M-ATX chassis with flip open design for easy access

17th October 2013
Posted By : Nat Bowers
M-ATX chassis with flip open design for easy access

Lian-Li Industrial have today announced a new brushed aluminium M-ATX cube chassis, the PC-V358. The PC-V358 provides plenty of working space for DIY builders. Builders can swing open the top and front panel of this brushed aluminum chassis providing easy access to the internal components.

240mm radiators as well as AIO liquid cooling kits can be installed on a hinged bracket. The bracket is secured by thumbscrews and can be swung open on its hinge to allow for easy access of the internal components. The bracket can also be removed for fan/radiator mounting as well as taken off completely if not being used.

The Lian Li PC-V358 has a two compartment design that separates the hardware into heat zones. The top section holds the motherboard, graphics card and 2.5” drives, while the bottom compartment holds the PSU and 3.5” hard drives. Two front 120mm fans with dust filters bring cool air inside the chassis. A rear 120mm fan pulls the hardware damaging hot air out.

The PC-V358 can hold an impressive amount of hardware. VGA cards up to 330mm (12.9”) and power supplies up to 200mm (7.8”) in length are supported. The PC-V358 also supports CPU coolers up to 130mm in height. Up to six 3.5” hard drives and two 2.5” drives can be installed inside this fully aluminum chassis. This M-ATX chassis also supports slim optical drives.

The PC-V358 has pop-off side panels for simplified installations, upgrades and maintenance. All the hard drives, 3.5” and 2.5”, can be mounted tool-lessly with thumbscrews with rubber suspensions. Additionally, both hard drive cages can be completely taken out with the removal of a couple of thumbscrews.

The I/O panel is located at the front of the right side panel. Connections include two USB ports and HD audio.

The PC-V358 will be available in the middle of October for the suggested retail price of 118 GBP.


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