Aesthetics can be a very important aspect to many PC builders, and it can be hard to have a box full of top tier components that still looks nice and presentable. The latest case from Lian Li aims to fix that. Their new PC-O8 chassis offers a dual-compartment design that'll allow you to show off your best components, while hiding away the slightly less nice looking ones.
The Lian Li PC-O8 dual-compartment chassis has two side-by-side compartments, with one side surrounded by tempered glass and the other side by aluminium panels. The glassed-in side is meant to house your CPU, motherboard, and video cards, showing these top end components. The other side, obscured by the aluminum side panels, is where you would place slightly less eye-catching components like your hard drives and power supply. Cue the video...
There is ample cooling provided to all components, as well as lots of options for cable management and a clean installation. There is also ample opportunity to implement a fully spec'd and custom water cooling setup, as the PC-O8 has a mount for both a 240mm and 360mm radiator.
Thanks to the size of this case, you aren't restricted in your hardware selection. The PC-O8 supports graphics cards up to 370mm (14.5") and CPU coolers up to 170mm (6.7"). Additionally, PSUs of all sizes are supported with clearance of 298mm (11.7"). You can show a majority of these components using the built in RGB lighting system, which includes both LED fans and lighting strips. Check out the video below:
The Lian Li PC-O8 will be available at the end of June with and MSRP of $395 USD. For more info you can check out the press release below.
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Lian Li Launches PC-O8 Dual-Compartment Chassis
Tempered Glass Panels and RGB Lighting Put the Spotlight on Hardware
June 11, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today launches the PC-O8 dual-compartment chassis. Comprised of aluminium and tempered glass, the PC-O8 allows DIY builders to show off their high-end, intricate setups, while hiding cables and less eye catching components in the large compartment behind the motherboard tray.
Product Features of the PC-O8
- Oversized tempered front and side glass panels
- Built in RGB LED lighting
- Double wide / Dual compartment
- Supports ATX motherboards
- Top and Front Radiator Support: 240 and 360, respectively
- Removable hard drive cage
- All aluminium construction
Through the front glass panel, the PC-O8 is divided into two zones. Zone 1 allows DIY enthusiasts to show off their motherboard and graphics cards through the edge-to-edge side panel windows. On the other side of the motherboard tray, Zone 2 gives plenty of room for cables and less eye-catching components such as hard drives and the power supply.
Adjustable RGB Interior Lighting
DIY enthusiasts can adjust the interior lighting through the included RGB lighting kit complete with LED strips, cord clip, dimmer and controller. The back mounted controller allows instant analog color selection.
Tremendous Water Cooling Support
With plenty of room to work with, installing elaborate water cooling setups is simplified in the PC-O8. In Zone 1 the top panel can support a 240mm radiator, while in Zone 2 the front intake can house a 360mm radiator in a push/pull configuration.
Modular Hard Drive Cage
The PC-O8 chassis supports up to six 3.5″ drives and two 2.5″ drives in the removable drive cage in Zone 2. This HDD cage is actively cooled via two mounted 120mm fans.
Tool-Less Installations and Features
The PC-O8 has many tool-less features allowing for simple setups and installations. This aluminium and tempered glass chassis features easily-removable panels, tool-less mounting for hard drives as well as slide-in dust filters.
Versatile Cable Management Design
Clamps on the reverse side of the motherboard tray can be adjusted and positioned for optimal cable management setups.
The PC-O8 does not restrict hardware capability. Graphics cards up to 370mm (14.5") and CPU coolers up to 170mm (6.7") are supported. Additionally, PSUs of all sizes are supported with clearance of 298mm (11.7").
The top I/O panel includes four USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections.
Price and Availability
The PC-O8 will be available at the end of June at Microcenter for the suggested retail price of USD 395.
Learn more about the PC-O8 here:
About Lian Li
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd is an Aluminium Chassis and Chassis peripheral manufacturer and provider of industrial wholesale chassis as well as OEM & ODM services for the PC industry as required. With over 20 years of service excellence, ISO 9001 certification and a team of professional staff willing to do the utmost to deliver durable, superior quality products, all backed by a 2 year guarantee*; your satisfaction is guaranteed (*conditions apply). To learn more about Lian Li, please visit their websites at www.Lian-Li.com.