To address the elephant in the room, let’s start with the most obvious part of the PC-TU200, its top panel. Up top, Lian Li has mounted a large suitcase like handle to make carrying the case around. Not only is this fairly unique, it’s also the main reason I was excited to get my hands on this case. Being someone who finds myself at LANs often I love having something that is portable enough that I can grab in go. The handle on the PC-TU200 does just that.
Around back you get a preview of how compact the inside of the case is when you see the rear I/O panel only a few inches away from the full sized power supply mount. You will also notice that the PSU mount is removable with four thumb screws, this will come in handy later when you sometimes need to access something, making sliding the PSU out of the way easier. Aside from the rear I/O and PSU holes you also have two vented PCI slots as well as the side panel latches. The two latches are locked in place by thumb screws to prevent you from detaching your side panel at the wrong time.
Both left and right side panels are exactly the same and even interchangeable. Because of its size the side panels lack both side windows and ventilation. Both wouldn’t be very worthwhile considering how packed the inside of the case is.
The bottom of the PC-TU200 has an interesting choice in feet. They went with small rounded feet. They will hold the case up off the ground for good air flow, but I would expect these to make it easier to slide on a plastic table at a LAN, we will find out for sure later in testing.
The front of the PC-TU200 has the most going on but even then is still very clean looking. Down at the bottom you have microphone and headphone ports as well as an eSATA port and two USB 3.0 ports. The vents for the cases only 140mm fan take up a good portion of the front of the case but they did manage to slip a Lian-Li badge into the middle. Above the fan you have a plastic power and reset buttons that are both backlit when powered up. Last but not least you also have a disc drive cover made out of matching aluminum to the case.