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This New PC Case Turns Your Tower Into Seashell

Aside from those who make their own insane case mods, the computer cases on the market today are still of the boxy, rectangular variety. There's nothing wrong with that, as such towers make it easy to store and stack our systems.

For those who want something with a more organic flavor, Lian Li has this seashell case:

Lian Li calls it the special edition PC-U6 Cowry, which the company says "exhibits personality and craftsmanship while breaking free of simply being a box to house components" that is "not meant to be hidden under a desk but instead incorporated into its surroundings as a part of decoration and reflection of taste."

Inside it can accommodate three 3.5" and two 2.5" internal HDDs. All of the HDD mounts are tool-less and come with anti-vibration thumb screws with rubber suspension. Externally, one 5.25" ODD tool-less mount is located at the top of the front-panel. Four, ventilated PCI slots are located on the back-panel with enough space to mount graphics cards as long as 310mm. Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards mount using thumb-screws within the PC-U6 Cowry as well as a standard ATX PS/2 power supply unit that mounts at the base of the case right above ventilating holes protected by a washable air filter.

Two side-panel 120mm fans also come with washable air filters. A fan speed control-switch has been included as well. Two rubber-ringed holes are also included for users to be able to easily mount a liquid cooling system.

The front panel has two USB 3.0 ports, one e-SATA port, and HD audio ports. Finally, if shape wasn't stylish enough, a 530mm red LED kit is included.

The all-aluminum case weighs in at 4.5kg. Its dimensions are 219mm x 500mm x 410mm.

It'll set you back $349; but can you really put a price on style?

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • shreejan86
    cool!!
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  • Vatharian
    That's scaled down and cheaper Lian-Li Memorial Case. It's a knock-off from their own earlier product, for which they charged 700 bucks, claiming that there will never be anything like that. Lame.
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  • bonezy
    the article title made me lol
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  • chibiwings
    very neat
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  • bonezy
    "She sells PC cases by the sea shore." lolz
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  • ImagineTek
    Surely should be "Li sells PC shells by the sea shore" :)
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  • TopGun
    Since when is a seashell cool? What's next...a butterfly or pony shaped case? Does it come in pink?

    Different shaped case is a good idea, but I'd want a tough or cool-looking one...not a seashell.
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  • dalta centauri
    TopGunSince when is a seashell cool? What's next...a butterfly or pony shaped case? Does it come in pink?Different shaped case is a good idea, but I'd want a tough or cool-looking one...not a seashell.Specifically for someone like me who enjoys the sea. You'd be surprised how popular this would be for both genders, and I'm surprised you couldn't even give an example of your tough looking case.
    For someone who grew up by the water all his life I enjoy this case.
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  • vafik
    dalta centauriSpecifically for someone like me who enjoys the sea. You'd be surprised how popular this would be for both genders, and I'm surprised you couldn't even give an example of your tough looking case.For someone who grew up by the water all his life I enjoy this case.Ok so yeah maybe a few guys out there would find this case cool. It is a nice concept, but..................it's still a Sea Shell.
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  • schmich
    Lian-Li PC 777 Memorial Edition came out 5 years ago.
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