Desktop ATX Enclosure
The home theater PC market is fast becoming more mainstream as more and more
enthusiasts are discovering the advantages of paring their home entertainment
system with the power of a high end PC. This increased market has not
escaped the attention of the designers at Lian-Li. Today we are looking at
the latest in their HTPC line, the PC-V880. With the V-series cases, Lian-Li has
taken the traditional desktop style and created a new line of Home Theater
Aluminum cases. Lets see what the PC-V880 has to offer!
the case of a new Lian-Li is sort of like being handed the keys to a new
Ferrari. Each Lian-Li case is a precision sculpted design that pairs the
sculpted aluminum looks with the high performance demanded by the cutting
edge Custom PC builder. The PC-880 is no exception. The front of the
case shows the brushed aluminum paired with a stripe of nlack mesh for venting.
The drives are covered by removable matching bay covers.
look at the front shows the most common ports are available for easy access.
The silver Aluminum theme is carried into the buttons as well. Lian-Li has
accented the case with the same serrated edge last seen in the V800.
shows the mesh ventilation not just on the flat surfaces but on the curved edges
of the back corners as well. The case is quite large compared to most HTPC
designs, measuring in at 320x160x465 mm (about 18x16x7 inches.) The
PC-V880 is not a SFF case at all, it will hold any standard size ATX
motherboard. All this real estate looks great in person, but like all
brushed Aluminum, it is difficult to accurately photograph!