Lian Li PC-V1110 Super Mid-Tower Chassis
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 05-05-2008
Provided by: Lian Li

Back in late February, I had the opportunity to take a look at one of Lian Li's most recent mid-tower cases: the PC-A17. I had never had the opportunity to look at one of Lian Li's cases before, but had certainly heard a lot of great things about their products. I have to say, I was definitely not disappointed with what I saw.

Today, we're going to have a look at another Lian Li case, this time from their new generation of V cases: the PC-V1110. Just like the PC-A17 is this year's version of the PC-A16, the PC-V1110 is this year's version of the PC-V1100.

Just from looking at the box, you can tell that the PC-V1110 is going to be big — really big. It's sized to fit an extended ATX motherboard, is set up for bottom-mounting the power supply, and has wheels, all features that add volume to the case. Lian Li calls this case a “super mid-tower,” and super is definitely a good word because it's far longer and taller than any average-sized mid-tower case. Specifications, from the Lian Li website, are:

• Model: PC-V1110A/B
• Case type: Super mid-tower
• Dimensions: 210 x 542 x 569 mm (W, H, D)
• Front bezel material: Aluminum
• Color: Silver/Black
• Side panel: Plain
• Body material: Aluminum
• 5.25” drive bay (external): 5
• 3.5” drive bay (external): 0
• 3.5” drive bay (internal): 6
• Expansion slot: 7
• Motherboard: E-ATX, ATX, M-ATX
• System fan (front): 14cm ball-bearing (800~980~1180RPM) Factory setting to mid speed@980RPM
• System fan (top): None
• System fan (rear): 12cm ball-bearing (1020~1240~1500RPM) Factory setting to mid speed@1240RPM
• I/O ports: USB2.0 x4, IEEE1394 x1, eSATA x1, HD+AC97 Audio

Lian Li certainly put a lot of thought into the design of this case, even taking the time to implement the classic separate thermal zone design (as illustrated by these pictures from Lian Li's website) that is common to many full-tower and server cases. Can this case wow us like the PC-A17 did, though? Continue on as we find out.

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