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Lian Li Releases the ''HUGE'' PC-A04 Mini-Tower Chassis

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Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd. maker of high-end, all-aluminum computer chassis since 1983, has launched a new PC case, the PC-A04. Even though the PC-A04 is the size of a mini-tower chassis it is extremely versatile and allows users to mount up to seven 3.5” HDDs, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards and even high-end graphics cards. The PC-A04 divides HDDs between two cages, one that holds three HDDs and one that holds four HDDs. All of the HDD mounts are tool-less and come with anti-vibration thumb screws. The design of the PC-A04 allows users to mount these two cages facing the right, left, or backwards direction with either one on top of the other. This innovative feature, allowing multiple configurations, permits space for VGA cards up to 370mm long.

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nice stuff with nice concept, with aluminum, but it just for m-atx and mini itx
 
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While on the subject of Lian Li and the PC-A family, Lian Li needs to apply the same treatment to the A05N's front fascia. Please Li Li, if you're reading this...do it!
 
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annoying limited micro atx case bahh stop please !!
 
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Lian Li case sitting right beside me, after owning several throughout the years unfortunately its time to let Lian Li GO! their aluminum just isn't thick enough, too tin and "rattles", cheap paint and uneven blacks, wasted space in many mid/full towers.

Other companies like ZALMAN and WiNDy use thicker aluminum which makes for better build quality and also helps to reduce noise.
 
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This looks like a good quality mATX case, but then I was thinking why only one hole for water cooling tubes to pass through?

....but then I got a closer look and....:wtf:

 
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Looks like someone got interrupted in the middle of their Photoshopping.... :roll:
 
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It's not for water cooling, it's for the USB 3.0 cable... ;)
 
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Nice.

Even better, if they start offering drive cages for 2.5" drives that fit into those locations.

Haven't checked it yet, but it looks like the same cages are used in a handful of their other cases. Mix and match for your needs.
 

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And one screw is missing for the PSU bracket :D
 
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over priced
 

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Is this real or someones failed attempt at photoshop?
 
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Is this real or someones failed attempt at photoshop?
we have 2 point:
1. failed at photoshop
2. its actually different case
3. they release it with 2 version. with or no water cooling support
4. only god knows :laugh:
 

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we have 2 point:
1. failed at photoshop
2. its actually different case
3. they release it with 2 version. with or no water cooling support
4. only god knows :laugh:
It is just the marketting material.

More than likely they pictures were taken of a prototype, and Lian-Li decided after the picture were already taken for the marketting that they were going to add the hole and rubber gromet to allow the USB3 cable to easily come out the back of the case, so one was photoshopped in. The person doing the photoshopping probably didn't notice the second inside shot that shows no hole.

Lian-Li actually makes minor tweaks to their designs all the time, even after they have been released to retail. For example:

The Metal boned K7. In the TPU Review the front grill is talked about, and how it bends slightly inward due to only being attached at the top and bottom. I bought the K7 right around when the review came out, and mine had the same issue. I just bought a second a month or so ago, and they now have it attached at the side also to prevent the bending. Another change they made was adding a metal spring to the front I/O cover that keeps it open or closed instead of the original design that just lets the cover flap open or close. It was a real pain in the ass when caring the case and the cover would flap open and you have to be super careful not to hit it and break it off, especially when caring it to LAN parties which is what the case is designed for. Finally, they redid the wireing on the inside to make it black instead of the gray color it was before, this make it far less noticeable inside the case, they did the same to the case feet color.
 

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PSU Bracket?

Did you notice the PSU bracket doesn't seem to line up as well? I hope the fix it by the time production starts up.
The picture showing the inner edge of the case's top corner circled points out an important fact.

This is the upper corner of the case. The power supply mounts in the bottom of this case; not the top.
 
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I believe he was talking about

You clearly see that the PSU bracket doesn't align well