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Lian Li Updates Popular PC-V2120 Chassis

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.

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  • antilycus
    Is this price some kind fo joke? I guess in a world where Apple can take a free OS (FreeBSD) and make people believe it's worth paying for basic updates, anything is possible.
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  • Gam3r01
    You slap a price tag on something and someone somewhere will buy it.
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  • mortsmi7
    I think $300 might be a better price, still wouldn't buy it though.
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  • hannibal
    It is high end aluminium case. The material is quite expensive. Is is sensible? Is Ferrari sensible as an car... probably not, but this case is more meaningful as a case than Ferrari is as an car ;-)
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  • TechieNewbie
    It is high end aluminium case. The material is quite expensive. Is is sensible? Is Ferrari sensible as an car... probably not, but this case is more meaningful as a case than Ferrari is as an car ;-)

    Maybe people getting into building computers now are spoiled, but a monolithic black aluminum case for $500 just seems like a joke now, Lian-Li or no. Not to compare apples to oranges, but a 900D is $320 has room for nine HDD's AND comes with a window (Seriously $70 extra for a piece of acrylic? I'd sooner take my Dremel out and get to work).

    I don't know, Lian-Li has it's clientele, and they're built like tanks, but how much demand is there for something at this price point (that's an honest question, not trying to be dismissive)? Maybe I'm just underestimating the market share of seriously high end workstations.
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  • hannibal
    13863354 said:
    It is high end aluminium case. The material is quite expensive. Is is sensible? Is Ferrari sensible as an car... probably not, but this case is more meaningful as a case than Ferrari is as an car ;-)

    Maybe people getting into building computers now are spoiled, but a monolithic black aluminum case for $500 just seems like a joke now, Lian-Li or no. Not to compare apples to oranges, but a 900D is $320 has room for nine HDD's AND comes with a window (Seriously $70 extra for a piece of acrylic? I'd sooner take my Dremel out and get to work).

    I don't know, Lian-Li has it's clientele, and they're built like tanks, but how much demand is there for something at this price point (that's an honest question, not trying to be dismissive)? Maybe I'm just underestimating the market share of seriously high end workstations.

    You are right in there... Not many! I personally own much cheaper Antec P180 and even that is not a economy case... So this one is for quite small minority. Like I allso think that there are not so many people who own Nvidia Titanium black edition GPUs, but there allways is someone who has enough money to make things differently!
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  • Xan13x
    This is a little outrageous considering that it's not anything particularly special... just a fairly modular aluminum full tower. I've had a couple of Lian Li's in the past, and I wouldn't say their build quality is as good as something like a high end Silverstone. My TJ07 has had a few different sets of guts in it at this point and is still flawless. It was also $300 and is built like a tank.

    Not that I'm against investing in something super functional that you love enough to keep for years as a base for many builds, but this thing doesn't really say "unique". Just a black box.... Maybe I'm biased but at least the TJ07 is somewhat different, with the single piece body and such :-p
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  • animalosity
    Seriously? $500 dollars? I don't care if it's made from the same aluminum that carried the Space Shuttle on its last mission to the space station. Honestly Corsair makes better products in my opinion anyway. And their customer service is among the best I have ever personally dealt with. I'd much rather have a $300 900D with considerably more customization options.
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