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

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I like that!
 
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#3
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.