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Lian Li PC C60 Chassis Review

The PC C60 is a beautifully designed case, with a profusion of deft, inspired touches we would expect from the virtuoso Lian Li. The front panel caters for USB 3.0 and eSATA devices with connectivity for headphones, ideal for late night entertainment in the confines of a bedroom. Equally impressive is the duplex nature of the design – perfect for high definition media duties and high end gaming system builds.

Including two 140mm fans ensures that the motherboard and surrounding components receive an abundance of cool air, very important in a low profile chassis design. The option to add several more large fans will satisfy the gaming audience who want to create a hardcore system build. Our specific build consisted of a Core i7 2600k, overclocked to 4.6ghz, with a Sapphire HD6850 Vapor X. The PC C60 would easily accommodate a CrossfireX or SLI build, although we would recommend populating the top fan slot for enhanced airflow.

The skeleton structured central mounting system guarantees plenty of airflow while allowing for a multitude of storage devices. This could easily become the foundation for a home server system housing many terabytes of storage.

There really is little to fault with this design. We love the simplistic, yet effortless design ethic that Lian Li employ with many of their chassis design, including the PC C60. This would be my first choice for a new, high performance media center build with gaming capabilities. It has an elegant, understated appearance while maintaining the extraordinary build quality immediately associated with a Lian Li product.

It is difficult to find right now in the UK, but USA price is set around $229.

Simply wonderful.

Pros:

  • It looks stunning.
  • Internally it is just as good.
  • no cheap looking plastics, all aluminum.
  • Airflow is very impressive.
  • quiet.

Cons:

  • No lever based expansion slot locking mechanism.
  • Not completely tool-less.
  • Won’t handle the largest CPU coolers or biggest graphics cards.

Kitguru says: Beautiful, yet practical.

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Rating: 9.0.

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