Lian Li’s PC-O11 Dynamic is a stunning case for liquid cooling
Lian Li is best known for its minimalist aluminum cases, and the PC-O11 Dynamic combines that with a stunning tempered glass design that shows off your rig in its full glory.
This is a case that is designed to be used in tandem with liquid cooling. While air-cooling isn’t entirely excluded, the tempered glass front panel, and absence of any front fan mounts, is a clear sign that air cooling wasn’t a top priority here.
Instead, the case has room for a total of three 360mm radiators, which can be mounted beside the motherboard tray, at the top, or on the bottom.
The PC-O11 Dynamic is related to the older PC-O11, but this new version was designed in collaboration with professional overclocker der8auer, and his name can be found on a metal badge located in the rear of the chassis.
The chassis is a real looker, and the black borders on the panels are just thick enough to hide the steel supports underneath. The front and side panels sit flush with each other, creating the impression of a single, seamless window.
The method of attaching the glass panels is also different from the PC-O11. The latter used thumbscrews to attach the panels, but the Dynamic opts for a much cleaner route, and the glass panels are held in place by metal tabs and the top panel itself.
Once the top is removed, you can simply lift the side panels up and away from the chassis. This is a pretty hassle-free method, but it seems like you’ll also probably end up leaving palm prints all over the glass.
This is also a dual-chamber chassis, and the power supply and additional storage mounts go behind the motherboard tray. This is useful because it means that your build will look a lot cleaner, a godsend when there’s this much tempered glass in the chassis.
There are actually two PSU bays (a removable HDD cage sits in the upper slot) at the back, and they can both be used at the same time. The need to accommodate the PSU also translates into an extra-wide cable routing channel, and Lian Li has thrown in a metal cover that can help hold all your wires in place.
The PC-O11 Dynamic has space for a total of six SSDs and three HDDs, two of which can be mounted at the bottom of the case in the motherboard chamber. However, this means sacrificing some fan mounts at the bottom.
The case is selling locally for S$199.