Lian Li Announces X510 Aluminum Full-Tower Enclosure

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 17, 2015 - 07:00 AM |
Tagged: Lian Li, full tower, enclosure, cases, aluminum case

Looking for a super deluxe way to hold just about any size rig? Lian Li has a sophisticated looking option with the new X510 full-tower enclosure.

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An all-aluminum case (of course - it's Lian Li!) with a no-nonsense design aesthetic and very roomy interior, the X510 still keeps a fairly trim profile thanks to the omission of 5.25-inch drive bays.

Here are some of the key features from Lian Li:

  • Isolated air chambers for efficient cooling
  • Fits huge components – 330mm VGA Card, 180mm CPU cooler, 245mm PSU length
  • Eight expansion slots
  • Support for eight total drives
  • Tempered glass window for showing off hardware
  • Included fan speed controller

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The glass side window and included fan controller are nice touches, and while the X510 carries a steep MSRP it doesn't seem out of place for an all-alumimum case like this (depending on performance). So what is pricing/availability? The X510 should be available later in September for $399.

Source: Lian Li

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September 17, 2015 | 08:22 AM - Posted by CouchBoundPC.com (not verified)

This thing is a beast, and mildly a throwback to my old Lian Li case.

September 17, 2015 | 08:33 AM - Posted by Bri (not verified)

Nice looking case, but who the heck is the target market for this?

September 17, 2015 | 08:52 AM - Posted by CouchBoundPC.com (not verified)

Video editors, storage junkies, gaming enthusiasts, and people that will pay for anything.

September 18, 2015 | 07:30 AM - Posted by Bri (not verified)

A fool and his money are soon parted... Although it says it supports 8 drives I only see room for two 3.5" HDDs, they may be counting SSD mounts here. Storage junkies are likely to bow out just on the poor drive setup alone.

Enthusiasts are out since there are no wizz bang features to get their attention, doesn't even seem to support a water cooling setup and is absolutely huge. The trend seems to be going smaller, not bigger.

So that pretty much means DIY video editors who want an aluminum case and have money to burn. That's a pretty damn small market segment.

September 17, 2015 | 11:47 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Cases can last a VERY long time. If you get a good case, you can easily use it for 10 years or even longer, so it isn't a terrible idea to invest some money into getting a decent one. Much better value than $1000 GPUs that become outdated within a year or two.

September 17, 2015 | 09:05 AM - Posted by JReese (not verified)

Still using a LIAN LI PC-7B Plus II that I built a system with back in 2007. It's been through 3 almost complete hardware changes but these cases just last. Only complaint with the current one is annoying vibration I haven't been able to silence.

I like everything about the X510 - well other than the price - but I still need a 5.25 drive. They should have left at least one 5.25 bay IMO.

September 17, 2015 | 11:05 AM - Posted by Dr_Orgo

Saw the picture and thought, "wow, that looks really nice." Saw the price and thought, "not nice enough for $400." The niche is there but the ~$100 cases are just such value these days.

September 17, 2015 | 11:44 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

$400 is too much, I think. That puts it well into Caselabs territory, and those are also all-aluminium with probably far better build quality. Removing the 5.25 bay seems a bit premature in such a large case - it loses quite a bit of functionality and flexibility, yet remains a large case. It's not like a laptop where every cubic inch is important.

September 17, 2015 | 02:15 PM - Posted by Humanitarian

I don't understand what the top compartment is for?

If it's just for drives it's a pretty inefficient use of space, You couldn't really put any rads up there either.

Also $400, nope.

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