Lian-Li has introduced quite a lot of new products recently and today they add two new HTPC cases: the $159 MUSE PC-C37 and $219 MUSE PC-C36. Both models have a slim 435mm x 94mm x 378mm (W x H x D) form factor with enough room for two 3.5" HDDs and a 5.25" optical drive.
The PC-C37 will support a micro-ATX motherboard, as well as a standard ATX PS/2 power supply and can only use low profile cards. However, the PC-C36 supports the Micro-ATX form factor and will be shipped with a 300W TFX power supply as standard. The TFX power supply which has an 8cm internal fan as well as the usual exhaust fan has been aligned to assist in venting the hot air trapped inside the case. In addition, because of the slim line TFX PSU, the PC-C36 has the extra room internally to cater for two different back panels, which can fit between either 4 low profile cards, or two full size PCI/PCI-e cards via the riser card.
For both Chassis, the solid structure is all aluminum, offering significant cooling functions over standard steel cases, while giving a sleek and superior aspect of elegance. In addition the front mounted I/O ports, including 2x USB 2.0, 1x Firewire 1394 and microphone and headset speaker jacks give the chassis more complete options.
Lian Li attention to detail is paramount, and special anti-vibration spring clips prevent the panels from rattling, while special rubber rings support the HDD
Lian-Li releases MUSE C36 | C37 HTPC cases