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Recently I moved from a Lian Li PC60 USB B2 case into a beautiful shiny new Lian Li PC-V2000 Plus case, and I'm still in shock at the craftsmanship, beauty, and design of their cases. Even the old one today (after a quick dusting) still looks as if it just came from the Lian Li factory.

So I figured, why not make a thread devoted to the various beautiful Lian Li chassis that we have floating around here on Overclock.net? This will be an unofficial thread for now (unless some mighty mod deems it worthy) for owners of Lian Li cases to post up pictures of their cases, of mods to their cases (you have to have balls of steel to do this...), and to discuss future mods, cases, and the like about Lian Li, the king of aluminum...

So without further ado, here's the PC60 that once housed this computer:









And now, here's the home of the new Lian Li PC-V2000 Plus:











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more old school fool...
a rather modified Lian Li PC-A71FB

again, ancient hardware:

SuperMicro X8DAH (dual socket 1366)
2x Intel Xeon X5690, with ThermalRight Ultra Extreme 120 Black Editions
12x 16GB Kingston DDR3 ECC+REG
Intel 520 180GB SSD, with ProxMox as OS
GigaByte 1200W Odin PSU
HighPoint 1144(?) (4x USB3.0 with PCIEx8 so that all ports get full bandwidth)
HIS AMD HD5450 PCIEx1 <- comes from the factory as an PCIEx1 v.card!
Chelsio quad port 10Gb SFP+ NIC
Hotlava(?) hex-port Intel GbE NIC
Pioneer IDE DVDRW
Sony or Pioneer FDD, yes a floppy drive... because I could

no HBA, yet

I've mod-mounted two ThermalRight 120/140mm fans; one is sitting on top of a 120mm fan frame. Both these are to cool IOH + expansion cards.

Purpose: yet to set-up server. Eventually NextCloud, Hauk, ATAK, TrueNAS, + other VMs.

here is a pic I grabbed from google images to show original case interior lay-out:

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so about the mod(s) you are about to see..

1) door removed
2) main HDD cage (at front) removed
2) there are two C beams running the length of the case.. both of these connect to the cage @ top/rear (this cage can be used either to hope PSU or 3x HDDs. Both beams, and the cage have been removed. The inner beam was attached to the mobo tray.
So now the story.. I was browsing eBay, came across the aforementioned SuperMicro X8DAH mobo.. it was brand new, never used etc etc, and at a darn good price, so bought it straight away. Ha! Mistake! It's a EE-ATX mobo <- that's not a typo, that's supposed to be two E's. EATX = Extended ATX. EE-ATX = Enhanced Extended ATX. Most s1366 mobos have 6x DIMM slots per socket, this mobo has 9.
I had to mod the case to fit the mobo... the square alu bracket attachs to the mobo tray, extending to so-to-speak, so that the top three screw mounts of the mobo actually have something to go into. If you compare images of an EEATX & EATX mobo, you'll noticed that on an EEATX mobo the rear I/O is a little further down the mobo, whereas on a EATX (& ATX), the rear I/O starts at the corner.

All removed parts obviously kept, should I want to revert to original.

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and continuing...
Lian Li PC-201A

no actual computer system in this case!
SuperMicro JBPWR2 (ATX control card) <- not a mobo!
Chenbro CK23601 36 port SATA/SAS expander, with a mod-mounted chipset heatsink from AliExpress
SilverStone FS305B (3x 5.25" to trayless/toolless 5x 3.5" hotswap SATA/SAS)
(3x Samsung SATA DVDRWs, not actually connected, need to remove)
XFX 550W PSU
12x 2TB SATA HDDs (WD Purples, Toshibas, Hitachis) + 1x 2TB cold spare

Purpose: Windows DAS (Direct Attached Storage) box. My Windows 11 box has a LSI SAS2008 HBA, it has 2x 8088 external ports, this connects to the Chenbro expander. The HDDs are configured with SnapRAID + StableBit DrivePool (double parity, 'RAID6')

again, door removed
yes the PSU extender part at the back is the genuine Lian Li part, precisely for that purpose. The original rear plate of the case itself has been hacked up, so that a single 120mm fan can be mounted (instead of 2x 80mm fans)

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Bought a PNY Verto OC RTX 4090 which is 332mm long and it just fits in my case. (my case has room for a 330mm long video card
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) I am putting in an Arctic 140mm slim fan in the middle front spot even though the regular 140mm fan just clears the beast. These video cards are ridiculously large now and this was one of the smallest ones I could find. Only the 4090FE is smaller and I couldn't find it anywhere.
 

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May as well post these, its been complete for a number of months now, was a pain to get everything where I wanted and I did not add a drain tap as I didnt want to drill into the chassis :D
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May as well post these, its been complete for a number of months now, was a pain to get everything where I wanted and I did not add a drain tap as I didnt want to drill into the chassis :D
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I have this case which is a Lian-Li D-600 case. The "D" is for double size case. The motherboard side has a plastic window for display of your goodies and the light show. The other side has room for fan controllers, your DVD drives and any other 5.25" gadget you might want to add. What did you do with your DVD/CD ROM drives? Did you toss them because you can't put them in your new case? I think new cases look nice but they limit your options. I know no one uses a DVD anymore and fan control is in mobo software now but I'm still a little old school and I like having a knob to tweak rather than open up a program or transferring all my files to newer media right now. Anyway out with the old and in with the new, it seems. I wish I had kept my Lian-Li D6000 case. I could have put my D-600 case inside of it and still had room.
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I have this case which is a Lian-Li D-600 case. The "D" is for double size case. The motherboard side has a plastic window for display of your goodies and the light show. The other side has room for fan controllers, your DVD drives and any other 5.25" gadget you might want to add. What did you do with your DVD/CD ROM drives? Did you toss them because you can't put them in your new case? I think new cases look nice but they limit your options. I know no one uses a DVD anymore and fan control is in mobo software now but I'm still a little old school and I like having a knob to tweak rather than open up a program or transferring all my files to newer media right now. Anyway out with the old and in with the new, it seems. I wish I had kept my Lian-Li D6000 case. I could have put my D-600 case inside of it and still had room.

?? did you mean to quote someone else?
mongoled's case is not a D600, it looks like it is a PC-O11. Also, there is no D6000, it's a D8000:

 
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?? did you mean to quote someone else?
mongoled's case is not a D600, it looks like it is a PC-O11. Also, there is no D6000, it's a D8000:

Thanks for the correction. I was just doing a comparison and I did a typo. The PC-011 is the new larger case but there's no room for the old school stuff that I still have, even with the mesh front. New cases for new components. Time to adjust.
 

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I have this case which is a Lian-Li D-600 case. The "D" is for double size case. The motherboard side has a plastic window for display of your goodies and the light show. The other side has room for fan controllers, your DVD drives and any other 5.25" gadget you might want to add. What did you do with your DVD/CD ROM drives? Did you toss them because you can't put them in your new case? I think new cases look nice but they limit your options. I know no one uses a DVD anymore and fan control is in mobo software now but I'm still a little old school and I like having a knob to tweak rather than open up a program or transferring all my files to newer media right now. Anyway out with the old and in with the new, it seems. I wish I had kept my Lian-Li D6000 case. I could have put my D-600 case inside of it and still had room. View attachment 2583050 View attachment 2583042
I thought long and hard about not having access to a DVD/CD drive in this build. Seeing I have access to several other PC/notebooks I deemed it as a non necessary item.

Saying that I did look into housing the DVD drive in the back of the case that is used to store 3.5" HDD and researched the types of adapter required to hook up the drive but took it no further
 
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Thanks for the correction. I was just doing a comparison and I did a typo. The PC-011 is the new larger case but there's no room for the old school stuff that I still have, even with the mesh front. New cases for new components. Time to adjust.
Just need to break out a nibbler or a dremel and get to modding! Make that old school case shine again with the new hardware.
 

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May as well post these, its been complete for a number of months now, was a pain to get everything where I wanted and I did not add a drain tap as I didnt want to drill into the chassis :D
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What is the radiator mounted on top? Trying to figure out if I could do a push/pull setup if I upgraded my O11-D to an XL in the future with my HWLabs 360GTX. I had enough room to do just push with it mounted on top of my O11-D
 

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What is the radiator mounted on top? Trying to figure out if I could do a push/pull setup if I upgraded my O11-D to an XL in the future with my HWLabs 360GTX. I had enough room to do just push with it mounted on top of my O11-D
It's quite an oldie, Thermochill PA120.3
Dimensions: 129 x 405 x 60mm

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It's quite an oldie, Thermochill PA120.3
Dimensions: 129 x 405 x 60mm

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Thanks! A little thicker then. Mine is 133 x 398 x 54mm.
 
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