Lian Li PC-A01

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Lian Li PC-A01
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Lian Li PC-A01
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The most obvious difference with a normal case is the large bracket which spans the top half of the case. This is where you can mount the different CPU cooling plates, whether it be the stock Intel or the included AMD version. This is much like the Antec Performance One cases which run on the idea of compartmentalisation. Instead of leaving the CPU fan sucking air from inside the case which is likely to be hotter than the outside, this bracket effectively cuts off the internal air and will only allow cool air from the outside in through the vent in the side panel. Also, because of the different positioning of CPU sockets on motherboards, the selected plate can be moved around to a certain degree.

Unfortunately, unlike other Lian Li cases, this one doesn’t have any vibration mounts, be it on the hard discs, or the power supply. There is simply nothing stopping HDD rumble from being passed on, and amplified by the case itself. This doesn’t bode well for the ‘Extreme Silent’ slogan printed on the packaging.

Lian Li PC-A01
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The optical drive slot has a tool less clip which is also featured on their PC-B20 case which is a nice extra. This means that you won’t have to faff about with four drive screws, and instead just slide your 5.25” drive into place.

Lian Li PC-A01
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To stop your case being covered with dust, there is a removable and washable air filter in one of the side panels which should affectively prevent any airborne particles from setting up camp over your components.

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Last modified: August 15, 2011

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