Excerpt: When designing cases for enthusiasts the majority of manufacturers tend to go for steel and plastic creations, rugged cases which offer plenty of functionality and stability but lack somewhat on the style front. Lian Li could never be accused of that though, with their aluminium based chassis they have continued to deliver high quality models which have a much lighter, refined design.
Summary: The PC-V600F features the same looks and excellent build quality as the the V1020 chassis. The reason we are comparing the mATX chassis to the full tower is simple: both carry the same price tag and are part of the same family of cases, thus we wanted to know why someone would go for a smaller and naturally more restrictive chassis at the same price point instead of the bigger enclosure.
Pros: Hot-swap PCBs for 3.5" drives, Space for two additional 2.5" drives, Internal USB 3.0, USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter included, Excellent build quality, Three fans included, Compact size, Ability to hold extra long graphic cards while retaining space for three hard drives (2x 3.5" & 1x 2.5"), Quiet fans, Front for ODD included, Dust filter in all intake areas
Cons: Pricey, Fragile USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter, Using a large CPU cooler may force you to remove the top fan, No possibility to install a fan in the rear, No 3.5" bracket for external device included, No anti-vibration measures for the 3.5" hard drives, No way to tie down cables behind mainboard tray, Very limited cable management options, Side panel behind mainboard tray will pop off if you do route too many cables behind the tray, No openings for water cooling
Test: Lian Li PC-V600F - V-Series-Modell im µATX-Format
6 November 2011
Summary: Mit dem PC-V600F bietet Lian Li ein Gehäuse für µATX-Systeme an, das die elegante Optik der V-Serie auf das Mini-Tower-Format überträgt. Doch Lian Li hat parallel auch eine Reihe von Ausstattungsmerkmalen realisiert, die für ein kleines µATX-Gehäuse nicht selbstverständlich sind.