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Lian Li O11 DYNAMIC Mini review
A Mini, but still ATX-capable?

This time, we’re checking out the Lian Li O11 DYNAMIC Mini, a smaller version of the well-known O11 DYNAMIC series. We reviewed the regular version over 2.5 years ago, and it earned our “Recommended” award. This time, it’s a smaller case, but still a very spacious one. It looks like an ITX/mATX chassis but can house up to an ATX-size motherboard. 

Overall, the O11 DYNAMIC range (there is also an XL version, which can hold even E-ATX boards) is known for its attitude towards water-cooled setups. Although the Mini is rather small, it still offers multiple water cooling configuration options to the user. As for the changes that have been made here, the front I/O is now located at the top of the case. The I/O bars are surrounded by an acrylic strip at the top, brushed silkscreen underneath for a premium-finish effect, and glass at the front for a nice and stealthy look in the black version. The vent hole shapes have also been updated all around. Keeping in mind the good ventilation inside the case, the bottom and rear panels now feature a honeycomb design, while the top and right-side panels both feature small round holes.

 

 

This new case comes in two variants: black (like the sample we received) and the other is white. The dimensions are rather small for a tower that is capable of housing ATX motherboards, as they’re 420 mm × 269.5 mm × 380 mm (L×W×H). That’s 43 l in total, so it’s a very compact chassis (but still rather wide). The case supports Mini ITX / Micro ATX/ ATX motherboards. The number of PCIe slots is three/five/seven, depending on which back panel you choose (and on the motherboard size). There is some space for cable routing under the right panel, and even the power supply (SFX/SFX-L) is positioned in such a way that it’ll make you wonder how it all works. According to the specs, you can fit up to 2 x 2.5″ SSD on the right side of the case + 2 x 3.5″ HDD (or SSD) on the backside of the motherboard tray. On the top of the chassis, you will find the following ports:

  • USB 3.0 (2 x),
  • USB 3.1 Type C (1x)
  • 3.5 mm HD audio jack
  • Power button

The Lian Li O11 DYNAMIC Mini has many cooling options, with support for radiators up to 360 mm wide at the top and the bottom and up to 280 mm wide on the side. It’s possible to mount up to three 120 mm fans at the top/bottom (or two 140 mm ones) and two 120/two 140 mm ones at the side, as well as, last but not least, a 120 mm fan at the back. There are no pre-installed fans to be found here. You can use CPU air coolers with a max height of 170 mm (enough to fit most models) and GPUs up to 395 mm in length. The PSU needs to be in the SFX/ SFX-L form factor.
The case has 0.8 mm SPCC on the body and 1 mm SPCC for the interior and back panel, as well as 4 mm, tempered glass and 2mm aluminum in the top and left panels. The back panel with a built-in vertical GPU bracket is an optional accessory, which lets users display their graphics card’s front design. The GPU bracket comes with a PCI-E 4.0 cable included. The price for the chassis is 99.99 USD. Let’s check out the specs and features of this great-looking case, shall we?

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