Lian-Li Introduces Two New Full Tower Cases - HotHardware
Lian-Li Introduces Two New Full Tower Cases

Lian-Li Introduces Two New Full Tower Cases

Lian-Li announced two new brushed aluminum full tower chassis that are designed to hold plenty of hardware in a sleek case. The PC-A75X and the PC-A76X both support HPTX, EATX, ATX, and Micro-ATX motherboards and offer the same internal design. The key difference between the cases is the external style. The PC-A75X offers a vented front panel that can be removed without tools. Two 5.25-inch bays are accessible from the front of this chassis.

The PC-A76X employs a more monolithic design with a lockable solid aluminum front bezel door that covers the fans and the 5.25-inch bays. This case uses vents on the side of the door and at the bottom of the chassis to supply adequate airflow.

PC-A75X (left), PC-A76X (right)

Both chassis are built out of aluminum and offer a number of tool-free features. The cases are capable of holding up to twelve 3.5-inch hard drives, up to three 2.5-inch SSDs using the 3.5-inch bays. You'll find three 140mm fans that supply air to the hard drive bay as well as a 120mm fan at the back of the chassis that will pull the hot air out of the chassis. Both cases also have space for two additional 120mm fans that can be mounted on the top and side of the chassis for additional cooling. Two rubber grommets are located on the back of the chassis for water cooling.

The PC-A75X and PC-A76X feature eleven expansion slots and can hold expansion cards up to 14.1 inches in length. CPU coolers up to 170mm high are supported as well. To help with cable management, there are rubber grommets on the tray. The top of the chassis features an I/O panel with two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and HD audio ports.

Expect the PC-A75X to cost about $199 while the PC-A76X will run about $219 when they launch at the end of this month in the US and Canada.

Specifications:

Model

PC-A75X

PC-A76X

Case Type

Full tower chassis

Full tower chassis

Dimensions (W, H, D)

220mm x 585mm x 590mm

220mm x 585mm x 615mm

Front bezel Material

Aluminum

Aluminum

Color

All Black

All Black

Side Panel

Aluminum

Aluminum

Body Material

Aluminum

Aluminum

Net Weight

9.5KG

9.5KG

5.25" drive bay (External)

2

2

3.5" drive bay (External)

None

None

HDD bay

3.5-Inch HDD x12 /

2.5-Inch HDD x3

(Using 3.5-inch Bays)

3.5-Inch HDD x12 /

2.5-Inch HDD x3

(Using 3.5-inch Bays)

Expansion Slot

11

11

Motherboard

HPTX / E-ATX / ATX / Micro-ATX

HPTX / E-ATX / ATX / Micro-ATX

System Fan (Front)

140mm Fan x 3

140mm Fan x 3

System Fan (Top)

None

None

System Fan (Rear)

120mm Fan x1

120mm Fan x1

I/O Ports

USB 3.0 x 2

USB 2.0 x 2

HD Audio

USB 3.0 x 2

USB 2.0 x 2

HD Audio

Maximum Compatibility

VGA Card length: 360mm

PSU length: 360mm

CPU cooler height: 170mm

VGA Card length: 360mm

PSU length: 360mm

CPU cooler height: 170mm

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wow that is a lot of hard drive bays. The size of this case is massive and it can handle a hptx motherboard. A little costly on the price though, but not to bad. Only thing i would change is replace the front fans with blue led fans.( love blue leds)

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Pretty epic chassis. I guess if you needed a massive case and a lot of HD's this would fit the bill. Would be a nice home server or VMware lab system.

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Lian Li has a reputation for solid, well-built chassis, and these two cases certainly don't seem to belie it (the firm also has a well-deserved reputation for high prices, ditto that). But I'd really like to see HH do a test - how well ventilated are these chassis with the default setup, and how loud do they run ?...

Henri

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