Hello everyone this is my build log in the perfect case for me ( i would like it to be little wider, more options for short standard width gpu`s), i've been waiting for it a long time now ever since i found the L2 but i was too late for the orders.
Then James ( Lone Industries) decided to make new revision of the previous L1 and L2 combining them in to one and the L3 was born. Big thank you to him for making it happen
I will be using the following components:
Case - Lone Industries L3
Mobo - ASUS H87I-PLUS
CPU - Intel Pentium G3258
GPU - KFA2 GTX 750Ti OC low profile
Ram - Corsair Vengeance LP black 8gb
Cooling - Noctua NH-L12 (92mm fan only)
SSD - Crucial BX100 250GB
PSU - HDPLEX 160W
Power brick - HP 180W 19V 9.5A
More info about the case bellow and at https://loneindustries.com/
L3 specs (Click to show)
Power Supply Compatibility
Mini-box PicoPSU or similar
74 mm height (maximum)
2x internal 2.5 inch
1x low profile (cover not included)
1x 80 mm (bottom)
Black anodized aluminum (rear)
Anodized Black, Grey, Silver
Extra Side Panel (non-vented)
215 x 95 x 221 mm (plus 10 mm case feet)
0.7 kg (1.5 lb)
1.6 mm anodized aluminum
Made in Canada
What CPU coolers do you recommend for the L3?
Below is a list of some common top down CPU coolers that will fit in the L3.
Prolimatech Samuel 17
Noctua NH-L12 (single fan mode)
Deepcool Gamer Storm Gabriel
Will the Cryorig C1 CPU cooler fit in the L3?
Yes, but with very little clearance. The C1 fan is placed right next to the vented side panel, and may cause increased fan noise, especially at higher fan speeds. In addition, when positioned towards the front of the L3, the C1 may interfere with 2.5 inch drive mounting.
Will the HDPLEX 160W/250W power supply work in the L3?
The HDPLEX 160W has been used in the L1, L2, and L3. It can be mounted to the inside front of the L3 using double sided thermal tape. Build difficulty is higher compared to a PicoPSU. The HDPLEX 250W prevents mounting 2.5 inch internal drives.
What graphics cards will fit in the L3?
Almost any low profile form factor video card will fit, as long as it comes with a single slot low profile bracket. When not using the 80 mm bottom fan mount, the L3 also has enough clearance for video cards with oversize/dual width coolers. There's 12 mm clearance remaining with a dual width card such as the MSI N750TI-2GD5TLP, or Zotac ZT-70606-10M.
Where's the power button and front USB ports?
The power button is located at the back, and there are no front USB ports. This keeps with the simple goals of the L3, and allows flexibility to use an HDPLEX PSU. This generally isn't an issue due to the small size of the L3, and promotes getting up and moving around. However, if your application requires easier access to USB ports, some options include using a USB extension cable, USB hub, or a monitor with USB ports.
What screws does the L3 use?
The L3 primarily uses M3 screws, with #6-32 screws used for the motherboard standoffs. Both M3 and #6-32 are common computer screw sizes. M3 and #6-32 socket sizes are 2 mm and 5/64" (1.98 mm).
Where do the case feet go?
In the standard vertical orientation as pictured above, the case feet are placed on the bottom, in line with the side panel screws (14.9 mm from the front or back of the case), and as far outward as possible to provide stability. The L3 may be used in a number of different orientations, but it's important to use the case feet to provide the necessary clearance to prevent blocking the vents.