CES 2020: Lian Li Announces New LANCOOL II Chassis, Now With Meshby Gavin Bonshor on January 9, 2020 3:00 PM EST
A regular fixture at CES, revered chassis manufacturer Lian Li is once again at this year's event, showcasing its latest addition to the LANCOOL range of cases, the Lian Li LANCOOL II Mesh. The Mesh builds on the LANCOOL series with an integrated mesh front panel for improved airflow.
An alternative to the original LANCOOL II chassis, the LANCOOL II Mesh encompasses a mesh front panel and flip shroud panels which are designed to provide better airflow throughout. This allows builders with high-end CPUs and video cards to still receive plenty of cooling, as mesh panels allow more airflow to circulate in comparison to solid panels, as such with the original LANCOOL II model
The Lian Li LANCOOL II Mesh is a mid-tower chassis constructed from steel and features tempered glass side panels, much like its more solid sibling, the LANCOOL II. It supports PSUs up to 210 mm in length, as well as support for graphics cards up to a maximum length of 384 mm. As for fans, there is space for eight fans overall, with up to three 120 mm or two 140 mm in the front, two 120 mm above the PSU chamber, up to two 140 mm fans in the top, and a single 120 mm fan at the rear.
While Lian Li informed us that the LANCOOL II Mesh won't be available until April, it is expected to launch with an MSRP of $89.99.
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Dug - Thursday, January 9, 2020 - linkSame with power delivery. No reason for all these power connections taking up so much space. 24pin + 8 pin cpu, + 2x 8 pin gpu, + sata power cables, etc. Power could easily be delivered along motherboard with one connection like a laptop, or Imac with 18 core Zeon.
khanikun - Thursday, January 9, 2020 - linkA laptop or a iMac are mostly mobile parts. They don't need as much power. A high end, single desktop GPU by itself uses more power than an iMac.
airdrifting - Monday, January 13, 2020 - linkI don't think you have been around for long enough. Lian Li was all about high end aluminum cases. Its products usually carry a very high price tag but was worth the price, think them like Noctua when it comes to quality and all the attention to details. Their first steel case probably came out in like 2015.
However there is only so much you can do with aluminum cases, with very limited color and shapes. They were also very behind when it comes to designs, still offering like 6 non-removable hard drive slots and limited radiator support in 2014.
Obsolete design and high price tag eventually killed it.
mode_13h - Thursday, January 9, 2020 - linkThey should've called it "LAN 2 Cool", and made it 19" tall and 7" wide (4 rack units). Then, offer a rack-mount option to slot it into a rack, sideways. That version would then be called the "LAN 2 Cool 4U".
Tomatotech - Monday, January 13, 2020 - linkI'm always astonished by how much space is wasted in cases. The days of having dual GPU, full size wifi card, full size ethernet card, audio card, several 3.5 HDDs, large DVD drive etc in an ATX case are long gone.
Most modern cases I see around me contain a mobo, GPU, PSU, maybe a single 3.5" drive if they haven't yet been upgraded to SSD or m.2, a rusty unused DVD drive and several cubic miles of empty space.
I would be interested in buying several dozen cheap ATX cases with room just for a tiny mITX style 200-300w PSU, an ATX mobo, a GPU, and 1 or 2 x 2.5" drives, nothing else. Would save a lot of space at my workplace.