Some of you may remember the Lian Li PC-V1000 chassis. Introduced a decade ago, it was a well liked case used by many enthusiasts to house their gaming rigs. I even saw the first ever NVIDIA SLI enabled rig built into one of these cases. It was also the centerpiece of the original Lian Li desk case, but that's a story for another article. Why am I going on about this case? Well because it's back, or at least Lian Li is using the series again for a new set of cases that resemble to original V1000.
It's actually a pretty strong resemblance, as the Lian Li PC-V1000L full tower case features the same curved edges and wheeled bottom as its predecessors. Where it differs is in the drives department. This new case only has one external 5¼" drive bay and a whole lot more internal 3½" bays. You can house 10 full size hard drives in the V1000L, or 9 hard drives and two SSDs. This is actually a welcome change, as I'm hard pressed to remember the last time I used an optical drive.
Other features include extensive cooling and the usual fit and finish you'd expect from Lian Li. Full details are in the press release below.