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Lian Li Pitstop T60 DIY Test Bench Review

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Introduction and Features

Lian Li creates compact test bench for DIY enthusiasts



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Lian Li is considered one of the premier PC enclosure vendors in the world, and this year they have expanded their PC case offerings to include open-air test benches and other hardware accessories. One new test bench to come out of the Lian Li camp is the T60 TIY. This compact and portable test bench includes everything DIY builders and hardware reviewers need to easily swap out new components while saving precious real estate on their desktops. 

 



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The T60 comes in three different colors including silver, black, and red. This open-air test bench should retail for around $100 when it makes its way to the U.S. market. This test bench supports mini ITX, micro ATX, and full ATX motherboards. It also supports one ATX power supply, two optical drives, and three 3.5" hard drives.

 



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Lian Li also has several optional accessories for consumers to purchase to connect to the T60 like a multimedia header that includes eSATA and USB 3.0 headers. They also have an optional fan cooler that supports two 120mm fans and a trestle to increase case stability. This unique design concept will be put to the test as we install one of our micro ATX LGA1156 test benches into the T60.

Lian Li T60 DIY Features

  •  To ensure user can put everything together easily, Lian Li designer decided to use only standard PC component inside the T60, standard 5.26” optical drive, standard 3.5” hard drives, standard ATX PS/2 power supply units. The parts are easy to get on current market, and it would be easy to upgrade and server in the future. 
  • T60 is a Mini-ITX TEST BENCH system, it supports standard Mini-ITX motherboard on the top, therefore install this tiny board can be very easy.
  • The power supply has rubber pads for both insulation and support. reduce vibrations and also secure the PSU without scratching the painted surface.
  • There are two spaces for standard 5.25” optical drive above the power supply unit.
  • T60 features Lian Li patented Anti-virbation HDD cage, which allow user to fit three of 3.5" HDDs. It is easy to use, no tool required, simply using the special thrumb screw to secure the anti-vibration rubber ring to the HDD, and slide the HDD into the cage.
  • T60 is a ATX / Micro-ATX TEST BENCH, it equipped with 8 PCI slots, especially in the advent of adding in new graphics cards.
  • There are two aluminum handles for 2.5" HDDs beloew the M/B tray, allow user to install or remove 2.5"HDD easier.
July 28, 2011 | 09:13 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Not sure how you did it, but you didn't put this thing together properly. The end pieces are pointing the wrong way, the PSU is on the wrong side, the HDD cage is on the wrong side.

Compare your final pic to this one...

http://lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upload/image/pc-t60/t60-09.jpg

January 9, 2012 | 08:34 PM - Posted by G Rob (not verified)

I just purchased and received my Li T60 Pitstop today. I love the design of the case. I must say if it were not for your photos and instructions on this site, it might have taken me a whole day to figure out how to put it together.
First off the instructions in black and white that came in the box were just horrible to say the least. I ordered through Amazon and I guess they had it sent by J Electronics. They sent it in the manufactures box it came in with the little plastic white handle. There was no stuffing inside except for the Styrofoam around the inside everything else was just sliding around. The only reason I'm sure nothing got scratched was because each piece was in plastic. Then on top of that the box was not even taped close or sealed; all I had to do was pull back the little tongue under the handle and it was open. I am really surprised it made it with nothing lost. It was shipped UPS and the label was just glued to the lower corner on the manufactures box face.

I'm sent a message to Amazon also. Sorry for venting and thanks for your great instructions and pictures; they were a life saver; believe me.

Thanks for your ear and this site.

May 31, 2012 | 12:59 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

How could you possibly think that handle was attached correctly?!? Lolz!

April 29, 2013 | 12:03 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The MB tray was put on backwards, the handle was put on backwards...your pw supply, hard drive and...yeah it's all backwards wtf?

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