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8.9 out of 10

Lian-li PC-TU200

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Overall 6
6.0

Fan Noise

Herman K., Newegg
3 August 2014
  • Pros: Handle-compact-well built ideal for normal use whisper quiet.
  • Cons: Been reading all of tje comments wish I had the knowlege may of you do. Needed a compact tower for flying both Flight Sim & X-Plane. FSX is a resource hog. Had one of my Lan buddies suggest this and he helped me do the build.I5-Corsair 750-16g-GTX 660 No additional cooling. The OEM fan drives me nuts constantly speeding up and down even with headset. Whisper quiet for normal computer internet etc. Short of going back to my Antec 900 or larger tower how do I modify thi...
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Overall 8
8.0

Break out the power tools and zip ties

Nolan M., Newegg
13 July 2014
  • Summary: Your experience may vary, but for my build I ran into numerous problems that resulted in my needing to use some extra tools and elbow grease. Starting at the bottom, and the most simplest: THIS CASE CANNOT REST ON THE FLOOR IF THERE IS CARPET. If you are using a large GPU, this case CANNOT do that. Running some test, the GPU exceeded 85 Celsius, Secondly: There IS a drive mount on the bottom of the case: for a 2.5" drive.
  • Pros: There is nothing more attractive then a dark coloured, single sheet of brushed aluminum to wrap the body of this case, it's attactive, it's adorably tiny, very light weight, and of course, the handle makes this portable (for a desktop environment) For such a tiny thing I am impressed with how much can be crammed into this, with an ATX sized modular power supply, and a full sized GPU, plus still have room for numerous hard drives and an optical drive, this thing can re...
  • Cons: I'd recommend reading my "Other thoughts" section to determine if this case is right for you, but as for cons: The small size is also it's killer. There was some strange construction for the front fan making it neigh impossible to remove without deconstructing the whole case, as well as it lacks a rear exhaust fan. The airflow in this case is a tough one. Using a heatsink and the large power supply, coupled with the RAM it essentially creates a wall that restricts the...
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Overall 8
8.0

Well made, not so well designed.

David S., Newegg
11 June 2014
  • Summary: It is close to being great in many ways, but too often misses the mark. I just don't know what market they were aiming for. If you're going for a very tiny portable build, the TU-100 seems a better choice - specifically as a portable APU work computer but not a high-power gaming lan-box. The TU-200 being larger suggests more space for large components, but this space seems poorly applied. Everything is an inch too short, or an inch too wide or an inch too low.
  • Pros: Well built, precise and functional parts. Attractive in its simple exterior appearance. It has a handle.
  • Cons: Front fan mount system and position; lack of recessed back (or other protective measure for the ports on the back of the case); The apparent bottom fan filter has no actual place to mount a fan, and would be too close to the video card if you did. You would have to reverse the front case fan to create negative pressure for air to enter the bottom anyway, so why is there even a filter? Also, that false wall in front that the fan is mounted to is bare aluminum and is so...
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Overall 10
10

Everything You'll ever need in a case.

Michael C., Newegg
16 February 2014
  • Summary: I used this chassis to put together a high power, portable, gaming rig including water cooling. to pull this off it took some forethought and elbow grease. First i removed the HDD cage and installed a SilverStone 5.25in to slim ODD and 4 2.5" HDD/SSD giving me all the possible space i needed while still matching the brushed aluminum look. Second i removed the front 140mm fan and installed a 140mm to 120mm fan adapter.
  • Pros: This case has everything going for it; it's got style, excellent build quality, and portability. Those who have a more mature taste in cases will appreciate its craftsmanship and longevity over other plastic and flashy colors or lights. These are a few of my favorite things about this case -Style; This case oozes style, it really stands out next to other chassis. -Portability. The handle feels solid, the case has nice plastic corner guards, and the extra GPU support r...
  • Cons: All the cons i have with this case are negligible, yet noteworthy. -The brushed aluminum sides, while durable, do scratch and smudge easily. The case will last you if you treat it right. -The HDD cage can be a double edged sword for some. If your a media junkie, the ability to house 4 3Tb HDD drives and an SSD give this a huge advantage over other small form factor cases. However, if your a gamer like myself the HDD cage blocks the only case fan and prevents the use o...
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Overall 10
10

Interesting build

Paul H., Newegg
27 December 2013
  • Summary: I have been looking for this kind of case for a long time so my son can drag it back and forth from college instead of a large format case. He has had it up and running all week during Christmas break and loves it. Loaded with Gigabyte F2A88VN-WIFI,Full size GPU Gigabyte 660GTX, 16 gigs of 1866 Ballistic, 600 watt Corsair, AMD A10-6800K running at 4.1, a Samsung Pro 256 SSD, WD 1T black addition and a Asus BD/CD/DVD burner. ALL fits with room for 3 more drives.
  • Pros: This is an excellent little case that fit the goal of building a college and return study and gaming system for my son. The workmanship is amazing, smooth black anodized surfaces with the fit of a sports car. The ability to remove the internal structures for equipment installs and customize the case is excellent. With some patience and planning you can stuff a bunch in this and still have great airflow.
  • Cons: Due to it's size and power supply placement in relation to CPU ...using a larger air cooler or water cooling for the CPU is very tight or not possible. I settled for factory cooler on AMD A10. Temp is holding below 60 under load. But they run a little hot anyway.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Case

Johnathan B., Newegg
26 December 2013
  • Summary: Tempted to use this as my standard case for future builds! Newegg delivery was great, received it well in advance of Christmas.
  • Pros: Beautiful case - outstanding workmanship. One of the best cases I have done a build for. Somewhat cramped inside (my first mini-ATX build), but well thought out. I bought a single width graphics card, but could have easily used a double wide which seems to be the standard these days. Easy mounting of the SSD - no additional brackets required.
  • Cons: Hard drive cage has a built in back plane - neat idea, but not all hard drives will fit in for every slot. Still 2 out of 4 slots were useable like this. The others I use for my SSD, so it really is not an issue.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Dan F., Newegg
5 November 2013
  • Pros: Amazing build quality Extremely light for the solid feel of it
  • Cons: Needs more spots for 2.5" drives without the drive cage
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Overall 8
8.0

So close... Too big!

jon j., Newegg
4 November 2013
  • Summary: I take this on trips. There's so much empty space with this case, even when fully-built, I actually ball-up underwear and t-shirts and STORE THEM INSIDE THE CASE. Makes me nuts that no vendor will build a "smallest possible" mini-itx/full-sized P/S case. Why, WHY W H Y NOT ?!?
  • Pros: Relatively small, transportable, full-sized P/S. Pretty nice fit/finish.
  • Cons: FAR larger than necessary. Who needs a full-sized on-board optical drive?!? Roughly HALF the interior space of the box is wasted. Should be re-engineered.
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Overall 10
10

very awesome

mark n., Newegg
23 October 2013
  • Summary: build: ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel Z77 Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 SDRAM Intel Core i7-3770K Graphics 4000 2 x Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA III SSD (raid 0) SeaSonic Platinum Series 400W ATX12V (fanless)
  • Pros: the hot swap 4 drive backplane is awesome and i don't believe there is anything like it in a mini-itx format. i bought a power supply bracket to hold the passive psu half way outside the case to give me room for a giant passive heat sink. both are kept cool by the large case fan on the front. genius! and very quiet. i also bought the optional 4 ssd drive bracket to replace the cd/dvd bay. thus, i can use the 4 hot swap trays for WD 2TB black drives to hold my files an...
  • Cons: nothing. nothing at all.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice ... but ...

Jonathan B., Newegg
1 September 2013
  • Summary: if this is ur first itx build you must assemble the system in the perfect order or you will be wasting unnecessary time and knuckle skin putting your rig together ... nevertheless, these are minor quibbles - i love this system and will never build a micro or full atx again ... i would also advise being careful with component selection - since ventilation is limited get low tdp gear - my rig: 4770s cpu; asrock z87itx mb; crucial low profile ddr3l; gtx 760; seasonic 660w...
  • Pros: great fit and finish ... eminently practical and portable ... most things well thought out in design ... ability to put big gpu and alot of hd's in such a sff
  • Cons: be very careful with psu selection - even relatively shallow psu's will end up getting real close to the side brace bar of the hd cage - lian li should redesign it ... the hot swap sata board is a little flimsy ... placement of 2.5 hd spaces is awkward ... also, the side panels dont hold on too good if your cables rub up against them - they might pop out on there on ... be careful with cable routing if possible - which is tough given the size of this case and all the ...
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