On Thursday, Lian Li introduced an updated version of its popular PC-V2120 chassis. The design now includes extensive water cooling support, enhanced cable management and a more versatile hard disk drive system. The new model, called the PC-V2130, will soon be available in three versions with a starting price of $499.
This new brushed aluminum full tower case will have enough room to play host to an HPTX motherboard and up to eleven 3.5/2.5-inch drives, which can be mounted on the individually removable hard drive bays and behind the motherboard tray. Want more storage? Remove the bracket and you can stuff in four more 2.5-inch drives. There is also a modular 5.25-inch cage that can be removed.
For water cooling, the company will provide a tool-less removable top so that builders can easily slip in a 240 mm or 280 mm radiator. Two additional 280 mm radiators can be installed at the front and the bottom of the chassis. More water cooling support via two grommeted holes are located at the back just above the rear 120 mm exhaust fan.
"The PC-V2130 is stacked full of high-end tool-less features to ease installations," said Lian-Li in an emailed press release. "On the inside of the chassis, Lian Li's tool-less PCI slot mounting mechanism allows for simple expansion card installation. On the outside, the entire front bezel can be removed with just the removal of a couple of thumbscrews – enabling easy access to the two front 140 mm fan dust filters. The side panels can be taken off with just the press of two latches."
The case provides eight grommeted holes for cable management and 1.2 inches of space behind the motherboard tray, and it also includes wheels so that system builders can move the fully-loaded system; a locking mechanism keeps the PC from rolling away. The I/O panel is located at the top and hidden away by a stealth cover.
Lian Li's updated chassis will be available in Silver (PC-V2130A), Black (PC-V2130B) and Windowed Black (PC-V2130X). Both the Silver and Black versions cost $499, and the Windowed model will run you $569.