Nice Open-Air Bench, Though Bracket Designs Could Be Improved Upon
Sean S., Newegg
8 July 2015
Summary: Lian Li supposedly sells additional parts such as a fan setup and a front-panel USB/Audio/eSATA adapter, but I have yet to see these items for sale. However, there are plenty of places where you could, if you got creative, mount chassis fans and so on.
Pros: -This bench is designed to have a low center of gravity, with the PSU and 3.5" drive bays on the very bottom. -It has room for two 5.25", three 3.5", and two 2.5" drives. -Has rubberish washers for mounting the 3.5" drives and rubberish strips for the power supply. -It has a removable rack to sta...
Cons: -5.25" and 2.5" drive brackets are mounted partially underneath the motherboard (fully underneath for the 2.5" brackets), making installation of the drives of these sorts much more difficult than the 3.5" drives, which have a detachable cage. Also, the 2.5" brackets have no bottom flange, so if y...
Summary: All in all it's definitely a quality product that fits a specific niche, if you like the looks I believe you'll be happy with the product itself. Just be prepared to put the effort into correct assembly.
Pros: Once assembled, this case is fairly sturdy and can easily be carried by the handle. The parts are machined well, and it went together square and flush all around! All the parts fit into place effortlessly. I'm going to be using it as a permanent computer, not a test bench. I just liked the style,...
Cons: The case comes fully disassembled, with somewhere around a hundred screws. Expect to spend well over an hour just putting it together. Not a con if you enjoy that like I do, but if you're doing them for a business or you're not strong with assembly I'd say you're better off getting a standard case.
Summary: Watch the assembly on You tube, I did and it was a great help
Pros: This is a great test bench, able to test hardware without having to disassemble a computer case. I do a lot of hardware testing, and this bench makes it a lot easier to install and remove hardware on the fly
Cons: The instructions were hard to follow, but take your time, and it will be worth it
Summary: Newegg sent me an openbox with parts missing. Thankfully I contacted Lian Li during the same day of delivery requesting missing parts. They responded the next Business day to confirm replacements for all missing parts were on the way with tracked shipment.
Pros: 1) 8 PCI-E Slots 2) Support board sizes from Mini-ITX to SSI-CEB 3) Price (got it on sale) 4) Lian Li Customer Support Was looking for something temporary to test some hardware and ran across this case. Its a decent bench for anyone not sticking with permanent hardware or a quick test station for...
Cons: 1) Not entirely toolless 2) Requires assembly (not really a con but may for some people)
Summary: Well worth the money. Parts I've used in this testbench: - GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX motherboard - AMD FX-8350 - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO -Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM HDD -2x EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB -EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze ATX Power Supply
Pros: -Very high quality parts -sturdy -very easy to use
Cons: The bar with the "Lian-li" branding on it can't be installed with very large heatsinks. My Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo wouldn't fit under the bar, but a heatsink a few mm shorter would probably fit. This test bench took me an hour and a half to build....
Summary: I was worried about dust, but it hasn't been a problem.
Pros: Open Air design is great for keeping cool. I have a monster-sized SILVERSTONE HE02 CPU Cooler with a 120mm fan straped to it that stands up proud on this test bench and two 140mm fans on the front panel keeping everything cool.
Cons: When I show this off to my friends and neighbors I have to remind them not to touch.
Pros: This bad boy test bench is very sturdy! Has a handle so if you ever need to move the test bench on a fly, you can do so. You can use this test bench with a ITX form factor to a full fledged ATX mainboard. Cant beat the deal. Promise you wont be disappointed.
Cons: Only thing would be the instructions are printed black and white and not as clear with putting everything together.
Summary: The instruction sheet could be a little more clear but it was no problem really. You should have some patience though when putting things together, even this. I noticed others had a few problems with one thing or another but patience and organization is key to anything you're working on.
Pros: This went together really easy with no problems at all. I sat here while working and put this together. It really didn't take long to put together but lost track of time while working on putting it together and working at my actual job. Everything was in the package, no missing parts and easily f...
Cons: No cons here really other than the fan attachment could be more easily found or even included with the case.
Pros: Solid Aluminum construction ,Easy to swap out computer hardware.
Cons: I wish it came with the 140/120mm fan mount for the front of the test bench, to mount a H100,H100i, or custom water cooling radiator. Also It would have been nice to get the USB and audio ports included with the T60, but those are available separately. I wish they would just include both the fan ...