Lian-Li Intros PC-C33 And PC-C34F HTPC Cases

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News Posted: Fri, Mar 20 2009 10:35 AM

Ah, the quickly diminishing DIY HTPC market. Whatever happened to the legions of PC users who were chomping at the bit to craft their very own home theater PC? We're guessing the smattering of low-cost movie set-top boxes coupled with all those other streaming options kind of put a damper on things, but that's not stopping Lian-Li from pushing out a new pair of HTPC enclosures for those still willing to get their hands dirty for the sake of OTA tuning.



The PC-C33 and PC-C34F enclosures look awfully similar at first glance, though the latter is a tad larger at 432mm x 168mm x427mm compared to 425 x 168 x 460mm of the former. Both units boast the company's tried and true brushed black anodized aluminum  appearance, with the PC-C34F having a front mounted lockable HDD cage with a hot swap HDD capability with support for up to four 3.5" HDDs. Each case fully supports both micro-ATX and ATX form factors, and outside of the front-mounted ports, you'll also find four USB 2.0, one FireWire 400, one eSATA and standard audio in / out around back. Sadly, Lian-Li didn't bother passing along a price, but you can have a glance at the highlights below.



Highlights for PC-C33Lian Li PC-C33

   
* 2.4G wireless remote sensor
    * Anti-vibration HDD cage
    * Supports Micro-ATX and ATX motherboards
    * 1x140mm internal cooling fan @1200RPM
    * Dual rear extraction 80mm Fans @1200RPM
    * Multi-media I/O ports
    * Folded elements to prevent sharp edges
    * Diamond etched HTPC Chassis



Highlights for PC-C34FLian Li PC-C34F

    * 2.4G wireless remote sensor
    * Front door lockable HDD bay
    * Supports Micro-ATX and ATX motherboards
    * Modular system for easy installation
    * Hot swap SATA HDD cage for RAID arrays
    * 1x side-mounted input 140mm Fans @900RPM
    * 1x rear extraction 80mm Fan @1500RPM
    * Multi-media I/O ports
    * Folded elements to prevent sharp edges
    * Diamond etched HTPC Chassis







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thats is sweet. I like the fold down panel in the front for the hot swap drives. Makes it easier then pulling the whole case out of your entertainment center.

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Looks simplistic, yet feature packed. Interesting inclusion of Firewire, many case makers these days are omitting one for an e-SATA port instead.

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nelsoncp21 replied on Fri, Mar 20 2009 11:06 PM

comes in handy for those HDSTB hax.

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