Lian-Li PC-O5S Review

One of the difficulties with the fans on top of the radiator is that the rear port ended up right on center with the motherboard tray. There is a cutout to work with here, but will most likely require angled fittings, depending on how you might have a loop setup. AIO’s will likely need to mount with the radiator on top.

Another thing to consider if you plan to do a custom water loop, is reservoir/pump mounting. I’m using a DDC with a tank reservoir, but where the hard drive cage mounts, is about the only viable place to put a reservoir and/or pump.

Installing a full custom waterloop with acrylic hardlines in the PC-O5s was actually kind of fun. It certainly wasn’t the easiest install, but I’m quite pleased with it.

The wide open side with the tempered glass really shows off your components nicely.

There’s enough places to hide LED strips that you can keep them out of sight nicely.

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4 thoughts on “Lian-Li PC-O5S Review

  1. Nice review Mos. This case seems like a clear effort from Lian Li to offer something in the realm of InWin’s higher end concept cases. These cases looked amazing when we saw them at CES. Some people will balk at the price tag but this is a high caliber case that looks incredible. 90% of the people that walked by on the show floor stopped to look at them when we were at the booth.

  2. A great review as always Chris  :D
     
    However…
     
    As much as I love this case two things limit it in my eyes –
     
    1) It can only accommodate a 190mm GPU out of the box.
    2) It’s price tage in the UK – £280 ($417 US) erm sorry but no chance would I or many others pay that.

  3. Yeah, it’ll definitely take the right buyers to move these things. I do think it’s worth it, though. In terms of design, materials, workmanship, and aesthetic. It’s just got to be the right combinations of wants and financial resources lol

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