We're still fans of hulking computer cases that are big enough to qualify as a studio apartment, but we're also willing to concede that not everyone needs or even wants a large computer case. Small form factor (SFF) enclosures are growing in popularity, and riding the wave is Lian Li, which today announced its new PC-V360, a slim, brushed aluminum mini tower designed for micro ATX setups.
Though its relatively small at 7 inches (W) by 15.2 inches (H) by 18.8 inches (D), there's enough room to cram a powerful system inside inside, including graphics cards up to 12.2 inches in length, power supplies up to 11 inches, and even accommodate water cooling. There's a hinged bracket directly across the CPU that allows builders to side-mount a 240mm radiator.
The PC-V360 sports a tool-less design throughout, starting with the side panels that pop right off. Once inside, Lian Li says all the storage drives -- both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch -- can be mounted with thumbscrews. In addition, both drive cages can be taken out by removing a couple of thumbscrews.
Microcenter gets first dibs on the PC-V360 and will sell it for $140.