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Lian-Li Places a 240 mm Radiator on Top of Motherboard

By - Source: eTeknix | B 16 comments

Lian-Li has built a case that uses a very creative solution for accommodating a 240 mm radiator without making the enclosure any bigger.

Lian-Li displayed a number of different new chassis at Computex 2013, though there was one particular design that especially caught our attention. The upcoming PC-V360 will make room for a 240 mm water cooling radiator right above the motherboard, where normally the aluminum fin stack for a standard air cooler would find its home. The frame onto which the radiator can get mounted is hinged; thus, the radiator also swings out for easy access and maintenance.

Beyond the innovative solution for mounting a water cooling radiator, the PC-V360 is a fairly non-remarkable enclosure. It houses up to Micro-ATX motherboards, has five 3.5" drive bays, three 2.5" drive bays, and a single 5.25" optical drive bay. Cooling is taken care of by up to three 120 mm fans and one 80 mm fan, on top of which sits the radiator.

There was no word on what the enclosure would cost or when it would be available in retail channels.

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    osamabinrobot , June 11, 2013 10:18 AM
    micro atx? uh cool thanks but nah
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    DRosencraft , June 11, 2013 10:36 AM
    Not a terrible idea, but a larger case would certainly be nice.
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    BulkZerker , June 11, 2013 10:38 AM
    LOoks good ill take it
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    balister , June 11, 2013 11:07 AM
    Only issue I see is you can't do push-pull from the demo.
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    Amdlova , June 11, 2013 11:18 AM
    mine micro atx get an i5 3470 at 4.0ghz/ and another one with 3770k 4.6ghz. micro atx is good to lan party... i donĀ“t need 15kg setup to say mine computer have balls
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    nukemaster , June 11, 2013 11:30 AM
    I like the clean look.
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    ubercake , June 11, 2013 11:52 AM
    Good solution for a smaller case.
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    daveg , June 11, 2013 12:21 PM
    Lian-Li may want to thank Necere on HardForum for this design idea and the other ideas they're borrowing from the NCASE M1 ;) 
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    tinmann , June 11, 2013 12:26 PM
    It would be a good solution for a full tower with an adequate lower compartment. Maybe even one on each side.
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    DarkSable , June 11, 2013 12:51 PM
    Ooh, I like that - and putting it in a small form factor is exactly where it should be - that's where space matters.

    I'd like to see this proof-of-concept go further and become standard in fancier cases.
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    aphid , June 11, 2013 1:56 PM
    Like daveg points out, this feature has been "inspired" by the NCASE M1, which Lian-Li are OEM'ing.

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    hero1 , June 11, 2013 2:42 PM
    They need to catch up to others who make cases that can take big rads. I would love to own a Lian Li case that can take 360-420-480 mm radiator up top and another 280-360 mm radiator at the bottom with 2x140 mm fans for intake up front. It seems that they are more focused on mATX/ITX and aircooled ATX cases.
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    Rhinofart , June 11, 2013 3:05 PM
    I did almost the exact same thing to my LianLi PC60 way back in the day. Loctite, and a small Piano Hinge. LOL
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    stingstang , June 11, 2013 3:18 PM
    I guess if you are okay to buy RAM without a heatsink, this will work out for you.
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    DarkSable , June 11, 2013 5:35 PM
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    I guess if you are okay to buy RAM without a heatsink, this will work out for you.


    Heatsinks for ram are purely aesthetic anyways, so all it takes is knowing that.
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    nukemaster , June 12, 2013 8:14 AM
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    I guess if you are okay to buy RAM without a heatsink, this will work out for you.


    Quote:
    Quote:
    I guess if you are okay to buy RAM without a heatsink, this will work out for you.


    Heatsinks for ram are purely aesthetic anyways, so all it takes is knowing that.

    +1, With the exception to rather extreme memory overclocking, tall heat spreaders are not actually needed on memory.

    I do not know if that thing gets THAT close anyway, most if not all g-skill would still fit under it(tall heat spreaders, but not ridiculous).