Lian Li to Release Several New Cases

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Yes, you read right – Lian Li is making benching stations. I received a couple press releases recently and thought they’d be worth showing our readers.

First up is the smaller of the two benching stations, the PC-Q06. In its native form, it is meant to be a bench/test station for mini-ITX boards, however the story doesn’t end there. There is an optional mATX / ATX tray you can install for using boards more along the lines of our readers’ systems. Specs for the station, per Lian Li:

  • Supports Mini-ITX motherboards
  • Supports ATX / Mini-ATX motherboard tray (optional)
  • Standard 5.25″ optical drive
  • Standard 3.5” hard drives
  • Standard ATX PS/2 power supply units
  • USB 3.0 multi-media I/O ports
  • Made of 1.5mm thick aluminum
  • Availability: Arriving at local distributors end of May
  • MSRP: $89.99 VAT PC-Q06A/B (silver/black), and $104.99 for PC-Q06R (red)
PC-Q06 Test Bench

PC-Q06 Test Bench

Optional mATX / ATX Tray

Optional mATX / ATX Tray

PSU / Wire Management

PSU / Wire Management

Ultra-compact yet houses all you’ll need for a good benching session. Looks like a whole lot in a little package!

Up next is the larger of the two benching stations, the PC-T60. This is more along the lines of what you think of when you think benching station. It supports mATX / ATX boards from the get-go with room for more hard drives and more room to work. This one looks like it will satisfy the more heavy-duty bencher’s appetite. Specs for the PC-T60 are:

  • Supports ATX/Mini-ATX motherboards
  • Quick and easy access to all components with the open design
  • Standard 3.5” hard drives: three
  • Additional handles for two 2.5” hard drives
  • Card holders for eight PCI cards
  • Laser pre-cut for USB 3.0 multi-media I/O ports
  • Availability: Arriving at local distributors end of May
  • MSRP for PC-T60: $95 for A/B (silver/black), and $119 for R (red)
PC-T60 Test Bench

PC-T60 Test Bench

SSD Mount

SSD Mount

Optional Fan Bracket

Optional Fan Bracket

Definitely for the more hardcore bencher, the PC-T60 seems to be more function than form. Still, it’s Lian Li and it’s hard to remember anything by them that looked bad.

Last, but certainly not least, we have a Lian Li specialty. Their towers are already well known for build quality and aesthetics and the new TYR PC-X900 doesn’t look like it will disappoint in either department. Specifications definitely look nice:

  • Supports ATX/M-ATX motherboards
  • Case separated in two heat zones
  • Four USB 3.0 multimedia I/O ports & one e-SATA/HD audio port
  • Three 120mm LED fans at front & two 120mm LED fans at rear
  • Seven PCI expansion slots
  • PSU at case bottom
  • Seven standard 3.5” hard drives in two tool-less HDD cages
  • Three standard 5.25″ optical drives
  • Availability: Arriving at local distributors end of May
  • MSRP for PC-X900: $439 for A/B (silver/black), and $499 for R (red)

Even better looking than the specs are the photos; this is one nice looking case!

TYR PC-900X Mid-Tower

TYR PC-900X Mid-Tower

Dual Cooling Zones

Dual Cooling Zones

Removable Fan Bracket...Fits a Radiator Maybe?

Removable Fan Bracket...Fits a Radiator Maybe?

All Accessories Installed

All Accessories Installed

Parting Shot

Parting Shot

That is one darn good looking case!

There you have it folks; three new cases from the venerable Lian Li. The best part? Overclockers.com will be reviewing the PC-Q06 for sure and may have the opportunity to review the other two as well. Stay tuned in June to (hopefully) see how they fare in testing!

Jeremy Vaughan (hokiealumnus)

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  1. hokiealumnus
    Thanks grnfinger, but this was just a preview. I'm hoping to get the case to review eventually. We'll just have to see. :)

    deed, some might agree with you; they're definitely a niche product. There are those that think it's worth the cash though. Just depends on what you're going for!


    Yeah, I would get the PC-X900 in a heart beat if I had money to throw. I would like for them to get into the cheaper market for users like me but I have to admit seeing some of the cases in person the build quality is amazing.
    Thanks grnfinger, but this was just a preview. I'm hoping to get the case to review eventually. We'll just have to see. :)

    deed, some might agree with you; they're definitely a niche product. There are those that think it's worth the cash though. Just depends on what you're going for!
    Nice review hokiealumnus,

    Those bench rigs are not too badly priced either, compared to others out there that are available and the cases look pretty impressive too!
    man ever since lian li dropped inverted ATX their cases IMO have gone downhill.... unfortunately to make money in this day and age you gotta go with the current trend which seems to be swinging back to the flashy, windowed lit up computers over the stealth ones... I am and will always be proud of my Lian Li V2000B plus 2, but i havnt see any other case by them that has come close to making me want to get rid of it.

    I just remember when lian li was about sleek stealth styling... not flashy anodized led faned things.