Lian Li has unveiled a special case in the O11 series, called the O11 Dynamic Mini. However, it cannot really be called ‘mini’, as it has a volume of 43 liters. It has a design with two separate chambers and it was designed in collaboration with the German overclocker Der8auer.
Due to its dimensions (420 mm deep, 270 mm wide and 380 mm high) it may not be exactly small, but it is very small for an atx housing. It fits an ATX motherboard, but it appears to have a flexible design. As a result, a motherboard of a smaller size can provide interesting installation options that are not possible with an ATX motherboard.
The mounting points of the motherboard and the expansion cards can be moved. With an ATX motherboard, the board is in the place that you are used to and the same applies to the expansion cards. Using a smaller motherboard changes things – in the case of a micro-atx board, the space of two of the seven expansion slots shifts upwards, leaving five. If you install a mini-itx variant, three will remain. You can also place an expansion card vertically, as an accessory is available. The shifting ensures that you have 65 millimeters (micro-atx) or even 100 millimeters (itx) at the top instead of 25 millimeters for radiators, for example.
For example, a radiator of up to 360 mm fits at the top. The bottom also fits one of 360 mm and on the side next to the motherboard there is room for a radiator of 280 mm. Expansion cards can be up to 395 millimeters in length. If you don’t want to take advantage of the wide range of water cooling options, a 170 millimeter air cooler will fit too.
In terms of storage, there is room for two 2.5-inch drives on the back, and the HDD cage on the same side can accommodate two 3.5- or 2.5-inch storage media. Remarkably, the power supply site only supports SFX and SFX-L, not ATX. This will help with the relatively compact design. At the top is one USB 3.0 port, a USB 3.1 type-c connection, a 3.5 mm jack and the on button.
Bron: Lian Li
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