Flips open for easy access
Building a full-fledged PC inside the tight confines of a micro-ATX chassis can be challenging in and of itself due to the lack of elbow room, and once finished, you may never want to poke your head inside again. Should the need arise to upgrade or replace a component, however, Lian Li's PC-V358 mini tower chassis will at least make it easy to get back inside thanks to a hinged design that allows the top and side panels to swing open to the side.
Once in there, you'll find two separate compartments. The top section holds the micro-ATX or mini-ITX motherboard (the case supports both), graphics card up to 330mm (12.9 inches) in length, and up to two 2.5-inch drives. Up to six 3.5-inch drives and a power supply reside in the bottom compartment.
There's room inside for a 240mm radiator and/or all-in-one liquid cooling kit, which would get installed on the hinged bracket. Air cooling duties are handled by two front 120mm fans with dust filters and a rear 120mm fan to expel hot air.
Lian Li says the PC-V358 will be available at the end of December at Newegg for $179 MSRP.