Lian Li Launches Flashy PC-V351 HTPC Chassis - HotHardware
Lian Li Launches Flashy PC-V351 HTPC Chassis

Lian Li Launches Flashy PC-V351 HTPC Chassis

If you're looking for a new PC case, and you tend to prefer things with a flair for the dramatic, your PC case maker is Lian Li. Shortly after announcing its PC-Q07 Mini-ITX Chassis, the company has just revealed its newest HTPC enclosure. The PC-V351 HTPC Chassis is an all aluminum box with dual front mounted 120mm fans along with a rear mounted 80mm extraction fan. Of course, those looking for a subtle, easy to camouflage HTPC case should probably turn elsewhere, as even the black version (red and silver are also available) is decidedly flashy.

It measures in at 279mm x 262mm x 373mm and is optimized to move serious amounts of air in order to keep things cool during extended movie watching or TV recording sessions. It also boasts quite a few smart features, including a removable motherboard tray for easy setup, folded sides to prevent snags and cuts, anti-vibration kits for the HDD mountings and anti-vibration grommets on the front fans to prevent noise. Furthermore, the chassis supports two 5.25" optical drive bays, one optional 3.5" external and two additional internal 3.5" bays in an anti-vibration cage for the hard drives. Owners can stuff a micro-ATX motherboard in here, with room with four PCI expansion slots and an array of ports including two USB 2.0, one FireWire and audio.

There's no mention of when this unit will be made available, but as is Lian Li's tradition, we'd expect to pay a steep premium for this level of craftsmanship.
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Looks good and looks like the other Lian-Li cases, however the shape seems awkward for an HTPC.

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