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.
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Lian Li Announces the PC-V1000L Full Tower Chassis
High Airflow Full Tower with Versatile Tool-Less Features
September 2, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today announces the PC-V1000L Special Edition full tower chassis. This brushed aluminum chassis features a ventilated front providing high airflow while featuring the high-end versatile tool-less designs for which Lian Li is known.
Short Full Tower with Full Hardware Support
With a height of only 551mm (21.7”), the 74L PC-V1000L can hold the hardware a PC enthusiast desires, including: motherboards up to EATX, the largest graphics cards, and extensive water cooling support.
Individually Removable Hard Drive Bays
DIY enthusiasts are able to individually mount/remove the 9 HDD bays according to their build preference. Each bay allows for a 3.5” or 2.5” drive to be tool-lessly mounted. For more storage potential one 3.5” drive or two 2.5” drives can be mounted behind the motherboard tray.
Three 120mm fans pull cool air through the ventilated front panel. These front fans are attached to a removable bracket that slides out for easy maintenance.
At the bottom of the chassis a removable bracket secured by a single thumbscrew allows for two 120mm fans or a 240 radiator to be installed. At the top of the chassis a tool-lessly removable top panel allows for two 120mm/140mm fans or a 240/280mm radiator to be easily installed. A rear 120mm exhaust fan with two grommeted holes pulls hot air out of the chassis.
Wheels for Easy Maneuverability
The wheels design enables easy moving of a fully loaded system. A locking mechanism on the rear wheels prevents the chassis moving when set in place.
The I/O panel is located at the front of the chassis and contains 4 USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections.
Price and Availability
The PC-V1000L will be available in black PC-V1000LA (Silver), PC-V1000LB (Black) and PC-V1000LWX (Internal Black with Window) in North America for the suggested retail price of USD 345 and USD 389 respectively.
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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 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.