titleWe have had a few different Lian Li chassis come through the LanOC Offices and there hasn’t been a time that we haven’t been impressed with the new and interesting features Lian Li always seems to slip in. When they wanted to ship over their new case “The Hammer” PC 100, we signed up right away. We had seen the case previewed from a few shows prior and this time around Lian Li took a new perspective with its design, I was very interested to see how their changes worked out. Let’s jump in and see what it’s all about!

Product Name: Lian Li PC 100 “The Hammer”

Review Sample Provided by: Lian Li

Review by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes




Case Type

Mid tower chassis 


 (W) 210mm x (H) 472mm x (D) 530mm 

Front bezel Material




Side Panel


Body Material


Net Weight 


5.25" drive bay (External)


3.5" drive bay (External)


HDD bay

3.5-Inch HDD x6 / 2.5-Inch HDD x8 (Using 3.5-inch Bays) 

Expansion Slot



E-ATX / XL-ATX /ATX / Micro ATX 

System Fan (Front)

120mm Fan x1 

System Fan (Top)


System Fan (Rear)

140mm Fan x2 

I/O Ports


Maximum Compatibility

VGA Card length: 400mm 
PSU length: 220mm 
CPU cooler height: 165mm

Posted: 20 May 2012 19:52 by Wingless92 #25235
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Saw this at their booth at CES. Was a strange design for case but that's Lian Li for ya. Lets do something totally different.
Posted: 19 May 2012 18:18 by garfi3ld #25226
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they do reach as long as you turn the pump/water block to have the tubes on the right side. You would need a 140mm Radiator or a 140mm to 120mm adapter. Also because it is so tight it will depend on the motherboard you use, if the motherboard has the CPU socket any closer to the rear IO panel than on the board we tested with, it wouldn't work.
Posted: 19 May 2012 13:40 by jamdox #25222
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I'm curious, do the water cooling tubes reach back to the 140mm fans or are they too short?
Posted: 14 May 2012 18:46 by garfi3ld #25098
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An interesting case design from Lian Li. Its not without a few problems, but they manage to rethink cases, fitting a full XL-ATX motherboard into a mid tower case!

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