Again, Lian Li uses a digital event to present new products. As part of the Digital Expo 2.0, the manufacturer is showing a new prototype of the A3 m-ATX resulting from the cooperation with DAN Cases, several other cases such as the O11 Dynamic EVO XL, fans and AiO water cooling.
Of small, large and medium-sized cases
Lian Li and the manufacturer DAN Cases, founded by community member bigdaniel, already worked together on the Lian Li A4-H2O (test) that was released at the beginning of the year, and now the next joint case project is to follow with the DAN Cases A3 m-ATX. As the name already suggests, the chassis is no longer dedicated to the particularly small Mini-ITX form factor, but can also accommodate the m-ATX mainboards, which are one step larger. The volume increases to almost 20 liters, but in return there is even space for large 360 mm radiators.
Buyers can choose between left- or right-facing 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 380 mm long in vertical or horizontal orientation and CPU coolers can be a maximum of 158 mm high. There is also space for two 2.5-inch SSDs. Externally, the A3 m-ATX offers aluminum and steel casing and ARGB LEDs on the underside. The lateral mesh elements can optionally be replaced by glass panels.
Lian Li also shows the O11 Dynamic EVO XL, a larger version of the O11 Dynamic EVO. There is also a reversible orientation here, but the case is aimed at larger mainboards up to the E-ATX form factor. There is also space for three 420 mm radiators. The Lancool 216, on the other hand, is a classic midi tower and the further development of the Lancool 215. Nevertheless, there are two 160 mm fans behind the front, and there is also an I/O panel that can be optionally moved to the left side.< /p>
An AiO water cooling system and new Uni-Fan fans
There are also new things apart from the housing. Lian Li is presenting a prototype of an all-in-one water cooling system with a 360 mm radiator. It's a completely custom design. The heat sink and fan are relatively thick with a thickness of 32 and 28 mm, respectively, with which Lian Li promises a high cooling performance. RGB lighting installed on the pump block is said to allow “a high level of user-specific adjustments”.
In addition, the manufacturer is showing Uni Fan SL120 V2 and SL140 V2 as well as AL120 V2 and AL140 V2 new case fans with a 28mm thick frame. The fans, which can be arranged in a modular manner, are optimized for a strong air flow and high static pressure. In relation to the first generation, Lian Li promises a lower noise level at “similar or higher” speeds. The VL variants have strip-shaped RGB lighting on the frame, while the hub of the AL variants is equipped with light-emitting diodes. From now on, the Uni Fan P28 will be offered as a silent and performance edition.