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

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.

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • osamabinrobot
    micro atx? uh cool thanks but nah
  • DRosencraft
    Not a terrible idea, but a larger case would certainly be nice.
  • BulkZerker
    LOoks good ill take it
  • balister
    Only issue I see is you can't do push-pull from the demo.
  • Amdlova
    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 don´t need 15kg setup to say mine computer have balls
  • nukemaster
    I like the clean look.
  • ubercake
    Good solution for a smaller case.
  • daveg
    Lian-Li may want to thank Necere on HardForum for this design idea and the other ideas they're borrowing from the NCASE M1 ;)
  • tinmann
    It would be a good solution for a full tower with an adequate lower compartment. Maybe even one on each side.
  • DarkSable
    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.