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Lian-Li - PC-05SX HTPC Case

( 4.5 Average / 2 Ratings )




Part #

(or) PC-O5SX





Includes Power Supply


External 5.25" Slim Bays


Internal 2.5" Bays


Internal 3.5" Bays


Motherboard Compatibility

Mini ITX

Front Panel USB 3.0 Ports


Maximum Video Card Length

6.89" (175mm) With Drive Cages
12.20" (310mm) Without Drive Cages

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Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


spenser 81 points 13 months ago
from completed build Great Big Wumbo

Its k

SlickShoes17 16 points 3 months ago
from completed build The Dark Tower

This is a beautiful case, but as the saying goes, Beauty is Pain. The learning curve is steep for me right now, and after looking at many other builds with this case and other mini-ITX cases, I realize that this is ideal for custom water cooling loops. There's very little clearance for a CPU fan cooler and it barely fits my Corsair H100. As a Lian Li and because of its size, it is very difficult to work in if you have lots of cables. This case is meant to be meticulously planned, built, and then left alone! You have to take off the top, front, and back panels to work on anything inside, again with very limited space. Also, apparently this aluminum case isn't magnetic, so my RGB LED strips don't stay very well. One is mounted using tape. I'm thinking of changing to the Corsair 460X, the NZXT S340 ELite, or the Lian Li QC-37. I like the tempered glass cases, but I want to have more case fans and work with a case that isn't so difficult. My hang up is that I LOVE the ability to vertically mount the GPU. If I ever get around to buying a GTX 1070 or 1080, it would be awesome to have it displayed in all its glory. Maybe I could manage that in a different case...