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This Lian Li computer case is shaped like a yacht

By Shawn Knight ยท 7 replies
Jan 14, 2016
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  1. Lian Li has a history of creating some really wild cases for enthusiasts of all kind. Are you into trains? No problem. Have an affinity for Buick's old V6 logo? Check. Are you fan of arachnids? Yep. Happen to really like yachts? Lian Li has you covered here, too.

    The premium case manufacturer recently showed off a special edition case named the PC-Y6. That's an unassuming name for a yacht-themed computer case but that's exactly what it is.

    Available in silver or white brushed aluminum, the chassis supports Mini-ITX boards and has room for two 3.5-inch hard drives as well as two 2.5-inch drives. The case accepts a SFX power supply and can accommodate a graphics card measuring up to 300mm in length as well as a CPU cooler measuring up to 60mm in height. There's also a single 120mm system fan and a three-way color LED lighting kit if you're into that sort of thing.

    The case measures 764mm (W) x 293mm (H) x 259mm (D) and tips the scales at 4.9kg (around 10.8 pounds).

    Lian Li hasn't yet revealed how much the PC-Y6 will cost (it probably won't be cheap) or when it'll go on sale. We do know, however, that only 500 units are being made (after all, it is a very niche product). If you want one, I'd recommend keeping close tabs on it or perhaps even reach out to Lian Li directly.

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  2. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,461   +364

    One thing I've always liked about Lian Li is that they do these silly things, not as a one off design because they could, but they actually sell limited runs of the cases, at an exorbitant price of course.
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,199   +1,871

    Yeah, that's about as usefull at tits on a mule ..... but cute .... if you're into that sort of thing ...
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  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Looks like one hell of a dust magnet.
  5. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,461   +364

    I would imagine it is no worse than testbench cases, that silly Spider case mentioned in the piece, or any other kind of open air frame case.
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    You pretty much expect a testbench to be a dust magnet. This chassis isn't a testbench, and I'm guessing that the owners probably won't be swapping out hardware, tearing down the system and cleaning that much - all generally hallmarks of a testbench setup.

    Regardless of its application, this chassis being a dust magnet doesn't preclude others from also falling into the same category
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,270

    It looks like half a yacht powered by a 6 cylinder marine diesel.
  8. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,461   +364

    I am not disagreeing with the idea that this case is a dust magnet (because it probably is), and my statement does not suggest that this case or other cases of a similar specification would be any different about it. I suppose I should have worded my statement as such to avoid confusion:

    "I would imagine it is no different than any other kind of open air frame case, which would include test bench cases and that silly Spider case mentioned in the piece."

    OF course, this would hold if my assertion that this case is an open air case was not actually false. Upon closer inspection each layer from the front appears to be enclosed by a clear plastic, probably acrylic. Makes me wonder where exactly it pulls it's fresh air from, whether or not said intake is filtered, and how the system removes waste air... Maybe intake from below the graphics card, and passively vented from behind the motherboard?

    The way this thing opens up for installation/cleaning is pretty cool:


    edited for butchered grammar and pic of the case opened up.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2016

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