Lian Li again uses a digital event to introduce new products. As part of the Digital Expo 2.0, the manufacturer shows a new prototype of the A3 m-ATX resulting from the cooperation with DAN Cases, some other cases like the O11 Dynamic EVO XL, fans and AiO water cooling.
From small, large and medium boxes
Lian Li and manufacturer DAN Cases, founded by community member bigdaniel, already worked together on the Lian Li A4-H2O (trial) which was released earlier in the year, and now the next joint case project will follow with DAN Cases. A3 m-ATX. As its name already suggests, the chassis is no longer dedicated to the particularly small Mini-ITX form factor, but can also accommodate m-ATX motherboards, which are a step larger. The volume increases to almost 20 liters, but in return there is even room for large 360 mm radiators.
Buyers can choose between left or right hardware orientation due to an invertible frame inside. The case allows the installation of both SFX and ATX power supplies. There are four slots for graphics cards up to 380mm long in portrait or landscape orientation, and CPU coolers can be up to 158mm tall. There’s also room for two 2.5-inch SSDs. Externally, the A3 m-ATX offers an aluminum and steel case and ARGB LEDs on the bottom. Mesh side elements can optionally be replaced by glass panels.
Lian Li also shows off the O11 Dynamic EVO XL, a larger version of the O11 Dynamic EVO. There’s a reversible orientation here too, but the case is aimed at larger motherboards up to the E-ATX form factor. There is also room for three 420mm radiators. The Lancool 216, on the other hand, is a classic midi tower and the further development of the Lancool 215. However, there are two 160mm fans behind the front, and there is also an I/O panel that can be moved to the left side. as an option.
AiO water cooling and new Uni-Fan fans
There are also new things apart from housing. Lian Li presents a prototype of an all-in-one water cooling system with a 360mm radiator. It is a completely custom design. The heat sink and fan are relatively thick at 32mm and 28mm thick, respectively, thus Lian Li promises high cooling performance. An RGB lighting installed in the pump block should “a high degree of user-specific settings” allow.
Furthermore, with the Uni Fan SL120 V2 and SL140 V2, as well as the AL120 V2 and AL140 V2, the manufacturer shows new case fans with a 28 mm thick frame. The fans, which can be arranged in a modular way, are optimized for strong airflow and high static pressure. Compared to the first generation, Lian Li promises a lower noise level in “same or higher“speeds. The VL variants have RGB lighting in the form of a strip on the frame, while the axis of the AL variants is equipped with light-emitting diodes. From now on, the Uni Fan P28 will be offered as a quiet and performance edition.
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