Lian-Li's PC-18 case looks like a blast from the past


— 9:27 AM on October 15, 2015

Lian-Li's latest case, the PC-18, seems ready for those who want to be absolutely sure their graphics card (or cards) won't be starved for airflow. This ATX mid-tower includes a removable, swing-out bracket in its main chamber that can hold up to three 120-mm fans or two 140-mm spinners. It also doubles as a radiator mount for 280-mm or 360-mm heat exchangers.

In other ways, the PC-18 is kind of a throwback—it's been a long time since we've seen a case with a top-mounted power supply and no room for top-mounted radiators, for example. This case can't swallow tower-style air coolers taller than 160 mm, and behind-the-motherboard cable routing provisions look minimal.

Room for storage is also stingy: builders get room for one 2.5" drive and three 3.5" units in a combo cage. This cage can be removed for extra room in the main chamber, leaving room for two 2.5" or 3.5" drives behind the motherboard tray.

Lian-Li says the PC-18 will be available soon in black or raw aluminum finishes for $150.

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