Lian Li V1010 Aluminium PC Case


Lian Li V1010Lian Li are a well-known manufacturer of high quality cases and is a name often passed around by enthusiasts. Not only do they build great looking and innovative cases, but they also use high quality materials, such as aluminium, rather than plastic.  A bit about Lian Li:

Lian Li Industrial Co., LTD was founded in 1983. We are the one of the largest and most reputable manufacturer of aluminium PC case in Taiwan . With over twenty years of experience in the computer products field, our dedicated team of engineers, production specialists and administrative staff provide the finest quality accessories available on the market.

Today we will be looking at the v1010, which is one of the smaller cases that Lian Li makes. It is the smaller brother to the v2010, which is a favourite among water coolers and enthusiasts alike. Here are the full specifications taken from the Lian Li site:

Model: PC-V1010A/B
Case Type: Super Mid Tower
Dimensions: 210 x 543 x 560 mm ( W, H, D)
Front bezel Material: Aluminium
Color: Silver / Black
Side Panel: Plain
Body Material: Aluminium
5.25″ drive bay (External): 5
3.5″ drive bay (Internal): 6
Expansion Slot: 7
Motherboard: E-ATX, ATX, M-ATX
System Fan (Front): 14cm Ball Bearing Fan (800~980~1180RPM)Factory setting to mid [email protected]
System Fan (Rear): 12cm Ball Bearing Fanx2 ( 1020~1240~1500RPM)Factory setting to mid [email protected]I/O Ports: USB 2.0 x 4, IEEE1394 x 1, E-SATA x 1, HD+AC97 Audio

As you can see, for a small case it could house a fairly impressive PC, with room for 6 Hard disks and an E-ATX motherboard. The cooling system isn’t as impressive on paper as others we have seen, but then lots of fans doesn’t always mean cool components.