LIAN LI PC-90 The Hammer Review

Introduction and Technical Specification.

 LIAN LI PC-90  The Hammer  

 

Introduction and Technical Specification

First things first, I'd like to have a little chat with the chap at Lian Li who thought it appropriate to name this case "The Hammer"  For a start it's made out of Aluminium, and although no doubt sturdy it doesn't give the impression that it could be used for banging nails in with.  Secondly, it's far too mature in it's appearance to suit such a name.

With that little rant out of the way nice and early, lets push on and have a bit of a gander at what we have here.  Classic Lian Li styling with an all aluminium chassis, brushed black finish (also available in native Aluminium with the brushed finish).  Two 5.25 bays and the ability to take 6x3.5"HDDs as well as 6x2.5" drives., or a total of 12x2.5" drives.  GPUs up to a maximum of 400mm (16") without losing any storage capacity, PSU coolers up to a height of 170mm.  Add in the HPTX and XL-ATX form factors and 10 expansion slots and it appears we have potential for a very nice case.

 

Specifications 

Manufacturer

Lian Li

Model Number

PC-90B

Specification

Case Type

Full Tower

Motherboard Support

HPTX
EATX
XL-ATX
ATX
Micro-ATX
Mini-ITX

Power Supply Support

ATX

Maximum GPU Length

400mm

PCI Expansion Slots

10

External 5.25" Drive Bays

2

External 3.5" Drive Bays

0

Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

6

Internal 2.5" Drive Bays

6

Front I/O Panel

2 x USB 3.0
1 x e-SATA
1 x HD Audio

Colour

Black

Removable Motherboard Tray

 

CPU Mounting Hole in Motherboard Tray

 

Materials

Aluminium

Dimensions (W x H x D)

230mm x 512mm x 489mm

Cooling

Front

2 x 140mm Fans

Rear

1 x 120mm Fan

Top

N/A

Bottom

N/A

Side

N/A

Watercooling Support

Yes

Radiator Support

N/A

 

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Most Recent Comments

24-04-2012, 09:04:51

sheroo
I think you've been more than generous giving it a silver. I wouldn't pay that kind of money for a case, knowing that no matter how much effort I went to that the cabling is still gonna look like a dogs breakfast. Lian-Li need to take their quality and get more innovative the way Silverstone have.Quote

24-04-2012, 09:07:50

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheroo View Post

I think you've been more than generous giving it a silver. I wouldn't pay that kind of money for a case, knowing that no matter how much effort I went to that the cabling is still gonna look like a dogs breakfast. Lian-Li need to take their quality and get more innovative the way Silverstone have.
Think you are missing the point of this case though fella, its deffo not a show off case, more a compact but still get a huge rig inside kinda case.

It fits HTPX and EBB boards (dual socket) and yet its still midtower!Quote

24-04-2012, 10:43:47

sheroo
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

Think you are missing the point of this case though fella, its deffo not a show off case, more a compact but still get a huge rig inside kinda case.

It fits HTPX and EBB boards (dual socket) and yet its still midtower!
Ok, but would you use this for your possible future dual socket setup? Or would that top mounted PSU and the cable spaghetti drive you nuts?

If they had left sufficient space behind the motherboard tray, and even mounted the hard drives behind it as well - then it'd be a different story.Quote

24-04-2012, 11:24:22

CrissTM
Agree with u sheroo,

but if u can look at the results u will see that exactly the price range take the all thing down, ok the performance also.

And yeah, ill still buy the Silverstone Raven 02 (wich i have) 100x more.

Tom u r right with motherboard sizes, the raven does not suport this ones... but hey, for Ivy Bridge its TOP.

10x for a super review again !Quote

24-04-2012, 15:27:53

tinytomlogan
F*#$ sake boys its a case for proffessional use!!

How can you not see that FFS?Quote
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