Closer look at the interior
Removing the side panels from the PC-100, honestly I did not know where to begin as it looks pretty well packed, really busy looking. A lot of the business begins with the three bars that you are granted with. More on the bars a little longer. But with the bars removed you see the glory that is the Hammer.
We now begin with the motherboard tray and the interior spacing of the case. Like many cases on the market and pretty much a standard now is a large cut-out for changing out the CPU cooler. What are missing are the inlets for routing the cases to the back of the motherboard tray. In our build process they were really not needed. The tray may seem rather large to many of you and it is. It is capable of supporting the following motherboard sizes: eATX, XL-ATX as well as standard ATX boards. Lian Li isn’t shy at all about what length video card the case can support which is up to 15.5”.
It may not look like it but in the image below we are looking at the front of the case from the inside. Upfront we see the lone 120mm intake which is not blocked by anything allowing the air to flow straight across the motherboard near the CPU area.
At the top of the case we have the two optical drive bays along with the rear mounting PSU mounting area. the top panel is secured to the rest of the case using simple screws which we would thinking Lian Li may manufacturer other tops for this case.
The bottom of the Hammer has no openings for ventilation but there are two sets of holes to mounting a couple of SSD drives.
Here we get a much better view of the rear two 140mm fans. Both fans can be connected a power supply using the included Molex adapters or to the motherboard with the naïve 3-pin connectors.
Now we are looking at the back of the motherboard tray and the only real thing of interest here would be the track used to route cabling to the rear of the case.
Below we have the three bars that we were greeted with when we first opened the case. The first bar is more of a security feature for your GPU(s). Coupled with some included plastic pieces it allows the case to support those heavy GPUs. The middle bar is the mounting bar for your storage drives. It can hold a total of six drives (2.5” or 3.5”) on the front and back. The last bar is a rear support bar. It is aligned with rubber strips to get the storage drives from rubbing up against it.