Tuesday, August 27th 2013

Lian Li Releases the PC-A79 Full Tower Chassis

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today announces the release of a new brushed aluminum full tower chassis with a versatile cooling design and removable motherboard tray - PC-A79 - in North America. Capable of supporting HPTX, E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, and Micro-ATX motherboards, this fully aluminum full tower easily contains the latest high-end components, while keeping these components at optimal operating temperatures with its versatile and effective cooling design.

The PC-A79 gives DIY builders several cooling options for a variety of system setups. For the front intake, the three HDD cages have 120mm fans mounted to them. These cages can be set up so that the fans are either towards the front of the case or behind the cage. A dust filter on each on the individual 5.25" front bezels prevents dust from coming in, no matter the setup.

For those looking to install closed loop liquid cooling systems, the PC-A79 is a tool-lessly removable panel that allows 240mm radiators to be easily installed. On the side panel there are two 120mm fans for additional cooling that automatically shutoff when the side panel is removed. There is also a 120mm exhaust fan in the rear pulling out the hot air.

Removable Motherboard Tray
The removable motherboard tray gives unhampered freedom to builders when setting up their system. The motherboard tray also features large cutouts for the CPU and rubber grommets for neat cable management.

Unrestricted Internal Space
The large dimensions (W 230 x H 618 x D 596mm) (9.0" x 24.3" x 23.4") of the PC-A79 translates to unrestricted component installation compatibilities and possibilities. Up to nine 3.5" drives and eight 2.5" drives can be tool-lessly mounted in this brushed aluminum full tower. Multiple graphics cards up to 350mm in length (13.7") can be installed thanks to the 11 expansion slots, and CPU coolers up to 145mm in height (5.7") are supported. Additionally, with the cavernous space inside the PC-A79, enthusiasts will not have to worry about not having enough room to build a high end system.

Rear Wheels for Easy Portability
Two rear wheels on the bottom of the PC-A79 allow the chassis to be easily positioned or moved while the front feet add stability when stationary.

Connectivity
The I/O panel is located on the top of the PC-A79, and is hidden by a stealth cover when not in use. Connectivity includes four USB 3.0 ports, eSATA, and HD audio connections.

The PC-A79 will be available in black (PC-A79B) in North America at the beginning of September for the suggested retail price of US $389. For more information, visit the product page.
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5 Comments on Lian Li Releases the PC-A79 Full Tower Chassis

#1
Fourstaff
Now with wheels :eek:

I think they can easily provide support for 2x 360mm with this dimension, but for some reason the silly hard drive cage is on the way and they are not providing flexiblilty on the top. A miss in my opinion.
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#2
WithoutWeakness
by: Fourstaff
Now with wheels :eek:

I think they can easily provide support for 2x 360mm with this dimension, but for some reason the silly hard drive cage is on the way and they are not providing flexiblilty on the top. A miss in my opinion.
I'm with you on this one. With a case this size they definitely had room to support multiple large radiators but apparently thought a fairly basic layout was enough for a near-$400 price tag. It doesn't even have hinges, just basic notched side panels! Thankfully it's all aluminum and should be fairly easy to mod in extra radiator supports but for $400 they're competing with multiple less-expensive, top-tier flagship cases that are much more feature-rich and don't need to be modded (Silverstone Fortress and Corsair 900D are arguably best-in-class for air and water cooling, respectively). They're also reaching into Case Labs pricing territory and Case Labs will match the all-aluminum of the Lian Li while offering WAY more in terms of customization and flexibility for air or water cooling without ever having to consider custom modding.
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#3
hero1
Come on

Come on Lian Li. How is it that you can make such a massive case and then not incorporate proper liquid cooling setup? They could have easily made this case capable of handling 2x360 mm rad and 240/280mm rad. Just a shame really!:mad:
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#4
erocker
by: Fourstaff
Now with wheels :eek:
Those wheels aren't nearly as nice as the set that came on my V1000. :ohwell:
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#5
jihadjoe
by: erocker
Those wheels aren't nearly as nice as the set that came on my V1000. :ohwell:
Oh yeah V1000 FTW! So sleek and sexy. I still use mine.
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