Lian Li is well-known for crafting some of the best PC enclosures in the industry. Its latest creation, the PC-X510, appears to be no exception.
The all-aluminum PC-X510 features three distinct airflow chambers – one for drives at the top, another in the middle for the motherboard and supporting hardware and a third at the bottom for the power supply.
A trio of 120mm fans stacked vertically along the front wall pull cool air into the main chamber. These are mounted on a tool-free holder that can be removed with just two thumbscrews and replaced with a 360mm radiator.
Up top, we find two removable drive trays mounted on shock-absorbing rubber grommets. Each tray can accommodate two drives for a total of four 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives. Best yet, the trays can be removed completely if you’re picky about cable management (one of the trays can be mounted behind the motherboard tray so you can still use up to two drives that remain out of sight) or plan to install watercooling gear using the two pre-punched 120mm fan holes on the roof.
In terms of hardware, the PC-X510 has room for video cards up to 330mm in length, 180mm tall CPU coolers and power supplies measuring 245mm long.
The case features eight expansion slots and two 120mm exhaust fans around back, four USB 3.0 ports and HD audio jacks up front and removable fan filters. A side panel with tempered glass window offers a view into the interior.
Lian Li describes the PC-X510 as having the space of a full tower in a standard mid-tower chassis. It’s able to do this as the case has no front bays for optical drives, a design decision that makes sense considering they’re virtually obsolete at this point.
The Lian Li PC-X510 goes on sale this month priced at $399.