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Lian Li's PC-TU200 Mini-ITX Looks Like a Metal Briefcase

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Lian Li announces the ultra portable PC-TU200 Mini-ITX Chassis for users who require a light, compact and versatile chassis.

The PC-TU200 includes a front I/O panel with USB 3.0 (x 2), eSATA (x 1) and audio (x 2) ports, a built-in handle, one exposed 5.25-inch bay, four internal 3.5-inch drive bays, and one front 140mm fan. The case measures 8.27 (W) x 12.60 (H) x 14.17 (D) inches, weighs 7 pounds and supports the Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX motherboards. The PC-TU200 will be available in black or silver when released.

PC-TU200 SilverPC-TU200 Silver

PC-TU200 BlackPC-TU200 Black

Despite its small footprint, the case can hold a graphics card up to 11.8" in length. A standard ATX PS/2 PSU can fit within the case, which can provide passive cooling when the PSU fan is facing the motherboard. The side panels can be removed by just pushing a release lever on the back panel and the corresponding side panel pops off. The four internal 3.5-inch drive bays offer hot swap abilities for up to four storage drives. 

Maximum 11.8" GPU

Standard ATX PS/2 PSU

Side Panel Quick Release

Hot Swap Bays (x4)

The consumer should expect a suggested retail price of $199. Read more on the Lian Li PC-TU200 on the product page.

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    Anonymous , September 23, 2011 11:34 AM

    Perfect for my needs, Lian-Li really know the business!
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    Onus , September 23, 2011 11:36 AM
    Looks a lot like a PC-Q08 without the top fan (and the top probably strengthened for the handle). I'm sure it's a beautiful, well-made case, but $199 is not a realistic price.
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    Filiprino , September 23, 2011 12:08 PM
    Lian Li makes great cases. Simplistic lines albeit being nice. Minimalism without annoying LEDs.
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    toxin440 , September 23, 2011 12:26 PM
    That is a nice looking case indeed. While I prefer a full tower for my needs (heavy on hard drives and GPUs) The days of clean/simplistic cases are missed.

    It seems every case out there has blinking this, or LED that. Most cases these days look like they are from outer space.

    This case looks like it could be a hella cool LAN party rig. Get a nice super light LED monitor load it up with a few 2TB hdd's and you got one hella cool gaming/file sharing rig.
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    house70 , September 23, 2011 12:41 PM
    I guess it's designed to be placed on the desk, not besides it, due to power switch and USB placement.
    It's good looking and has pretty much all the (minimalistic) space you'll need. LL makes very good cases and in my opinion you'll get what you'll pay for.
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    halls , September 23, 2011 12:50 PM
    Crap! This is so close to a done deal for me, but the price is just a little too high. I might pay $150.
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    reggieray , September 23, 2011 12:56 PM
    Used Lian Li for my last three builds, this one looks perfect for LAN parties, do you hear me Blizzard?
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    JohnnyLucky , September 23, 2011 1:04 PM
    Interesting design. Just grab the handle and go.
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    jecastej , September 23, 2011 1:04 PM
    I hope LL adopts the swappable HD bays and the opening mechanism for all the upcoming models. I would also prefer a Micro ATX design or layout if that were possible as for $199 this case is too generous on HD and light on graphic options, or is just me.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , September 23, 2011 1:25 PM
    Perfect case for the home build I wanted, but way, WAY too expensive... a pity. The best of small form-factor cases I've seen so far.
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    belardo , September 23, 2011 1:35 PM
    Great looking little case.
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    megamanx00 , September 23, 2011 1:39 PM
    Cool. Certainly useful for musicians or other professionals who want a system they can pack away for their other stuff :D . It will certainly sell to some lan gamers as well.
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    Anonymous , September 23, 2011 1:52 PM
    This doesn't look like a briefcase. A briefcase is way slimmer. This looks like, hmmm, a small PC case with a handle...
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    Anonymous , September 23, 2011 2:21 PM
    The handle needs to be recessed to make the cases stackable. Or maybe they plan to sell an accessory to facilitate stacking? I'd prefer the former but would settle for the latter...
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    nikorr , September 23, 2011 3:05 PM
    Looks like tough build. .
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    ram1009 , September 23, 2011 3:16 PM
    It's about time some manufacturer wised up to the handle idea. I've been doing it for at least 15 years.
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    halcyon , September 23, 2011 3:55 PM
    Very nice. Leave it to Lian Li to do Something. Right. Again.
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    Friis , September 23, 2011 6:04 PM
    aw its to small, i need something with 24 harddisk bays and not to expensive
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    hp79 , September 23, 2011 7:16 PM
    Man this looks fugly. I can't believe there are people that likes this design. A suit case handle on the top? haha! It's a joke, right?
    I know Lian Li makes good quality cases, and I owned one 10 years ago. For the mini ITX, I like the Lian Li Q07 red.
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    halcyon , September 23, 2011 7:38 PM
    hp79Man this looks fugly. I can't believe there are people that likes this design. A suit case handle on the top? haha! It's a joke, right?I know Lian Li makes good quality cases, and I owned one 10 years ago. For the mini ITX, I like the Lian Li Q07 red.

    I think it has a design that tends to appeal to those that like clean, simple, designs. Perhaps its geared more towards adults than kids and teens?
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