Thursday, February 11th 2010

Lian Li launches PC-A77F Full Tower Chassis

Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd Ltd today has launched the PC-A77F Full Tower chassis ideal for PC power users and server systems. Incorporating USB 3.0 functionality with 4x new USB 3.0 ports as well as the standard e-SATA x1 and HD+AC97 Audio. The hair-line brushed all black aluminum chassis features three Blue LED fans on the front (3x 120mm@1200RPM), and 2x Top 140mm fans @1000RPM, as well as 1x 120mm rear fan (1500RPM). The 8x PCI expansion slots enable CrossFireX and three way SLI graphic card setups. The chassis front panel clips off conveniently as needed. The inlet fans have filters that are washable. The entire chassis is designed for tool-less implementation, so installing your hardware a nd getting your system up and running is extremely quick and easy. The dimensions stand at 220mm x 572mm x 590mm (W, H, D) for the PC-A77F.

The Lian Li patented Power Supply Bracket which allows the PSU to be secured using only the tool-less clasp is very useful to hold the PSU without the need for securing screws. The 9x internal HDD 3.5" bays have a tool-less bracket mounting system where the HDD's are secured along secure rails. The rails lock fast to ensure all HDD's are held in place with rubber grommet struts to prevent movement and vibration from today's fast moving and highly specialized HDD components. The locking mechanism slides into place and secures all the HDD's simultaneously. The PCI securing 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. The front panel and top panel are easily detachable for access to fans and air filters. The PC-A77F chassis have all the functional and user friendly design aspects users have come to expect in high quality Lian Li cases.
Thermal features
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 two top mounted 140mm Fans. The volume of airflow is more than sufficient to keep your power rig cool and conveniently silent.

General features
The chassis has 12 x 5.25" external bays with 9 internal 3.5" bays for HDD's giving ample room for future expansion. The PC-A77F full tower chassis support E-ATX, Micro-ATX, CEB or ATX motherboards and has 8x PCI expansion slots, which are well ventilated with special vented brackets when not in use. The top panel is removable with the multimedia I/O ports on the top panel consisting of 4x USB3.0 as well as e-SATA x1 and HD+AC97 Audio. The PSU has a special air vent below to facilitate airflow from or to the PSU at the bottom of the case.

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-A77F please go to the Lian Li product page here.

Highlights for PC-A77F Lian Li PC-A77FLian Li PC-A77F USB 3.0 support:
  • Full system tool-less design
  • USB3.0 x 4 / e-SATA x1 / HD+AC97 Audio
  • 8x PCI expansion slots for convenient three-way SLI or CrossFireX configurations
  • Anti-vibration rubberized tool-less PSU bracket
  • Supports E-ATX, ATX, CEB and Micro-ATX motherboards
  • Supports 9x 3.5 HDD for plenty of expansion options
  • Removable side, front and top panels
  • 3x Front input 120mm blue LED Fans @1200RPM
  • 2x Top 140mm Fans@1000RPM
  • 1x Rear 120mm Fan @1500RPM
  • Patented Anti-vibration HDD cage
  • Folded elements to prevent sharp edges
  • Tools-less CD-ROM claspers with rubber support
  • Availability: Arriving at local distributors end of March
  • MSRP: US $390 +local VAT
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14 Comments on Lian Li launches PC-A77F Full Tower Chassis

This looks a great addition to the lian li line. They should try other stuff than the blue leds though, seems over used.
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Meh - I know Lian Li produce great cases, but I'm just thinking - who needs 9 HHD bays any more? And who needs a case this big - will it even fit under a desk?

I think the way to go now is smaller case that fit into the home or office - something that fits behind a monitor on a VESA mount, or under a TV...

Computer design has to move on at some stage - why not now?
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This cabinet comes in a 5970 without problems
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Hey, I've got six hard drives and my case if full to the brim now, although I'll be replacing the smaller ones next time I upgrade something...
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Soylent Joe
$400? /sigh

I know of Lian Li's exceptional quality but their stuff is just too overpriced.
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Fishfaced Nincompoop
Remove the leds and it would look really good. I would never buy this (as it costs more than my entire system :P), bet well.. It's Lian-Li, solid works.
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My case is overly large for the hardware im using , Lian Li PC-P80 and its even more expensive than the price I payed for my GTX285 but I love the sheer size and space on the other hand my cousin has the same rig and he is running out of bays for his harddrive ( several 1TB drives )
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TheLostSwedeHey, I've got six hard drives and my case if full to the brim now, although I'll be replacing the smaller ones next time I upgrade something...
From your spec looks like you've got what everyone else has - lots of old HDD's of smaller capacity lying around. But if you're not using them, why not replace with another 1GB drive? Then your system runs quieter, less power, faster...

Having said that, I've still got some 10GB drives somewhere, and I destroyed my 500MB drive a few years ago when the whole CD thing hit me...
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Looks the same as Li lis other recentish cases : /

Also for $400 I atleast want a pop up lid on my usb covers, lifting a flap, how common :p
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Bird of Prey
All aluminum so Im guessing that plays a part with the 390 dollar price tag. Dont like the HDD bays going up almost the entire front. However, it does look nice.
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I have an A17, so I love this revision of it's bigger brother.

With Lian-Li EX-H34 HDD bay can do 16 drives in 12 x 5.25", as well as having four 120mm mid-case mounted fans. I like that as I use coolers like the Scythe Ninja without fans.
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WarEagleAUAll aluminum so Im guessing that plays a part with the 390 dollar price tag. Dont like the HDD bays going up almost the entire front. However, it does look nice.
I have one of the first runs of the A77 line. Outstanding case...Except for the fan screens...They are individual screens the size of the drive bays, not an easy clean...The hard drive bays are all removable and modular. Cool cases, expensive though. Paid less than 3 bills for this case, 400 hundred for a revision seems way to steep though.
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Ahhh i see a triple vertical rad on the front.
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