When you first take a look at the PC-TU200 you can tell it is a Lian Li case. The nice brushed aluminum is an instant giveaway. The PC-TU200 is entirely made of aluminum unlike many cases that have an aluminum front bezel but that rest is made of steel. We received the silver version but it also does come in black. On thing that is a little weird at first glance is all the rivets on the case especially on the corners, but you will see why Lian Li has done this. This look does make it look like a briefcase a little bit.
Starting at the front of the case you have a single 5.25-inch drive bay. This drive bay does have an optical bay cover on it. This makes sure the front of your case will stay nice and clean. Below that are the power and reset buttons and the large 140mm fan. At the center of the fan is a Lian Li logo. Below the intake fan are your front panel connections which from left to right are eSATA, 2x USB 3.0 and audio.
On the top of the case is the handle. It is very sturdy and you should have no problem carrying the case from the handle even when it is packed with hardware. Both side panels are completely plain. Wait a second where are the thumbscrews for the side panel? There are none! You will see how the side panel comes off the case in just a little bit.
Taking a look at the back of the case you can see how things inside will be laid out. On the left you have the opening for your I/O shield and on the right is where your power supply will go. This case does fix normal sized ATX power supplies. Towards the bottom of the case there are 2 expansion slots. At the top of the case you will notice 2 levels on each side. These are used to release the side panels. There is a thumbscrew that locks the levers in place so when you are moving the case around or traveling you don’t pop the side panel off.
On the bottom of the case there are 4 large metal feet that will lift the case off the ground for airflow. There is also a large dust filter on the bottom of the case.
Aug 19, 2014 0