Lian Li announces PC-B12, silent ATX chassis
Lian Li today announced a ATX supported chassis, the PC-B12. The C-B12 is designed to keep noise down to a minimum and to do so it includes a vent on the bottom of the chassis, a downward facing exhaust baffle and noise dampening foam on the font and side panels.
The brushed aluminum case has a front panel with no visible vents. Instead of air entering in from the front, two 140mm fans behind the front panel pull in cool air through the 12cm wide (4.7”) intake vent on the bottom of the chassis. Four aluminum feet with rubber bottoms should reduce vibrations and give room for air to be pulled into the bottom vent. The rear 120mm exhaust fan has an adjustable downward facing exhaust baffle on the exterior of the case with noise dampening foam that not only bounces the sound waves down, but also directs the hot air towards the floor.
Up to three 3.5” hard drives with an hotswap option and one 2.5” hard drive can be installed in the hard drive cage at the front of the chassis. Two 5.25” drives can be easily installed thanks to the bays’ tool-less mounting system. Power supplies up to 240mm (9.4”) in length can be placed in the bottom compartment. Ventilation slits underneath the PSU with a removable pull-out filter help increase the life and performance of the power supply.
The eight expansion slots on the PC-B12 feature tool-less clamps to secure expansion cards into a locked position. VGA cards up to 360mm (12.1”) can fit in the chassis. The I/O panel located on the top of the chassis contains two USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections.
According to Lian Li, the PC-B12 will be available for the suggested retail price of US$169.
4 Comments on Lian Li announces PC-B12, silent ATX chassis
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- Posted on: 26 Jul 12 12:10
I wish they'd give us modular location of the Front Connectors - the USB, Audio, etc plugs. Let customers decide if they want it on top facing upward, or on Left or Right Side, or down at the chin. The case-makers (and LL especially) make this a modular metal block they tack on wherever. Why not let users do that too, and give us a Slot Cover for the locations not used?
And why aren't they hiring me as their case genius?!!
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- Posted on: 26 Jul 12 17:18
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- Posted on: 26 Jul 12 21:02
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- Posted on: 27 Jul 12 14:32
If I had any sheet-metal skills at all, I'd have mounted four legs on that cabinet and hinges across the back edge and used it like an old school desk - lift it up like a carhood, crawl inside, change every part and still not have any grease on my elbows! I love those things.
Unfortunately, when I get around blow-torches, metal hole punches and Jaws-Of-Life hydro-presses, I'm usually chasing Hubby around, not playing with computer cases. Wot a shame. He never lets me have any fun.
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