If the highlight of this year's Computex event for you was Lian Li's remote-controlled train-themed mini-ITX case
, we've got some good news: the company has officially announced that it will be selling the case through its retail channels.
The PC-CK101 Train Themed Aluminium Chassis, to give the creation its full title, is - as the name suggests - a computer case designed to look like an old-fashioned steam train. Inside buyers will find room for a mini-ITX motherboard, room for one 3.5" and one 2.5" hard drive, and two externally-accessible USB 3.0 ports on the side. A 300W 80 Plus-certified small-form factor power supply is also included.
The case itself is separated into two sections: the car, which holds the motherboard and a 120mm cooling fan, and the engine, which includes the power supply, hard drives and room for a slim optical drive at the front. The dual LED power button sits on the front of the engine, glowing blue when powered on and red during read access. Cable management between the two case portions is achieved through a hidden tunnel.
Lian Li has confirmed that two versions of the PC-CK101 will be available at launch: a Standard Edition, which comes with a single length of track, and the Premium Edition, which comes with six interlocking lengths of track and the ability - and we're honestly not kidding here - to move itself up and down the track via remote control.
The case itself is constructed from aluminium - as you would expect from a Lian Li case - weighs 4.1kg and measures 185mm wide by 258mm high and 515mm long - minus the track length. Due to launch in the middle of October, the case will cost £160 in Standard Edition guise or £265 for the ambulatory Premium Edition.
If you're not quite enamoured enough to shell out that much cash, there's one final bit of good news: Lian Li's giving away a single model through its Facebook page
under the 'PC-CK101 Contest' tab.
Full specifications, an image gallery and a downloadable user manual are all available on Lian Li's official product page