Lian-Li PC-A77 Full Tower Case launched

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 01 2008 @ 23:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Lian-Li has unveiled a new full tower aluminum case today, the PC-A77.
Standing at 220mm x 595mm x 590mm (W,H,D), with every part of the front cover decked out in 5.25" bays. In total, 12x 5.25" bays which can support all your ODD needs, alternatively they can be stacked with HDD's via the internal HDD cages. The blue lit LED fan speed monitor surveys the temperature zones diligently and determines the best speed for your fans, keeping your rig cool and well ventilated.

The hair-line brushed anodized aluminum comes in metallic or a black finish, combined with finely filed edges, hand crafted tooling and special kits to prevent jagged edges from catching, and lends both safety and elegance to this neat customizable case. Anti-vibration couplings are integral to the structure and concept, with silence and convenience foremost in the design.

The 12x 5.25" bays, all accessible from the front give you the freedom to adjust the two modular HDD racks within the case to virtually any position and height. The removable motherboard tray, with extra holes for added cooling supports E-ATX, ATX and micro ATX form factor motherboards. There are 7x PCI slots, with a grill structure to improve air through flow. The VGA support bracket can reduce stress on the VGA components, with added space for extra length VGA cards up to 395mm long.

The 2x HDD brackets support 6x HDD's in total (3 each), which can be placed in many different positions throughout the internals of the case and there is plenty of extra space for any water cooling apparatus you might need to install. 4x 120mm fans (1x exhaust at the back, 1x exhaust for the HDD cage and 2x intake fans in the front) give more than adequate cooling across the board. Each fan is removable, and fan speed can be adjusted from 1020RPM to 1500RPM via the integrated Smart Fan speed control device, which works via temperature sensors. The front end 5.25" bezels are all fitted with removable nylon filters to keep your internals clean, while allowing you to easily wash and refresh the filters.

The PSU bay is at the bottom, and has a specialized grill to allow cool air to enter your PSU components directly from below, keeping them cooler for longer and in peak condition. Traditional cases always pump in hot air over the PSU, which lowers the life expectancy considerably. In addition, rubber strips give both insulation as well as prevent annoying vibration.

The PC-A77 has water pipe access holes, should you wish to use them. The structure is very customizable, and almost any aspect can be removed, and upgraded, including the top cover, which removes very easily. The HDD cages are also easy to use and tool-less. The HDD's will fit snugly with rubber housings on thumbscrews used to mount the HDD's. This is to prevent movement and vibration from spreading throughout the chassis.

The top mounted multimedia ports include 4x USB 2.0 ports, 1x Firewire (IEEE1394), 1x E-SATA, and HD + AC97 Audio ports. The front panel uses a unique clip mechanism to allow easy access to clean the filters, and two PSU's are possible, one at the top, and the other at the bottom with the unique and customizable design capabilities, thus giving you plenty of options as you modify the ultimate rig. Using the extra large 120mm fans for airflow keeps noise levels at a minimum; reducing the high pitched whine experienced from smaller, faster spinning fans.

More details at Lian Li.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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