Lian Li Lancool III Case Review: Build Quality, Thermals, & Cable Management

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This review looks at the Lian Li Lancool III PC case, a new high airflow design with a lot of mechanical gimmicks and features. The Lancool III sells for around $150 to $170, depending on whether it’s the RGB, white, or black model, and competes most directly with alternatives like the Corsair 5000D, Fractal Torrent (and Compact), Phanteks P500A, and others in our benchmarks and tests. The Lancool III is one of the most mechanically complex cases we’ve ever reviewed and, overall, it executes well. There are some fit and finish issues that we’ll talk about, and thermals are interesting, but overall, Lian Li is onto something with this one.

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TIMESTAMPS

00:00 – Insanely Complicated Case
01:15 – Lancool One, II, and III
02:52 – Quick Points on Airflow & Mesh
06:57 – Water Cooling Support & More Mechanical Issues
08:19 – Additional Fit & Finish Issues
10:42 – JUST YANK HARD
10:46 – Fit & Finish Continued
11:32 – Airflow, Fan Placement, & Magnets
12:50 – Patrick on Front I/O
14:47 – Small Attention to Detail
17:07 – Steve on Thermals & Noise
17:27 – CPU Thermals for Lancool III Case
18:51 – GPU Thermals & Best PC Cases for Airflow
19:40 – Gaming Thermals (GPU Load) in Lancool III
20:04 – Standardized Fan Thermals
20:39 – Noise Levels
21:07 – Noise-Normalized Thermals
21:45 – Conclusion & Alternatives
26:30 – Removing Bias & Steve’s vs. Patrick’s Thoughts

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Host, Test Lead: Steve Burke
Writing, Testing: Patrick Lathan
Camera Work, Video Production: Andrew Coleman
Additional Video Work: Mike Gaglione

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