Having four hard drives and two optical drives, or more is a
dilemma for many. Not only is it a cramp fit into most mid-towers, it's also
a wiring nightmare and makes for a hot case. With that in mind, I went
on a search for a new full tower. The Lian
Li PC-V2100 silver full tower aluminum case stuck out for it's sheer size,
let's see if it can deliver after we test it out.
Here are some specs:
7x5.25", 12x3.5" internal(removable), 1 x 5.25" to 3.5"
converter with a FDD bezel , 1x CD-ROM bezel
12 cm bearing fans x 2
EXT ATX M/B (max size: 12"x13")
USB2.0 x 2, IEEE1394 x 1, MIC x 1, EAR x 1
210x617x650 mm (W,H,D)
PCI Slot x 7
Aluminum door with lock
Special Sound insulated foam inside
The first thing I noticed is how massive this case is. My initial
quick test to see how sturdy the unit was to just sit on it. I weigh a good 185
pounds (of pure muscle) and the chasis didn't twist or bend in anyway.
Definitely a good start to things.
A few bags of screws, wheel covers, motherboard nipple tool and
keys are included in the box.
The front of the PC-V2100 comes equipped with a swing out door. It
is secured by a lock if you feel the need to protect your investment.
As with most modern cases, there are front extension ports for
USB2, Firewire and audio.
I have always liked large cases with casters. It makes the case
easier to maneuver around. However, it is a bit strange that the wheel lock
lever is at the rear of the case. So if you have this against a wall, it might
be a bit tough to reach. Also be aware, that the wheels themselves have this
layer of grease right out of the box. Be careful if you are moving this across a
clean white floor, make sure to wipe it down first.
The door is secured by a ball catch located on the bottom and the