Closer Look – Installation
Installation inside the Lian Li PC-A61 was probably one of the most pleasurable experiences of building in a case to date. Everything came apart beautifully, everything went together like a dream and the finished article was nothing short of spectacular; in my opinion of course.
Here is what the Lian Li looks like with our test system installed
As you can see, there is plenty of space for the H80i to breathe and suck out all of that warm case air through the rear of the case. The rubber grommets help with cable management and I found that there was ample room not just in the main compartment, but behind the motherboard tray too.
The hard drive used was very easy to install and was a simple case of screwing it in; popping out just to the right hand side is 1 of the 2 x 120mm intake fans pre-installed into the chassis.
One of the more premium features of the case is the power supply mount. It sites just above the case floor while having a shallow compartment like feel to it. It also has rubber grooves which stop not only the chassis from scratches, but also the power supply itself; in this case the Enermax 1350w MAXREVO.
At the rear of the case behind the motherboard tray, there is ample room for cable management; as you can see there is a whole 3cm of space which is very generous indeed. This is very handy if you have multiple graphics cards installed and will allow you to hide/manage spare cables around the back without the need to slam the side panel back on; we have all been there!
Now that we have taken a look at the Lian Li PC-A61, time to see how it performs…