The TU150 from Lian Li represents yet another masterpiece from the respected case manufacturer, packing in a tone of features into its diminutive Mini-ITX form factor. That said, Lian Li certainly hasn't compromised on looks either when it comes to achieving their aims. The Lian Li TU150 is especially easy to transport thanks to its exceptionally compact dimensions of 20,3 x 37,5 x 31,2 cm, and the fold-out handle on the top only adds to the convenience. The aluminium on the sides-, front- and top combines beautifully with the tinted tempered glass side panel.
THE LIAN LI TU150 MINI-ITX CASE AT A GLANCE:
Brushed aluminium case with steel frame
Tinted, tempered glass side panel
Ultra-compact dimensions and low weight
Carry handle integrated into roof of case
Space for up to two 2,5" SSDs or a 3,5" HDD and a 2,5" SSD
Space for graphics cards up to 320 mm long, CPU coolers up to 165 mm
I/O Panel with 1x USB 3.1 Type C, 2x USB 3.0 and 1x Audio In/Out
LIAN LI TU150 MINI-ITX: HIGH MOBILITY THANKS TO COMPACT DESIGN
Lian Li's TU150 Mini-ITX case uses SFX power supplies instead of ATX power supplies, meaning that the case doesn't have to compromise on powerful gaming hardware. The power supply is installed in the top behind the front section, with an internal extension cable leading to the slot at the back for the plug. The connections for the cables protrude to the left and are cleverly concealed via a metal cover on the tempered glass panel. Lian Li has split up the cable management options as well, with space located beneath a removable aluminium cover as well as the space that has been reserved behind the back wall of the motherboard tray. The motherboard tray supports Mini-ITX- or Mini-DTX format motherboards. A total of three PCI slot brackets enable the installation of high-end graphics cards with a length of up to 32 cm.
The horizontal airflow concept with the front and rear 120 mm fan slots helps to cool all installed hardware components sufficiently. Dense-mesh air inlets are integrated into the case's front cover, which made of brushed aluminium, and a removable dust filter is fitted in front of the fan slot. Additionally, two more fans can be attached to the underside, which can help to guide excess heat from the graphics card to the outside. Despite the extremely compact design, CPU coolers with a maximum height of 165 millimeters can be accommodated in the Lian Li PC-TU150. Those set on water cooling can attach a 120 mm radiator instead of a fan if preferred.
Two 2.5-inch drives can be installed in the Lian Li PC-TU150 between the motherboard and the front as well as in the roof above the mainboard. A 3.5-inch drive can alternatively be installed if needed, and the requisite rubber dampeners are included in the case. The I/O panel at the front of the top has the obligatory audio connectors and power/reset buttons, a USB 3.1 type C and two 3.0 type A ports.