Lian Li PC-6B Mid-Tower Chassis
|Lian Li PC-6B Mid-Tower Chassis|
|Closer Look - Inside|
|Features and Specifications|
|Installation and Testing|
Edited By: Eldon Kieper
Today we have a brand new product from Lian Li on our bench - the Lian Li PC-6B mid-tower case. Lian Li is a well known manufacturer of PC Cases and they have long been one of the most coveted cases to own. Back in the day they had only very expensive cases that cost several hundred dollars. Today they have expanded their line of products to include power supplies, case accessories and laptop coolers to name a few. They focus on making high quality products, not just more of the same old steel and plastic that everyone else makes.
About Lian Li:
Lian Li Industrial Co., LTD was founded in 1983. We are one of the largest and most reputable manufacturer of aluminum PC case in Taiwan . With over twenty years of experience in the computer products field, our dedicated team of engineers, production specialists and administrative staff provide the finest quality accessories available on the market.
In 1993, Lian-Li Introduced the new lines of computer hardware, including bracket( for case & interfaces), Mobile rack(for H.D.D.), mounting kit(for FDD & HDD), aluminum PC cases, IPC, external cases, server cases and more. We also provide OEM & ODM services, you are assured of designs that will meet your exact specifications, innovative ideas in manufacturing that will give your products an essential market edge.
Our outstanding quality has earned us ISO 9001 certification for all of our products. In addition, we back up our quality assurance with a two-year guarantee on most of our products.
The Lian Li PC-6B arrived in your standard cardboard box with minimal graphics on it. The first thing I noticed was how light it was. It only weighs 5Kg (that's just a little over 11lbs for us non-metric readers). The Lian Li PC-6 is constructed mostly from aluminum, not steel like other cases out there and this is what makes it light and what Lian Li is known for.
Once you open it, you find that the case is packed as you would expect. It is in some Styrofoam that is covered by a plastic bag.
After removing it from all its protective coverings we can see that it arrived it perfect condition. Lian Li is not usually know for a lot of color choices and the PC-6B is a testament to that fact as it only comes in one color - black.
The Lian Li PC-6B is somewhat plain, but this is not always a bad thing. It has very clean lines and is not all chopped up like some other mid-tower cases out there. The outside of the PC-6 is done in a black brushed aluminum.
Starting with the front it has 3x 5.25" optical drive bays and a intake fan area. It also has two LEDs in the top right corner that indicate power and HDD activity. The top has your standard buttons; the main power button, a reset button and a little door that covers the front I/O panel. The panel has a USB3.0 port, a USB2.0 port, a headphone jack and a microphone jack.
The top does not have any openings for exhausting hot air from the case like other cases. It is solid. The left and right side panel are solid (are you seeing a trend here) and yes, the case feels very solid.
The rear of the PC-6B has the standard motherboard I/O panel opening along with eight expansion slots. It also has a 120mm exhaust fan that has a wire guard on it. This attention to detail and quality are just some of the things you just don't see in most mid-tower cases.
The rear also has 2 aperture opening for installing water cooling and a opening for the bottom mounted power supply. The bottom of the Lian Li PC-6B has 4 large rubber feet for it to rest on along with a removable intake filter for the power supply intake.
We'll carry on through our inspection of the Lian Li PC-6B on the next page when we take a closer look inside this chassis.