Lian Li PC-U6 Cowry Review

Editor: David Mitchelson  Date: 09-06-11   8 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction

Product on Review: PC-U6 Special Edition - Cowry
Manufacturer: Lian Li
Street Price: TBC


We first got a glimpse of today’s product review at CeBIT 2011 earlier in the year. Being one of the biggest head turners on the Lian Li booth, the PC-U6 Cowry Edition will divide enthusiasts into different camps – the lovers and the haters. Unique looks certainly separate the PC-U6 from anything else but it also demonstrates that Lian Li have the skill and prowess to diversify with eye-catching chassis. Lian Li have launched Cowry to celebrate the company’s 4 year anniversary – featuring USB3.0 functionality, 2.5” drive support, fan control and a host of other elements the PC-U6 Cowry Edition is one of the most interesting case reviews I have come to publish.

Lian Li haven’t failed to impress us in previous reviews – are things about to change? There’s only one way to find out, lets begin our analysis of Lian Li’s PC-U6 Cowry Special Edition!


Lian Li’s take on PC-U6 Cowry
The PC-U6 Cowry is extremely versatile with plenty of build space. Users can mount three 3.5" and two 2.5" internal HDDs. All of the HDD mounts are tool-less and come with anti-vibration thumb screws with rubber suspension. Externally, one 5.25" ODD tool-less mount is located at the top of the front-panel. Four, ventilated PCI slots are located on the back-panel with enough space to mount graphics cards as long as 310mm. Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards mount using thumb-screws within the PC-U6 Cowry as well as a standard ATX PS/2 power supply unit, that mounts at the base of the case right above ventilating holes protected by a washable air filter.

Technical Specifications
Model: PC-U6
Case Type: Mid Tower Chassis
Dimensions: (W)219mm x (H)500mm x (D)410mm
Front Bezel Material: Aluminium
Color: Black
Side Panel: Aluminium
Body Material: Aluminium
Net weight: 4.5KG
5.25" drive bay (External) : 1
3.5" drive bay (External) : None
HDD bay: 3
Expansion Slot: 4
Motherboard: Micro-ATX / Mini-ITX
System Fan (Front) : 120mm Fan x 2
System Fan (Top) : None
System Fan (Rear) : None
I/O Ports: USB 3.0 x 2 / E-SATA x 1 / HD Audio
2.5" drive bay (Internal) : 2
Maximum Video Card Size: 310mm


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