With this latest announcement from Lian Li, we move from the very small to the very tall. The PC-X510 is an ATX case pushing its way into full tower territory. Measuring 24.4" in height, it can hold a lot of gear. Being that it's a Lian Li case, it's of course built of aluminum and still manages to be very lightweight.
Lian Li does actually classify the PC-X510 as a mid-tower case, and it isn't quite as tall as the traditional 27" full towers I'm thinking of. However, its size does allow you to house a truly large array of full size components. The interior of this case can house up to 8 storage drives, in either the 3.5" or 2.5" form factors. The PC-X510 call also accommodate full size 330mm video cards, and has 8 expansion slots to allow four dual-slot cards to properly ventilate. Keeping those cards cool is a full array of 120mm fans at the front, with room for a 240mm radiator and water cooling setup on top.
The front exterior of this case looks to be rather imposing. Think monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey imposing. This is due to the complete lack of external drive bays. There are no slots for an optical drive, or a card reader. Just black, with some badging and a couple LEDs on the front. This isn't really a downside though, as optical drives are becoming less and less necessary and useful in a PC build.
There are few more features to check out in the press release below. As for pricing and availability, the Lian Li PC-X510 should be available now for a MSRP of $399 USD.
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Lian Li Announces The PC-X510 Tower Chassis
Slender Mid Tower Chassis Fits Enthusiast Builds With Workstation-Class Efficiency And Cooling
September 16, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd unveils the PC-X510: a mid tower chassis with a tidy, spacious interior segregated into three distinct airflow chambers for optimal cooling and tempered glass to show it off. The PC-X510 has generous allowance for components, supporting as many as eight 2.5” or 3.5” drives and eight expansion slots.
Organized Airflow for Efficient Cooling
The Case is trisected into three airflow chambers. Three 120mm fans pull air through two long intakes along the front of the side panels. Each is covered by a washable magnetic mesh air filter strip. An additional two 120mm fans vent the top and central compartments, while the PSU exhausts the bottom compartment itself. This divides the airflow between the PSU, motherboard, and drive bay area so they don't influence each other. The included fan controller helps get the cooling just right.
Modular Customization Options
The top compartment of the PC-X510 features two removable drive trays mounted on shock-absorbing rubber grommets. Each tray holds two drives for a total of four 2.5” or 3.5” drives. One or both of the trays can be removed to accommodate ambitious cooling setups – up to two more additional 120mm fans or a 240mm water cooling radiator. An additional mount is located behind the motherboard allowing one tray to be hidden in the rear. It can be relocated from the top, or purchased separately to complement the two included, making a total of up to six vibration-dampened drives.
In the main compartment, two additional drives can be mounted on top of the PSU enclosure, bringing the grand total to eight! The three 120mm intake fans are mounted on a tool free holder; it can be taken out with just two thumb screws and replaced with a full-sized 360mm water cooling radiator. Pre-punched holes are located near the eight expansion slots to mount the optional tool free PCI retention system: http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pci-01/
Full Tower Build in Mid Tower Size
The PC-X510 can fit full-sized gaming components in its slim mid tower frame. The case weighs only 7.8Kg yet packs eight expansion slots with 330mm of room for cards. It can fit CPU coolers 180mm tall and ATX power supplies 245mm long. A huge tempered glass side panel window allows builders to flaunt the large hardware this case can accommodate.
Generous Connectivity and Features
The PC-X510 offers HD audio in/out and four USB 3.0 ports on its top panel with a sliding cover. All air filters are removable, washable, and replaceable. The case stands on aluminum stands with rubber feet to prevent slippage. The back panel features liquid cooling grommets with mouse ears to allow external all-in-one water cooling kits to pass inside the case. The PC-X510 also includes a fan controller to adjust fan speed between 60% and 100%.
Price and Availability
The PC-X510 will be available for $399 in US in early September.
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About Lian Li
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd is an Aluminum Chassis and Chassis peripheral manufacturer and provider of industrial wholesale 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