LIAN LI has presented the V3000 PLUS, a new modular enclosure that can be assembled and used in three different ways. Each construction mode is designed to meet different needs and each offers specific advantages.
Three build modes
The three build modes have different advantages and disadvantages. They are thus optimized for different purposes, which should make LIAN LI’s latest enclosure appealing to the widest possible target group.
In the standard mode, the case offers space for EEB motherboards, up to 16 120 mm fans, 480 mm heatsinks on the top, front and sides, as well as for another 360 mm heatsink. The second mode with the motherboard rotated offers the same heatsink compatibility. Added here is the option to install the GPU upright. Added here is the possibility to vent the GPU directly via the front panel. Compared to the standard mode, the installation of the individual components is a bit more complex.
The dual system mode represents the third installation method within the case. Here, the motherboard is used in a raised position, which creates space for setting up two separate systems within the case. The first system works with EEB motherboards; in the second, the motherboard can measure up to Mini-ITX format. Additionally, up to eleven 120mm fans, two 480mm heatsinks, and another 280mm heatsink can be installed.
Lots of room for memory
In all three configurations, the V3000 PLUS offers plenty of space for SSDs and HDDs. In total, up to 16 storage media can be accommodated in the case. There is room for up to four SSDs or HDDs in the power supply shroud. Further space for them can be found in the main chamber as well as behind the motherboard insert. Optionally, hot-swap drive modules can be retrofitted to accommodate additional SSDs or hard disks.
Other retrofit options include a 200mm riser cable for vertical GPU solutions and a 240mm riser cable for the dual system solution.
Pricing and Availability
It is not yet known when the new case will begin shipping. Pre-orders for a black version are available now. In addition, a white version should become available in January. The price for the case is around 500 US dollars. It is thus significantly more expensive than the last newly introduced model from Lian Li, the Enclosure Lancool III. Retrofit options cost $15 (hot-swap drive), $60 (200mm riser cable), and $50 (240mm riser cable), respectively.