Outside

The outside of the PC-100 at first glance looks like most of Lian Li’s other cases. Upon further examination something strange is going on though. Around on the front there are two 5.25 inch bays and a large amount of venting. In the middle of all of that venting is a small door than when opened gives us a peak at a rear I/O panel opening and PCI slots. That’s right the PCI slots face the front of the case. Tucked in just under the 5.25 inch bays are two small plastic buttons for power and reset.

Around back without PCI slots and the I/O panel Lian Li replaced them with two large 140mm fans  for cooling. The PSU is mounted up top with a removable panel for easy removal with just thumb screws. On the back of the case there are two water cooling holes with grommets as well as a third larger grommeted hole. This hole is actually where your cabled route through for the front mounted rear I/O panel. Something else I noticed when working on the back of the PC-100 was the use of rubber washers on each of the thumbscrews. This is the level of detail that Lian Li goes into with their cases, making sure even that you won’t scratch your aluminum side panels in the future.

The rest of the PC-100 is very basic with its all-aluminum construction and black color. The case has no side panel windows or vents to distract for its clean styling. I love the large round aluminum feet on the PC-100. They each have a large rubber pad one each to keep the case from moving. Feet like this are worlds better than what more cases come with and even as an aftermarket case foot they would not be cheap . 

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garfi3ld's Avatar
garfi3ld replied the topic: #25098 14 May 2012 18:46
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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jamdox replied the topic: #25222 19 May 2012 13:40
I'm curious, do the water cooling tubes reach back to the 140mm fans or are they too short?
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #25226 19 May 2012 18:18
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.
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #25235 20 May 2012 19:52
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.

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