Lian Li's PC-U6 Cowry Case Is Wildest Yet

Well, this is crazy. The case shown here just might be the most strangely designed PC chassis that we have ever seen, and we have definitely seen some strange ones in our day. It's designed by Lian Li, which is a company that's well known for putting together some pretty intense designs. The company calls this "a piece of art," and we guess we can see that. The PC-U6 Cowry case is an aluminum shell that really looks like a seashell. Maybe it's the perfect case to get for your beach-house PC?

Inside of this crazy thing, there's room for three 3.5" HDDs and two 2.5" HDDs, and all of the HDD mounts are tool-less. There's a single 5.25" drive at the top of the front-panel, and you'll find four ventilated PCI slots located on the back-panel with enough space to mount graphics cards as long as 310mm. Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards mount using thumb-screws within the PC-U6 Cowry as well as a standard ATX PS/2 power supply unit, that mounts at the base of the case right above ventilating holes protected by a washable air filter.

Lian Li's special edition Cowry is thermally-optimized as well. Two side-panel 120mm fans keep airflow constantly circulating to prevent heat buildup. Both fans are protected by washable air filters. A fan speed control-switch has been included as well, allowing users to adjust fan speeds as desired. To further aid airflow, designers have incorporated ventilation holes on the front and rear panels of the PC-U6 Cowry and both are protected by washable air filters. Two, rubber-ringed holes are also included for users to be able to easily mount a liquid cooling system.

The case also has two USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port, and an HD audio port. The special edition, all-aluminum, PC-U6 weighs in at 4.5kg. Its dimensions are 219mm x 500mm x 410mm (W, H, D). It's expected to ship later in the month for $349. Steep, but man, this thing's crazy!

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