Date: September 13th, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Lian Li
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
The T60 Pitstop is an all aluminum test bench chassis that is compact, lightweight and full featured. It comes in your choice of silver, black or red finishes has most of the capabilities of a conventional case, but is an open design that allows hardware swaps, tweaks and other operations that hardcore PC enthusiasts may wish to perform. Unlike many test bench designs from other manufactures where some components merely rest on shelf-like surfaces, the Pitstop has dedicated placements in which all components can be secured.
The box is very compact and proudly displays the “Made in Taiwan” badge. This sturdy carton definitely shows some wear and tear from its long journey to the Tweaknews lab from the beautiful island of Formosa, but the contents arrived in pristine condition.
After opening the box, I was greeted with…not so much a chassis as…a lot of…stuff. Can you say, “Some assembly required?”
After removing most of the packaging, we can get a glimpse of the individual pieces that the user will need to assemble in order to use the Pitstop test bench. Most PC enthusiasts will be able to figure out the intended usage of many of the components, but I would strongly recommend a thorough perusal and understanding of the included assembly guide before any attempt at assembly. The guide is clear, concise and easy to follow.
Here's an excerpt of the assembly guide listing the components by name and all the assembly hardware that's included. Not listed, but included in the package is a small buzzer speaker for the motherboard. In typical Lian Li fashion, there are also a couple of additional components that can be purchased to enhance the functionality and performance of the Pitstop. We'll mention these a bit later.