Lian-Li, the masters of the aluminium chassis market, have finally announced their PC-V2130 brushed aluminium full tower. I say “finally” as it was over a year ago that we first saw this case sitting proudly on their booth at Computex 2013 and we absolutely loved it.
The PC-V2130 is an update to their popular PC-V2120, but with the addition of extensive water cooling support, an improved and more versatile hard drive systems, better cable management and more, the V2130 is already shaping up to be one of their best high-end cases to date. It’s far from cheap, but this is not your average consumer chassis and the sheer size, capabilities, build quality and features will go a long way to justifying the price tag.
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A tool-lessly removable top panel allows for 240/280mm radiators to be easily installed. Two more 280mm radiators can be installed at the front and bottom of the chassis, respectively. Two grommeted holes above the rear 120mm exhaust fan allows for more water cooling support.
The PC-V2130 features 8 grommeted holes for simplified cable management. 31mm (1.2″) behind the motherboard tray gives builders plenty of space to work with.
The PC-V2130 is stacked full of high-end tool-less features to ease installations. On the inside of the chassis, Lian Li’s tool-less PCI slot mounting mechanism allows for simple expansion card installation. On the outside, the entire front bezel can be removed with just the removal of a couple of thumbscrews – enabling easy access to the 2 front 140mm fan dust filters. The side panels can be taken off with just the press of two latches.
The wheels design enables easy moving of a fully loaded system. A locking mechanism on the rear wheels prevents the chassis moving when set in place.
The I/O panel is located on the top of the PC-V2130, and is hidden by a stealth cover when not in use. Connectivity includes four USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections.
The PC-V2130 will be available in black PC-V2130A (Silver), PC-V2130B (Black) and PC-V2130X (Internal Black with Window) in North America for the suggested retail price of PC-V2130A / PC-V2130B $499 ; PC-V2130X $569.
Thank you Lian-Li for providing us with this information.
Image courtesy of Lian Li.