Lian Li TYR PC-X2000 Chassis

Interior Impressions

Interior Impressions

Let's start at the front and work our way around the case. Underneath the front panel are three 140mm fans and the fan controller. Access under the panel is easily achieved by pulling the panel away from the chassis. It's worth noting that it does come away quite easily, and those with young children may want to take note of this. To gain access to the fan controller, which is a simple three way switch, you need to remove the front panel and then slide out the massive dust cover. The dust cover is a plastic frame with nylon mesh acting as the filter.  I do think Lian Li could have chosen better placement for the controller and made it more easily accessible as you will have to remove both the front panel and the dust cover to gain access.


X2000 Front with filter fitted X2000 with filter removed

X2000 Front Fan Dust Cover X2000 140mm Front Fans Close Up


Moving onto the sides, the side panels are made of one single piece of Aluminium, and they have are fixed in place using a sliding locking mechanism, which is fastened using a single thumbscrew. The panels have foam stuck on the interior face, and this is intended to aid noise dampening.


X2000 Side Panel Inner X2000 Side Panel Locking Mechanism


From the left interior view we can see the compartmentalised design of the X2000. There are three main compartments, with separate areas for the PSU & optical drives, motherboard & add-on cards, and then the hard drives. 


X2000 Internal View 1 X2000 Compartmentalised design


Then if we move around to the right side of the case, we can see the removable motherboard tray, and once again the optical/ floppy drive bays. The motherboard tray is secured by three screws along the top of the tray and two thumb screws on the rear outer face. Removal is painless and simple, and is a welcome addition.


X2000 Right side View X2000 Mobo Tray RemovedX2000 Removable Motherboard Tray X2000 Mobo tray Fixing Positions

Let's head over the page to have a look at the X2000's internals.
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Most Recent Comments

23-09-2008, 07:54:51

That just wreaks class tbh.

I think the minor niggles are perhaps something that can be overcome - but I do hear that for £305 u really shouldn`t have to, or there should be options included in the kit to assist u.

Ur damn lucky to get ur mits on that, it looks a pleasure to build in and work in.

The only thing I really don`t like are/is the i/o on/off section. The rest of the case features can be forgiven with the style and such, placing the things on the top is perhaps weird. However, I don`t think it`s designed to go under a desk, more to stand on it`s own in a room as a feature. A piece of furniture to comment upon. I`d imagine with it stood on the floor, the buttons/ports are very accessible.

Very nice review, I`d get them, not for the price they are atm tho.Quote

23-09-2008, 08:06:31

Looks brilliant, oozes style and great review. However, I have concerns about the lack of 5.25 bays. I personally have a dvd burner, blu-ray burner, fan controller (I know this isn't such an issue with this case), floppy disc drive, pico itx pc and a draw full of screws and bits.

Even if I got rid of the bay full of stuff and the fan controller, I'm still one bay over the limit. If I was going to spend £305 on a case, I would expect enough room to stick in more optical drives. What if you were to buy a 5.25 res?

Other than that though it looks great, but I can't help feeling that its targeted markets such as HTCP (too big) or performance (not enough expansion) have been missed.Quote

23-09-2008, 10:15:09

Do u think that if u can lash out £300+ on a case, u`d be able to buy a BR/DVD/RW single unit ?Quote

23-09-2008, 10:27:53

Granted you could (I have), but what if you like to be able to do direct read/writes from one disc to another.

My only point is that if I spent £300+ on a case, I'd want it as close to perfect as possible and having to make do with only 2 5.25" bays and a 3.5" isn't my cuppa. Perhaps they could have got rid of the 3.5 external for a third 5.25" (I seem to be the only person who still needs an fdd)Quote

24-09-2008, 04:35:45

Morning guys, I love the look of this case but theres just too many things wrong with it.

A: They should have used black pcb boards for the sata section

B: Used black internal cables for the usb etc

C: Fan controller is in a completely ridiculous place, do something mad, touch screen it and make it flat with the case.

D: The price!!!!!!! DAMN!!! could go on holiday for that.

Nice case, not enough features for what they are asking rrp.

And im with you on that drive bay res, what if you do buy one (which most people do) then your screwed for placement of another bay. ( I only have 1 dvd drive and a fan controller and the fan controller is only there as I lost a bezel, ROFL)

But I do like the case, espcially the way they have coloured the inside which is one thing I think all companys should do. Quote

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