Wednesday, January 8th 2020

Lian Li Brings Sobriety to Case Design at CES 2020 with New Cases and Innovative Uni Fan

Lian Li unveiled a new case under its main brand, and three new models under its LanCool brand extension, besides showing off several unreleased products that could see launch later this year. We begin with the O11D Mini, a miniaturized premium cube case that's a scale-down of the O11D for the Micro-ATX form-factor. It retains the vertically partitioned layout, coupled with key design elements of the O11-series such as a contrast between piano-black tempered glass and brushed aluminium for its two compartments, plenty of room for a serious DIY liquid-cooling setup, With a Mini-ITX motherboard in place, there's room for up to three 280 mm x 140 mm radiators; up to one 280 mm x 140 mm (or smaller) and one 240 mm x 120 mm radiator when using Micro-ATX. Available from May 2020, the O11D Mini is expected to be priced under $100. But wait, there's more: this case features a replaceable rear-panel, which lets you install even ATX motherboards.
Next up, is the LanCool II Mesh, a variant of the LanCool II launched last November. Its design involves moving the front-panel perforations from the periphery toward the center. The metal portion of the side panels, too, are perforated, with a mesh dust filter. The case does away with the ARGB embellishment of the original LanCool II. Interestingly, it's priced at the same USD $89 as the black variant of the LanCool II, available from April 2020. The last of the three new cases is the LanCool 315, a highly modular mid-tower with a horizontally partitioned interior. Its USP is a motherboard tray that detaches from the rest of the case and slides out from the back. There are two trims of this case, one with a tempered glass front panel, and the other with a perforated mesh front-panel. Both trims are priced at $79, and available from May 2020.
We also came across a delightful Odyssey X that debuted last Computex. Thee exterior of the case consists of various shaped shard-panels that you can mix and match to come up with several permutations that affect the case's overall design. Just the right panel, for example, consists of two curved halves that you orient either horizontally or vertically. Same with the two shards along the front panel (curving inward or outward). Available now, it is priced at $399.
Uni Fan is a fascinating new product. It's a set of three fans that seamlessly dock with each other so a single cable running to one of the fans can supply PWM (for the primary function) and ARGB (for the lighting). Electrical hard-points at the end of each fan, along with a tool-free mechanism handle the docking. Even the cable on one end is detachable. With this, you minimize cable clutter for your radiators (imagine three fan cables over splitters and ARGB for each fan). The fans themselves stick to Lian Li's core design language, with a machined aluminium fan-hub, white impellers, and ARGB diffusers along the frames. The fans feature premium fluid-dynamic bearings. The main cable interfaces with software over USB (header), letting you configure fan-speeds and lightings of individual fans. Uni Fan is the best of both worlds: the resilience of having individual fans that you can, well, individually replace; and the aesthetics of a compound fan, with a single cable running to your radiator. Available in sets of 3 from April, the Uni Fan is expected to be priced under $80.
Add your own comment

13 Comments on Lian Li Brings Sobriety to Case Design at CES 2020 with New Cases and Innovative Uni Fan

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Windows ≠ sobriety IMO.
Posted on Reply
#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Sobriety??

Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous Lian Li Edition
Posted on Reply
#3
AnarchoPrimitiv
FreedomEclipse
Sobriety??

Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous Lian Li Edition
it's analogous to "restraint"

I'm all about those fans too...especially at that price point
Posted on Reply
#4
erixx
the 5th photo (1st row) is not mentioned anywhere. Is it Lian Li at all? It is not sober for sure!
Posted on Reply
#5
DeathtoGnomes
Lancool is the name of their "plastics division".

I stare at my empty Lancool K62B(lack) and think about how I can ghetto the shit out of it. Then, I come to my senses..... :kookoo:
Posted on Reply
#6
lmille16
Clean lines and restraint when it comes to the use of RGB....I'm liking the looks of that O11D Mini
Posted on Reply
#7
DeathtoGnomes
@btarunr can ya fix the images to slideshow or scroll thru them?
Posted on Reply
#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
erixx
the 5th photo (1st row) is not mentioned anywhere. Is it Lian Li at all? It is not sober for sure!
That's an Odyssey X, same case as row three, with its panels reconfigured.
Posted on Reply
#9
MDWiley
The O11D mini is the case I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait for it to be available.
Posted on Reply
#10
S4BRE
Indeed, the O11D Mini looks fantastic and I really look forward to being able to build in one myself sometime and get rid of my outdated case with poor(er) design choices. Hopefully it comes to market quickly so we can get our hands on them!
Posted on Reply
#11
Arjai
This Title was a little confusing to me, this morning. At first, I thought they brought a new case they had named, 'Sobriety'. Then, I thought they were making some sort of stand, 'Sobriety!'

Then I clicked the link. Then I realized that I don't really care about Lian Li, as if anything they will do, might change that. Not this time, again.
Posted on Reply
#12
Th3pwn3r
FreedomEclipse
Sobriety??

Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous Lian Li Edition
It should have read "for lack of a better word" BUT there are many better words but ...uhhh I can't say anything nice so I'll just shut up ha.
Posted on Reply
#13
mashie
erixx
the 5th photo (1st row) is not mentioned anywhere. Is it Lian Li at all? It is not sober for sure!
It looks nice whatever it is.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment