Lian Li TU150

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I'm after an itx that has a tempered glass and usb type c port at the front. This case seems to tick the boxes.

Any reason I shouldn't get it or is there a better alternative?

 
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nr200p easily.



If you havent already i recommend following these two people, the first one does great sff content on the best small form factor cases, checkout what he recommends for the best cases. He love the ncase m1 (£250+) case which is basically the cooler master nr200p (£90). if you do decide on the nr200p then i recommend following the second video he loves the case and has loads of videos on it on how to get the most out of it.

EDIT: We have a massive thread on the nr200p here, checkout some of the builds on it and discussions.
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/forums/threads/nr200-owners-thread.18889817/
 
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I second the motion towards NR200p which is the case I have now.

Only thing to be aware of with the NR200p is there is less space for big air coolers than the TU150. However, if you look through the massive NR200 thread you will see plenty of working examples using the Scythe Mugen 5 or Fuma 2. Just check which motherboard people are using with these to get them to fit without issues.

Also note there is no USB-C on the front IO of the NR200P. If that is a deal breaker, then the TU150 is still a good choice.
 
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I second the motion towards NR200p which is the case I have now.

Only thing to be aware of with the NR200p is there is less space for big air coolers than the TU150. However, if you look through the massive NR200 thread you will see plenty of working examples using the Scythe Mugen 5 or Fuma 2. Just check which motherboard people are using with these to get them to fit without issues.

Also note there is no USB-C on the front IO of the NR200P. If that is a deal breaker, then the TU150 is still a good choice.

Yes I'm heading towards an all things usb c

@bakes0310 thanks, shame there is no usb c. Also isn't this quite a hard case to get hold of?
 
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Doesn't that have wasted space?

Nothing special, b550i, 3060ti Fe, maybe water cooler for cpu


The TU150 isn't great for water cooling. Max size is a 120mm radiator.

I don't suppose using a USB-C hub connected to the Motherboard rear panel is an option? I feel the advantages of the NR200P (size and component compatibility) outweigh the need for a front USB-C.
 
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The TU150 isn't great for water cooling. Max size is a 120mm radiator.

I don't suppose using a USB-C hub connected to the Motherboard rear panel is an option? I feel the advantages of the NR200P (size and component compatibility) outweigh the need for a front USB-C.

You're probably right but is there stock of it anywhere?
 
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In stock right now, nope. A competitor has the white case due on January 5th though if that is a preference.

It is a hard one as I know you are probably wanting to get on with it now.

Like I said, the TU150 is still a strong contender, but I would go for an air cooler. You can fit the Noctua U12S or even the D15 in the TU150 which sets it apart from the NR200P (using tempered glass side panel).
 
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In stock right now, nope. A competitor has the white case due on January 5th though if that is a preference.

It is a hard one as I know you are probably wanting to get on with it now.

Like I said, the TU150 is still a strong contender, but I would go for an air cooler. You can fit the Noctua U12S or even the D15 in the TU150 which sets it apart from the NR200P (using tempered glass side panel).

Yep did see that today when I was searching. Not in a rush so I'll probably pre-order it. Will any of these coolers block the ram? I wanna get RGB ram.
 
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TU150 is a really good case. It's just one of the many ITX cases which could have been great if the manufacturer hadn't included a silly gimmick.

In this case, it's the handle.

They could have made it a good bit shorter, or could have added 240mm or maybe even 280mm rad support if they hadn't added a handle which almost nobody will actually use.

Still really good for what it is though. And it's arguably a better looking case than the NR200.
 
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TU150 is a really good case. It's just one of the many ITX cases which could have been great if the manufacturer hadn't included a silly gimmick.

In this case, it's the handle.

They could have made it a good bit shorter, or could have added 240mm or maybe even 280mm rad support if they hadn't added a handle which almost nobody will actually use.

Still really good for what it is though. And it's arguably a better looking case than the NR200.

100% agreed. Really hope they do a revision of this case.
 
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Yep did see that today when I was searching. Not in a rush so I'll probably pre-order it. Will any of these coolers block the ram? I wanna get RGB ram.

The Mugen 5 doesn't cover the RAM, but the Fuma 2 will.

The Noctua U12S and U12A etc won't fit with the tempered glass panel, so don't go Noctua unless it is the smaller U9S.

There is some discussions earlier on about which is the best CPU cooler to fit in the NR200P with the glass on. Mugen 5 is a good shout, while some others have gone for the Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi or the ID Cooling SE 224.
 
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