Lian Li, which makes some of the best PC cases, is rolling out a set of four new chassis this week at Computex 2023, with each having glass on two or even three sides. The company is also showing off a brand new case fan that has an LCD screen in the middle, something we haven't seen before.
The O11 Vision, shown in the lead image, has glass on its front, left side and even on the top. There isn't even a support beam in the front left side to block your view. The top panel is a one-way mirror that makes reflections on the inside of the case but is see-through from the outside. You can attach a 240mm radiator and have it vent out of the back. There's also a removable motherboard tray.
We had a chance to look at the O11 Vision at Lian Li's Computex booth and were impressed by just how much of the internals you can see clearly. If you want to use this case, you better practice good cable management and plan to put it on top of your desk where everyone can see it.
The O11D Evo RGB has a seamless glass view from the front and left side. However, the top can be used to mount radiator fans and case fans can vent out of the bottom or the back. It also has diffused RGB strips on the top and bottom.
We noticed that the mesh on the right side also gives you a nice view into the case. We were able to see the custom cooling loop and RGB lights from the right side without seeing the ugly cables that were stashed in the right back.
The O11D Evo XL, shown below, is an e-ATX case with class on both the front and left sides, along with a removable support column. The motherboard tray is height adjustable so you can change its position.
The SUP 01 Concept case, shown below, is meant to be tall and thin. In order to achieve its svelte dimensions, you have to mount the GPU upright. It also has three tempered glass glass panels and room for fans to exhaust out the right side.
The O11 Vision, O11D EVO RGB, and O11D EVO XL are all due out in Q3 for prices ranging from $139 to $244. The SUP 01 will come in Q4 for $144.
|Header Cell - Column 0||O11 Vision||O11D EVO RGB||O11D EVO XL||SUP 01|
|Dimensions||(D) 480 x (W) 304 x (H) 456.5 mm||(D) 478 x (W) 290 x (H) 471 mm||(D) 522 x (W) 304 x (H) 531.9 mm||(D) 403.45 x (W) 212 x (H) 523.8 mm|
|Color||Black, White||Black, White||Black, White||Black, White|
|Materials||Steel, tempered glass, aluminum||Steel, tempered glass, aluminum||Steel, tempered glass, aluminum||Steel, tempered glass, aluminum|
|Motherboard Support||EATX (under 280mm), ATC, Micro ATX, Mini ITX||EATX (under 280mm), ATC, Micro ATX, Mini ITX||EATX (under 280mm), ATC, Micro ATX, Mini ITX||ATX / Micro ATX / Mini-ITX|
|Storage||2 x 2.5-inch, 2 x 3.5-inch||8 x 2.5-inch or 4 x 3.5-inch, 2x 2.5-inch||3 x 2.5-inch, 4x 3.5inch||2 x 2.5-inch, 2 x 3.5-inch|
|Max GPU Length||455mm||453mm||460mm||382mm|
|Fan Support||Side: 120mm x 3 / 140mm x 2, Buttom: 120mm x 3, 140mm x 2, Rear, 120mm x 2||Top: 120mm x 3, / 140mm x 2 Side: 120mm x 3 / 140mm x 2, Bottom: 120mm x 3 / 140mm 2, Rear: 120mm x 1||Top: 120mm x3 / 140mm x 3, Side: 120mm x3 / 140mm x 3, Bottom: 120mm x 3/ 140mm x 3, Rear: 120mm x 2||Side: 120mm x 3 / 140mm x 2, Side 2: 120mm x 3|
|Front Portrs||USB 3.0 x 2, USB-C x 1, 3.5mm||USB 3.0 x 2, USB-C x 1, 3.5mm||USB 3.0 x 4, USB-C x 1, 3.5mm||USB 3.0 x 2, USB Type-C x 1, 3.5mm|
|MSRP||$139||$169 (black) / $179 (white)||$234 (black) / $244 (white)||$144|
UNI FAN TL LCD Has Its Own Screen
Lian Li is also releasing some new coolers and case fans. The highlight is the UNI Fan 2nd Gen TL LCD. Like other UNI fans, this 120mm spinner can connect to its siblings magnetically. However, what makes it stand out is that it has a a screen that can show animated GIFs, MP4 videos, still image or system information.
At Lian Li's booth, the company had two different displays with the fan. The first was showing the temperature while the second was showing a Pac-Man animation. The colors were bright when we viewed them straight on, but they faded a bit at wider viewing angles. The company says that the fans will be available with the blades facing either way so you can configure them for exhaust or intake.
The Uni Fan TL LCD will launch in Q3 for $139 for a three pack. According to Lian Li the screen size is still pending and could be either 2.1 or 1.6 inches. It will run at up to 2,100 RPM.