Lian Li PC-B25F arrives next month for $190

Posted on Thursday, Aug 27 2009 @ 14:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Lian Li introduced the PC-B25F, a new aluminum midi tower case that will ship in the second half of September for $190. The Lian Li PC-B25F features a full tool-less design, with a tool-less PSU securing bracket, tool-less optical driver claspers, anti-vibration HDD cage with tool-less brackets, and tool-less PCI bracket clips.
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd Ltd has launched the PC-B25F midi tower chassis. The hair-line brushed all aluminum chassis is based on the original PC-B25 “Blue Ring” classic, however it has a few more refinements to make it that much more attractive. It still retains the basic award winning design but now has a completely tool-less functionality inside the chassis to help you install and uninstall your components with ease. These latest tool-less features are becoming an expected aspect of Lian Li chassis and ensure time saving as well as securing your hardware safely.

Complete Tool-Less Design
The front panel clips off easily and conveniently. The entire chassis is designed for tool-less implementation, so installing your hardware and getting your system up and running is extremely easy. The unique Power Supply Bracket allows the PSU to be secured using only the tool-less clasp which is ideal to hold the PSU without the need for securing screws. There are 3x ODD 5.25” bays of which two have a patented mounting bar which secures your optical drives safely and securely. The PCI brackets are made of aluminum and have a special tool-less clip with rubber padding to secure your graphics and daughter cards with the utmost of ease. Similarly the HDD drives are secured in a tool-less bracket and mounted with rubber grommet struts to prevent movement and vibration from today’s fast moving and highly specialized HDD components. The HDD’s are secured with a sliding bar that secures all the drives simultaneously. The front panel and top panel are easily detachable for access to fans and air filters. The PC-B25F chassis has all the functional and user friendly design aspects users have come to expect in a Lian Li case.

Thermal features
The PC-B25F features advanced thermal dynamics, using two fans on the front (2x 120mm@1200RPM), plus two top mounted fans (2x 140mm@1000RPM) and one rear 120mm@1500RPM extraction fan. The airflow is more than adequate to cool your system quietly and efficiently.

Lian Li engineers have optimized the airflow to enter from the front mounted fans, directly cooling the HDD’s and ODD’s and thereafter refreshing the CPU region. The hot air generated by the CPU and GPU is directly extracted via the rear 120mm Fan and the dual top mounted fans. Both top mounted fans have special vibration free kits, which allow for silent operation as well as easy and safe removal of the fans should you wish to do so. The volume of airflow is more than sufficient to keep your gaming rig cool and conveniently silent.

General features
The dimensions stand at 210x495x490mm (W, H, D). The top and front panels are clipped via special plastic kits which reduce metal on metal contact wear and tear as well as vibration. The 8x PCI expansion slots enable CrossFireX and three-way SLI graphic card setups. The chassis front face has 3x 5.25”ODD bays. Add to that the rounded folded edges, the support clips for cable management as well as extra holes in the plates for cable routing and you have a complete all round product perfect for your PC components.

The chassis supports 3x 5.25” Optical drive bays with one optional 1x 3.5” external and 6 additional internal 3.5” bays where your HDD can be secured using 4 thumbscrews & rubber grommets to slide the HDD into the HDD cage. The PC-B25F case is for Micro-ATX or ATX motherboards and has 8 PCI expansion slots, which are well ventilated with special vented brackets when not in use. The top panel is removable with the multimedia I/O ports on the top panel consisting of 1x E-SATA + 2x USB2.0 as well as HD+AC97 Audio.

Lian Li PC-B25F features:
  • Full system tool-less design
  • PSU tool-less securing bracket
  • 8x PCI expansion slots for convenient three-way SLI or CrossFireX configurations
  • PSU airflow vent
  • Supports ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards
  • Removable side, front and top panels
  • Front dual input 120mm Fans @1200RPM
  • Dual top 140mm Fans@1000RPM + 1x120mm Rear Fan@1500RPM
  • Multi-media I/O ports in top panel
  • Anti-vibration HDD cage
  • Folded elements to prevent sharp edges
  • Tools-less CD-ROM claspers with rubber support

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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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