Two very similar looking cases here
One is a budget mid tower case from AvP the other is the concept of the Lian Li LanCool 2. The AvP Opius looks a lot like the more expensive Lian Li case. Let’s see what else these cases have in common.
The AvP Opius features
- A tempered glass side panel
- A full PSU shroud
- An acrylic front panel to show off RGB fans
- Ventilation built into the sides of the front panel
- Support for up to 3 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm fans at the front, 2 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm fans on the top and 1 x 120mm fan at the rear
- 7 Full size expansion slots
- USB 3.0 port on the front panel as well as 2 x USB 2.0 & front audio connectors
- Supports 2 x 2.5″ & 2 x 3.5″ drives
- Support for ATX power supplies
- Support for ATX, mATX & ITX motherboards
- Support for up to a 330mm GPU
- Support for up to a 160mm CPU Cooler
The LanCool 2 has all of the above as well as so much more such as extra 2.5″ & 3.5″ drive bays, more room for fans such as on top of the psu shroud, tempered glass on both sides and probably the most important part…this case supports up to an E-ATX motherboard, has custom loop water cooling support and comes with 3 120mm fans included.
However if you are on a budget and none of those extras really matter to you like having glass on both sides when the case is up against a wall anyway, or you don’t use custom water cooling, or you don’t have an E-ATX motherboard then I think the AvP Opius is a great contender for budget builders at a fraction over £30 its around a third of the price money that could be put towards a better GPU or CPU.
Obviously you get what you pay for when it comes to these cases, I am not in any way saying the AvP Opius is superior to the Lian Li LanCool 2 but I have ordered in one of these AvP budget cases to see how it is to build in and I will let you know the verdict.