: 7kg
- HDD Bay: 3.5″ HDD x4/2.5″ HDD x3
- Expansion Slots: 7
- Motherboard Type: E-ATX / ATX / Micro-ATX
- System Fan: 120mm fan x2 (Top) / 80mm fan x2 (Rear) / 120mm fan x2 (Bottom)
- I/O Ports: USB3.0 x2 / HD Audio
- Maximum Compatibility: VGA Card length: 340mm / PSU length: 290mm / CPU cooler height: 130mm
- Space of Radiator: 320mm x 90mm x 120mm
- PSU Type: SFX PSU
At the moment, pricing and availability dates are a mystery but you should be able to get your hands on the Lian-Li PC-O10 at some point soon.
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