Lian Li TYR PC-X2000 Chassis

Introduction

Introduction Lian Li PC-X2000

The brand 'Lian Li' has become synonymous with excellent build quality and sleek, clean styles. Their chassis have become favourites with PC modders because of this. Some chassis manufacturers' go for the bling factor when they design their cases, forgetting that sometimes 'less is more' when it comes to style. Lian Li chassis' usually have the right mix of features, without being in your face with it. We shall see if the same holds true with their latest offering, the TYR PC-X2000, which our friends over at A One Distribution have kindly provided us with for this review. The X2000 is being touted by Lian Li as a gaming/HTPC chassis, and the specifications from their website are as follows:
 
  • Model: TYR PC-X2000
  • Case Type: Super Full Tower Chassis
  • Dimensions: 230 x 430 x 680mm ( W, D, H)
  • Front bezel Material: Aluminum
  • Colour: Black
  • Side Panel: Aluminum
  • Body Material: Aluminum
  • 5.25" drive bay: (External) 2
  • 3.5" drive bay: (External) 1
  • 3.5" drive bay: (Internal) 6 ( SATA Hot Swappable)
  • Expansion Slots: 8
  • Motherboard: EATX, CEB, ATX, M-ATX
  • System Fan: (Front) 3 x 140mm Ball Bearing Fan ( 800-980-1200RPM, factory set to mid speed)
  • System Fan: (Rear)1 x 140mm Ball Bearing Fan( 800-980-1200RPM, factory set to mid speed), 2 x 80mm Ball Bearing Fan ( 1500 RPM)
  • I/O Ports: USB 2.0 x 2, IEEE 1394 x 1, E-SATA x 1, HD+AC97 Audio
 
Here's a video showcasing the new case from the Lian Li website:
  
 
The PC-X2000 incorporates some innovative design features, but we will discuss them further later on. First, let's move onto the packaging and contents.
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Most Recent Comments

23-09-2008, 07:40:21

TopSecret
With sublime styling and some welcome features, the X2000 is the latest offering from Lian Li. Is it up to their usual standards?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...135622773s.jpg

Find out in our in-depth review.Quote

23-09-2008, 07:54:51

Rastalovich
That just wreaks class tbh.

I think the minor niggles are perhaps something that can be overcome - but I do hear that for £305 u really shouldn`t have to, or there should be options included in the kit to assist u.

Ur damn lucky to get ur mits on that, it looks a pleasure to build in and work in.

The only thing I really don`t like are/is the i/o on/off section. The rest of the case features can be forgiven with the style and such, placing the things on the top is perhaps weird. However, I don`t think it`s designed to go under a desk, more to stand on it`s own in a room as a feature. A piece of furniture to comment upon. I`d imagine with it stood on the floor, the buttons/ports are very accessible.

Very nice review, I`d get them, not for the price they are atm tho.Quote

23-09-2008, 08:06:31

Diablo
Looks brilliant, oozes style and great review. However, I have concerns about the lack of 5.25 bays. I personally have a dvd burner, blu-ray burner, fan controller (I know this isn't such an issue with this case), floppy disc drive, pico itx pc and a draw full of screws and bits.

Even if I got rid of the bay full of stuff and the fan controller, I'm still one bay over the limit. If I was going to spend £305 on a case, I would expect enough room to stick in more optical drives. What if you were to buy a 5.25 res?

Other than that though it looks great, but I can't help feeling that its targeted markets such as HTCP (too big) or performance (not enough expansion) have been missed.Quote
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