Yesterday I published a review of the ultra-compact Lian Li PC-V354 case and today the company introduces the PC-A04, a new aluminium mini-tower case available in black or silver. This new chassis is designed for Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards, it supports two external 5.25" devices, up to 7 HDDs, graphics cards as long as 370mm (by removing one cage), three 120mm fans and USB 3.0. The fans feature dust filters and just like the HDDs they're mounted through rubber grommets to prevent vibrational noise. The CPU area has a cut-out to make it easier to swap your HSF
and the 5.25" bays feature a tool-free mounting mechanism. The Lian Li PC-A04 measures 188mm x 386mm x 460mm (W x H x D) and weighs 4.1kg. It will start shipping by the end of the month for $110 (excl. VAT).
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.
Two, 120mm intake fans on the front panel and one 120mm exhaust fan on the top panel keep internal temperatures cool and stable. All three fans are protected by air filters to prevent dust from entering the chassis. Lian Li also included a space on the back panel for users to mount a fan speed controller. Another thermal feature of the PC-A04 is the air-filtered vents directly beneath the tool-less, anti-vibration PSU mount, located at the base of the chassis to increase airflow.
The PC-A04 has four, vented PCI slots; two, tool-less 5.25” ODD mounts on the front panel; and one 2.5” internal HDD mount, in addition to the seven, innovative 3.5” HDD mounts. On the top panel users have easy-access to the I/O control-switch, one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, one e-SATA port, and HD Audio ports. The stylish and simple, all-aluminum, PC-A04 weighs in at 4.1KG and is available in silver or black. It's dimensions are 188mm x 386mm x 460mm (W,H,D).