Computex 2010 CoverageClayMeow - July 5, 2010
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Lian Li has always been known for extremely high quality cases, but many people, myself included, feel its cases are too dull. Of course, this is the very reason Lian Li cases are a favorite by modders. In any case, Lian Li has attempted to rectify this with its newest entry to the Lancool series, the K63 - though whether it succeeded or not is a matter of opinion. The grill for the top fan does look pretty slick, but seems kind of random. As for lighting, the K63 has it in strides - not only do all the fans have blue LEDs, but there's blue lighting all along the inside of the case as well. The one nice feature that isn't debatable is the inclusion of not one, but two USB3.0 ports on the top of the case. Most manufacturers seem to be including one USB3.0 port and one USB2.0 port, so it's nice to see Lian Li stepping it up a tad.
The next case I was shown is a bit more useful - an ATX/Micro-ATX test bench. The new T60 is available in black (T60B), silver (T60A), and red (T60R), and includes two 5.25" bays, three 3.5" bays, two 2.5" bays, eight PCI slots, and room for a standard ATX power supply. There's also the optional 120mm/140mm fan cooler, as well as the optional multi-media I/O ports upgrade kit, which includes USB3.0. In the first photo, you can see the openings for the ports, but without the upgrade kit attached. There's also a Mini-ITX test bench available, the T7, not pictured.
Sticking with test benches, there's also the T1, or as it's more commonly called, the Spider. The T1 Spider is a truly unique test bench, supporting Mini-ITX motherboards, one slim optical drive, one 3.5" hard drive, and a standard ATX power supply. As with the T60, it's available in black (T1B), silver (T1A), and red (T1R).
Lian Li makes one last test bench, which comes out of the Mini-Q Series. The Q06 doesn't look like your typical test bench. As you can see below, the Q06 is practically a cube, measuring 205mm (W) x 196mm (H) x 239mm (D). In its normal state, as seen below, it supports Mini-ITX motherboards. The test bench part comes from the optional kits - an ATX motherboard mounting tray (Q6ATX) and a Micro-ATX motherboard mounting tray (Q6MATX). These trays mount on top of the Q06, which is where the test bench designation comes from. Aside from that, the Q06 includes one 5.25" bay, one 3.5" bay, two PCI slots, and front I/O ports that include two USB3.0 ports along with HD audio. It's available in black (Q06B), silver (Q06A), and red (Q06R).
Two other new entries in the Mini-Q Series are the Q09 and Q11 - perfect for HTPCs. Both support Mini-ITX motherboards (with the Q11 also accepting Mini-DTX), and like the previous cases, both feature two USB3.0 ports and are available in black, silver, and red. The Q09 features one 5.25" optical drive bay and one 2.5" bay with anti-vibration rubber ring mounting kit, as well as two PCI slots and one 80mm fan. You can also purchase a mounting kit to mount the Q09 to the back of an LCD panel, as seen in the third photo below. The Q11 features one 5.25" bay, two 3.5" bays, and two 2.5" bays, as well as two PCI slots and one 140mm fan.