Lian Li is best known for producing the best PC cases for those who seek a more premium finish. Lately, the company has been pushing out into the more affordable segment and there are more cases to choose from, allowing more people to enjoy the craftsmanship on offer. Here are the best Lian Li PC cases around.
We reviewed the slightly more compact version of the O11 Dynamic by Lian Li and it was more than enough to get this case firmly situated in our number one spot for best overall PC case. It's simply wonderful to build a PC inside, allowing for some serious performance to be installed with water cooling, effective cable management, and more than adequate cooling. It's also stunning.
If the normal O11 Dynamic mid-tower case is a little too big for your PC build, there's always the Lian Li O11D Mini, which comes in a little smaller and takes an SFX PSU. You get all the highlight features of the larger O11D with excellent cooling, ATX motherboard support, and full-sized GPUs. It's a great chassis that easily rivals the NZXT H210i.
The Lian Li LANCOOL II Mesh Performance is, as the name implies, all about performance. Because the company utilizes a mesh front panel, maximum airflow can be achieved with numerous 140mm fans for intake and exhaust. Throw in a few radiators and a water-cooling solution and you can create a powerful gaming rig.
If you want something a little different (and considerably more expensive) there's always the Lian Li DK-04. It's a desk and PC case in one, allowing you to set up a PC inside the desk itself. The desk is motorized, allowing you to quickly switch between standing and sitting. It's pricey but comes with plenty of features that really make this a standout PC case. And if this wasn't enough, the DK-05 from Lian Li allows you to install up to two PCs inside the desk.
Choosing the best Lian Li PC case
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Picking the best Lian Li case for your PC build largely depends on personal preference since case design is subjective. We've rounded up the best cases from Lian Li in terms of functionality, with each recommendation suiting a different use case. The best overall goes to the Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic, which is the company's mid-tower with impressive features and styling.
If you want something a little more compact, the Li PC-O11D Mini is the same case as our top pick with a smaller footprint. While an SFX PSU is required, this smaller chassis still supports full ATX motherboards, full-sized GPUs, and impressive cooling options. Then there's the Lian Li DK-04, which is a PC case and desk combo and is utterly ridiculous (in a good way).
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.