Lian Li Reveals PC-V650 ATX Chassis With Side Mounted Power Supply - HotHardware
Lian Li Reveals PC-V650 ATX Chassis With Side Mounted Power Supply

Lian Li Reveals PC-V650 ATX Chassis With Side Mounted Power Supply

Lian Li announced a new ATX supported chassis that features a side mounted power supply design. Thanks to this design, the PC-V650 is shorter than most ATX chassis yet doesn't sacrifice the space builders need. The PC-V650 measures 14.1 inches tall and 9.8 inches wide. The power supply (up to 9 inches in length) is mounted sideways, parallel to the expansion slots. The PC-V650 supports up to seven 3.5-inch hard drives (two hot-swappable) and four 2.5-inch hard drives. You can remove the bottom 3.5-inch HDD cage which contains four 3.5-inch slots in order to make room for expansion cards up to 370mm (14.5 inches) in length. There is space for one 5.25-inch drive above the hard drive cages. Other features of the PC-V650 include two removable 140mm fans, a 140mm fan on the top, a 120mm fan in the rear, room for CPU coolers up to 120mm, and support for water cooling. In terms of connectivity, the front I/O panel on the chassis features one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HD Audio connections, and a card reader. The PC-V650 comes in black and silver for about $200.

Lian Li Announces the PC-V650 ATX Chassis with Side Mounted Power Supply Design

Fit in Your Hardware Without the Extra Height

7 August 2012, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces an aluminum ATX supported chassis with a side mounted power supply design – PC-V650. With the power supply to be mounted on its side, the PC-V650 is shorter than most ATX chassis while still having room to install the hardware that DIY builders desire.

Instead of sitting underneath the expansion slots, a power supply up 230mm (9.0”) in length can be placed sideways parallel to the expansions slots, adding to the width of the case. With this design the 360mm (14.1”) tall and 251mm (9.8”) wide PC-V650 does not need the extra height to fit DIY builder's preferred components.

Even though the PC-V650 is shorter, up to seven 3.5” hard drives (two hot-swappable) and four 2.5” hard drives can be installed. The bottom 3.5” HDD cage, containing four 3.5” slots, is easily removed allowing expansion cards up to 370mm (14.5”) in length. Above the hard drive cages, there is space for one 5.25” drive.

The PC-V650 does not sacrifice size for cooling ability. Two removable 140mm fans behind the front panel blow cool air directly on the hard drive cages or expansion cards if bottom cage is removed. A 140mm fan on the top and a 120mm fan in the rear of the chassis keep cool air circulating throughout the case by pulling hot air out of the chassis. For overclockers, CPU coolers up to 120mm (4.7”) fit comfortably. The PC-V650 also supports water cooling with two rubber grommet holes in the rear.

On the front I/O panel there is one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HD Audio connections and a card reader.

Installations, maintenance, and upgrades are simplified thanks to the easy-to-remove pop-off side panels. Four sturdy aluminum feet with rubber bottoms reduce vibrations and give ample room between the floor and the bottom of the case.

The PC-V650 is available in two colors, black and silver, for the suggested retail price of US$199 / €195 / £148 (VAT not included).

Specifications:

Model

PC-V650

Case Type

Mini Tower Chassis

Dimensions

(W) 251mm x (H) 360mm x (D) 427mm

Front bezel Material

Aluminum

Color

Black / Silver

Side Panel

Aluminum

Body Material

Aluminum

Net Weight

5KG

5.25" drive bay (External)

1

3.5" drive bay (External)

None

HDD bay

3.5-Inch HDD x 7

( Hotswap x 2 ) /

2.5-Inch HDD x 4

Expansion Slot

7

Motherboard

ATX / Micro-ATX

System Fan (Front)

140mm Fan x 2

System Fan (Top)

140mm Fan x 1

System Fan (Rear)

120mm Fan x 1

I/O Ports

USB 3.0 x 1 / USB 2.0 x 2 /

HD Audio / Card Reader

Maximum Compatibility

VGA Card length: 370mm

PSU length: 230mm

CPU cooler height: 120mm

 

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So basically it just doesn't take as much room height wise?

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I could see how this wider chassis would fit the bill in some situations, for those that a tower would not fit. Would have to consider the cpu cooling options carefully since there is 120mm total clearance for CPU cooler like a 120 mm fan push pull.

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A nice looking compact unit, Lian Li has never been one to conform to the strictures of traditional hardware design. Naturally this particular statement in metal is not incredibly bold or outgoing, it doesn't stretch the envelope of human intellect or challenge the ideas of a society rooted in old traditions, it simply puts all of your hardware in simple little box and stores it for you until its ready to be powered up and used.

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