Thursday, August 27th 2009

Lian Li Launches the PC-B25F Midi tower Chassis for Discerning Consumers

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd Ltd has launched the PC-B25F midi tower chassis. The hair-line brushed all aluminum chassis is based on the original PC-B25 “Blue Ring” classic, however it has a few more refinements to make it that much more attractive. It still retains the basic award winning design but now has a completely tool-less functionality inside the chassis to help you install and uninstall your components with ease. These latest tool-less features are becoming an expected aspect of Lian Li chassis and ensure time saving as well as securing your hardware safely.

Complete Tool-Less Design
The front panel clips off easily and conveniently. The entire chassis is designed for tool-less implementation, so installing your hardware and getting your system up and running is extremely easy. The unique Power Supply Bracket allows the PSU to be secured using only the tool-less clasp which is ideal to hold the PSU without the need for securing screws. There are 3x ODD 5.25” bays of which two have a patented mounting bar which secures your optical drives safely and securely. The PCI brackets are made of aluminum and have a special tool-less clip with rubber padding to secure your graphics and daughter cards with the utmost of ease. Similarly the HDD drives are secured in a tool-less bracket and mounted with rubber grommet struts to prevent movement and vibration from today’s fast moving and highly specialized HDD components. The HDD’s are secured with a sliding bar that secures all the drives simultaneously. The front panel an d top panel are easily detachable for access to fans and air filters. The PC-B25F chassis has all the functional and user friendly design aspects users have come to expect in a Lian Li case.
Thermal features
The PC-B25F features advanced thermal dynamics, using two fans on the front (2x 120mm@1200RPM), plus two top mounted fans (2x 140mm@1000RPM) and one rear 120mm@1500RPM extraction fan. The airflow is more than adequate to cool your system quietly and efficiently.

Lian Li engineers have optimized the airflow to enter from the front mounted fans, directly cooling the HDD’s and ODD’s and thereafter refreshing the CPU region. The hot air generated by the CPU and GPU is directly extracted via the rear 120mm Fan and the dual top mounted fans. Both top mounted fans have special vibration free kits, which allow for silent operation as well as easy and safe removal of the fans should you wish to do so. The volume of airflow is more than sufficient to keep your gaming rig cool and conveniently silent.

General features
The dimensions stand at 210x495x490mm (W, H, D). The top and front panels are clipped via special plastic kits which reduce metal on metal contact wear and tear as well as vibration. The 8x PCI expansion slots enable CrossFireX and three-way SLI graphic card setups. The chassis front face has 3x 5.25”ODD bays. Add to that the rounded folded edges, the support clips for cable management as well as extra holes in the plates for cable routing and you have a complete all round product perfect for your PC components.

The chassis supports 3x 5.25” Optical drive bays with one optional 1x 3.5” external and 6 additional internal 3.5” bays where your HDD can be secured using 4 thumbscrews & rubber grommets to slide the HDD into the HDD cage. The PC-B25F case is for Micro-ATX or ATX motherboards and has 8 PCI expansion slots, which are well ventilated with special vented brackets when not in us e. The top panel is removable with the multimedia I/O ports on the top panel consisting of 1x E-SATA + 2x USB2.0 as well as HD+AC97 Audio.

Traditional Durability
The classical stylish functional design is the Lian Li goal. The essence of Lian Li products is the craftsmanship of the engineering. Intrinsic to the workmanship and quality is the customization which includes a whole host of optional extras that can be purchased to add more features to an already feature rich product.

For more details on features and extras available for the PC-B25F please go to the Lian Li website here.

Highlights for the PC-B25F
  • Full system tool-less design
  • PSU tool-less securing bracket
  • 8x PCI expansion slots for convenient three-way SLI or CrossFireX configurations
  • PSU airflow vent
  • Supports ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards
  • Removable side, front and top panels
  • Front dual input 120mm Fans @1200RPM
  • Dual top 140mm Fans@1000RPM + 1x120mm Rear Fan@1500RPM
  • Multi-media I/O ports in top panel
  • Anti-vibration HDD cage
  • Folded elements to prevent sharp edges
  • Tools-less CD-ROM claspers with rubber support
  • Availability: Arriving at local distributors after middle of September
  • MSRP: PC-B25F US $190 +VAT
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18 Comments on Lian Li Launches the PC-B25F Midi tower Chassis for Discerning Consumers

#1
werez
god they have so many cases . I hope they come up with something new in the future , these hibrids between 2/3 case models spree has to stop ...
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#2
BumbleBee
it is getting ridiculous whenever they use a new nut and bolt they have to create a new series or model in a series. what they need is a naming scheme like the Lancool cases.
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#3
Sihastru
This seems like a nice case, I wouldn't mind having one of these even over the A17B.

It is true they have many of them that seem to perform the same function with the same slightly tweaked design, but it's the only way they can stay in business... This way they can be visible on the market. If they only had 3 cases, then people would be complaining about the lack of choice. If they had more and keep them for a long time, then people would complain about the lack of progress...

You shouldn't complain about having too many choices. It's in the definition of freedom.
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#5
TheLostSwede
That actually looks like my next case, it's so hard finding cases with more than five internal 3.5-inch drives that aren't full towers. I have no need for a bunch of 5.25-inch drive bays as I only have a single optical drive. On the other hand I've run out of space for hard drives and I need to get a sixth drive soon, so this is perfect.
Best case I've seen so far from Lian-Li
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#6
werez
well my gues is that the next case will be this one + black interior + window + extra 70EUR . Then they will make a steel case like this one , rebrand it Lancool , and cut 30EUR from that extra 70 . Well ok ... i still love my Dragonlord ...
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#7
DonInKansas
by: werez
god they have so many cases . I hope they come up with something new in the future , these hibrids between 2/3 case models spree has to stop ...
I'm sure if you've got brand new ideas that have never been done before in a case, they'd love to hear from you.:)

There's only so many things you can do in a midtower case.
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#8
Jizzler
I like that they do it. A couple times now I've said that I'd love this case except for one or two small reasons. Not long after a new revision of the case is out with those things fixed.

I do agree that a better naming scheme would be helpful.
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#9
1nvisible
Same design as P50, had the P50 and sold it within a week that's how much i ended up hating it, the removable top was just so flimsy and see where the case badge is... that's actually plastic, the beveled edges didn't look right to me either, looked retarded, i prefer the classic straight edges.

Still waiting for the A71F, what a beaut.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO0BZs7qDJo
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#10
MopeyMartian
by: TheLostSwede
That actually looks like my next case, it's so hard finding cases with more than five internal 3.5-inch drives that aren't full towers. I have no need for a bunch of 5.25-inch drive bays as I only have a single optical drive. On the other hand I've run out of space for hard drives and I need to get a sixth drive soon, so this is perfect.
Best case I've seen so far from Lian-Li
If SSDs become the norm over the next year you might not need so many 3.5 bays.
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#11
Jizzler
^ That's why I really like the 9 x 5.25" bays in my LL A17B. Have 3.5" HD bays installed now... will be able to add 2.5" HD bays later.
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#12
MopeyMartian
Am I the only one that probly won't use traditional bays when I make the switch to SSD? Since they're smaller, don't vibrate and produce little heat I'm just tucking them into the nooks & crannies.
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#13
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: DonInKansas
I'm sure if you've got brand new ideas that have never been done before in a case, they'd love to hear from you.:)

There's only so many things you can do in a midtower case.
thats not true.. When dealing with mfgrs. they would prefer not to have to change their tooling.

Its much easier for them to send their marketing guys out first and make people think that the same old thing with just a tiny tweak is "awesome"
(same with GPUs etc..)
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#14
EnergyFX
by: MopeyMartian
Am I the only one that probly won't use traditional bays when I make the switch to SSD? Since they're smaller, don't vibrate and produce little heat I'm just tucking them into the nooks & crannies.
Nope, you're not the only one. That is exactly what I think about when I see cases now days. I look at the hdd bays as something to yank out to make room for water cooling stuff.

by: MKmods
thats not true.. When dealing with mfgrs. they would prefer not to have to change their tooling.

Its much easier for them to send their marketing guys out first and make people think that the same old thing with just a tiny tweak is "awesome"
(same with GPUs etc..)
So true. If the consumers complete happiness payed all the bills then things would be completely different.
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#15
mav2000
I like it...unfortunately we dont get lian li out here...
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#16
lemonadesoda
Nice case, but I prefer the V-1110B and V-2120B. Unfortunataly, either they have stopped making them, or the importer isnt bringing them into the EU anymore.

Shame, because they were understated style
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#17
CyberDruid
Yep Lian Li is hungry for market share. It's not enough to be the Grand Old Man of high end PC cases...they have to continually reach out to new customers...the ones that didn't buy their understated elegant boxes of yore.

One of my favorite cases is still the PC7 and all it's remixes. It's simple, inexpensive, easy to mod and looks great in any setting from office to LAN.

I like this new box...but I'd probably removed 2/3rds of the fancy guts and fill it with LC :p
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#18
araditus
I have a pc-1000b wish they still made those two, my favorite case of all time, mid tower with lots of space, but the darn thing is heavy, about 52 pounds with all my equiment in it, (no WC yet ).
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