Lian Li Intros TYR PC-X2000F HTPC/Gaming Chassis - HotHardware
Lian Li Intros TYR PC-X2000F HTPC/Gaming Chassis

Lian Li Intros TYR PC-X2000F HTPC/Gaming Chassis

Leave it to Lian Li to create a PC enclosure that you want so badly, but your wallet simply can't stand the sight of. The company's latest beast is the new TYR PC-X2000F, which is described as being an HTPC/Gaming chassis. We're not quite sure what kind of HTPC is this huge, but maybe if your entire downstairs is a cinema, this would fly.

The new, all-black case is stunning, with room for Extended ATX, ATX, and Micro-ATX motherboards. There are four tool-less ODD bays, seven tool-less HDD mounting arcs, a fan control switch, four USB 3.0 ports, one eSATA port, three 140mm fans on the front and two 140mm fans at the rear.

Needless to say, there's plenty of room for Blu-ray drives (or an even an HD DVD drive if you can still find one), and loads of HDD space. 7 bays x 2TB = 14TB of room, and that's without even trying. Unfortunately the case will sell for a whopping $539 when it ships later this month, so start saving!

Lian Li's New TYR PC-X2000F HTPC/Gaming Chassis
Inspired by the 2008 release, the upgraded TYR builds on the line's success

11 May 2010, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd. announces the TYR PC-X2000F chassis. The TYR line is designed to stand out in your living room in unmistakable Lian Li style. Taking the original concept of low profile and slim designs and turning it completely around; there is no need to hide TYR line cases with their sleek Anodized Aluminum Finishes, giving them the resemblance of multimedia speakers. The new TYR PC-X2000F is set to build on the line's success and become the most unique HTPC/gaming chassis on the market today. Allowing unprecedentedly high performance components to be encompassed into the home theater environment without compromising looks or appeal, the new TYR PC-X2000F is definitely worthy of the Lian Li label.
Driving Design
The stylish and unique side panels accept four 5.25” Optical Device Drives (ODD) and one 3.5” drive with tool-less, sliding mounts that can be placed on either the left or right side, while the front face is for ergonomics and airflow. Unlike Lian Li's previously released TYR PC-X2000 that had only two 5.25” ODDs, the new TYR PC-X2000F splits the HDD bays between the upper and lower thermal zones for more efficient cooling. Furthermore, the TYR PC-X2000F's tool-less HDD mounting racks support seven SAS hot swappable HDDs, another increase over the X2000. The spacious interior can accommodate virtually any system you can think of.

Lian Li is well known for craftsmanship and quality, and the TYR PC-X2000F is no exception. Showcasing Lian Li's superior styling, first seen with the X2000, the brand new TYR PC-X2000F does not disappoint with an all black anodized interior, an easily removable front panel which covers three 140mm silent intake fans, protected by a removable and washable nylon dust filter. The Fan Speed Control switch is  conveniently placed on the back panel of the chassis. The TYR PC-X2000F boasts four USB 3.0 ports mounted on the top of the chassis alongside one multimedia port for e-SATA and HD audio.

Wanting to give users every convenience, Lian Li designed the TYR PC-X2000F with increased space behind the motherboard for cable management, compared to the previously released X2000, to give the interior a clean and orderly appearance. Other traditional Lian Li innovations have been improved upon as well, including the tool-less features introduced by Lian Li this year.
Increased Innovation
Lian Li's TYR PC-X2000F requires just a few quick snaps to install key components. The design features tool-less motherboard installation, and eight tool-less PCI card holders with rubber pads to hold the graphics cards firmly in place. Additionally, the PSU is now located above a vent on the bottom panel, for added cooling, and is also a tool-less installation. The vent is protected by a removable and washable nylon dust filter.

More features include support for Extended ATX, ATX, and Micro-ATX motherboards, water cooling support, 140mm silent exhaust fans for the motherboard heat zone, 140mm exhaust fans for the HDD bay heat zone and further support for the PSU with anti-vibration and insulated rubber strips on the mounting platforms.

The case was designed with silence in mind, so specialized sound insulation material combined with the 2mm thick aluminum alloy side panels keep your system whisper quiet. Taking things to the extreme in comfort and convenience, Lian Li mounts the case on rubber pads to minimize any vibrations that could add to noise. Additional touches include vented PCI brackets which add to through flow of air and prevent heat buildup.
Traditional Durability
The essence of Lian Li products is the craftsmanship of the engineering. Intrinsic to the workmanship and quality of Lian Li's products is their customization capabilities, which include a whole host of optional extras that can be added to an already feature rich product.

For more details on features and extras available for the TYR PC-X2000F, please go to the Lian Li website:
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It really is awesome, but not $539.00 worth of awesome. Not to someone living in the real world economy. $539.00 is a stupid buy at best.

I suppose that there will be plenty of people out there who will jump at owning one of these things and I wish them well,.....really, I do.

Please remember that there are many cases out there that function just as well for a lot less money. All you have to do is look around a little. For those of you who don't CARE about the money, save it anyways, and then donate the extra to a good cause like world hunger or relief efforts in Haiti.

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Those are some very well made points realneil. I mean come on if your going to be gargantuan anyways why not go HAF 932/922. The Thermaltake cases are also very nice, very functional, and very much cheaper than this one as well as many Lian Li cases. I have through the years always heard a lot about there cases, but never really seen the point in spending that much for a case.

I love nice cases, but if you spend a little time looking you can get the same or better for way less. I learned a lot when I build my third PC, the case was windowed, and made from aluminum completely. It is actually the same one used as a Xaser, but without all the bells and whistles (as well as pretty paint) on one. You can add the same fans etc at your discretion, or budget if you want.

The real kicker here is I payed about 50 bucks for it, when at the time a XASER case was one of the real high end ones, and if I remember right cost about 400 dollars. I of course paid a 10th of the price, and bought it from the cases real manufacturer, not it's secondary distributor, at a considerable discount.

I actually still use the case it now houses Sarah's computer, and still works great. It has also housed 4 of my own builds all together even though I have had other cases. I would always go back to my windowed full aluminum tower.

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