Wednesday, February 4th 2009

Lian Li Launches The All New PC-A06F Mid-Tower Chassis

Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the PC-A06F Mid-Tower chassis. The all aluminum mid-tower design features a front mounted 140 mm @ 900RPM fan, with an additional top mounted 120 mm @ 1000RPM extraction fan. The sleek brushed aluminum chassis is only 3.8kg in weight and the dimensions are 187 x 375 x 490 mm ( W, H, D). The traditional layout is slightly restrictive in that only small CPU heatsinks can be used, as the PSU is mounted directly over the CPU mounting region. The chassis is imbued with all the functional and user friendly design aspects users have come to expect in a Lian Li case.


Thermal features
Lian Li engineers have optimized the airflow to enter from the front mounted 140 mm fan, and from there the airflow is split to be extracted either though the PSU or up through the top mounted 120 mm extraction fan. The volume of airflow is sufficient to keep your rig cool and conveniently silent.

Special features
The chassis supports 4x 5.25” Optical drive bays and 3 additional internal bays in an anti-vibration cage. The HDD cage is accessible from the left side panel, and each HDD is mounted with anti-vibration grommets to reduce noise from HDD vibrations. The case is for Micro-ATX or ATX motherboards and has 7 PCI slots, which are well ventilated with special vented brackets. The top panel is removable with the multimedia I/O ports on the top panel consisting of 2x USB2.0, as well as HD+AC97 Audio. The PSU has an adjustable bracket for extra long PSU’s.

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.

Highlights for PC-A06F
  • Anti-vibration side mounted HDD cage
  • Supports ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards
  • Adjustable PSU bracket for extra long PSU
  • Removable front, side and top panels
  • Top extraction 120mm Fan @1000RPM
  • Front input 140mm Fan @900RPM
  • Multi-media I/O ports in top panel
  • Anti-vibration clips to prevent side panel vibration
  • Anti-vibration HDD cage
  • Folded elements to prevent sharp edges
  • Tools-less CD-ROM claspers
For more details on features and extras available for the PC-A06F please go to the Lian Li website: Lian Li PC-A06F Mid-Tower ChassisSource: Lian Li
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9 Comments on Lian Li Launches The All New PC-A06F Mid-Tower Chassis

#2
Rexter
What the heck? I expected better from Lian Li. I havent seen that kind of designs for YEARS!. The PSU covers up the CPU heatsink? What the hell? Thats a really old fashioned design. I need a LOT of persuasion to think that kind of design is actually a benefit.
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#3
PCpraiser100
Yeah, i think new towers froom Lian-Li are getting old too. I mean, they have a reputation to put every wesoome feature into cases. Now that they already kept watching over htat achievement, do something else. Like, I dunno, a Lanbox thats E-ATX supported?
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#4
ascstinger
i have it's big brother, the pc-60f. with the exception of the psu on this one, it will offer improvements from the old models. (I had a pc-7B before)
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#5
crtecha
What advantages do you gain from having the cpu placed there?!?!?1 It has a nice look but functionally I'm sure its garbage.
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#6
AddSub
Looks like they are trying to imitate Antec, who's design mantra is "weird for the sake of weird". (How else can you explain the P18x series.)

But then again, I understand it. Lian Li is not what it used to be. A major player. They are not the top dog anymore. The market has changed. Unlike how it was back in their glory days, now there are probably in excess of 30 major or minor chassis manufacturers/brands operating in North America. Competition is plentiful and brutal. They have to do something to attract attention to their brand name. Something Antec excels in with their bizzare and almost non-functional designs. The idea is: you might not buy our stuff, but you won't forget the weirdness. Simple marketing at work.
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#7
robodude666
It is an A05 with SilverStone SG03/4 design. The A05's front PSU took up 5.25" bay space. By moving it to the side of the CPU, you can increase the number of bays without increasing the size of the case i.e the height.
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#8
Rexter
by: robodude666
It is an A05 with SilverStone SG03/4 design. The A05's front PSU took up 5.25" bay space. By moving it to the side of the CPU, you can increase the number of bays without increasing the size of the case i.e the height.
With the expense of blocking the airflow to the CPU heatsink, and not being able to use anything but stock cooling.
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robodude666
by: Rexter
With the expense of blocking the airflow to the CPU heatsink, and not being able to use anything but stock cooling.
Nope. Most SFF "cube" cases have a similar setup where you have the PSU on top of the CPU. This is not an issue at all. SilverStone, Noctua, and a number of other companies make good low-profile coolers which work pretty well. You can also go with a CoolerMaster gemin II as it fits very well. You can use Noctua's NH-C12P fanless. And no airflow is blocked because the PSU's 120mm fan is sucking the hot air from the CPU cooler. Works very well I think.
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