Assembly and Installation – Part 1
We combined our review of the T60 with our micro ATX system installation because we had to construct the entire test bench from bare parts. Discussing the parts in detail during assembly and installation seems to make sense and we’ll be able to walk our readers through each step in assembling the T60 test bench.
To start the installation process, we grabbed the base of the chassis and secured four rubber feet to the bottom of the panel. These are a bit oversized, which should help keep the test bench steady during extended use on any surface.
We moved on to adding rubber molding on the PSU support brackets, which will help keep the PSU secure and reduce noise and vibration.
The next phase of our build involves securing the side panels to the bottom base plate with four screws. This is a very simple and easy process so we will move on.
We secured the PSU support brackets using four screws. No surprises here.
Next, we installed the PSU tray with four thumbscrews. Everything seems to fit like a glove, which is a testament to Lian Li’s engineering and production skills.
There are three more screws to secure to ensure the back plate on the T60 stays in place. The first four screws attached the PSU back plate to the side panels, while the bottom three screws attach the back plate to the base of the chassis.
Next, we installed a Corsair 750W power supply using four screws.
We started to configure the hard drive cage by adding 12 rubber grommets to help reduce noise and vibrations from any hard drive we choose to install. This HD cage supports up to three 3.5″ hard drives. We installed a 160GB SATA 3.5″ hard drive after installing the rubber grommets and bottom plate on the hard drive cage.
Here’s a quick shot of the hard drive cage installed with our Western Digital 160GB SATA hard drive using four thumb screws.
The next item to work on was the two optical drive bays. We initially attached an optical DVD burner before mounting the optical bay cage to the chassis, but you can choose to do it afterwards.
There are four screws that need to be secured to the motherboard tray to keep the optical drive cages in place. Here is what it looks like after it’s finished.
Not sure how you did it, but
Not sure how you did it, but you didn’t put this thing together properly. The end pieces are pointing the wrong way, the PSU is on the wrong side, the HDD cage is on the wrong side.
Compare your final pic to this one…
I just purchased and received
I just purchased and received my Li T60 Pitstop today. I love the design of the case. I must say if it were not for your photos and instructions on this site, it might have taken me a whole day to figure out how to put it together.
First off the instructions in black and white that came in the box were just horrible to say the least. I ordered through Amazon and I guess they had it sent by J Electronics. They sent it in the manufactures box it came in with the little plastic white handle. There was no stuffing inside except for the Styrofoam around the inside everything else was just sliding around. The only reason I’m sure nothing got scratched was because each piece was in plastic. Then on top of that the box was not even taped close or sealed; all I had to do was pull back the little tongue under the handle and it was open. I am really surprised it made it with nothing lost. It was shipped UPS and the label was just glued to the lower corner on the manufactures box face.
I’m sent a message to Amazon also. Sorry for venting and thanks for your great instructions and pictures; they were a life saver; believe me.
Thanks for your ear and this site.
How could you possibly think
How could you possibly think that handle was attached correctly?!? Lolz!
The MB tray was put on
The MB tray was put on backwards, the handle was put on backwards…your pw supply, hard drive and…yeah it’s all backwards wtf?