Lian Li LANCOOL III Review - The Best Case of 2022?

Up close - Why we love this case

Lian Li LANCOOL III Review - The Best Case of 2022?

Up Close with the LANCOOL III

Being a case that is designed the cooling in mind, the LANCOOL III only ships with a meshed front panel. There is no need for dedicated airflow model when all models are the airflow model.

LIAN LI has informed us that their "fine mesh" has a 51% porosity, allowing the three 140mm fans behind it to breathe freely. Depending on the model you purchase, these fans can be RGB fans or non-RGB fans, with the RGB version of this case costing $10 more.

Lian Li LANCOOL III Review - The Best Case of 2022?

One of our favourite features of the LANCOOL III is how its side panel is attached. Both tempered glass side panels are hinged on one side and magnetically fastened on the other. To release these side panels, you need to pull the latch shown below, allowing you to easily open this case's side panel without gripping or smudging your tempered glass.

This is a brilliant feature, and something that most other manufacturers would not have considered designing or manufacturing. This gives the LANCOOL III a luxury feel, and gives the case a little of the wow factor that you should expect from a case at this pricepoint.

Lian Li LANCOOL III Review - The Best Case of 2022?

Moving to the top of the LANCOOL III, we can see that LIAN LI has taken liquid cooling seriously. We have offset fan mounts, we have a mounting spot for a fill port, and we have enough clearance to easily mount a 30mm radiator with fans in this case without interfering with our motherboard's RAM slots. That means that we can use large memory modules without fear of hitting them with our liquid cooling components. Nice!

Lian Li LANCOOL III Review - The Best Case of 2022?

At the rear of this LANCOOL III's side panel is plenty of space for cable management, velco ties, and covers that can hide almost all cable clutter. This is great news, because the LANCOOL III has two tempered glass side panels, making this area of the case visible. 

Two 2.5-inch mounting slots are visible, allowing you to showcase two of your 2.5-inch SSDs or other 2.5-inch accessories, though multiple other 2.5-inch mounting slots are available in hidden areas. 

We can see modders applying custom artwork to the cover panels on this case, giving users something to look at through their tempered glass windows. That said, some will enjoy the simple appeal of well executed cable management.  

Lian Li LANCOOL III Review - The Best Case of 2022? 
Below we can see LAIN LI's intended pump/reservoir mounting area, which can be adjusted to suit your specific needs. The cable management grommets on this panel can also be adjusted/moved to be located at an ideal location for your motherboard. This is great news for EATX motherboard users, as these ultra-wide motherboards often has poor cable management options, even in larger cases.

Lian Li LANCOOL III Review - The Best Case of 2022?

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15-07-2022, 11:39:44

Peace –
The opening part of the article is misleading as in the 2nd page's top picture AND the table on the bottom of the 1st page, it's cleary visible and said that the RGB version does NOT ship with a rear mounted fan...
//EDIT: This means that not all versions ship with the same amount of fans. Later in the article it's said that usually, manufacturers ship their non-RGB versions with less fans and LianLi are a good example of the opposite.

The 1000 RPM Testing graph also doesn't have a green indicator for the case.



Otherwise it's a darn sexy case for this price! Sorry for the nitpicking!Quote

15-07-2022, 12:49:36

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peace √ź View Post
The opening part of the article is misleading as in the 2nd page's top picture AND the table on the bottom of the 1st page, it's cleary visible and said that the RGB version does NOT ship with a rear mounted fan...
//EDIT: This means that not all versions ship with the same amount of fans. Later in the article it's said that usually, manufacturers ship their non-RGB versions with less fans and LianLi are a good example of the opposite.

The 1000 RPM Testing graph also doesn't have a green indicator for the case.



Otherwise it's a darn sexy case for this price! Sorry for the nitpicking!
It does ship with a rear 140mm fan. The picture on the second page is must be an out of date image from Lian Li. I will fix that shortly. I will also make sure the charts are fixed.Quote

15-07-2022, 13:16:50

AlienALX
Amazing case.

I built in the Lancool ages ago (for a PC I was selling off) and it was incredible. I then saw all of the improvements they made to the LCII. So much so that when my pal asked me to order him a case from OCUK (because I get free shipping) I actually chucked in £30 and bought him the LCII rather than the case he wanted. He was absolutely thrilled.

It's so nice to see the ingenuity going into this case. Lian Li are deffo OGs, so it's nice to see them still really pushing the envelope. Those front "handles" are a genius touch.

It's just the sheer engineering pron that goes into this stuff. Incredible !!Quote

16-07-2022, 11:32:23

Lonestar166
As always, an excellent review Guv. Will you eventually do a gaming build for us in this case? I see and understand your enthusiasm regarding this case, it definitely ticks a lot of boxes for me as well. It may very well be the case I choose for my new build. I just did a quick check online and I'm not sure if it is available yet here in Toronto Canada.
Cheers Tiny One, have a great day, hi to puss.Quote

16-07-2022, 18:41:58

Dawelio
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Amazing case.

I built in the Lancool ages ago (for a PC I was selling off) and it was incredible. I then saw all of the improvements they made to the LCII. So much so that when my pal asked me to order him a case from OCUK (because I get free shipping) I actually chucked in £30 and bought him the LCII rather than the case he wanted. He was absolutely thrilled.

It's so nice to see the ingenuity going into this case. Lian Li are deffo OGs, so it's nice to see them still really pushing the envelope. Those front "handles" are a genius touch.

It's just the sheer engineering pron that goes into this stuff. Incredible !!
Yeah, totally agree. Just look at their UniFans, such an innovation in itself and they just keep on innovating them, new connectors, removeable corner connectors if you don’t want them etc.

Lian Li is certainly one of the very few companies that are genuine enthusiasts and that are bringing both innovation and customer feedback to their products.

Not like Corsair, who still haven’t figured out their headache of cable management mess that is their fans. And iCUE as I’ve read many still dislike a lot.Quote
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