Lian Li has introduced its new chassis for advanced desktops, the PC-O11WGX. The company's latest case has two chambers for more efficient cooling, is compatible with motherboards in the E-ATX form-factor, can fit in nine storage devices in drive form-factor, three 360-mm radiators and has a USB 3.1 Type-C header on its front panel. Stylistically, the case comes with a front panel featuring ASUS ROG stylings, which means incorporating Mayan patterns. Being aimed at modders and overclockers, the Lian Li PC-O11WGX is everything but affordable.

The Lian Li PC-O11 WGX chassis follows the latest trends in PC building and is designed to be suitable for highly-modded systems while also being very efficient in terms of cooling and compatibility. On the outside, the case has two panels made of tempered glass, exposing the key components of the computer. Inside, like many other contemporary PC cases, the PC-O11WGX uses a two-chamber design: one of the compartments housing the motherboard, graphics card, memory, and cooling, another accommodating the power supply, cables, along with nine HDDs and/or SSDs.

The new case from Lian Li can fit in a motherboard in ATX, E-ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX form-factors with up to eight add-in cards. Moreover, for those who like to see/expose their graphics cards, Lian Li supplies a special riser cable to install the graphics card vertically. The maximum length of the graphics card is 430 mm, so, not only single-GPU, but dual-GPU boards are supported with plenty of space left. Meanwhile, the maximum height of the CPU cooling system is 150 mm, so not all mega-coolers can fit in (e.g., Thermalright’s Archon IB-E X2 cannot).

Speaking of cooling, Lian Li built the PC-O11 WGX primarily with liquid cooling in mind: the chassis has space for three 360-mm radiators for closed-loop or custom liquid coolers, enabling its owner to build a gaming system with a HEDT CPU, a couple of graphics cards, and then cool each of those components using its own LCS (or build one LCS with three radiators if necessary). To provide enough power for everything, the case can accommodate a PSU that is up to 430 mm long.

Since we are talking about a high-end chassis, the PSU and HDD/SSD mounts are equipped with rubber vibration dampers, whereas the top and bottom panels are equipped with mesh dust filters (unclear whether they are removable though).

Lian Li PC-O11WGX
Motherboard Size ATX, E-ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bays External -
Internal 4 × 3.5" and 4 × 2.5"
Cooling Front 3 × 120 mm/1 × 360 mm
Rear 2 × 80 mm
Top 2 × 120 mm
Middle -
Bottom 3 × 120 mm
Radiator Support Front -
Rear -
Top 1 × 360 mm
Middle 2 × 360 mm
Bottom -
I/O Port 1 × USB-c 3.1, 2 × USB 3.0, 1 × Headphone, 1 × Mic
Power Supply Size Up to 430 mm
Dimensions W: 277 mm × H: 506 mm × D: 457 mm
Colors Grey
Features Glass front and side panels
Price $319

Lian Li says that ASUS has certified the case, guaranteeing that all the ROG-family components will fit in and will work flawlessly. This is not the first ROG-certified chassis from Lian Li - and arguably it's more of a co-branding exercise than any kind of stringent technical qualification - but the additional styling and verification from ASUS engineers never hurts.

The Lian Li PC-O11WGX computer chassis will be available in North America in mid-May for $319. The price of the case is rather high, but since we are dealing with a top-of-the-range product aimed at modders and performance enthusiasts, it is not surprising.

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Source: Lian Li

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  • Sivar - Saturday, May 13, 2017 - link

    Years ago I bought a Lian Li PC-V1000 for over $340. I still use it today because it's so expensive, it feels wrong to replace it.
    Time passes, wisdom grows, and today I agree with you and would get a nice, affordable, well-designed case from Corsair or perhaps Fractal Design.
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  • HomeworldFound - Saturday, May 13, 2017 - link

    I had a case last year that cost me in excess of $1,000 and now it's just sitting there unused. Reply
  • maximumGPU - Sunday, May 14, 2017 - link

    What case was that?? Caselabs? And why aren't you using it? Do tell. Reply
  • HomeworldFound - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - link

    Yep, Caselabs. I had a Monsoon 90° fitting destroy my motherboard. I got sick of how big it was, I couldn't even carry it with 2x 480mm radiators in there. Ever bleed a case almost a meter tall? Reply
  • SangamonTaylor - Thursday, May 18, 2017 - link

    I'd like to better understand your "not very funtional" comment. I've run 3 Lian-Li cases over the past decade. Love them to the point where I won't really consider other brands. Wondering what I'm missing here. Reply
  • HomeworldFound - Saturday, May 13, 2017 - link

    Dust magnet with the additional difficulty of cleaning the glass without leaving streaks and water marks. Reply
  • close - Sunday, May 14, 2017 - link

    You don't need a wet cloth to clean dust off of the panels. A dry piece of cloth that doesn't generate static is perfectly fine. Reply
  • Lolimaster - Sunday, May 14, 2017 - link

    AMD made liquid cooling obsolete. Their chips are so damn efficient that if you put an arvg noctua cooler with a single 120mm Ryzen 1800X don't pass the 52°C mark at max load.

    If you SSD's you only need 3 fans.

    CPU
    PSU
    GPU

    And the only one you will hear when pushing the system will be the gpu.
    Reply
  • fanofanand - Monday, May 15, 2017 - link

    I'm not even offended by that price. That's about what the coolermaster Cosmos cases were going for and this looks every bit as functional. I like this a lot. Reply

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