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Item#: N82E16811112331

LIAN LI PC-A05FNB Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 1 / USB 2.0 x 1 / HD Audio Front Ports
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 3 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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The power supply mounts on the front, a 120mm fan (rear) takes in cool air into the system, a 120mm fan (HDD cage) exhausts the hot air out of the system, through the vents on the front panel. (Top 140mm fan mount for user upgrade)


PC-A05FNB

Front Mounted PSU

This chassis has a small form factor, but still is easy to service. The perfect balance of space & hardware performance.


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Supports three 3.5" HDDs and Two 2.5" HDDs

HDD cage, using thumb screws with rubber suspension, supports three 3.5" HDDs.


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Supports expansion cards up to 280mm.

PC-A05FNB

Tool-less PCI Design x 8
Vented PCI brackets use thumb screws.

PC-A05FNB

USB 3.0 Multi-Media I/O ports
Users can easily access USB 3.0 (20-pin Header plug) and HD Audio ports.

PC-A05FNB

Tool-less Optical Drive Mounting
Supports two stanrdard 5.25" optical Drives.

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Liquid Cooling Vents

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Fan Speed Controller Space

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Anti-Vibration Clips

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Anti-Vibration Grommets

What's in the Box

PC-A05FNB

Learn more about the Lian-Li PC-A05FNB

Model

Brand
LIAN LI
Model
PC-A05FNB

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Aluminum
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Front Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
ATX / Micro-ATX / Mini-ITX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
2
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
3
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
2
Expansion Slots
8

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 1 / USB 2.0 x 1 / HD Audio

Cooling System

120mm Fans
120mm Front Fan x 1 Included
120mm Rear Fan x 1 Included
140mm Fans
140mm Fan Hole x 1 (Fan not included)

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19.69" x 8.27" x 15.16"
Weight
9.70 lbs.

Features

Features
Thermal-Flow - The power supply units in the front, 120mm fan (rear) intake cool air into the system, 120mm fan (HDD cage) exhaust the hot air out of the system, through the vent holes on the front panel. (Top 140mm fan mount for user upgrade)

Front Mounted PSU - Chassis become smaller, but still easy to be service, the perfect ballance for space & hardware performance.

Supports three 3.5" HDDs and two 2.5" HDDs - HDD cage, using thumb screws with rubber suspension, supports three 3.5" HDDs.

Tool-less PCI Design x 8 - vented PCI brackets, using thumb screws.

USB3.0 Multi-media I/O ports - Users can easily access USB3.0 (20 pin Header plug) and HD Audio ports.

Tool-less Optical Drive Mounting - Supports two stanrdard 5.25" optical Drives.

Maximum Video Card Size: 280mm

Liquid cooling holes

Fan speed controller Space

Anti-Vibration clips

Anti-Vibration grommets

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • James G.
  • 4/18/2014 9:50:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTop Notch built case

Pros: Good quality
easy to install items in case
like the front mount power supply
Air movement is very good
Everything well thought out and designed
Room to run cables behind motherboard tray.
Some has said metal is thin, but its of high quality of which makes up.
Very good finish inside and out

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Anyone that says that this case is hard to work with, should see some of the cases I have built over the last 14 years.
I had cut fingers, knuckles etc from these cases. I am used all different brands, some better than others.

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  • Andy E.
  • 2/21/2014 7:48:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSLI users beware

Pros: Solid, lightweight construction. Good quality parts, lots of rubber anti-vibration mounting grommets, support for 2 2.5" drives that didn't feel like an afterthought. Conservatively attractive; To-The-Max Xtreme Bro Gamers need not apply.

Cons: My 2nd video card did not fit. With my ASUS Z87-A mobo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131981) and Corsair RM850 PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139056), my 2nd Geforce 770 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500303) would not fit. It butts up against the PSU leaving no room for me to mount any power cords.

Other Thoughts: A friend of mine has this unit with a different mother board and runs SLI just fine, so this will work with some mobos but not others. He loves it, and if I could, I'd keep it too.

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  • Joseph A.
  • 2/16/2014 7:10:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Thing Of Beauty When Complet

Pros: Very sharp looking. Light weight, quiet. Beautiful finish. Comes with two fans installed, which do a good job keeping it cool. USB 3.0 at front. Gives a very professional appearance when complete.

Cons: Some sharp edged inside, but not too much of a factor as long as you are careful (I have seen a lot worse). A bit pricey, but if gotten on sale a good value. Bottom floor mount for SSD a bit tight for cables, so you may choose to use an adapter instead and mount up front. Make sure you have an adapter on hand prior so you have the option to do so.

Other Thoughts: This is a unique design with the PS mounted at the front. Also has a reverse cooling design which pushes air through the front side slots. I was a little concerned about this at first, but is seems to work well. Cable management takes a little bit of time, but if you have patients and are good at wire management, the end result will please you. Lots of room behind MB tray for wires to hide.

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  • Cory S.
  • 2/1/2014 10:51:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally Happy with this Case

Pros: -Sleek and Simple but still has a clean/sharp WoW factor!
-Very Light but sturdy
-LED's are visible but not over powering/annoying when in the dark
-Like the tool less design to pull everything off
- Good Air Flow even with reverse direction design (PS unit sits in the front of tower compared to back)
-They have a lot of rubber stoppers from the peg legs to fastening HDD/SSD and PS to reduce noise and vibration
-Cable management is straight to the point with just enough access holes.
- I really like that its ALL aluminum

Cons: -The reset button is works and can be pressed...just the diameter is a little small and have to apply a decent amount of pressure to activate it. They could have increased the size for better access when pressing with finger.
-Power Supply in the front is a cool different design but when plugging in main wires like the power connector to the Mother board it created an unnecessary issue. When trying to configure all the wires into the side that houses all the "mess" the power cable is a standard length but since the PS is right next to the power connector for the MB it has an abnormal amount of extra slack that needs to be tucked into the side panel. Plus you have to rotate the head of the plug 180 degrees to line up with the MB receiver so it creates extra stress/tension on both the wire and MB
-Some GPU's might not fit into this case because of the close proximity with the PS and GPU. Make sure to check dimensions "twice" and I am only running one GPU but if I wanted to do SLI/Crossifre there wouldn't be enough room because of the inference with the GPU and PS . (To be more clear its not really the GPU backing into the PS unit, its the cables that are coming out of the PS that will cause a problem with the GPU touching each other, they give an extra 1/2-1' depending how dense your cables are.

Other Thoughts: The did a good job overall, provided enough room for everything if you plan and map out your components right. Some people complain that the side walls a flimsy, flex out, and bend. The case is made out of aluminum lol, its not stainless steel. They are plenty sturdy for anything you throw into the case or "throw the case itself" if your transporting it lol.

Specs of what Im currently Housing in the Case
-Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W
-AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz
-Asus GTX670-DC2OG-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 GPU
-ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX
-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
-Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5"
-TOSHIBA 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

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  • Jordan H.
  • 1/12/2014 8:06:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Case

Pros: I got this case during the Cyber Monday sale for $79.99.
It's nice to look at. We actually use it in the living room. It manages a relatively compact size while still being able to handle today's gigantic video cards. Components are staying cool despite the unconventional airflow design.

Aside from those main points, the storage mounting is an interesting design, and I quite like it.

Cons: It's made of materials that feel pretty thin and flimsy. Watch your hands when working inside, because there are lots of sharp edges.

Even though the back-to-front airflow design seems to be working fine... it feels weird mounting the power supply on the front like that. That's all I can come up with, really.

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  • Christopher D.
  • 12/20/2013 4:04:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: All aluminum construction
Lian-Li beautiful brushed finish
Moderate sized case for ATX MB support

Cons: Not up to the Lian-Li quality I've come to expect
Noisy (relatively)
Flimsy USB3 adapter cable
Reverse airflow design

Other Thoughts: I was going through an upgrade cycle which left my old workhorse Gigabyte P35-DQ6 system without a home. I had thought I'd just get a cheapo $30 plastic case but when this one went on sale for $60 during Christmas I jumped on it. I've built with 5 other Lian-Li cases (all premium models) so I was happy to get one that was still within my limited budget.

The finish and styling, IMO, is typical Lian-Li which is excellent. First thing I noticed though is that the metal was thinner, especially the side panels. I didn't break out my caliper but I would suspect it's .5-1mm thinner, enough to make them feel a bit flimsy.
There was plenty of room to work with inside the case. All my components fit without issue. The cable management was a little challenging as there was limited room for that but I was able to work with it.

I changed out the fans to Noctua NF-P12's for the case and a Corsair SP120 for the heatsink. The Lian-Li fans are fine but the Noctua and Corsair fans are better. I also tested with a Lian-Li 140mm on top (see below).

After everything was installed and I fired it up I noticed quite a bit of drone and harmonics coming off the case.
I played with different fan speeds and switched out the fan screws for Noctua anti-vibration ones and that helped.
I ended up having to install the Silverstone SST-SF01 sound dampening peel-and-stick kit that quieted down the case substantially which also added some much needed heft to the side panels.
In this regard I was disappointed with the thin aluminum and construction/design of the case which is what I believe to be the culprit. One big egg off for that.

The USB3 to USB2 adapter cable disintegrated in my hand as I was trying to insert it into the motherboard. Fortunately I had already purchased a Silverstone adapter (superior) not knowing if the case came with one.

My system:
Gigabyte P35-DQ6
Intel Q6600@3.6GHz, 1.53v (Hot)
Thermalight Ultra-120 Extreme
Corsair Dominator DDR-1066 4x1GB
MSI GTX 660
Samsung 830 128GB
WD Velociraptor 300GB (bare)
ASUS DVD drive

The case has the option for mounting two 2.5" drives on the bottom which is where I put the SSD and HDD. That made for cleaner cable management and unobstructed airflow for the front fan.

Now on to the "reverse airflow" design. I tested every possible fan configuration/speed to see what gave me the best CPU/MB/GPU/ temps. Front intake, front exhaust, cpu front, cpu rear, rear exhaust, rear intake, top open, top intake, top exhaust and everything in between. For each test I would idle for 10min and then run Prime95/MSI Kombustor for 15min.
Every config had it's strengths but the best overall temps for this setup was a traditional front intake, rear exhaust, top closed, cpu blowing to rear.

YMMV.

I think it's still a nice case for the price I paid, but two eggs off from me for the work I had to do to quiet it down, fan tests for best temps and cable disintegration.

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  • Dane B.
  • 11/27/2013 10:42:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOddball case, great look

Pros: - All aluminum everything
- Nice black finish
- Surprisingly roomy
- Quiet

Cons: - Couple of cut fingertips
- Shortish power supply required
- Not sold on blowing heat forward
- Needs better insulation on the power supply extension

Other Thoughts: I got this case as a fun compromise in full ATX capabilities and small form factor, and overall, have been really pleased with it. It's got the Lian Li look of brushed aluminum and thumbscrews everywhere, and feels very sturdy while being remarkably light, though I wouldn't sit on it anytime soon. It's fully aluminum, which is rare enough in a case, but it's very thin aluminum, and I managed to cut myself on a few edges - don't expect the rolled edges of a steel case here. Aside from that, I did manage to wedge an entire ATX motherboard inside, and even managed dual R9 270's, creating one of the few Crossfires in this case - due to the power supply and hard drive mounting, you can usually fit one video card that is significantly longer than the motherboard, but if you go with more than one you'll definitely need a card shorter than a standard ATX motherboard - even as is, it's pretty tight in there. The case comes with two 120mm fans and has space for a 140mm blowhole (which comes blocked, but you can buy a grate for it), all of which run nice and quiet while moving a good chunk of air. One of the main selling points Lian Li makes is that the fans blow forward, sucking in from the back and pushing past the 3.5" drive bays out the front. I need to run more tests, but it's all sorts of backwards from the norm, and I'm suspicious of it. Lastly, I had once instance where I had the case open and the power supply switched off (but still plugged in, for grounding) and I touched the connector that runs from the back of the PC to the power supply, and lo and behold it bit me. I blame myself, but realize that even if your supply is switched off (which requires the front panel to be removed) there are still places in the case where 120VAC can be found.

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  • ALAN R.
  • 11/16/2013 10:07:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery disappointing. Please go with something else.

Pros: - Very compact
- Clever design
- Clean, almost elegant looks

Cons: - Incredibly flimsy construction
- Cramped
- Sharp edges inside the case
- Top panel rattles when fan is mounted on it
- Very poor cable routing

Other Thoughts: I've had wonderful experiences with Lian-Li cases. I have one that's housed three builds over the past seven years, and it has never let me down. I bought this case because of that experience, and I was shocked at how utterly poor this is. I bought this on sale and with a rebate that would have brought the cost down to $40, and even at that price it was very clearly not worth it. It went back today, and with it went any shred of loyalty I might have had for Lian-Li. There are far better options out there.

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  • Alexander S.
  • 11/6/2013 11:09:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good!

Pros: Light, Good fit and finish, can fit ATX motherboard into a small size case, sensible / unusual design, lots and lots of thumbscrews, e.g. 3.5 drive cage uses 6 screws! 2 decent 120mm 3-pin connector fans bundled, USB3 front port.

Cons: Everything is flexing - sometimes I think the case is not rigid enough to accommodate motherboard with multiple add-on cards. Every screw takes unusually many turns to tighten - I suspect because the metal around it flexes.

Other Thoughts: This is my first aluminum case. Very light - which is nice. Also flexing. This is somewhat disturbing to me. Am I the only one who thinks the screws provided have thread different than that in other cases? The screws fixing add-on cards in other cases have thread which is much more coarse.

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  • Rouslan D.
  • 10/12/2013 12:44:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood looks, strange airflow

Pros: - solid looks and feel.

Cons: - fan on the back sucks the air.. Half the airflow exits right under the fan through the slot grills.
- case is wider than it needs to be by at least an inch.

Other Thoughts: I made several modifications:
- I had to cut the rivets holding the CDROM and hdd cage to install an eATX board, which pretty much filled the case back to front.
- I took off the back fan, mounted the PSU in the front standing (so it sucks air from the front) and also added 2 12cm fans in the front above and under the PSU. Basically the whole front face of the case is fans now, sucking air in.
- case is very wide. I glued an 1" thick padding on the side panel to increase air velocity over the motherboard, CPUs and GPU.

At the end, my build looks awesome inside and outside (outside not changed from stock) and is functional. Can be a great case if you put a day of work into it.

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