Legit Case Reviews
Lian Li Pitstop PC-T60 Open Air Test Bench Case Review
|Product:||Lian Li PC-T60|
|Date:||Fri, Sep 03, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
Lian Li Pitstop T60: Final Thoughts and Conclusion
When all is said and done, the Lian Li Pitstop T60 is a nice "case" for those that like to be different. However, if you're aren't looking for a case, and you are in need of a test bench, the Lian Li Pitstop T60 may just fit the bill for what you need.
Many people, myself included will tend to use the box that the motherboard came in, a piece of foam, or anything else they can find to set the system up on for testing. I'm not here to tell you that you (and me) are wrong in doing this. Though if you do this to frequently, your spouse may begin to get upset, especially if you are doing this on the kitchen table. With a "case" like the Lian Li Pitstop T60 the clean up from the days adventures in hardware becomes that much easier. When you are set-up on the motherboard box, everything has to be disconnected from the motherboard before anything can be moved. The Lian Li Pitstop T60 remedies this, all of the system components can stay connected while you move the set-up that you are testing so dinner can be served.
When compared to a mid tower case like the Themaltake Element G, the Lian Li Pitstop T60 is noticeably smaller. At least in height and depth, the width of the Lian Li Pitstop T60 is wider as it has to accommodate a a horizontal motherboard. Though to my surprise the Themaltake Element G is only four inches narrower than the Lian Li Pitstop T60.
What I like about the Lian Li Pitstop T60, form and function. The Lian Li Pitstop T60 allows you to quickly build a system for testing purposes. More importantly, it allows you to quickly change out parts when needed, without the need to open up a standard case. Another great feature, all parts (with the exception of the motherboard) can be removed without the assistance of tools.
What I'm not wild about, the need for options. At a price of $99.99 plus $12.55 shipping in black and $129.99 plus $12.55 shipping in red, the Lian Li Pitstop T60 isn't exactly a low cost piece of hardware. Add in the additional ~$45.00 for the fan duct and I/O ports and the price begins to climb. To be fair, this is a test bench and not designed for a daily driver desktop. Leaving those pieces out isn't a deal breaker by any means, though if they were included it would have sweetened the pot.
Legit Bottom Line: Although the Lian Li Pitstop T60 isn't a traditional case, it most definitely serves it's purpose. If you are changing out hardware frequently and looking for a way to simplify, the Lian Li Pitstop T60 should make your short list.
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Page 1 - Lian Li Pitstop T60 Open Air Test Bench
Page 2 - Lian-Li Pitstop T60 Retail Packaging and Parts
Page 3 - Lian-Li Pitstop T60 Assembly
Page 4 - System Build with the Lian-Li Pitstop T60
Page 5 - Lian Li Pitstop T60: Final Thoughts and Conclusion