Lian Li PC-J60WRX Review

Up close: Interior Rear and Stripped

Lian Li PC-J60WRX Review

Up close:  Interior Rear and Stripped

The case side panels are beautifully light and well fitting but are also easily removed showing us the rear of motherboard area.  The first thing we notice is that the cable management holes are smaller than more usually seen and appear a little randomly spaced.  In reality, they're actually spot on and reflect the changes in management hole dispersion that are required when the majority of the action is on the reverse of the motherboard.  What perhaps isn't quite so well thought out is the utter absence of cable tie points.  Fortunately you do get a good 25mm of space to work in so it shouldn't be an issue.  If however you're the sort that likes to know it's all tidy and routed back here, even though you can't see it, then this case may not ring your bells.

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The PSU resides at the rear of the case under the false floor and inserted from the side.  The case can take PSUs up to 210mm long, but remember, the longer it is the closer the rear of it is going to be to the pair of removable 3.5"/2.5" drive cages that reside behind it.  If though you find yourself struggling for space and have no need for that much storage, then either one or both of the cases can be removed.

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What appear to be random holes in the motherboard tray are actually mounting points for a 3.5" and 2.5" drive.  The strangely placed cable management holes now make a lot more sense don't they.

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Looking at the PC-J60 it wasn't immediately clear how the front and roof panels came off.  there were a few screws around the place, but they didn't appear to tally up with the location of the panels, and with the panels so close fitting with near to perfect panel gaps, we were a bit lost as to how to remove them.  As it turns out, the lightest of tugs on the panels releases clips allowing them to be whisked away revealing the roof and front panel magnetic filters.  It was one of these magnetic filters that was badly fitted at the factory or had become slightly dislodged during transit that we were looking at when we peered at the underside of the roof.  A simple nudge and it was back in place and all was well.  What couldn't be fixed with a simple nudge though was that the magnetic filter had more than a bit of a tendency to curl up at the front, resisting all efforts to make it magnetically attach to the case.

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Turning our attention to the roof it's clear that Lian Li intend 240mm and 360mm rads to be used up here.  It is a shame though that you'll be limited to 120mm fan based solutions as although the case has the width, no provision has been made for 140mm fans or rads.

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Most Recent Comments

07-09-2016, 09:27:58

Wraith
Mmmmm Lian-Li - WRX - Racing Rig Revival............ coincidence?

This is quite a tasty chassis but I expect nothing less from Lian-Li.Quote

07-09-2016, 10:32:33

RickPlaysWarr
Hmm

To me it looks like Lian Li take on the ideas brought forth by the H440 or Fractal R5. The design aesthetic is very similar to those case and a bit evolved. I do think the fan in the lower chamber mars the lines of the case, and if really ugly.

Still its an interesting case.

--Rick--Quote

07-09-2016, 10:50:48

Surpuppa
why would the put the side panel on the outside? It looks very cheapQuote

07-09-2016, 12:55:55

Greenback
only having the option of an 80mm fan in the back I'd think they would of been better just sealing that dust inlet right off, and the fan in the false floor is a no, other then that I like the looks, and that front I'd never want to plug anything in and ruin the linesQuote

07-09-2016, 13:44:53

FluxTape
I wonder if you could mount an 120mm fan in the back even though there are no real holes for one. It seems like it should be possible, provided the slits have the right spacingQuote
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