New Lian-Li computer case let you turns your PC into a mecha spider

New Lian-Li computer case let you turns your PC into a mecha spider

Summary: Antec first turned heads with its Skeleton open-air case, which exposed DIYers components but helped with air cooling and reduced dust bunnies found in a closed chassis. Now premium case builder Lian-Li is going further out with its new PC-T1R, which not only leaves your system's parts out in the open, but also has four "legs" that let you have a mechanical spider (well, semi-spider) sitting on your desk.

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Antec first turned heads with its Skeleton open-air case, which exposed DIYers components but helped with air cooling and reduced dust bunnies found in a closed chassis. Now premium case builder Lian-Li is going further out with its new PC-T1R, which not only leaves your system's parts out in the open, but also has four "legs" that let you have a mechanical spider (well, semi-spider) sitting on your desk.

Of course, you're not building a tricked-out PC with this thing. The PC-T1R can only handle a microATX (mATX) motherboard, and a few other components, along with the power supply. You also get an on/off switch, but unfortunately it only powers your computer, not its legs. Lian-Li says that it will run about 150 euros (about $205), though I wonder how much a skilled hobbyist could put together an erector set version for. Plus, the erector set one could even follow you around from room to room with a motor attached.

[Source and image: Fudzilla]

Topics: Hardware, CXO

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  • I am sorry but...

    I think I am way too old and boring to get excited about that kind of a "case".

    I just want a cheap and simple case, with adequate room and airflow (not that it matters much 'cause I run with one cover off all the time anyway) and a very good power supply.

    Now, if I were a young kid, then maybe I would look at it very differently, but considering the price, maybe I could get a regular case and a new bicycle for the same price.

    I guess that is what choice is all about :-)
    Economister
  • What if I sneeze? Or eat soup nearby? Or spill a drink?

    Is this thing short proof? Or perhaps I'd consider 8+GB RAM more attractive?

    I think an aquarium, filled with inert liquid for case would look cooler? With stroboscopic black-lights perhaps...

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    What is attractive from afar, can be far from attractive...
    WinTard
  • Unbelievable. Well, maybe not.

    There are people who still paint flames on the sides of their cars, too.
    terry flores
  • AWESOME!!!!!!!

    as a mid 30's male all i can say about it is.....
    thats freakin AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
    i would love to have big, liquid cooled version of one of those.
    optyk
  • RE: New Lian-Li computer case let you turns your PC into a mecha spider

    ne thing tom try n make $'s
    LEDMtry