Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the PC-C33 & PC-C34F HTPC chassis. Both have slender profile form factors to blend in with audio and DVD equipment but stand out because of their unique offerings like the 2.4G wireless remote sensor, innovative HDD access and options as well as supremely quiet cooling capabilities.
The PC-C33 stands at 425 x 168 x 460 mm (W, H, D), while the slightly larger PC-C34F stands at 432 mm x 168 mm x427 mm (W,H,D). These classic chassis have the traditional Lian Li brushed black anodized aluminum appearance, with the PC-C34F having a front mounted lockable HDD cage with a hot swap HDD capability with support for up to 4x 3.5”HDD’s. While both have space for 4x 3.5”HDD’s. In addition, there are two ODD bays and support for seven expansion slots.
Unique Profile HTPC Chassis
The PC-C33 and PC-34F will both support a micro-ATX and ATX form factor. Both cases are hand-made with Lian Li’s traditional care and attention to detail. The diamond cut lines to create the elegant profile seen on both chassis’ front panels give the HTPC chassis a sense of style. The solid structure is all aluminum, offering significant cooling functions over standard steel cases, while adding a sleek and superior aspect of elegance. In addition the front mounted I/O ports, include 4x USB 2.0, 1x Firewire 1394, 1x E-SATA, as well as HD+AC97 Audio options.In addition, the acrylic window for the 2.4G wireless remote sensor enhances your HTPC experience.
Smooth Airflow and Silent
Lian Li attention to detail is evident throughout with special anti-vibration spring clips to prevent the panels from rattling, while special rubber grommets support the HDD’s mounted in their bays. The PC-C33 has 2x80mm exhaust ball-bearing fan@1200RPM, with one 140mm ball-bearing fans @1200RPM drawing air into the chassis from the vent holes on the side of the case. The PC-C34F has a 140mm Fan@900RPM intake on the left hand side of the case , and a 80mm fan@1500RPM exhaust.The copious open vents around the case improve airflow and assist the aluminum chassis in cooling down the warmest components inside.
Quality and Craftsmanship
Like all Lian Li products, these HTPC Multimedia Chassis have the finely honed finish to prevent sharp edges, while the structure has been hand-crafted to create the extra attention to detail prevalent in Lian Li chassis. The minimalist design allows the case to fit in with any décor. The special rubber padded metal stands are superior quality reduce vibration. The internals are modular, so components can be pre-fitted and then installed in stages, allowing an organized and structural design for your DIY HTPC Home Theatre system. Tool-less thumb screws keep the case top panel attached, while a structural support bar adds strength to the case design. Everything is designed to comply with Intel Standards for maximum compatibility. The essence of Lian-Li products is the craftsmanship of the engineering. Intrinsic to the workmanship and quality is the customization which includes a whole host of optional extras that can be purchased to add more features to an already feature rich product.