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LIAN LI PC-A55B 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
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 2 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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The LIAN LI PC-A55 is a stylish and elegant ATX mid tower case that boasts aluminum construction and minimalistic design with clean lines and classic color schemes. The front PSU mounting design makes for a short and smaller enclosure, but sacrifices no performance - up to 310mm VGA card can be supported. Two 140mm fans, one on top and one at the bottom, generate adequate air flow to cool all your components. A host of features including removable front panel, USB 3.0 connectivity, air base filter and EMI spring add to the function as well as ease of installation and maintenance.

  • newegg Front Mounted PSU Design The front mounted standard ATX PS/2 PSU, allow PC-A55 to be shorter, and smaller, but still easy to install and serve, the perfect balance of space and hardware performance.
  • newegg Thermal Performance A 140mm bottom intake fan and a 140mm top exhaust fan work together to push the cold air through the case in high volumes with low RPMs.
  • newegg Space-Smart Design Although smaller than conventional mid tower case, the LIAN LI PC-A55 provides ample space to accommodate high end graphics card up to 310mm in length and CPU cooler 150mm in height.
  • newegg 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Support This chassis can accommodate one 5.25" device, 2x 3.5" drives and 2x 2.5 drives. You can easily install the drives into the cage.
  • newegg Easy Access Panel One USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port and one microphone port & headphone port allow easy connection to a variety of peripherals.

Learn more about the Lian-Li PC-A55B

Model

Brand
LIAN LI
Model
PC-A55B

Spec

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

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
2
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

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

Cooling System

140mm Fans
1 x 140mm Fan (Front)
1 x 140mm Fan (Rear)
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
7.4" x 14.76" x 17.91" (W x H x D)
Weight
8.53 lbs.

Features

Features
Maximum Compatibility
- VGA Card length: 310mm
- PSU length: 160mm
- CPU cooler height: 150mm

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Mike H.
  • 4/28/2013 11:30:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood but than theres that thing...

Pros: Minimalistic sleek small tower that fits large video cards
Surprisingly good temps for just 2 case fans
Nice brushed metal surface

Cons: My hard drive sounded much much louder in this case than my previous case. I had to use the 1 drive bay that this thing has to suspend my hdd with tie straps and this cured the problem but leaves me with no drive bay till i get a SSD drive

Other Thoughts: If you have a SSD this is a non issue for you but if you're putting an HDD in this be prepared for loud noises.

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  • Carl J.
  • 4/6/2013 1:11:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDon't expect to fit watercooler in this case.

Pros: Great build

Cons: Yes kind of my own fault should have check manufactures website as wanted to install water cooler but the case is just too narrow. However Phantecs low profiler coolers work awesome in this case.

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  • Brandon G.
  • 3/24/2013 12:11:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat looking, difficult to work with, poor quality fans

Pros: Fits large video cards (and multiple GPUs), has pretty good cooling (not great, but good), fits a lot of hardware given its size, very small and easy to move around/carry, incoming fan has dust filter on it, comes apart easily - the front of the case is held on with a latch type system that allows you to pull the front of the case off very easily

Cons: Difficult to work in. I find myself having to rebuild/rewire this case anytime I want to change fans, slide out a hard drive, remove power supply, etc. Removing power supply pretty much involves disconnecting all wires (including SATA data cables) inside the case in order to slide it out. Its a very tight fit with a modular PSU. Although modular PSU's fit, the cables have to bend at a pretty severe angle coming out of the modular connector on top of the PSU.

The fans that come with this case are terrible. They are loud when running at full speed and make a sort of rattling/grinding noise. I started replacing them with Noctuas the first week I had this case.

Like all Lian Li cases, its a fingerprint magnet.

The bottom fan filter's clips stick out and can catch your finger when carrying this case. I imagine if you put this case on carpet the bottom fan will be completely cut off, and the clips will stick into the carpet. Something to think about. There are feet on the bottom but they aren't very tall and will sink far enough into your carpet for air movement to be a problem.

Not a lot of room for tall heatsinks. A lot of the most popular heatsinks are 152mm+. This case only fits 150mm heatsinks. I had to go with a more expensive "low profile" type heatsink - Noctua C12P SE14 - in order to fit and still meet the cooling performance level I wanted.

The motherboard tray has a whole in the back for mounting the backplate for heavier heatsinks. Unfortunately, this hole is too small for most of the backplates - you still need to remove the motherboard to mount it.

Other Thoughts: My system specs:
Intel i7 3770k
EVGA GTX 680 FTW+ 4GB
16GB (2x8GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600
PC Power & Cooling MKIII Silencer 600w (modular)
ASUS Maximus V Gene mATX Motherboard
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD
Seagate 2TB 7200RPM HDD
Noctua C12P SE14 CPU Cooler

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  • Robert A.
  • 3/19/2013 7:50:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Weight, Style, Sufficient external connections for my needs.

Cons: Three pin cooling fans.

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  • Frank S.
  • 3/9/2013 7:10:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case with amazing build quality.

Pros: Very well made. No surprises on quality.

Cons: Lian-Li is my favorite case maker of all time. Never had a problem with one of the designs failing on me.

Other Thoughts: All aluminum work of art.

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  • Joseph M.
  • 3/3/2013 2:07:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet..... Really Queit

Pros: Very lightweight (Aluminum construction). I've got a full ATX MB and a upper middle end GPU (7870XT - 200W). The case with it's two 140mm fans bottom and top keep temps in the 20's when idle and 50's running full tilt. The case is roughly the size of my MicroATX gaming rig case (NXZT Vulcan)

Cons: None that I've seen.

Other Thoughts: PSU placement might be an issue if cables aren't long enough. I think it's brilliant..... others may not.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/29/2013 1:07:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBlack Box

Pros: Small for an ATX desktop. Classy case. Lots of room inside especially with a micro ATX motherboard. If you are not into super sized gaming platforms then desktop pc's are on the way out as graphics cards become miniaturized but this unit is ideal for the everyday hobbyist.

Cons: Poor airflow but that should not deter a serious builder. The case is only anodized on the front sides and top. Fingerprint magnet. Blue led in front needs covered.

Other Thoughts: This is my third Lian Li case and it is my favorite. Just a black box but as one reviewer once said "it is some pretty nice furniture". I could have the same experience with a laptop attached to my big screen but I would not have had the joy of building it myself.

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  • Steven M.
  • 1/24/2013 10:54:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: No sharp edges
Very clean, attractive look.
2 140mm fans included, they move a good amount of air

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I got scared when I got the power supply in and forgot to turn the switch on for it, luckily you can reach the switch from the front panel. I had to take the top off to get the 8-pin cpu power cable to fit in, top comes off with 4 screws no problem.

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  • Meaghan M.
  • 12/26/2012 1:24:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case No Instructions

Pros: * Silent,
* Solid quality,
* Relatively affordable when on sale

Cons: No instructions and an odd PSU placement made this install a bit harder to figure out. I eventually realized I needed to remove the front of the case and some thumb screws but it wasn't obvious.

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  • Baron L.
  • 12/20/2012 5:23:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCase is nice for smaller power supply

Pros: Case is nice, wish I would have noticed that the power supply I bought (a corsair 750w) would have fit without "retrofitting" with a pair of cutters like a boss. Overall outcome is the same, it's starting to look like my signature.

Cons: i can understand why the psu mount exists, it's an interesting concept but it makes you gotta get kinda creative

Other Thoughts: First world problem I gotta cut off a piece of my hundred dollar case

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