Lian Li reveals O series wall-mountable PC cases
If you keep up with the latest custom PC builds then you will have seen them actually built into desks and also wall-mounted. Should your skills not stretch to a scratch-built machine then perhaps you should turn your attention to Lian Li’s O Series.
I’ve received an email from Lian Li about their new open-air, wall-mountable chassis – the O series.
The PC-O5, PC-O5S, PC-O6S and PC-O7S have been designed through feedback received from the DIY PC building community and features oversized tempered glass windows, PCI riser cards, and sleek aluminium construction.
The four chassis in the O series cover different motherboard sizes and, due to the respective size, graphics cards (GPU) and power supply units (PSU): the mini-ITX PC-O5, the mini-ITX PC-O5S, the micro-ATX PC-O6S, and the ATX PC-O7S.
I really dig the tempered glass window which, to be honest, is pretty much the full side of the machine. This is a chance to really show off your hardware and cable management skills. Just imagine it filled with a rigid tube custom watercooling loop.
Graphics cards are installed parallel to the motherboard, keeping the chassis slim, thanks to the included PCI riser card and extension. A black anodized aluminium shield covers the hard drive cage to keep a super clean look.
Customisable storage options
The O Series chassis give builders several options for storage installation. Hard drives can be mounted in the hard drive cage, hidden by an anodized aluminuim shield, directly mounted on the motherboard tray, or installed on a removable bracket behind the motherboard.
Water cooling support
The PC-O5S, PC-O6S, and PC-O7S support AIO water cooling systems. The “S” suffix in the aforementioned models denotes water cooling compatibility. The PC-O5S supports radiators up to 240mm, while the PC-O6S and PC-O7S supports 360mm radiators.
The O Series cases can be mounted to the wall, placed on a desk in the vertical position using the included aluminium stand with rubber grip, or arranged horizontally on four attachable feet with rubber padding.
Even though they have been designed to be hung from your wall, which is a great way to clear some desk real estate, I think they look excellent sat in the stand on a desktop. Also, there’s nothing stopping you from actually building an O series system in to your desk. It has certainly got me thinking.
Prices for the O series cases are as follows:
- PC-O5: £190
- PC-O5S: £214
- PC-O6S: £254
- PC-O7S: £278
They will be soon available from CaseKing.
Check out the O series tour video below:
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