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Lian Li, maker of high end, all aluminum computer cases for going on three decades now, just released a couple of new enclosures aimed at two different target audiences. There's the PC-C60 that's destined to end up in an entertainment center pulling HTPC duties, and the PC-6, a "simple and elegant mid-tower," as Lian Li describes it. We have a different adjective in mind.
Boring. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but if you're expecting a case that you're afraid to leave home alone because it looks like the type that would throw parties without your permission, the PC-6 isn't it. From the pictures we've seen, it's an ordinary looking mid-tower, albeit with Lian Li's oft-used brushed black aluminum. It supports large graphics cards up to 440mm in length and sports tool-less PCI brackets. There are thumb screws and rubber suspensions to prevent vibration, a tool-less HDD rack with support for three 3.5-inch HDDs and a single 2.5-inch HDD/SSD, and three external 5.25-inch ODD mounts. Rounding out the feature-set are a pair of 140mm fans (one rear exhaust, one front intake), a top panel with a USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, and HD Audio ports, and a silver (not black) interior.
The PC-C60 is an HTPC case that supports ATX, mATX, and mini-ITX motherboards. It has seven ventilated PCi slots, room enough for videocards up to 270mm in length, two 5.25-inch ODD mounts, three 2.5-inch HDD/SSD mounts, six 3.5-inch HDD mounts, a tool-less design, two side-mounted 140mm fans, and a front panel with two USB 3.0 ports, eSATA, and HD Audio ports.
No word yet on price or availability.
Image Credit: Lian Li