Lian Li PC-V2120
Category : Cases
Published by Marc B├╝chel on 13.02.11
Lian Li is well known for their high qualitiy aluminium comptuer cases but despite this the PC-V2120 is something special. It almost doesn't matter to which other case you compare this one to the PC-V2120 has almost no competition. Therefore we're really curious what's awaiting us with this excellent looking case.

Lian Lis PC-V2120 belongs to the absolute best the Taiwanes manufacturer of PC enclosures has to offer. Therefore this case comes with a noise isolating mats, practical wheels as well as with a as much space for your hardware as almost no other case out there in the market.



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Specifications

Model Lian Li PC-V2120
Case Type Full Tower
Dimensions 235 x 635 x 630 mm (W, H, D)
Material Aluminium
Color black / silver
Weight 14.4 kg
5.25'' drive bay 5 x external
3.5'' drive bay 10 x internal
Expansion slots 11
Form factors EATX, ATX, M-ATX, HPTX
Cooling - Fan Top: 3 x 120 mm (Not included)
- Fan Rear: 1 x 120 mm
I/O ports - 4 x USB 3.0
- 1 x e-SATA
- 1 x HD Audio


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Front

[en]Overview / Features

   
The front part of the PC-V2120 has been well structured and comes with a homogenous design which you'll immediately remember. The door has been manufactured from quite a thick aluminium plate and afterwards been provided with a relief structure. As a matter of corse the build qualitiy is very high as well as the attention to detail. As soon as one opens the door you can see that it has been equipped with nois and isolation absorbing material. If we're taking a look at the cases front itself then we see the the area where there are two 140 mm fans as well as the five 5.25 inch bezels.


Back

Overview

Features

   
The backpanel of the Lian Li PC-V2120 is quite unspectacular. At a first glance you can see a 120 mm fan as well as three in/outlets for watercooling tubes. In the center there are quite a lot of slot bezels and in the bottom area you can see where the power supply is being placed. In total Lian Li provided the PC-V2120 with three in/outlets for watercooling tubes. In combination with the top panel being readied for a triple radiator this definitely makes sense.
Quite sepctacular is the total of eleven slot bezels Lian Li equipped the PC-V2120 with. Therefore it would even be possible to install a triple slot graphics card in the bottom most PCI-Express slot an ATX motherboard can offer.


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Left side

Overview

Features

   
After removing the side panel which consists of aluminium with a thickness of two millimeters you can see the enormeous space there is to install hardware. The sidepanel has furthermore been equipped with a mat to lower noise and vibrations. If we for example look at the bottom right corner of this cases interior we see that ther is space for a total of ten hard drvies. In the bottom left corner there is the place where the power supply is being installed. There also is an aluminium plate right above the power supply as well as above the hard drive cage which offers space for three disks. Like this the airflow inside the case can be optimized and the hard drives as well as the power supply do not needlessly heat up the rest of the interior. Regarding the PC-V2120 seven hard drives can be installed by being equipped with thumbscrews that have a layer of vibration absorbing rubber. The other three hard drive need to be installed into a separate cage which needs to be removed first.
   
   
Such a big and beautiful case need to be wired neatly which is well possible with all the different holes Lian Li cut into the motherboard tray as well as into the dividing aluminium sheet. You should be aware that a power supply with extra long cable suits best because of the sheer size of this case. Oversized graphics cards can get an additional fixation when the aluminium bar in the center is being installed. Doing so also results in a higher stiffness of the case. Generally you'll find a huge lot of space inside the PC-V2120 to install your hardware.


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Right Side

Overview

Features

   
Also the right side of the PC-V2120 has been manufactured using a two millimeter thick aluminium plate. Furthermore the plate has also been brushed. Also from this side the access to the hard drives is comfortable and the wiring can be done easily. You migh also reconize the quite big hole in the bottom right of the second picture. This makes the installation of CPU cooler possible when the motherboard has already been installed. On the first picture you can once more see the hard drive cage from the back side as well a as the lock for the front-door. You can also see that all the cables from the top make their way down on this side of motherboard tray.
   


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Top

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All connectors are located at the top panel. The cables from the I/O connecotrs are integrated very neatly into the top panel. With the PC-V2120 you'll also find that it's top has been prepared for a triple radiator using 120 mm fans. Therefore you can remove a covering plate and afterwards put you radiator in place.


Bottom

Overview / Features

   
If you look at the bottom of the PC-V2120 you'll see the high quality wheels Lian Li equipped this case with. These allow you to comfortable move this big case. Furthermore the front-wheels can be blocked in order to provide the case with a safe stand. Almost standard for Lian Li cases with the power supply in the bottom region of the case is the fact that the ventilation holes are coverd with a washable air filter.


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[en]Overview / Features

   
In the delivery of the PC-V2120 you'll also find one of the very practical boxes to put all the different screws in. Furhtermore there also is an adaptor cable for USB connectors as well as bracket which can wiring you system neatly.
 
 

 
If you start to install you hardware into the PC-V2120 a very practical feature awaits you. Lian Li equipped this particular case with a motherboard tray which can be removed from the case. Once put onto a table you can install your mother board as well as expansion card comfortably. Furthermore we one more want to mention the total of eleven slot bezels.
On the third picture you can see that Lian Li equipped the side panels with little rubbers. The reason why they did so is, that earlier cases used to produce quite an annoying vibration noise. These small pieces of rubber should help reducing this noise.


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Conclusion

General   + -
Without any doubt the PC-V2120 belongs to the cases which offers the most space for high-end hardware. Also typical for Lian Li is the very high manufacturing quality which is state of the art in the industry. Lian Li really tries to pay attention to every single detail and they even listen to customers wishes and they also carefully read critics. Because of the sheer size of this thing it became quite heavy for a case conisting entirely of aluminium. The total weitght is a bit more than 14 kilograms and therefore we really appreciated that Lian Li equipped this case with wheels.   - Design
- Quality - Features
 
       
Manufacturing quality / Ergonomics   + -
It simply is a fact that the PC-V2120s build quality belongs to the best available on the market and therefore every single piece fits perfectly. It also doesn't matter if you're taking a closer look at the hard drive cages, the side panels or even the fan controller. Once more very practical are the several holes in the motherboard tray which in this case can be removed from the case itself to install your motherboard comfortably on the table. With this case it is possible to wire your system neatly and thanks to the big hole behind the motherboard it is possible to install a CPU cooler even when the motherboard has already been put in place.   - Up to 15 hard drives - Build quality - Up to 11 expansion cards - Noise isolation mats
       
Design   + -
The PC-V2120s design is decent and anything else than flamboyant. Only the front door has been provided with a memoryble structure which gives the case its character. On consequence of this case measureing 63 centimeters in depth is that is need quite a lot of space and anyone interested should check if there is plenty of space below the table.    
       
Recommendation   + -
If you sould be looking for a case that offers a lot of space to put you hardware in then the PC-V2120 definitely is the right choice for you. But you should be aware that so much hardware comes at a price and this price will prevent most of the interested customers from actually buying this case.   - PC-Enthusiast




The Lian Li PC-V2120 can be bought at Digitec for CHF 481.- (ca. EUR 343.-)




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Author : m.buechel@ocaholic.ch