Introduction

Lian Li is known for their full-featured and extremely toned down, yet stylish looking products. The first two cases that we had a chance to check out in the past year, the PC-6070 and the PC-V1000, amazed us with great performance as well as innovative features to help ease PC hardware maintenance. And since metal working is one of their top skills, they know how to utilize aluminum in the best way possible.

Lian Li is not a gaming chassis company, nor is it one of those manufacturers with a few years of experience that are just trying to get a product out there which would sell. They are in the business of creating designs and features that will help change the computer industry for the better through research and design as well as consumer feedback instead of just the latter.

Recently, Lian Li has given us the opportunity to look at the PC-60 Plus, which is a variation of the original PC-60 case. Take a look at some of the features below.

Lian Li PC-60 Plus
Included Features
- Updated cooling system with 4 fans
- PSU fan cover
- Removable motherboard tray
- Full set of auxiliary ports
Possible Improvement
- Right side panel security features
- Tool-less features

Though we have not had a chance to look at the original PC-60, we can still compare it to the new PC-60 Plus to see the changes that have been made and how they may help increase performance numbers in the end.

More information is available on the PC-60 Plus at Lian Li’s website.

Special thanks to Hampton Technologies for providing us with the PC-60 Plus.


External Design of the PC-60 Plus
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  • kevykev - Tuesday, July 26, 2005 - link

    I used to be a huge Lian-Li fan but their cases are still stuck in the past. It is nearly impossible to find a mid-tower that actually includes 120mm fans for BOTH the intake and the exhaust. I mean come on... between required active chipset cooling, 80mm fans in PSU's usually, VGA coolers, yadda yadda yadda it is harder and harder to build a computer that doesn't sound like a blender on high. I am afraid that after a year of searching I can only conclude that the Antec Super Lanboy is the only way to go. You get dual 120's, and pair that with whatever psu that has a 120mm fan and Zalman CPU and VGA coolers and a honkin passive northbridge cooler you could quietly air-cool the most power hungry systems today, all with quiet and slow moving fans. Reply
  • drewski - Monday, February 28, 2005 - link

    yeah, the pc-60 has 2x80mm up front. i've got a pc-65b and really like it's simple look. i'm thinking of the TT Dream, though for my next system.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?desc...

    if only the side window didn't say ThermalTake!
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  • L3p3rM355i4h - Monday, February 28, 2005 - link

    Well, at least anand isn't reviewing the riced out cases anymore, but this case doesn't seem to be anything special. My antec SOHO 1040 seems to basically do the same damn thing and its $50 cheaper with a decent 400 watt psu. Reply
  • tonyou - Monday, February 28, 2005 - link

    Actually Cooler Master's old ATCS cases had half of Lian-Li's so called, "innvoations" (extensively implemented thumb screws, removable mobo tray, blow holes) before Lian-Li started making aluminum cases. Reply
  • tonyou - Monday, February 28, 2005 - link

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  • crimsonson - Monday, February 28, 2005 - link

    Lian-Li was once very innovative company. PC-60 was a forerunner to G5's case. They extensively implemented thumb screws, edgeless designs,removeable mobo trray, removeable HDD rack, system fan speed control, blow holes, etc.And this was several years ago - before G5 and TT [TT was dsigning alien looking case at that time]. Others tried to copy, but usually end up having the looks but not the guts of the PC60.

    Unfortunately other than the V1000, they have not done much. Given V1000 is a great case.

    My current system is a PC60. It is a great case. Very quiet and very cool.

    The V1000 is probably going to be my next case. Unless somebody comes up with a better case by then...

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  • Deucer - Sunday, February 27, 2005 - link

    Why can't case manufacturers take a hint...

    Build a classy looking case constructed of brushed aluminum. Incorperate tooless features(maybe just thumbscrews but at least all thumbscrews). Use less 120mm fans, not a bunch of loud 80mm fans. Don't put the front ports at the bottom of the case. Price the case around $100.
    Who wouldn't buy that case? Is this harder than I think it is? Are we talking rocket science here? Would manufacturing the case I described be too expensive? Does the case I'm describing exist already and I'm missing it?
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  • epiv - Sunday, February 27, 2005 - link

    I actually really like Lian Li's Case. I love the design of the case. It is really easy to work with. I already have a PC 65 and PC 68. I am planing to get a V-series. Reply
  • IceWindius - Sunday, February 27, 2005 - link

    Im sorry, but Lian Li's case designs are absolute crap. The only one that looked decent was the PC-68 that I had a few years ago. Reply
  • val - Sunday, February 27, 2005 - link

    forget that i installed cross blade fan (30cm) in my cm stacker.... Reply

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