A look at Lian Li BenchTable PC-T60

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At Cebit 2010, OverClocking-TV had a meeting with Lian Li – This year Lian Li had main focus on the “spider” officially named T1, however, something different caught our eyes…. In the corner of a booth, we found something less flashy, more solid, and a ATX size instead of micro ATX….

For obvious reasons; This indeed caught our attention!

Credit @ Lian Li

We had the chance to get a prototype of the Lian Li PC-T60, as this is a prototype, some features are missing.

So what does it offer?

  1. Aluminium finish, optional if plain aluminium colour, black or red.
  2. Solid and stable hold of the elevated tray
  3. Easy to move, even with setup mounted
  4. Lian Li’s always very attracting design
  5. Plenty of 3.5” bays

Credit @ Lian Li

Here are the official specs  for your references :

Model T60
Case Type ATX / Micro-ATX TEST BENCH
Dimensions (W) 351mm x (H) 330mm x (D) 400mm
Front bezel Material None
Color Black / Silver / Red
Side Panel None
Body Material Aluminum
Net Weight 1.8KG
5.25″ drive bay (External) 2
3.5″ drive bay (External) None
3.5″ drive bay (Internal) 3
Expansion Slot 8
Motherboard ATX / Micro ATX
System Fan (Front) 120 / 140mm Fan x 2 (Optional)
System Fan (Top) None
System Fan (Rear) None
I/O Ports USB3.0 x 2 / e-SATA x 1 / HD+AC97 Audio (Optional)

Maximum Video Card Size None
Package Dimensions (W) 370mm x (H) 115mm x (D) 365mm

Here are the picture we took with our sample

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Final thoughts;

The stability of the table is amazing, the design looks a tad fragile however, you are in for a surprise! Once you add weight, it becomes more and more stable – and lets face it, our LN2 pots doesn’t weight less then 2kg anyway – a 3½ kg Otterauge pot was used for testing

We receive this prototype becasue we were sure that it can be improved, and here is what I came up with for changes:

  • 2.5”, we want SSD for benching (Who wants to wait when system crashes 75% of the time?)
  • Power/reset buttons moved to side of the tower
  • Two long lists for mounting fans… This on front side, and on upper right corner (for CPU/PWM) (this has been added on the retail version)
  • Optional arc feature upgrade – pressure

Some might say; “The Lian Li logo bar is in the way for pouring LN2!” And guys; Depending on size of your pot, you might be right, but thing is – its optional! You can remove it and table will still work ;)

My personal note : Use it for HTPC for a while, I kind of like it.


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