Lian Li PC-V2130 aluminium full tower PC case – so huge it has wheels

v2130 windowLian-Li definitely know their way around top notch aluminium PC chassis and their newly announced PC-V2130 is one brushed aluminium full tower of features.

Lian-Li first outed this case over a year ago at Computex 2013 but has it been worth the wait?

The PC-V2130 takes over from where the popular PC-V2120 left off and brings with it a whole host of support for water cooling as well as clever and versatile hard drive systems, better cable management and being able to take ginormous motherboards (Micro-ATX to HPTX) and graphics cards (up to 480mm).

There is a lot that points to the V2130 to being a high-end case and I wouldn’t expect bargain basement prices either but, like most things in this world, you get what you pay for and, with this case, you get a lot.

The toollessly (that’s a word, right?) removable top panel allows for either 240mm or 280mm radiators to be easily installed. Two more 280mm rads can be placed at the front and bottom of the chassis. Two grommeted holes above the rear 120mm exhaust fan allows for more water cooling support.

The PC-V2130 features 8 grommeted holes for tidy cable management which is very important if you opt for my favourite version, the all black windowed V2130X. I mean, what’s the point of spending time and money building an awesome water cooled PC and then shutting all that hard work away?  There’s a 31mm (1.2-inch) space between the motherboard tray and the wall which should allow you to cable tie everything neatly out of sight.

I’m really loving all the toollessness (I know) of this case. On the inside of the chassis, Lian Li’s tool-less PCI slot mounting mechanism allows for simple expansion card installation. On the outside, the entire front bezel can be removed via a couple of thumbscrews – enabling easy access to a pair of 140mm front fans and their dust filters. The side panels can be taken off with just the press of two latches. The font and side panels are also packed with soundproofing foam.

Lian Li PC-V2130The wheel’s design enables you to move a fully loaded system without breaking your back and these rubber-ringed wheels can be locked off so nobody can trundle away with your pride-and-joy.

The I/O panel is located on the top of the PC-V2130 and is hidden by a stealth cover when not in use. Connectivity includes four USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections.

The PC-V2130 will be available as PC-V2130A (Silver), PC-V2130B (Black) at £319 and PC-V2130X (Internal Black with Window) which will cost £359 when they become available to the UK via CaseKing by the end of this month.

I think those prices are incredibly reasonable for what you’re getting.

More details are available at Lian-Li. Don’t forget to check out the video tour below.

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