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Looking back less than 5 years ago i really can't remember of anyone who owned an HTPC system and i can't really say that i remember that many HTPC enclosure solutions either. Today things have obviously changed and so many people choose to have a single HTPC system to use both as a normal Desktop system and as a Hardware Media Player while at the same time skipping the cost of an LCD screen which would in most cases be a lot smaller than their main TV (naturally). Up until today i have to admit that although i do have an small HTPC system i never did like them much mainly because of the tiny interior space which doesn't really allow you to install large and many components. Lian Li has been amongst the very few PC Case manufacturers who have actually designed and manufactured medium-sized HTPC enclosures and their latest PC-V353A might just be one of their best ones to date.
Lian Li Industrial Co., LTD was founded in 1983. We are one of the largest and most reputable manufacturers of aluminium PC case in Taiwan. With over twenty years of experience in the computer products field, our dedicated team of engineers, production specialists and administrative staff provide the finest quality accessories available on the market. In 1993, Lian-Li Introduced the new lines of computer hardware, including bracket( for case & interfaces), Mobile rack(for H.D.D.), mounting kit(for FDD & HDD), aluminum PC cases, IPC, external cases, server cases and more. We also provide OEM & ODM services, you are assured of designs that will meet your exact specifications, innovative ideas in manufacturing that will give your products an essential market edge. Our outstanding quality has earned us ISO 9001 certification for all of our products. In addition, we back up our quality assurance with a two-year guarantee on most of our products.
The PC-V353A may not be the largest HTPC enclosure manufactured by Lian-Li but it comes with many useful features such as a high quality aluminum body, 7 fan spots paired with air-filters, 2 optical drive bays, space for two 3,5" and two 2.5" disk drives, room for graphics cards up to 300mm long and CPU Coolers up to 105mm tall, removable mainboard tray, 2 USB 3.0 ports and 4 PCI slots. Generally the PC-V353A offers the kind of features we mostly find in high end midi/full towers however the real question is just how good the final result can be when placing all these in an HTPC enclosure and that's what we are here to see.