A Detailed Look – At the Inside
The interior real estate in the PC-V2120 is out of this world and includes support for micro ATX, ATX, EATX, and HPTX motherboards with room to spare. Lian Li purposefully made “cooling zones” for different components like the motherboard, optical bays, hard drives, and power supply. They included four fans (three 140mm, one 120mm) to help users get a head start in providing adequate cooling for their PC. The entire interior includes tool-less installation options for installing the hard drives, optical drives, and motherboard without the use of a phillips screwdriver.
The power supply bracket is removable and Lian Li included a large vent and rubber stands to keep the PSU from vibrating and causing additional noise.
Lian Li also added a small, removable hard drive cage behind the PSU at the bottom of the case to hold three additional 3.5″ hard drives.
The primary hard drive cage is located right behind the front panel of the PC-V2120 and includes support for up to seven 3.5″ hard drives and two 2.5″ solid state drives. Mounting the 3.5″ hard drives is tool-less, but securing the SSDs takes basic screws to get the job done. Our keen readers will also notice that the entire cage can be easily removed by unscrewing two screws and the top and one at the bottom.
Here’s a quick shot at the back of the removable motherboard tray as well as the primary hard drive cage and optical bay. You can also see how the front panel cables are routed behind the motherboard. I’m still waiting for companies to come out with the ultimate cable management tool, but until then, we’ll have to make due with hiding cables behind the motherboard tray and back panel.
Here’s a quick pic of the removable motherboard tray. There are rails on the left side of the back panel that are used to easily remove the tray from the overall chassis. Pretty simple and effective design if you ask me.
The motherboard tray itself is exquisite and includes all the mounting options for the motherboard form factors a listed earlier in the review. There are 11 PCI slots and a 120mm fan on the back panel of the tray. They also added a few cable management slots at the bottom of the tray for easy routing of data and power cables.
Here’s a quick shot of the graphics card “pillar” that users can configure to secure their long, high-end graphics cards. The pillar is removable as well so you can take it off if you don’t have the need for extra security for your GPUs.
Lian Li included another small 3.5″ hard drive cage that can be mounted into three 5.25″ optical bay slots. It also has another 120mm fan to help keep the hard drives cool and running at optimal levels. This hard drive cage mounts to the optical bays using included thumbscrews making installation quick and easy.
Here’s a quick shot of the primary hard drive cage removed. I wanted to show this to our readers to showcase the two 140mm fans mounted behind the front panel as well as the other 140mm fan located at the top left of this photo. This fan design should help move airflow from the front of the case to the back panel seamlessly.
I disassembled the entire interior of the case and here is every layed out for our readers to see. It looks like a lot of components, but everything can be put back together very easily because of the tool-less design implemented into the PC-V2120. Using aluminum for the entire exterior and interior of the case keeps the chassis rigged yet lightweight to move it to a new location or office when needed.