Lian Li has announced the impending launch of its PC-V33, a small-footprint cube case featuring an interesting flip-open canopy and a drive-bay damping system.
Designed for those on a tight space budget but who still want to pack in full-size hardware, the new Lian Li PC-V33 isn't the most compact small-size chassis around. At 334mm wide by 390mm deep and 352mm high, the case offers support for boards ranging from mini-ITX up to full-size ATX format along with graphics cards up to 330mm in length. CPU coolers up to 190mm in height are supported, while a separate bottom compartment houses power supplies up to 300mm in length and includes integrated air filters. An anti-vibration drive cage supports four 3.5" or 2.5" storage devices, mounted horizontally.
The company boasts that the chassis includes support for a 240mm liquid cooling radiator to tame the components placed within it, but it's the mechanical design which is likely to draw most attention. The front and top panels of the case are formed from a single sheet of aluminium, hinged to allow easy access to the internal components. The dual 120mm intake fan mounts include magnetically-attached air filters, and are joined by a bundled 120mm fan which pushes air from the main compartment into the newly-designed rear vent plus a dedicated 120mmm fan for the drive cage.
The PC-V33 is to launch in early October in silver and black finishes, priced at £159.90; it will be joined in November by the PC-V33WX, which trades the side panel for a full-size window, priced at £189.90. More information is available on the official product page