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Lian Li Pitstop T60 DIY Test Bench Review

Author: Steve Grever
Manufacturer: Lian Li
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Final Thoughts, Pricing, Conclusion

Final Thoughts

After assembling and installing our test system into the T60 test bench, I was able to formulate my overall impressions of the case. The height of the case handle is a significant design flaw that needs to be addressed before it is sent to the U.S. market because many enthusiasts still use air-cooled heatsinks because of their competitive pricing and overall performance. 

 

The overall design is extremely unique and makes every portion of the test bench is highly functional and compact at the same time. I would have liked some of the optional accessories to be included standard with this case (like the 120/140mm x2 fan bracket and USB, eSATA ports), but I'm sure Lian Li wanted to keep the T60 at a certain price point that will be attractive to consumers.

 

Pricing

The Lian Li Pitstop T60 test bench is only available on one website called Katerno.com for $102.28  before shipping. When major sites like Newegg and Amazon get it in stock, I'm sure it will be a bit less than $100 to purchase.

 

Conclusion

We'd like to thank Lian Li for providing the Pitstop T60 test bench for our review today. This is the second open-air test bench we have tested this year from Lian Li and the build quality and construction is absolutely exceptional. The installation and assembly instructions were easy to follow and intuitive to use. I didn't like the position of the power supply and thought they could have made some improvements to the cable management system at the back of the case. I would also recommend Lian Li make the fan bracket standard to add a few cooling options for consumers who want to use basic fans or even add a water cooling unit to the T60. Aside from those slight miscues, I commend Lian Li for creating an impressive test bench that meets most of our requirements while keeping the case's footprint small and compact.

Strengths

  • Excellent construction and design
  • Easy installation
  • Supports many motherboard form factors

Weaknesses 

  • Weak cable management system
  • Poor placement of PSU
  • Optional "accessories" should come standard with test bench to make it more functional
  • No support for water cooling systems
July 28, 2011 | 06:13 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 | 05:34 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 | 09:59 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

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

April 28, 2013 | 09:03 PM - 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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