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New Lian-Li Cases

Posted on November 20, 2006 by Jon Bach

We've added a few great Lian-Li cases to our line today. They just happen to be the exact same box size as cases we have existing packing materials for, so we even have packing materials for them!

Lian-Li PC-A10 [Black] [Silver]
Lian-Li PC-B20 [Black] [Silver]

Based on comments on your site you guys are pretty high on the PC7H+ case and you use it in several of your 'stock' systems. How does this new case compare?

- Rich

Posted on 2007-01-21 12:27:26
PCC- Builder Dan

The PC-B20 is almost exactly the same as the PC7H+, but with a full front door and a modified hard drive tray. The only real problem that I have with it is that it only has an 80mm fan in the back, rather than the 7H's 120mm fan, but that will probably be corrected in future revisions. (The 7H started with an 80mm rear fan as well.)

While I've never been a fan of cases with doors, the B20 has one of the smoothest implementations I've ever seen, with a pair of ball bearings that spring into notches in the case to keep the door closed, rather than the traditional magnets.

From a purely technical standpoint, I would guess that internal temperatures would be slightly higher than in a 7H+, due to the increased restriction on the front air intake and the smaller size of the rear fan. That said, due to the aforementioned front door and the acoustic dampening padding installed, the case should be quieter than a 7H+. Also, to me anyway, the lack of a monster side window makes the case look much more appropriate to an office setting.

Posted on 2007-01-21 16:42:05

I think I like the look of the pc7h+ a bit more than this newer one. I guess if I was going to have a door I'd be going for the Antec p180. I have a pc7h on order with a high end gaming config build inside. Had a friend tell me this case ran very cool with a system he built. Lian-Li has some really nice looking stuff. I'm sure you can't go wrong with anything in their lineup.

Posted on 2007-01-31 10:29:46