A Look Inside
Getting inside the PC-TU200 is very simple, just pull the level on the back of the case to release the side panel. Once you remove the side panel you can see how it works. There are 8 points on the backside of the side panel that go into holes on the case. These in turn lock the side panel in place until you use the level to release them. I really like this system and I haven’t really seen something like this on a case. It is much better than the 6 small screws on the side panel that we saw on the PC-V352.
Taking a look inside you can see things are a little cramped, but you have to expect that for such a small case. On thing to mention is that every edge inside the case has rounded edges, this means you are not going to cut yourself when you are installing your hardware. The front panel connections on the front give you internal USB 3.0 and eSATA connections which is a plus.
Looking towards the back of the case you can see that it is for the most part ventilated. This will help keep your motherboard and expansion cards cool. At the front there is the single 5.25-inch drive bay. Like all Lian Li cases you are not going to see a tool-less system here.
Moving down to the hard drive cage you can fit four 3.5-inch hard drives or two 2.5-inch hard drives. Taking a closer look you can see that this hard drive cage is equipped with hot-swap backplane. This means you can swap drives without having to change cables, which is very convenient. The drive cage can be removed from the case by removing 4 thumbscrews and sliding it out. Once removed we can see the blackplane, it takes 2 molex connections for power and of course has the 4 SATA data connectors.
With the hard drive cage removed you can get a real good look inside the case and you can see the large 140mm intake fan. Removing the second side panel you can get a look again at the hard drive backplane.
Also inside the case you will find the box of goodies which has your mounting hardware, hard drive rails, speaker and USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 internal connector.
Jan 30, 2015 0