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LIAN LI PC-A05NB Black Aluminum ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

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  • Aluminum ATX Mini Tower
  • USB 2.0 / Audio Front Ports
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 3 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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The LIAN LI PC-A05NB to be shorter, and smaller, but still easy to install and service -- the perfect balance of space and hardware performance.

Armed with durable aluminum, the LIAN LI PC-A05NB provides superior cooling for your high-performance components. The case comes equipped with 120mm fans, one in the front and one in the rear for efficient ventilation. Front I/O panel hosts 2 USB 2.0 ports and audio in/out jacks.

The case offers space for two external 5.25” drives, one external 3.5” drive, three 3.5” internal drives, and 7 expansion slots. Everything you need to build a great gaming system today, and support your expansions for some time to come!

  • newegg Thermal Solution The power supply units in the front, therefore the air flow design is unlike a standard chassis; it has the rear 120mm fan to intake cool air into the system, and the power supply and the front 120mm fan in the HDD cage exhaust the hot air out of the system, through the vent holes on the front panel.
  • newegg Tool-less Optical Drive Mounting Design The LIAN LI PC-A05NB supports standard 5.25-inch optical Drive, and it is easy to install and remove the optical drive without tool.
  • newegg Great Expandability with 6 Drive Bays Featuring two external 5.25” drives bays and four 3.5” drives bays (one external and three internal), the LIAN LI PC-A05NB provides great expandability.
  • newegg Removable Front Panel The front panel is detachable and they can be removed without tools.
  • newegg Removable Top Cover The top panel can be removed via four easy-to-reach screws.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The convenient front I/O panel enables easy access to two USB 2.0 ports and two audio ports.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
You get what you pay for

Pros: Quality and attention to detail. Great to work on. Looks sharp without being stupid-looking. So many of these "gamer" cases look like a PC version of a Fast and Furious car.

Cons: Unfortunately, this product is not quite 100%.

The one thing that has bothered me is that the front panel is very easily knocked loose. I often bump it with my foot and it comes off. No other complaints whatsoever.

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1/ 5
bad air flow, low quality fan
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Good, but Take Note...

Pros: Same high Lian Li build quality I've come to expect. No sharp edges, lots of parts included, excellent thumbscrews and solid build.

Cons: The build quality is great, but I think this case was designed by a mad scientist. The power supply sits at the front bottom of the case with a cord that reaches around, so hot air blows up onto your video cards. The airflow is also reversed, with the case trying to suck in air through the side grilles on the front.

With the stock cooler my CPU reached 88 degrees after 5 minutes of torture testing (100 degrees is where the motherboard shuts off to protect itself.) I bought Lian Li part T-LM14B-2, a replacement for the top of this case that puts a 140mm fan on top, and my temps dropped 20 degrees. By itself, this is NOT a performance case.

Other Thoughts: My last computer had a Lian Li mid-tower case that I really liked, so I got this one as a slightly smaller alternative. Don't make my mistake--Lian Li's build quality is top-notch, but the ventilation and heat build-up in this case are awful.

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5/ 5
Simplistically Beautiful

Comments: For the money, this is a great case. I highly recommend it or its silver sister.

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5/ 5
Excellent case

Comments: As to the comment from "saharette", I believe you must be mistaken in thinking that there is only one opening (or fan) in this case (and no other inlets/outlets). There are two 120mm fans; one in the back of the case, which is very visible, while the other is in front of the hard drive cage. Maybe you didn't see that fan, but there are two fans, one to pull the air into the case, and one to push it out -- seems pretty evenly balanced if just these two fans are used.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Freakin AWESOME

Pros: This case is wonderful! I have always had a big jumbo case and was tired of all the lights and NOISE! So when I found this case, I jumped on it. After careful inspection of the case when it arrived, I found that the case was made very well. Good solid construction. Something I was lacking in my other assorted cases. I was very pleased with the layout of the internals. They worked out perfectly with my set up at that time. I actually was so pleased I am buying a couple more. I was able to have minimal wires show. (Mobo 24 pin wires, video card wires) Other then those, I had the PSU wires that came off the PSU. Thats it! The cooling was grand for it's size and set up. I had changed out the two 120mm fans with some turbine fans and stuck them in the same way the factories were. I love how the cool air came in from the back of the case and the hot air was thrown out the front of the case. When my fingers were frozen I would take the front cover off and dethaw them.

Cons: It was not free!

Other than that I was pleased. Please be sure to install your CPU cooler accordingly due to the cool air being forced in from the rear of the case and not the front. I'm not sure why people are having problems with cooling. My Lian-li was able to cool almost just as good as my antec 900, with only two 120mm fans. I'm wondering if the new 6970 will fit in this case. That will be the next setup.

Other Thoughts: Other thoughts...

If liberals hate the wealthy so much why are they always chasing wealth?

And what happen to just buying a pc game, installing it, then playing? Now I have to go online with just able every freaken Game!

Also, I'm thinking about changing jobs but am not to sure I can find something paying the same or if not more than what I'm making now.

Thats good for my other thoughts

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5/ 5
What an awesome little case!!!

Comments: Okay so its not some sturdy steel rock-solid case that can double as some piece of workout weight. But if your looking for a nice case that will be at the desk and collect dust bunnys? Then look no further.

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4/ 5
Great looking case

Comments: If you building a new computer make sure to get a modular power supply, you will thank yourself, i just wanted a smaller case so i used my existing psu. This is a very good case, it is small, so it is cramped. I think most of my complaints stem from the fact that i switched from a full size tower with almost excessive amounts of space.

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