On Tuesday Lian Li Industrial introduced a new brushed aluminum mid tower chassis, the PC-10N, in North America for system builders looking for a little class on their desktop. This case provides support for a 240 mm radiator that's mounted on a hinged bracket, and a railing mount design for better cable management and increased thermal performance. The PC-10N will be available on Newegg for the suggested retail price of $129.99 in two colors.
"Lian Li's railing mount technology greatly improves airflow under the motherboard, helping systems run cooler," the company said. "This design replaces the traditional solid motherboard tray which can block airflow and adds to system weight and cost. The railing system also provides better routing options for internal wiring and cables, reducing clutter, improving system appearance and further improving airflow."
The case supports tool-free drive mounting up to six 3.5 inch drives and one 2.5 inch drive, secured in two hard drive cages by quick-access thumbscrews and rubber suspensions that help reduce noise and vibrations. The top cage can actually be removed without the need for tools for increased air flow, and to provide more space for longer cards. An additional 2.5 inch drive can even be added using four standard screws.
With the top HDD cage intact, PC builders can insert VGA cards up to 11.81 inches in length (300 mm); with the cage removed, 16.9 inch cards (430 mm) can be inserted. CPU coolers up to 155 mm are also supported as well as power supplies up to 11.81 inches (300 mm). Ventilation slits underneath the PSU, with a removable pull-out air filter, help increase the life and performance of the power supply and system, the company said.
"Two 120 mm fans with air filters located in the front of the chassis pull in cool air," the company said. "Once the front bezel is tool-lessly popped off, the front fans can be effortlessly removed. The rear 120mm exhaust fan pulls hot air out of the chassis, and an additional 120mm fan can be installed in the top panel."
The actual chassis measurements are 210 (w) x 473 (h) x 498 (d) millimeters. The case contains eight expansion slots, supports ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards, and up to six 120 mm fans. Two USB 3.0 ports and HD audio output are mounted in an I/O panel along the right-front lip of the case.
Lian Li will be selling this chassis in silver (PC-10NA) and black (PC-10NB) flavors for $129.99 USD on Newegg. For more information about the new chassis, head here. A video tour can be seen below.