Lian Li has been taking some very unique case concepts, and turning them into more affordable versions of the ones that inspired them. The first Lian Li product we came across was the "desk case", which was inspired by Red Harbinger. At over $1999 US, it was unique, and had a premium price to with it. So when Lian Li brought out their DK-02X at $1189 US, there was hope that some day, we all might be able to afford one. The modding community inspired cases to be tackled, are wall mountable ones. That's where the Lian Li O Series fits in.
The new Lian Li O Series comes ready to mount on your wall, or it can be used as a classy looking vertical desktop, with an included aluminum stand, or it can placed horizontally, with included feet, for a more HTPC appearance.
The models in the Lian Li O Series include the PC-O5 (mini ITX), PC-O5S (Mini ITX), PC-O6S (micro-ATX) and PC-O7S (ATX), and should cover most form factor needs. An included PCI express riser card helps the cases keep a low profile, and supports up to full sized GPUs for maximum gaming performance, as shown above in the PC-07s. The PC-05s will support the shorter ITX GPUs like ones from MSI and others.
For cooling, the S in the name, denotes compatibility with water cooling systems, from 240mm on the PC-O5S, to 360mm on the PC-06S and the PC-07S. Low profile air coolers, like the Noctua C Series, are also supported.
The chassis is constructed from aluminum, while a large tempered glass window finishes off the aesthetic design of the O series, revealing everything for that sweet wall mount look.
In terms of pricing, the new cases start at $ 289 US for the PC-05, up to $419 US for the PC-07s. The expected launch time frame is sometime in February of 2015.
The full press release and additional photos are available below.
Lian Li Launches O Series Wall-Mountable Chassis
Four Sleek Open-Air Aluminum Chassis With Large Tempered Glass Windows
December 18, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today launches the O Series open-air, wall-mountable chassis: PC-O5, PC-O5S, PC-O6S and PC-O7S. Previewed to the worldwide technology community in its prototype stage, the O Series chassis final design reflect the feedback of the DIY community, and feature oversized tempered glass windows, a PCI riser cards, and sleek aluminum construction.
Four Open-Air, Wall-Mountable Aluminum Chassis
The new O series includes four chassis: the mini-ITX PC-O5, the mini-ITX PC-O5S, the micro-ATX PC-O6S, and the ATX PC-O7S. These aluminum constructed cases all feature a similar design and aesthetic differing in their hardware compatibility.
Show Off Your Hardware in Slim Profile Chassis
Through the oversized tempered glass window, onlookers can see the entire build unrestricted. Graphics cards are installed parallel to the motherboard, keeping the chassis slim, thanks to the included PCI riser card and extension. A black anodized aluminum shield covers the hard drive cage to keep a super clean look.
Customizable Storage Options
The O Series chassis give builders several options for storage installation. Hard drives can be mounted in the hard drive cage, hidden by an anodized aluminum shield, directly mounted on the motherboard tray, or installed on a removable bracket behind the motherboard.
Water Cooling Support
The PC-O5S, PC-O6S, and PC-O7S support AIO water cooling systems. The “S” suffix in the aforementioned models denotes water cooling compatibility. The PC-O5S supports radiators up to 240mm, while the PC-O6S and PC-O7S supports 360mm radiators.
The O Series cases can be mounted to the wall, placed on a desk in the vertical position using the included aluminum stand with rubber grip, or arranged horizontally on four attachable feet with rubber padding.
Product information and detailed specifications:
- PC-O5: http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_
- PC-O5S: http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_
- PC-O6S: http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_
- PC-O7S: http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_
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 service 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.