Lian Li LANCOOL 216 has air and watercooling mode

Posted on Saturday, November 12 2022 @ 13:47 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Lian Li adds a new medium budget case, the LANCOOL 216. This model stands out because it offers a water cooling and air cooling mode -- the position of the motherboard can be adjusted to optimize the case. Out of the box, the case comes with three pre-installed PWM fans, including two large 160mm fans and a 140mm one. Lian Li offers the LANCOOL 216 base model only in black, with a MSRP of $99.99. There is also a variant with RGB LED illumination for $109.99, that version also ships in a white edition for $114.99.

LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of chassis and PC accessories, announces the LANCOOL 216, an airflow focused case. Pre-installed with two 160mm and one 140mm PWM fan, the LANCOOL 216 offers great out-of-box performance and can be configured from air cooling to AIO cooling mode by lowering/raising the motherboard position. To help balance the case airflow and provide better GPU cooling, the Lancool 216 includes an external PCIe fan bracket that supports a 120mm fan to be mounted on the rear panel, in front of the expansion slots. The LANCOOL 216 is available in black with non-RGB front fans, and in black or white with addressable RGB front fans.

Air Cooling Mode & Water Cooling Mode
To ensure plenty of air is passed through, the LANCOOL 216 features a continuous front-to-top fine mesh panel and a PSU shroud side mesh panel. Paired with 2 x 160mm and 1 x 140mm pre-installed PWM fans, the LANCOOL 216 ensures great out-of-box performance. For air cooling solutions, the LANCOOL 216’s rear I/O can be flipped and the motherboard standoffs set higher in the main chamber to allow up to 2 x 140mm fans above the PSU shroud and at the top of the case. In water-cooling mode, with a motherboard in a lower position, the top of the case can be fitted with up to a 360mm radiator for AIO or custom water-cooling loop design.

Additional Airflow
In addition to the 140mm fan pre-installed at the rear of the case, the LANCOOL 216 also supports an additional 120mm fan behind the expansion slots. The included PCIe fan bracket accessory can be used in air-cooling mode in conjunction with horizontal GPUs at the 1st expansion slot, or with vertical GPU closer to the motherboard without obstructing the GPU I/O while providing better cooling for the GPU and a greater intake/exhaust balance for the system.

Easy to Build & Easier Access
The removable top radiator bracket opens the case to simplify the installation of hardware in the main chamber. In the second chamber, 5 velcro straps, clips, and tie points provide clear routing options for cable management. Lastly, the drive cage in the PSU shroud compartment, which can be moved to accommodate front-mounted radiator/fan combos, supports the mounting of 3.5” HDDs and 2.5” SSDs simultaneously on both of its trays. The front panel I/O module can be moved to the lower left side of the front panel for easier access when the case is set on a table.

Optional ARGB Front I/O Accessory
To provide greater control of the light effects on the LANCOOL 216 RGB front fans, an additional ARGB front I/O accessory, the ARGB control & USB module, can be installed at the lower side of the front panel. The additional I/O lets users control the two addressable LEDs channels (opening rim and fan blade shaft) individually to create custom styles. The ARGB control & USB module additional accessory is available in black and white at an MSRP of $13.99.

The LANCOOL 216 Black, Black RGB, and White RGB are available for pre-order at Newegg starting November 11th, 2022, and at and starting November 21st, 2022.







(D)480.9mm x (W)235mm x (H)491.7mm



Black / White


E-ATX (width: under 280mm)/ATX/MICRO-ATX/MINI-ITX


ATX (Under 220mm)


0.8mm Steel
4.0mm Tempered Glass (side panel)


Top: 3 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm
PSU Cover: 2 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm (Air Cooling mode)
Front: 3 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm / 2 x 160mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm / 1 x 140mm
PCIe Fan Bracket: 1 x 120mm


Front: 360 / 280 / 240mm
Top: 360 / 280 / 240mm
Bottom: 240mm


Max 392mm


Max 180.5mm


Drive Cage?2 x 2.5” SSD / 2 x 3.5” HDD
PSU Cover?2 x 2.5” SSD
Behind MB tray: 2 x 2.5” SSD




1 x Power Button
1 x Reset Button
2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB Type C
1 x Audio


1 x Bottom (Tray)


Front: 2 x 160mm PWM Fans
RPM: 500~1680
Static Pressure:118.85 CFM
Airflow: 3.10mm H2O
Rear: 1 x 140mm PWM Fan
RPM: 200~1800
Static Pressure: 81.30 CFM
Airflow: 2.40mm H2O

Front: 2 x 160mm ARGB/PWM Fans
RPM: 500~1680
Airflow: 118.85 CFM
Static Pressure: 3.10mm H2O
Rear: 1 x 140mm PWM Fan
RPM: 200~1800
Static Pressure: 81.30 CFM
Airflow: 2.40mm H2O

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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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