Layout, design and features – interior …
A first feature regards the side panels. They are not attached in a classical way with screws, but held in position by means of clamps. Here you need to take special care. If you drop the side panel and the glass is mechanically damaged, you’ll have many fragments just like a car window breaks into many small “cubes”.
At the bottom, the power supply is mounted, which can spread it`s cables over the three bushings into the upper housing. On top of the power supply chamber, the housing offers the possibility of installing two 3.5-inch or two 2.5-inch hard drives.
… for example, to clean the fans or to create more space for one of these graphics cards monster. Due to the two additional cable holes we can connect the power cables to the motherboard. Unfortunately, Lian Li has not provide the upper hole with a rubber protection.
Further features of the upper part are the two frames which can hold up to two 3.5 inch or 2.5 inch hard drives. Although the drives can be “pushed” on the power supply chamber simply by the installed rubber buffer, you can only mount one hard drive that way, because of the rubber buffers, there are only eight of them in the scope of supply.
It is incomprehensible why only four channels are available, because there are already five fans built into the housing. Even extension cables for the fans are not supplied, so that you are able to connect the three front fans to the controller. Even if you want to mount two additional fans in the top cover, there is no Y-adapter included to connect them. That’s all theoretically no problem if the case would provide an external 5.25-inch or 3.5-inch drive bay where you could mount a multi-channel fan controller. This should not happen with a case in this price range.
We have arrived at the end of our small tour around the Lian Li PC-X510 aluminum case.
Lian Li PC-X510 Result and general impression …