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Lian Li Launches the PC-D600 Dual-Compartment Case

Lian Li has formally launched its PC-D600 series cases, which first made an appearance at this year's Computex. It measures 382 x 525 x 415 mm (W x H x D), weighs 9.2 kg empty and features a dual-compartment design with two equally sized sections for drive bays. The motherboard is separated by an aluminum partition with valved cable management holes.

The PC-D600's right-side compartment includes ten 5.25-inch drive cages, one of which holds the front panel header and six 3.5-inch to 5.25-inch adapters. The compartment also includes provisions on the floor to latch 2.5-inch drives and a generous clearance for liquid cooling components, including radiators of up to 420 x 140 mm.

Moving on to the left-side compartment, the motherboard tray can house E-ATX motherboards with support for SSI-CEB, the PSU bay, a 120 mm rear exhaust and three 140 mm front intakes that can also be used to mount another 420 x 140 mm radiator.

Though Lian Li hasn't provided information on the PC-D600's pricing or availability, the company has announced that it will be offered choices of black (PC-D600B) and silver (PC-D600A). The launch video is available after the break.

  • DylanSLC
    The PSU slot should be on the other side also so if you have multiple GPUs the bottom one doesn't have a PSU in its face constricting airflow. Might just be my own craziness thinking that though.
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  • Laptop Repair Service
    More than a simple case for sure! I can build something very impressive there too. but definitive taking the advice of the mother board "Asus Ramage IV Extreme" sweet piece of hardware.
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  • SessouXFX
    PC-5600 v Carbide Air 540? Sounds like a nice comparison to me. When Corsair intro'd the 540 Air, I told myself out loud, Lian-Li could learn a lot from Corsair.... Dreams do come true... (wiping a tear)
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  • Xird
    Its called: PC-D600 on their website, not PC-5600. What gives?
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  • ubercake
    Why put the PSU on the same side as the motherboard? Seems like that defeats part of the purpose of the two-chambered case. The Air 540 seems to be the best at this point. It's good to see more companies competing with non-traditional case designs though. Some good things will come out of it.
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  • SessouXFX
    The only reason I see for the PSU to be on the same side as the motherboard, is copyright infringement. That, and the fans help vent the heat out better, than if it were on the opposite side.
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  • major-error
    Seems like the infatuation with server (tower) form-factor cases doing workstation duty is back. The only thing missing from this one is the casters.
    I still have my old Chenbro A9891 Netserver case sitting around here somewhere...
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  • Cy-Kill
    Does it come with dust filters?
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  • major-error
    11586215 said:
    The only reason I see for the PSU to be on the same side as the motherboard, is copyright infringement. That, and the fans help vent the heat out better, than if it were on the opposite side.
    Actually, you can't win either way with this sort of chambered design...
    Put the PSU on the drive side, and you run the risk of needing extenders for all power connections to the MB & GPU(s) in addition to possible impacts on air-flow.
    Put the PSU on MB side, and you only need to extend power for devices in the drive bays.

    My experience with the old Chenbro Netserver case says that Lian Li made the better choice here--4-wire device power extensions are a lot cheaper...
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  • Au_equus
    definitely more roomy than the carbide air (by 33%, 61.3L v 83.2L). the carbide builds look cleaner with the psu in the back, but lian li looks like they had water cooling in mind when putting the psu in the front. looks like lian li could have reduced the overall width. at a glance it looks like they soldered two m-atx cases side by side.
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