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Lian Li Launches the PC-B25S Mid Tower Chassis

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Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd. launches the PC-B25S mid tower chassis. The hair-line brushed all-aluminum, black chassis is based on the original PC-B25 “Blue Ring” classic; however, Lian Li's engineers have taken silence to a whole new level with this model. The PC-B25S also boasts the tool-less installation features and customization capabilities that consumers are coming to expect from Lian Li's award-winning chassis.

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congrats lian li, you finally made a case i do not wish to have. Internals are great yet the exterior has a weird....antec look to it?
 
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Can't see any differences between this and my own case, the PC-B25F.

@Phxprovost, yes, I can clearly see the influence of the Antec 900, but, unlike you, I actually really like the case.

Edit: it appears that the styling of the top fan cover (the removable top of the case) has changed slightly, other than that I think it's identical to the existing PC-B25F model.
 

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Hmm doesn't sound like this case has hot-swap 2.5" SSD bays... ?

I need a new case that has 2 x USB 3.0 (on the front!) and at least two 2.5" SSD bays. And I don't mean crappy mounting converter brackets because I've never found one that worked with any case or SSD!

It needs to be quiet, cool, supporting both air and water cooling, with a minimal, streamlined style . It should have plenty of space inside for graphics cards and cables - but not be too massive.

Any ideas?
 

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Difference between this and PCB25F is the USB 3.0 front-panel ports.
 
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The only thing i dont like about this and some other lian li cases is that circle on the front.

Always loved the construction and efficient design inside, im one for simple design too nice straight cut lines but ones that wont slice your hand ive seen some jagged cases.
 
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Might have the same detachable harddrive racks.. you could fit a 240 rad inside for some sleek watercooling.
 
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This "mid" tower chassis is bigger than some "full tower" chassis I've seen.
 
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This "mid" tower chassis is bigger than some "full tower" chassis I've seen.
I have a Noctua D14 and a Powercolor PCS+ 5870 in the PC-B25F (exactly the same interior layout) with room to spare.
 
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The only thing i dont like about this and some other lian li cases is that circle on the front.
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Lian li makes some great looking cases, but this one isn't either good looking or good designed
:wtf:
 
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When, and more importantly why, did Lian Li stop making sleek-looking cases?:shadedshu
 

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When, and more importantly why, did Lian Li stop making sleek-looking cases?:shadedshu
blame it on the "economy crisis" :D ,but i must say they just glued some of their former designs with this case all in one and made a Frankenstein. I see interior of LanCool K58/K62 design, and the rest like the blue glowing ring is from some smaller case or another A06F or smth .
 
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Lian li makes some great looking cases, but this one isn't either good looking or good designed
:wtf:
Aesthetics are not open to debate as opinions are subjective; however, to state that the case is not well designed is a fallacy. You can mount a full system in one of these in around half an hour without using a single tool and the lay out is both spacious and user friendly. I can accept that you dislike the look of the case, I can accept the charge that it is too expensive and I can accept that the fans could be a bit quieter (assuming that it uses the same fans as the B25F), although again noise levels are subjective, but I would never be willing to accept that the case is poorly designed.
 
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where did i mention that i don't like the price ,or the cooling fans are too loud ;) ? i simply don't like the exterior design, interior is like i said straight from LanCool K58/K62 witch are both good cases on the inside and the outside ;):cool: but this one ... i don't like it, period. :D
 
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where did i mention that i don't like the price ,or the cooling fans are too loud ;) ? i simply don't like the exterior design, interior is like i said straight from LanCool K58/K62 witch are both good cases on the inside and the outside ;):cool: but this one ... i don't like it, period. :D
You said that it wasn't "good designed", I assumed that by design you were referring to the construction and lay out rather than the appearance: my misunderstanding. You never mentioned price or fan noise, they are simply aspects that I suggested as, unlike lay out, being open to criticism. I would buy my own case again, but I have no shares in Lian Li, so feel free to dislike this case. ;)
 
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This "mid" tower chassis is bigger than some "full tower" chassis I've seen.
Yes... it seems as though case manufacturers are unable to make proper mid-towers with enough space for video cards. Some people don't want giant behemoths. Seriously, how hard is it to make a case with enough internal space for an HD5970 but still shorter than 500mm ?

Cases are to be deep, not tall.
 
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Yes... it's seems as though case manufacturers are unable to make proper mid-towers with enough space for video cards. Some people don't want giant behemoths.

Cases are to be deep, not tall.
This is exactly why I have been searching for the right case for a looooong time. Finally got the Lian Li PC-A05, from the days where they made good cases :)
 

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3way SLI

Nice to see a mid tower case that allows the use of 3-way SLI + Phys X. I just ordered the 10ft tall corsair 800d, i would have grabbed this one had i known. I personally think it looks awesome, Lian li cases have always been a notch above the most others when it comes to craftsmanship. Anyone who says otherwise, hasn't owned one. Good looks on the other hand, are a matter of opinion. My opinion is, it looks great. I do believe though that todays non lian li cases are putting up better competition than yesterdays cases... The gap is closing.
 
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Doesn't this case flip your psu to the ugly side facing out? Gonna suck for the side window variants.

Edit* Nvm I'm spatially challenged.
 
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