Lian Li PC-10N Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅05-11-13
Exterior

The external styling on 10N is very sleek and professional with its brushed aluminium appearance. The front features a removable aluminium panel, containing a trio of 5.25 drive bay covers which are detachable from the inside of the case and a perforated mesh area in the lower section to work in collaboration with the dual 120mm intake cooling fans.

Around the back of the case, at the bottom there is a space for mounting the PSU whilst above there are a total of eight PCI expansion slot covers each have ventilation and thumbscrews for easy removal. At the top of 10N there is a 120mm rear exhaust cooling fan with two respective circular rubber grommets for tubing/cables.


The front and rear of 10N


Front panel connectivity runs along the outer edge of 10N and consists of just two USB 3.0 ports and headphone/microphone audio jacks. Lian Li have also only included a power button rather than combing with a reset button.

The USB ports use an internal motherboard connector.


Front panel connectivity


At the top of 10N there is a detachable aluminium panel which has an optional 140mm fan slot with cover. In its default state, the cover is attached to the case to prevent dust/dirt entering this cover will obviously be removed once a cooling fan is installed.


The top section of 10N


On the underside of 10N there are four rubber feet to prevent the case from slipping on smooth surfaces. Lian Li have integrated a detachable dust filter for the PSU due to the design, the case will need to be placed on its side in order to clean the filter.


The underside of 10N with dust filter for PSU


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