Lian-Li Introduces its Large PC-V2130 PC Case

Lian-Li has announced its new high-end chassis: the PC-V2130. This chassis is, like most cases from Lian-Li, fully made out of aluminum. The case is able to house a lot of hardware, and thus is rather big. It measures 237 x 640 x 625 mm and weighs a hefty 9.8 kg.

The PC-V2130 has room for up to XL-ATX size motherboards, five optical drives, eleven 3.5" drives (three of which are behind the motherboard tray) as well as up to four 2.5" drives. The slots behind the motherboard also support 2.5" drives. Regarding expansion, the case has a total of ten expansion slots, so installing four graphics cards is really not a problem. Graphics cards can be up to 360 mm long, though removal of the hard drive tray will make room for graphics cards up to 480 mm long. CPU coolers can tower up to 180 mm.

Front I/O connectivity is dealt with by an impressive four USB 3.0 ports along with an eSATA port and the standard pair of HD audio jacks.

With respect to cooling, the case is capable of housing up to six 140 mm fans along with a single 120 mm fan as exhaust. The top, bottom, and front of the case each are capable of carrying two 140 mm fans.

No word on pricing yet, though this is likely to be a very pricy case.

Niels Broekhuijsen

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

  • someguynamedmatt
    I'd have no problems dropping a Supermicro/Tyan server board in there and filling the thing up with as many SAS hard drives as I could get my hands on, though I'm past the days of making my desktops as big as they can possibly be - a lower-high-end mATX/ITX system is more than enough if done properly.

    I bet this thing isn't going to come cheaply, and tack shipping ontop of that MSRP, too. Interesting case, though... I could see myself buying one if I ever come up with the budget to get that Xeon workstation pulled together for 3D rendering projects.
  • mortsmi7
    I'm guessing $300 or more for this case.
  • stoatwblr
    You might not want to make your case larger than it needs ot be, but those of us with large NASes (19 drive raidZ3 in mine...) would welcome something like this, even if married to a ridiculously small mainboard (the octocore embedded atoms are more than sufficient for the NAS part).
  • hotdogee
    If you need a large case for NAS, this case holds 45 3.5" drives:
  • stoatwblr
    Ummmmm. Wife says "NO!"

    A NAS for home has asthetic requirements(*) you don't need to worry about in a server room (BTW, the cases I do use in server rooms hold 60 drives, which slide out on rails for easy access - but they're noisy)

    (*)1: No fugly front panels, unless you want to end up sleeping in the case. 2: Decent dust filtration 3: QUIET!

    All of the home cases I've seen - including the D8000 and caselabs/mountainmonds come up lacking in one or several of these areas without extensive modification.
  • Fierce Guppy
    I'm so glad to be single.
  • stoatwblr
    Your time will come. Noisy/gaudy PC cases are fine for a while but there's a lot to be said for quiet understatement.

    Of course, computer cases don't need to be made of metal......

  • Zeroplanetz
    I love my storm trooper case...