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Lian Li LANCOOL ONE Digital – The Combination of Classic and Modern in Review

System Construction in Lian Li LANCOOL ONE

Now we come to system installation. As hardware I use a Intel Xeon 1230v3 on a Gigabyte H87M-D3H with 16GB RAM. The Xeon is represented by a LC-Power Cosmo Cool LC-CC-120 cooled. An HD 7850 2GB from Asus is responsible for the image output. The power supply does the non-modular be quiet! Pure Power with 400W. In order to enhance the cabling optically a little bit, single sleeved cable extensions from Phanteks.

The installation and wiring of all components was completed quickly. The main reasons for this were the good space conditions in the interior, a lot of space behind the mainboard tray and the pre-installed spacers for the mainboard. If the spacers have not been installed in a suitable way in the factory, Lian Li will enclose a screwdriver attachment in order to be able to change them. Overall, the system looks very neat and tidy after cabling. Only the stability of the rubber cuffs has to be criticized here. These slid very easily out of the corresponding openings.

Also neat is the support for high-end hardware. 175 mm for CPU coolers, 420 mm for graphics cards and 224 mm for power supplies are available in the LANCOOL ONE. Thus one should be able to accommodate almost every purchasable component in the Lian Li. This midi tower also offers high compatibility for water cooling. A 360 mm radiator in the front and a 240 mm radiator in the lid can thus be easily installed. However, the lid mounting depends strongly on the memory used and on the height of the VRM heat spreaders.

The Lian Li LANCOOL ONE supports a total of six data carriers. Four 2.5″ SSDs can be mounted either on the power supply cover or behind the mainboard tray. Two 3.5″ hard drives can be accommodated in the HDD cage next to the power supply unit. However, as mentioned in the previous section, the type of mounting used is not suitable for this price range. Due to the simple screw connection there is no decoupling and the vibrations are noticeably transmitted to the body.

Finally, we come to the temperature measurements. For this purpose I executed Prime95 and Furmark at a room temperature of 20 °C for 15 minutes. Afterwards the temperatures of processor and graphics card were determined with CPUID HWMonitor. During the test, the pre-installed fans ran at 100% or 1000 rpm. After 15 minutes, maximum temperatures of 64°C for the CPU and 63°C for the GPU were reached. These temperatures are absolutely in the green range and the background noise remains within reasonable limits. The pre-installed case fans, however, produced slight ambient noise during operation.

Lighting Options in the Lian Li LANCOOL ONE

With the LANCOOL One, Lian Li has opted for a rather restrained lighting system. Both fans are monochrome and have no LEDs. Only the diamond-shaped opening in the front is highlighted indirectly by a large strip of light. The colors are controlled by a small circuit board on the back. This board is supplied with power via a SATA power connector and also has an RGB header (3-pin) for digital control via a mainboard. Unfortunately the board has no further connections for RGB fans or RGB strips. If the used motherboard does not have an RGB header, you can switch the colors via a button in the I/O panel.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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