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LIAN LI PC-TU100B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio Front Ports
  • 1 x Slim ODD External 5.25" Drive Bays

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Inspired by a briefcase design, the LIAN LI PC-TU100 comes with a top handle that allows easy carrying to another room, a LAN party, or anywhere else you like. Constructed with premium aluminum, it accommodates powerful low-profile graphics cards, a Mini-ITX M/B, 2.5″ HDDs, and SFX PSUs. One 120 front fan draws fresh air in to cool all components. Two front USB 3.0 ports make data exchange blazing fast; your device charging is also accelerated with a high current supply.

  • newegg Rugged Handle With its sturdy top handle, you can carry your rig around easily and conveniently.
  • newegg Efficient Cooling One 120mm front fan produces sufficient airflow to cool down the entire system.
  • newegg Uncompromised Capacity Oriented to mini-ITX systems, the LIAN LI PC-TU100 fits an expansion card up to 193mm in length, a 170mm PSU, and a 60mm high CPU cooler, offering you ample space in which to build your tiny powerhouse.
  • newegg HDD/SSD Space A drive rack, in the bottom of the chassis, can support two 2.5-inch drives.
  • newegg Slim ODD Module Supports a slim ODD or a 2.5-inch HDD for easy installation and servicing.
  • newegg USB 3.0 Connectivity Two USB 3.0 and two audio ports, on the front panel, allow handy connection to peripherals.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Kevin H.
  • 5/13/2015 9:58:06 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWhat I think after a year

Pros: If you haven't already, read my previous post on this case bellow.

So as I said in my previous review, this thing is so small. It's great if you're going for that mini graphics card build sweet spot. Great for portability and having your PC on your desk with room to spare. Not to forget that handle, it's a great touch!

I've used this case a lot as a "big picture" nights with my friends we all hook up our controllers and play some steam games. and I don't have to touch the mouse and it's awesome. Great little steam box/desk PC

Cons: The biggest con for me, no exhaust to release hot air for the GPU. Your gpu will most likely drown the rest of the case with hot air. I do NOT recommend getting a Liquid AIO cooler like I did and instead get a GOOD intake front fan. If lian li made the side panels have perferated holes like it does on the front, it'll probably be a lot better, even then my graphics card will ramp up more than i'd like.
(Not to mention i had to take the side panels off a lot because of my poor decisions to not have good intake air, my GPU suffered from it).

The other thing is cable management. However this is understandable since the case is so small you'll probably never have any interest to look inside anyway.

The feet are so bad. they should be rubber feet and a little wider, period.

No 3.5" drive options. Although I knew this. some might not and you CAN go 1 ssd, and 1 laptop/2.5" HDD (which is what I did and worked fine)

Other Thoughts: All in all, it's a great case. However I would recommend if anyone is going to use this for a compact power house. To get a GOOD front intake aftermarket fan. You NEED to take care of that hot air from the graphics card while gaming and the only way to do that is to utilize the positive pressure from using a good front intake. It'd be ideal to use the front fan to have a fan controller somehow to make it ramp up when either your CPU/GPU are going under load or are starting to heat up. The front fan will do most of the cooling in this case.

Once these things considered and you have all the right components. It's GREAT to have for LANs, works well in a living room environement. Even for parties if you want to bring it to someone's house and have everyone play games on it just like a console. Or perhaps you just want to minimalize your desk space and the size of your desktop. This is definitely a good option.

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5 out of 5 eggsIt doesn't get any better than this.

Pros: That single fan at the front does it's job. Everything in the case stays around 40C under load, never goes over 60C even after like 8 hour gaming sessions.

Build quality is fantastic. Layout inside is great. SSD+ 2.5" HDD. 750Ti. Haswell i5.

This case is seriously perfect if you're looking for something to tote around to LAN parties.

Cons: Nope. Nada. Nothing. Price I guess? But you get what you pay for. This is the perfect MiniITX case if you're not looking hor a huge GPU. The 750TI fits with room to spare.

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  • Josh G.
  • 1/30/2015 12:23:08 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsItx King

Pros: -Tiny! (It's a lunch box!)
-All Aluminum
-Can fit up to a GTX 760 (And I hear maybe even a 970)
-Perfect for a very mobile gaming or editing rig
-Excellent build quality

Cons: -Depending on system, heat can be a BIG problem, but that was easily fixed for my system (see other)
-Can be difficult to build in (again, TINY!) I have built many systems but this one I have to say took the most time and patience.

Other Thoughts: WIth the stock case fan (a Jamicon KF1225 1L) running at 1500 rpm, the msi GTX 760 ITX edition was getting quite toasty while playing demanding games. It would regularly hit 86 or 87 C and sometimes higher! That would in turn make the rest of the case quite hot, in fact the bottom of the case (where the graphics card is) could potentially burn you. this had me quite worried about all my other components and the stability and longevity of my system. I looked all around and found many forms on modding the case with new ventilation holes in the bottom to help with airflow, or employing small, closed loop water cooling solutions. I, however, wanted something not as expensive or time consuming. So i decided just to switch the case fan to start. I put in a Noctua NF-F12 and WOW! My computer no longer feels like it's going to melt through my desk! On demanding games, my graphics card rarely goes above 74 C. So, if you are going to get the lunch box and want a decent graphics card to game, also get a quality static pressure fan.

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  • steve j.
  • 12/30/2014 1:32:05 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBusted Case Fan

Pros: This is the ultimate lunch box case, or so I heard! It's my first Lian Li case after more than 10 years of building PCs. I usually use other brands but have heard nothing but good things about Lian Li's cases, so I took the plunge. The case itself is very nice, but had some fitmet issues with a Seasonic power supply. I was able to manage with the help of 1 zip tie. The build quality of the case is pretty good, and I like the pop off design of the side covers. However, the case fan arrived broken.....

Cons: The case fan will spin when I jiggle the wire and then completely stop. I tried using the PWM connectors on the MB and also an adapter, but the same problem. As you know, these mini-ITX cases are starved for room so I had to remove and reinstall my PSU 3 to 4 times to make sure it was the case fan. Super aggravating and will cause me to never buy Lian Li case again.

C'mon Lian Li, your case only comes with 1 fan, couldn't you at least test them out?

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  • Vahe H.
  • 10/8/2014 10:30:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: -The tiniest case possible for the Mini-ITX form factor
-Quality Construction
-Handle on top for portability

Cons: Will be one of the warmer cases by virtue of being the smallest; this is not a con for me however as I actively prepared for this (see Other thoughts).

Other Thoughts: I wanted a MINI-ITX case, not one that says Mini-ITX but is as big as a house. This really is Mini-ITX. You have to plan your component selection but the installation itself was straightforward. There was a review of this case that stated that it was outperformed handily by other cases in its ability to keep the system components cool. While on the surface this looks like a glaring problem, you have to keep in mind that this must be the case when the product is also by far the smallest in its class. I didn't get this case because it has the best thermal characteristics available, I bought it because it's TINY (and also well-made, portable, and nice-looking). Just be smart with your build. My (gaming) rig built around this case has

-i7-4790S (lower TDP than standard i7) using stock fan!
-16GB 1.35V Crucial Ballistix Sport (low profile)
-GTX 750 Ti (GV-N75TOC-2GL -- super low profile)
-Silverstone ST45SF-G (modular) PS
-Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD (My only drive. I am a big fan of cloud storage)
-ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac (integrated Wifi)

I've had it up and running for a month pretty much straight, including heavy gaming. Super quiet, and no problems whatsoever.

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  • Jesse C.
  • 5/3/2014 12:41:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsForm over function

Pros: Great looking, light weight, durable, and about as small as a case can get without being classified as a slim while still being able to fit a (small) dedicated gpu. Handle is a nice touch if you plany on taking this thing around with you. Nice big fan in the front. Decent SSD mounting that is a breeze for moving drives around once the rubber mounts are installed onto the drive

Cons: Lian Li needs better quality control on this case. The power button is not flush, it is crooked. There are a lot of edges and rivets that while they are not sharp enough to cut you they are sharp enough to scratch any surface they come in contact with, and my goodness will they scratch things up. HDD light bleeds down and through the front fan grill. The usb3 FP connector was not machined corretly and ended up damaging a pin on my mobo since the hole was too small (ended up using an ice pick to enlarge it). You will not be able to fit large cards in this due to it's form factor. Cable management can be a chore due to the small amount of space to work in.

Other Thoughts: Cooling/airflow is decent in this for how compact things end up getting once you put an expansion card in. If you throw a dedicated GPU in it is highly recommended you lay this its side otherwise a lot of heat will get trapped and build up in the small space between the card and the bottom of the case. This case also requires a SFX psu, but there is not way around that due to room constraints, just realize that you wont be running a power hungry machine in this case!

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  • steven s.
  • 10/3/2013 10:39:41 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing little case.

Pros: Small
Amazing quality
Pictures do it no justice

Cons: If it had another .5 inches of space length wise, it would fit the Corsair H55 flawlessly.

No 3.5" mount.

Impossible to fins the right slim factor disk drive.

Other Thoughts: I followed the previous guy's build with a Z87I micro ATX mobo and an i5 Haswell, make sure to get the fully modular as well, much easier to work with. This is without a doubt perfect for the Steam OS coming out.

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  • Kevin H.
  • 9/10/2013 3:15:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsOptimal Space (See Thoughts)

Pros: I am blown away, I didn't realize how small it was and got a reality check when I opened the box! It's light, and has a handle, a nice black aluminum finish. You'll be surprised what you can fit in this thing now a days, I was able to fit a 670 gtx mini, and a h55 waterblock! It's a very awesome amount of power for how small you can make it. Also phenominal LAN and Steam box case, great for the living room and portable to switch back into the work desk any time!

Cons: Assuming you have all the right parts to fit in here and if you did what I did and got a H55 corsair watercooler, you'll have to do some voodoo magic to fit it inside here. It's a puzzle to get certain things in here. I would have gotten it from newegg, but It wasn't available for a while and was very very difficult to find!

Other Thoughts: If you plan on getting this case, there's two main parts you need to double check and make sure you get in the right form factor.

Firstly, the Power supply (Check below to see what power supply I got) This power supply is a SFX12V form factor power supply and the one i chose is the highest voltage full modular PSU (To current date).

Secondly, The GPU (Video Card). This needs to be the 6.7" form factor size to fit this case correctly, otherwise you'll start to run into some issues of fitting. I recommend ASUS's Mini series they're starting to make, they already have a good 670 GTX out (Which i got and works great and performs basically the same).

I used mine to make a small powerhouse portable PC (As much power in the smallest amount of space)

CPU: Intel i5 4670k | Cooler: Corsair H55 Hydro Series
Power Supply: SILVERSTONE ST45SF-G 450W
Storage: Samsung 256 GB SSD, laptop 500 GB storage
Memory: G.Skill 8GB 2400

Extras: SilenX Effizio Thermistor EFX-12-15T 120mm
Extras: Protronix® 2X 2Dbi RP-SMA Antennas for Wireless PCI Card or Router (I wanted an aftermarket Antenna for the mobo, it works great!)

Total weight: 5.4 kg / 12 lb

Yeah! This is definitely a great case for a moving gaming rig! I would definitely get it again for any other of my friends wanting to make a new build.

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