Lian Li PC-J60WRX Review
The Build and Cooling
In typical Lian Li style, the instructions for the PC-J60WRX are nothing more than a fold out sheet of black and white images with a bit of multi language text. Accessories wise you don't get a lot either, with a small bag of screws, a USB adapter, a buzzer (seriously), a case lock hasp and a pair of cables ties (why, there are no cable tie points). We later discovered that the reason the bag containing the screws was so small was because a good many of them were missing. For example, we should have had 17 of the screws which are used for motherboard mounting and HDD installation, and we only got 4 in the bag. There should also have been 8 M3x4mm screws which are used for the 2.5" drives and guess how many of them we got? None, not a single one. Shame on you Lian Li, this is shocking! Somebody needs to have a stern word with the chap who counts the screws and fills the bags, as he either can't count or doesn't give a crap about his job and the quality of his work.
It did drive us slightly nuts that we couldn't do a proper wiring job. On this limited build it's not really and issue, but if we were to do a full build then we think it might seriously get on our collective tits.
With the motherboard in we thought we'd drop in our usual Havik 120 showing that the J60s 160mm of head room is plenty for all but the most massive CPU coolers. The absence of front HDD racks also means that you've got anything up to 410mm of room for a GPU of your choice.
You might only be able to put a 240mm rad in the front, but as there's basically nothing between the front of the case and the motherboard to get in the way there are no limits at all on how thick a rad you want to use. Well we say no limits, but you will have to factor in your GPU obviously. With what's on offer though we think it entirely feasable to go thick rad in push pull and still mount a state of the art, big board, powerful GPU
Up in the roof there's a good 70mm of space which meand any rad up to 45m thick and a pair of standard 25mm thick fans will work just fine. Thanks to ample case dimensions you're also not going to be cramped for space at the end tanks whichever way round you put the radiator, even with a full size 360mm radiator. As with the front of the case though, we do think it's a little sad that given that the width is theoretically available, Lian Li have chosen only to provide mounts for 120mm based fans and rads.