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LIAN LI PC-A10B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
  • USB2.0 x 2 ,IEEE1394 x 1,MIC x 1 ,EAR x 1 Front Ports
  • 7 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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The PC-A10B is more case than you'll need, and all that you want. Featuring seven external bays, one of which can be used for either 5.25" or 3.5" drives with a 5.25" to 3.5" adapter this case has flexibility along with size. This case uses that size effectively by making room for five internal hard drives, and dual power supplies.

Setup is a breeze with all the extra space inside this case. The ATX motherboard, up to 12" x 9.6" will almost look small in comparison, and the tooless drive bays will save valuable time and frustration.

Your completed system will get plenty of air to breathe, as the three 120mm ball bearing fans and one side fan do their job. The first is place up front ready to blow cool air over the hard drive. The second is in its traditional spot in back, along with a third on top. The last is the most impressive: this fan does the job of a side fan pulling the hot air off of your video card or motherboard, but rather than blowing that hot air out the side where it can heat up your desk, it goes out the back where it can be forgotten.

  • newegg Aluminum Door with Lock The LIAN LI PC-A10B features an all-aluminum front door with the three-piece combination concept and exclusive, super-stable steel ball design and a front door lock for extra security.
  • newegg Excellent Expandability with 12 Drive Bays The LIAN LI PC-A10B boasts seven external 5.25" drive bays including one 5.25''-to-3.5'' converter with a FDD bezel and five internal 3.5" drive bays for superior expandability.
  • newegg Excellent Cooling Performance The LIAN LI PC-A10B features three 120mm ball-bearing fans (in the front, on the top and at the rear) and one side fan exhausting heat from the VGA card and a three-speed fan controller on the front panel.
  • newegg Compatible with Water Cooling The LIAN LI PC-A10B features two pre-drilled water cooling holes at the top panel for easy installation of the water cooling system.
  • newegg Dual PSU Support With the LIAN LI PC-A10B's unique dual power supplies with one cable, switch on dual PSUs at once.
  • newegg Easy Installation and Anti-vibration Feature The LIAN LI PC-A10B features a removable motherboard tray, CD-ROM assembling module, HDD modules and a removable PSU tray for easy installation, and anti-vibration rubber rings and springs for reduced vibration and noise.

Learn more about the Lian-Li PC-A10B

Model

Brand
LIAN LI
Model
PC-A10B

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Aluminum
With Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
12" x 9.6" ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
7
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1 x 5.25'' to 3.5'' converter with a FDD bezel
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
5
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB2.0 x 2 ,IEEE1394 x 1,MIC x 1 ,EAR x 1

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
12cm ball-bearing fan x 3, side fan x 1
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
21.1'' x 8.5'' x 20.6'' (DxWxH)

Features

Features
Have two ATX PSU space ,one button to turn on two dual P/S
Anti-vibration for side panels
HDD and CD-ROM with easy assemble module
Slidable M/B tray

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 12/15/2008 9:47:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLarger Than Your Average Mid-Tower!!! Greeeaaat!!!!

Pros: This is larger than your average mid-tower case, much larger. So if you need something a little bigger than a mid-tower but not as big as a full-tower...then this is the case for you. Lian Li and Silverstone make the best cases on the market in my opinion and being a mechanical engineer I should know?? Lian Li is the leader though especially in Aluminum. Lots of Aluminum, Strong, Anodized, Clean, Deburred, Fits like a glove, Solid, Dampened, Gasketed, Filtered, etc...They got it going. Everything I wanted fit fine, listed below. Plenty of room for everything I wanted to put in and then some. Twin PSU slots are good but will not fit anything bigger than SST-ST60F IMHO, Silverstone 750W would be too long as I already had to remove the lower rear HDD rack to make room to run cable, twin 600W PSUs are plenty, Plenty of HDDs, Plenty of fans, sliding MOBO tray, etc... plenty of good with case.

Cons: Just a couple of cons...the top fan is pointed inward so depending on your setup you may want to flip around...I did. The PSUs fit a little snug I thought and to cool things off a little I added 120mm fan intakes on both sides of the case so the PSU were drawing air directly from outside rather than pulling it from inside already heated air. You need to leave room then on each side of your case that way for the new circulation path to work. Works like a champ. I windowed my case as well, easy enough to modify these cases if your a handy enough. The next con would have to be lack of easily replacble or washable filters on all entrances to make a dustless inside. I did a lot of work and was able to acheive this but case makers should already be here with this mindset standard. Next would have to be the jumper wire for the second PSU is not configured well for modular PSUs. I had to make my own jumper in order to minimize cable bundles. One HDD rack is poorly configured and wasted IMHO.

Other Thoughts: One more major con I ran out of room above to list. The power button and reset buttons on front will activate if you just press the front aluminum of the case...very sensitive. I shimmed them back about .030" to fix. Not perfect but works and looks fine. Installed: Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 mobo, Vista 64bit, EVGA 9800GTX, Twin Silverstone SST-ST60F PSU's, WD HDD 500GB RAID1 Times 2 with a WD 320 GB HDD for programs, C2D Q6700 with an AC7 Pro HS&F, I have the fan pointing up and I reversed direction of top case fan to blow out, this way I have two 120mm fans intake and two 120mm fans exhaust, I then have the two PSU in the bottom intake through modified side grills in the case and exhaust out their back. The GPU has it's own exhasut fan and the PCI cards have a semi-efficient exaust system that is stock on the case. Twin Pioneer 112D burners, a Lian Li card reader to match case - the newest one. One EX-23 and EX-34 added for all the HDD's and also air intake and C-01B bezels on the dvds.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/28/2008 12:53:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoesn't get any better than this

Pros: -Removable mother board tray/hard drive tray

-A lot of space

-Extremely quiet. I was surprised when I first booted the
system up because I could barely hear any of the fans.

-Minimalistic Style notable trade mark of all Lian Li cases

Cons: -Catches fingerprints easy

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  • Steven H.
  • 7/4/2008 8:51:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very well constructed case. Removable motherboard tray makes building a lot easier. The fan in the front is kind of tucked away and hidden so it dosn't get in the way, all fans have face guards so a wire dosn't accidentally hit them and make annoying noises.

Cons: The most annoying thing about this case is they should've made it about 1cm taller in the top section. If you are using a standard size 120mm fan and have a heatsink on the top side of your motherboard (like a lot of the Asus boards do tese days) it will most likley hit the top fan. I had to removed the top fan completely in order to install my board so instead I took out two of the front 5 1/4 shields and Rigged a fan there to make sure I had sufficient airflow in the top half of the case.

The fans themself that come with this case are kind of weak. They are really quiet, but they only run at a max of 1500 rpm and do not move very much air at that speed. You'll probably want to replace them with some higher grade fans, I used the Silverstone FM 123s. I am using the cas fan that is in the front bottom though and it keeps my hard drives and psu area at around 30c, but with two 4850s and a q9450 in the top section they just arn't strong enough.

Other Thoughts: The fan problem I mentioned above could be gotten around if you buy a thinner 120mm fan or if you shave about 2mm off the edge of the fan that would hit the heat sink. I'm considering doing this myself just havn't gotten around to it yet. By the way my board is a P5E Deluxe if anyone is wondering what specific board I had this problem with. And on this board a Zalman 9700 would have room to clear the top fan if the heatsink had not hit.

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  • Ariful K.
  • 6/8/2008 10:07:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case - SPACIOUS

Pros: this is a solid case. beautiful simplistic design. all auluminum is great for cooling. VERY SPACIOUS. Easy cabling. more than enough room for the latest long video cards.

Cons: the fan on the top of the case interferes with some motherboards' heatsinks. i have the p5k3 deluxe and the heatsink was brushing against the case fan.

Other Thoughts: though lian li and many say that the sectional heat compartments are a good thing. i am not really sure. it doesnt seem to be either an improvement or problem compared to the older lian li pc65 cases.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 4/2/2008 7:30:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful case

Pros: This is the nicest case I've ever owned, and having owned several Macs and another Lian-Li case, I think that says something. Every detail is carefully thought out: detents in the front door so it has that satisfying 'click' when it shuts; rubber gaskets at all possible vibration trouble spots; large diameter fans; compartmentalized heat zones; light pipe to carry the HDD and power LEDs through the front door; thumbscrew or screwless mounting of everything; rounded off aluminum edges or edges covered in plastic to avoid cuts on your hands when working inside the case; locking front door; plenty of 5.25 bays. The list goes on. And it really is nice to look at! So minimal. Anything that has that 2001 monolith look is a winner for me.

Cons: It would be nice if the side panels had a latch ala Apple or HP cases (instead of thumbscrews), but this really is a minor complaint. Also, in HP cases, you simply attach four large-headed screws into a hard disk, and they slide into a screwless HDD rack. Lian-Li's system is a bit more cumbersome, since (assuming you've affixed the HDD to the rack using a screw), you have to remove the entire rack.

Other Thoughts: Love the case. Really makes all my other gear look shabby! I was a little iffy about the cost before I bought this, but not anymore.

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  • Charles Y.
  • 12/10/2007 4:05:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell made, only a few minor flaws

Pros: It is an awesome, roomy case. Plenty of space. Hinges on front door are very smooth and shut securely. the fans are dead silent, you can only barely hear them over ambient noise.

Cons: Front panel connectors for the face USB ports are a bit confusing due to odd coloring. The top fan can block large heat sinks from mounting properly. Ordinarily, that would be fine, however, stupidly, there are no threads on the grill itself, so you'll have to find a nut that fits the black screws and mount it yourself. Also, the back panel covers for the PSU's are only glued on, so if you accidentally take both off, you'll have to glue it back on to avoid a hole in the bottom of your case.

Other Thoughts: This isn't really a con, so i wont put it there, but i do kinda wish that they had put a hole in the motherboard tray for those of us who use mounted heat sinks, just to make installation a bit easier. Kinda a niche request though. Also, if you have a dusty apartment/house/dormroom, you'll have to occasionally clean dust off the front fan. better there than in the computer, I suppose.

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  • Nicholas B.
  • 10/29/2007 4:53:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLian LI PC-A10B

Pros: Another superbly designed case from Lian-Li. The case has an enormous amount of space, making installation a breeze.

My Geforce 7950 GX2 fits in with more than enough room.

The pullout motherboard tray makes installation of the motherboard very easy

No one comes close to the quality of Lian-Li

Cons: My ASUS Maximus formula with Tuniq tower 120 will not fit if using the slide out motherboard tray: i.e must install the cooler with the motherboard already in case, made installation exceedingly painful

Also, the top case fan will not fit with the Tuniq 120

The case is noticeably more noisy than some of the other silent Lian-Li cases

Other Thoughts: An expensive case, but you get what you pay for!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/26/2007 11:07:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsI like my cases like my coffee: Big & Black

Pros: Big. Did I mention it was big? I thought this was supposed to be a "Mid-Tower"?! Suprisingly easy to set up given the lack of detailed instructions. Removeable MB "Tray" nice feature. Just a solid piece of equipment.

Cons: Nit-Picking Alert! Dependent upon your MB, the top case fan interferes with larger CPU fans.
The same case fan would also interfere with some manufacturers MOSFET HS's. You've been warned!
Placement of PSU mount leaves you little alternative other than to pop out the "blank" cover on other side so you can mount PSU with power lead side-up - this is all due to the large
case dimensions. Wish they'd substituted some of 5.25's for 2 or 3 more 3.5's (can also get the
modular HDD kits from Lian-Li though). Waaah - I'm done crying now.

Other Thoughts: Inspite of the minor niggling complaints, the overall form & function of this case prevents me from giving it other than the full five stars. Lian-Li - and nothing but Lian-Li - for me from this point on!!!

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  • Jonathan P.
  • 4/22/2007 9:52:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsSexy Beast

Pros: It's big, excellent airflow, VERY easy to work with, no stupid gimmicky retention mechanisms, ample room for all my drives.cable management is very easy.

Cons: The power supply mounting bracket thing is a good concept, but the implementation is a bit lacking for simgle-psu setups, if you mount the psu where it's already open, you can have major issues getting your power cords all the way up to the motherboard plugs, i had to mount the psu in the secondary psu slot, since it's the reverse of the primary, putting the cables at the top, but when you do this, the metal plate that covered the secondary psu hole can't be mounted in the primary slot because there's no threaded holes for it (bad move), so epoxy it was, and now it's all dandy, but i hate to have to take those kinds of measures with a brand new (and expensive) case. other than that, the side panels are kind of a pain to slide off.

Other Thoughts: This case WILL hold big power supplies, like the "PCP&C silencer quad 750, or 1kw), and my 8800gtx has about 4 inches to spare, so space is never an issue with this case.

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  • darryl w.
  • 4/13/2007 11:32:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsI love that aluminum!!!!

Pros: It's aluminum. It's the strong, silent type. It's tall, dark and handsome. The case includes four 120mm fans. They are positioned on the front, back, and top. The other side fan is thumbscrewed to the middle back of the case and pulls heat from the video card and exhausts it out the back. A fifth 120mm fan can be added. Plenty of room. The front panel cords are long. Removable mobo tray. Plenty of screws. Room for 5 hard drives and at least 4 optical drives and 2 power supplies. Typical Lian Li quality. Closing the door eliminates the brightness of the front LED's. There are 2 small holes on the door that lets a small portion of the light come through. Nice touch. The feet are of a higher quality than you get on a lot of cases. Exceptional Lian Li fans. They don't produce any buzzing, high pitched noises. Thumbscrews are practically everywhere. Screwless design for holding the optical drives.

Cons: Expensive, but what the heck!
The fans are loud if ran at their current speeds. However using a few Zalman Fan Mate 2 controllers solved the problem. The doors can produce a hum if secured tightly. I experimented and left the thumb screws loose and the hum went away. The case doesn't use a totally screwless design, but it's still a pleasant case to work with. I used screws to secure the optical drives, to eliminate any vibration from disc spin-up.

Other Thoughts: The case can house five 120mm fans and should keep temps pretty low. The Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 that I'm using is a shorter ATX board than most, and it makes the case seem even roomier. I use the Enermax Liberty ELT500AWT power supply and the cords are long enough. I think that Lian Li is slowly starting to redesign their cases to include all 120 mm fans. This one rivals the Antec P180 in terms of fan possibilities. This case is relatively quiet, once you lower the speed of the fans and make sure that the doors don't hum. One review mentioned that adding 5 hard drives would restrict air flow. I don't think that it would if you add the fifth fan right in front of the cage that holds the 2 hard drives. That would be 2 bottom fans pulling air and pushing it toward the PSU fans. There's enough room for air to circulate. I bought the case so that I would have more and less. More room, more fan options, less noise, less heat. So far the case has not disappointed.

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