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Posted: January 23th, 2002
Written by: Davey McWatters
Lian-Li PC60 Modified By The Card Cooler
The fans in the picture above are the intake fans. They are directly in front of the hard drive cage mounts so they cool your hard drives as well as sending the cool air through the rest of your case and out the exhaust fans. You will also notice a small circuit board above the left fan, which is for the fan speed control switch on the front of the case. This will be discussed later in the article.
Lian-Li has decided to place the speaker under the hard drive cage instead of on the front of the case. This was actually a very smart move. There is nothing else that will be under the hard drive cage, so why not make use of the extra space? Having the speaker under the cage also allows for a second intake fan on the front to allow for better cooling of the entire case. Having the second intake fan offers more airflow through the case, which allows for lower temperatures.
The front of the PC60 is very attractive. Everything matches the brushed aluminum color from the drive panels to the power and reset buttons. There are also two rather large sections of intake holes for your fans to suck air into the case. They are cut large enough so the fans can get the air they need.
Behind the swinging door on the front of the PC60 lie four USB ports. They connect to your motherboard via a header. Not all motherboards have headers for extra USB ports however. You will need to consult your motherboard manual for information on the location of the headers for the USB ports.
The front bezel is extremely easy and tool-free to remove. You simply just give it a tug and it pops right off. It is held in place by plastic catches that the bezel slides into.
Most computers tend to get very dusty rather quickly. Lian-Li has attempted to alleviate the problem by including a filter to cover the front intake fans. This should help keep your fans from clogging up with dust. The filter simply slides out of the white casing so you can clean it or replace it when it becomes clogged with dust or worn out.