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Lian Li PC-V360 Review - Internals

It's rare that you see a premium case with the PSU mounted at the top these days nonetheless Lian Li has decided to lower the motherboard tray to put it inline with the front 140mm fan and also take advantage of the fact that the bottom of the case will be cooler than the top. However, it does mean that making a tidy system will be that much more difficult. The rear of the motherboard tray does at least offer three handy cable clips that are well-located for pinning all-manner of cables, but overall there are few places to tuck things out of sight.

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The show-piece of the PC-V360, as with the PC-V358, is a swing-out dual 120mm fan mount and it's key to the case's cooling potential. It obviously allows for two 120mm fans but also dual 120mm-fan radiators too. The roof fan also has enough room around it to provide a home to an all-in-one liquid cooler such as the Corsair H75, and this brings us on to our main issue with the PC-V360 - it's CPU cooler clearance.

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Funnily enough, the PC-V358 also suffered from a lack of clearance although for different reasons, but the fact remains that the PC-V360 only offers 120mm of height for CPU coolers. It's a similar situation to the one we found with In Win's 904, which did at least sport 145mm but as most tower coolers are 160mm+ it was neither here nor there anyway. As such, unless you're content to opt for something like the Noctua NH-L12, the only other option for decent cooling is an all-in-one liquid cooler, so it's just as well this base is covered.

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The rest of the specification is fairly well-rounded, though, with five 3.5in mounts located in a removable cage, with this limiting graphics cards to 290mm when installed. A lower cage provides a home for up to three SSDs, with a further SSD mount in the 3.5in cage too and a full size 5.25in external bay at the top. Pretty much everything is screwed rather than riveted together too, making the case ripe for modding or even stripping down to make way for a respectable liquid cooling system - not bad for such a small case.

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Above you can see the issues with cable routeing - as you're not able to feed them in from the base as normal these days, and the fact the motherboard tray is so small, it's going to be difficult to keep things tidy. However, while there's little by way of CPU cooler clearance, there is space behind the motherboard tray to hide Molex cables and the like.