Lian Li Tyr PC-X500 Case Review

Introduction (Cont’d)

In Figure 5 you see the case without its washable dust filter, where you can see the two front 120 mm fans. The red arrow is pointing the small fan speed controller that this case has. This circuit can control the speed of all four fans of the case (you have to manually install the fans you want to control to this circuit). Only three speed options are available, low, medium and high, and the circuit controls the speed of all fans at the same time (no individual control).

Lian Li Tyr PC-X500 caseFigure 5: Front part of the case with the washable dust filter removed.

Lian Li Tyr PC-X500 caseFigure 6: Washable dust filter removed from the case.

On the top panel you can find a panel containing one eSATA port, four USB ports, one FireWire (IEEE1394) port, mic in and headphones jacks, plus the power and reset switches. The presence of an eSATA port is perfect.

Lian Li Tyr PC-X500 caseFigure 7: Connectors and switches available on the top panel.

Finally we have the rear panel in Figure 8. Here the design is different from traditional cases. The power supply is located in the middle of the case, and not on the top. You can also see the presence of two rear 120 mm fans and four holes to be used by water cooling systems. These holes use a rubber cover, so you won’t need to break your case to pass hoses. Tyr PC-X500 has seven expansion slots, just like 99% of the cases on the market. See also how the side panels and the power supply are fastened to the case using thumbscrews.

Lian Li Tyr PC-X500 caseFigure 8: Rear panel.

Let’s see how Tyr PC-X500 looks like inside.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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