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Lian Li Announces the PC-A05FN ATX Mid-Tower PC Case

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Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd, maker of high-end, all-aluminum computer chassis since 1983, today releases an all-aluminum, high-end, mid-tower PC case available in silver or black called the PC-A05FN. With their commitment to optimizing instead of merely following convention, Lian Li's designers have positioned the PSU mount behind the front-panel at the base of the case, directly below the HDD cage. This unique design characteristic is complimented by a reversal of Lian Li's traditional front-to-back cooling scheme in order to achieve an increase in heat-dissipation within the PC-A05FN while reducing chassis size. With its chic and clean design, this computer case proudly bears all the markings of Lian Li's high-quality products and fits nicely into their list of outstanding 2011 releases.

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press release says mid-tower.
 
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i think i prefer the reverse ATX version
 
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I like it. I can also predict a cable-management challenge.
 
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They really haven't changed their PC series case aesthetics much over the years which I think is great.

Sometimes you can't improve much on what already looks great.
 
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Intake Fan Filter?

I've always kind of liked the styling of the A05, but I've never been down with the idea of sucking unfiltered air through the back 120. I realize you could add an aftermarket filter, but I have yet to see one that is very convenient to clean.

I do like this new version with its update 3.5" drive bays.
 
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The anti vibration features for HDD in my Lian Li are useless as i can hear all the grinding even with those rubberized screws. But when i suspended the drive on elastic ribbons inside the HDD cage, absolute silence. I have to look at the LED light to see if the HDD is even doing anything.
Makes me wonder why no one makes it this way. I'm sure a full silicone frame would do the same thing more securely as my solution isn't really meant for case carrying, though it could survive it if you don't rotate and shake the box too much.

I also had Scythe HDD silencing thingie (dedicated kit) and it was not as good as good old elastic from pants. Not aesthetic but works better than any expensive aftermarket product.
 
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This will be an awesome case for a small-but-powerful LAN rig. Now all they need to do is cut it down to mATX size (easily done if a 5.25" inch bay is replaced with a 3.5" mount and the 3.5" cage is removed entirely) and it'll almost be able to compete with Shuttle cases in terms of size, and of course the hardware will be fully configurable.
 

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Seems like a step backwards from the old design - the PSU will clash with any longer GPUs with this one. It won't be able to have such a small powerful rig theme, whereas the older one had the PSU near the CPU area.
 
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nice. they move the psu to the front and it result small case
 
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Hmm, think I like my A05N better.
 
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They really haven't changed their PC series case aesthetics much over the years which I think is great.

Sometimes you can't improve much on what already looks great.
Like the saying goes.. if its not broken, dont fix it :D