Much like Ferrari and Lamborghini in the automotive world, Lian Li is considered by many to be the flagship computer case maker. Despite being in business since 1983, it wasn't until around 2000 that they started turning heads with their all-aluminum PC-60 series cases. This happened to be the first enthusiast case I ever discussed, and at the time it was light years ahead of everyone else in the market.
A decade later, Lian Li is still making great cases, but they're not the only premium case provider on the block. With stiff competition from Silverstone, Corsair, NZXT and several others, does Lian Li still have what it takes to stay relevant in the ever-changing PC market?
Today we're looking at the Lian Li PC-V2120A, a luxury full tower case that supports most standard motherboard form factors as well as EVGA's exotic HPTX format. In short, the PC-V2120 has a tool-less aluminum design that supports up to ten 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch hard drives, 11 expansion cards, and five fans.
The PC-V2120 is available in three different color schemes: black with a silver interior, silver with a matching interior, and black with a black interior. We received the all-silver version for evaluation, which will earn you a whopping $ 399. The black aluminum models offer a higher premium of $ 429 for the black exterior and $ 499 for the black and black chassis.
Lian Li ships the chassis with detailed photo installation instructions and more screws than you could ever use. Further extras are a small screw container, a holder for the SSI CEB / EEB motherboard, PCI card holder, a PCI holder, a USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 converter, several rubber grommets for hard disk installations, cable ties, a clamp for cable management and a 3.5 "to 2.5" x 2 drive bay converter.