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Lian Li, a company known for their high end aluminum cases, has announced their newest mini-ITX case.
The new case – the TU150 – packs the space needed to fit a full sized GPU and a 120mm AIO if need be or a 165mm CPU cooler.
Here’s a rundown on the new case:
LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a world leading manufacturer of aluminium chassis and PC accessories, is proud to announce the next evolution within its TU family of chassis with the TU150. Designed for first time builders who demand a premium small form factor, the portable TU150 with its retractable handle offers great ventilation possibilities, a nearly tool-free experience, and a mixed tempered glass/brushed aluminium style available in black or silver that will blend in any stylish surrounding.
Designed to provide a better build experience for Mini-ITX enthusiasts, the TU150 is a sophisticated and elegant small form factor case. Built with black or silver brushed aluminium side panels and a tempered glass left side panel that sits flush all around the case, the tool-less design provides ease of manipulation and a clean finish. Capable to support up to 15 kg and inspired by the TU100 and TU200, the carry handle went under extensive redesign to be fully retractable and vanish seamlessly within the top panel.
To complement its great look, the TU150 features all the I/O expected in a modern case, such as USB3.0 (x2), USB Type C (x1), as well as HD audio. For thermal management, aficionados will be pleased with the TU150 well thought out cooling system compatibility. With a total depth of 375 mm and width of 203 mm, the TU150 can easily accommodate two 120 mm fans, one at the front and one at the rear, to create a straight air tunnel and ensure proper ventilation of all components. Additionally, two 120 mm fans can be installed beneath the GPU to keep the graphics card at optimum performance temperature. High-performance enthusiasts also have the option to install a 120 mm AIO or a CPU cooler of up to 165 mm height. To top it all, the TU150 back sports 3 removable expansion slots and can support a graphics card of up to 320 mm x 165 mm (L x W).
As far as storage, the TU150 doesn’t disappoint. With a configuration option of 2x 2.5″ SSD or 1x 2.5″ SSD + 1x 3.5″ HDD. builders can take advantage of the tempered glass panel to boldly display their storage configuration. Because cable management not only makes your system look good but actually helps improve its airflow, the TU150 is designed with a cable management solution at the top panel as the retractable handle mechanism creates an “attic” space, leaving enough room to store pass some cables from the top. Secondly, the motherboard tray is at an angle, allowing more space for the organization of the PSU cables, while the right side of the chassis features enough room to route and tidy up all your cables. Lastly, the tempered glass side panel features a shaded area at the top to help minimize the visibility of the cables around the case.
Niche Gamer’s Take: The TU150 is a rather cool option for those looking for a mini ITX system with style for $109.99 It definitely has some limits in terms of what you can fit in it, but that’s the point with a Mini-ITX case, if you aren’t making sacrifices it ends up being a similar size to a mid-tower. It also totally lacks RGB so those of you in the comments should be very happy.