The latest mid tower chassis from Lian Li, the PC-J60, maintains much of the classic Lian-Li aesthetic, but the company allowed for a little more flair this time around. Of the three available models, one has a band of red around the edges. (There are also two all-black version, one with a window and one without.)
The slotted pattern on the edging actually serves a purpose, though. Those are vents to aid cooling. Not that the chassis should need much help on that front, as there are ample fans, fan mounts and vents.
The front panel has two 120mm fans with a magnetically-attached mesh filter, and there’s a large grate on the rear. There are three 120mm fan mounts on the top of the chassis, with room for a large radiator (430 x 160 x 60mm [LxWxD]). There’s also a magnetic mesh filter covering those three fan mounts. The bottom of the case sports a 140mm fan, for exhausting heat from the PSU and drives, and four rubber-tipped feet provide clearance for airflow.
Speaking of the PSU and drive cages, they’re semi-sealed-off in their own aluminum compartment along the bottom of the PC-J60. Lian Li said this is to help keep the interior more tidy. You can fit two 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives in each of the two drive cages (both of which are removable), and they offer rubber vibration dampeners. The space can accommodate PSUs up to 210mm long.
The PC-J60 supports ATX and microATX motherboards and boasts seven expansion slots in the back. The front panel has two USB 3.0 ports, two audio inputs and the power button--but no 5.25-inch option, which is a trend we’re seeing more of these days. The main compartment of the case can handle graphics cards up to 410mm in length and CPU coolers up to 160mm tall.
Behind the motherboard tray, there are plenty of grommets and cable ties pre-mounted, and there’s plenty of room for cabling--enough that Lian Li saw fit to include mounts for a 2.5-inch and a 3.5-inch drive. There are two mounts--one for each size, so you can put two drives back there--and if you so choose, you can mount the drives on the front side of the motherboard tray, in the case’s main compartment.
The PC-J60 variants will be available on Newegg on April 11. The windowless version will be $189, and the windowed variants will cost $210.
|Motherboard Support||ATX, microATX|
|Dimensions||210 x 507 x 489mm (WxHxD)|
|Colors||All black, and black with red accents|
|Drive Support||-Drive cage (x2): Up to five 3.5 + one 2.5-inch-3.5-inch (motherboard tray mount)-2.5-inch (motherboard tray mount)|
|Fans||-120mm x 2 (front, included)-140mm x 1 (bottom, included)-120mm x 3 (top, NOT included)|
|Front Panel I/O||-USB 3.0 x 2-HD audio inputs x2-Power button|
|Component Support||-Graphics card up to 410mm long-CPU cooler up to 160mm tall-PSU up to 210mm long|
|Radiator||-Top: 430 x 160 x 60mm-Front: 240 x 120 mm|
|Price||-$189 (windowless)-$210 (window)|
|Availability||April 11 on Newegg|
Seth Colaner is the News Director for Tom's Hardware. Follow him on Twitter @SethColaner. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.
I don't think you understand Lian-Li. Their cases are premium and have high-grade components and make. They are made of high-grade aluminum and good materials all around
@skippyboy: A bottom-mounted fan can't be sleeve bearing.