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Lian Li Launches the PC-5600 Dual-Compartment Case

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September 23, 2013 2:56:41 AM

The PSU slot should be on the other side also so if you have multiple GPUs the bottom one doesn't have a PSU in its face constricting airflow. Might just be my own craziness thinking that though.
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September 23, 2013 3:08:17 AM

More than a simple case for sure! I can build something very impressive there too. but definitive taking the advice of the mother board "Asus Ramage IV Extreme" sweet piece of hardware.
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September 23, 2013 4:28:31 AM

PC-5600 v Carbide Air 540? Sounds like a nice comparison to me. When Corsair intro'd the 540 Air, I told myself out loud, Lian-Li could learn a lot from Corsair.... Dreams do come true... (wiping a tear)
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September 23, 2013 5:14:06 AM

Its called: PC-D600 on their website, not PC-5600. What gives?
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September 23, 2013 5:34:13 AM

Why put the PSU on the same side as the motherboard? Seems like that defeats part of the purpose of the two-chambered case. The Air 540 seems to be the best at this point. It's good to see more companies competing with non-traditional case designs though. Some good things will come out of it.
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September 23, 2013 6:08:05 AM

The only reason I see for the PSU to be on the same side as the motherboard, is copyright infringement. That, and the fans help vent the heat out better, than if it were on the opposite side.
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September 23, 2013 7:03:05 AM

Seems like the infatuation with server (tower) form-factor cases doing workstation duty is back. The only thing missing from this one is the casters.
I still have my old Chenbro A9891 Netserver case sitting around here somewhere...
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September 23, 2013 7:19:38 AM

Does it come with dust filters?
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September 23, 2013 7:27:54 AM

SessouXFX said:
The only reason I see for the PSU to be on the same side as the motherboard, is copyright infringement. That, and the fans help vent the heat out better, than if it were on the opposite side.

Actually, you can't win either way with this sort of chambered design...
Put the PSU on the drive side, and you run the risk of needing extenders for all power connections to the MB & GPU(s) in addition to possible impacts on air-flow.
Put the PSU on MB side, and you only need to extend power for devices in the drive bays.

My experience with the old Chenbro Netserver case says that Lian Li made the better choice here--4-wire device power extensions are a lot cheaper...
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September 23, 2013 7:45:22 AM

definitely more roomy than the carbide air (by 33%, 61.3L v 83.2L). the carbide builds look cleaner with the psu in the back, but lian li looks like they had water cooling in mind when putting the psu in the front. looks like lian li could have reduced the overall width. at a glance it looks like they soldered two m-atx cases side by side.
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September 23, 2013 10:04:43 AM

I think Lian-Li misunderstood us when we said we wanted a wider case to fit bigger cpu coolers. he he he.
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September 23, 2013 11:06:18 AM

Meh, I was picturing a case with dual mobo back planes and PS's. I could put a nice full size AT board on one side for my fast video card and stuff on one side and a much smaller micro on the other with a smaller PS and a couple of SATA cards for a nice big array of storage drives, internally networked but all in one case. That way I could rid of an extra case with drives.
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September 23, 2013 11:38:51 AM

By putting the PSU on the other side they would have limited the size of water cooling rad that could be used. I think it is great the way it is really would make for a great water cooled rig with dual rads.
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September 23, 2013 1:29:29 PM

From the looks, I'm guessing about $200-230. It looks very nice. More people should be using Lian Li.
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September 23, 2013 2:50:57 PM

I like the case. And it makes me lament, with a tear in my eye, that Danger Den is no longer with us.
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September 23, 2013 2:52:07 PM

I was excited at first since I love the design of the Corsair Carbide Air 540, and have been waiting to see more cases like it.. but I feel the 540 is much more appealing, except for water cooling I suppose.
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September 23, 2013 7:40:24 PM

Lian Li's are a quality brand I respect. This the motherload of all chasis right here. The main question someone using this needs to know is, "What you gonna do with all that chasis?" Especially when you can fit just little more than 2 hi-grade systems in it.
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September 27, 2013 5:03:46 AM

I feel like they could of went with a dual PSU design, giving the customer an option of using one PSU on either side or if needed use both.
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September 28, 2013 4:00:08 PM

Looks just about useless, to me. It's like when Homers brother let him design a car. Where would you fit this thing and why would you need it?
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October 4, 2013 5:28:24 PM

Hmm. It could hold six Supermicro 5-in-3 SAS racks and thirty 3.5in hard drives. Someone's bound to want it.
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