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Lian-li PC-A05N
8.3 out of 10

Lian-li PC-A05N

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Overall 8
8.0

You get what you pay for

Christopher E., Newegg
7 September 2013
  • 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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Overall 2
2.0

bad air flow, low quality fan

Sylvain B., Newegg
19 April 2012
  • Pros: small
  • Cons: bad air flow, as indicated above the power supply fan is stuck against the disk bay case fan failed after less than a year
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but Take Note...

Christopher P., Newegg
19 March 2012
  • Summary: 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.
  • 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 g...
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Overall 10
10

Simplistically Beautiful

Alanda B., Newegg
16 March 2012
  • Summary: For the money, this is a great case. I highly recommend it or its silver sister.
  • Pros: You'll love the simple, no frills styling of this case. Lian Li emphasized function over form in a most elegant way. When I first got my case, I looked it over to find flaws...there weren't any. You'll also like the fact that the fans are 4 pins and have 3 pin adapters just in case your mobo is a...
  • Cons: I wish it had USB 3.0 front ports...but I knew that going in...so I bought an adapter. That's it...nothing else to say.
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Overall 10
10

worth it

Anonymous, Newegg
6 February 2012
  • Summary: This case is worth every penny by the time and trouble it saves. It's kind of incredible how easy it is to put a pc together and maintain it with this case. I will never get a bargain basement case again, and will likely stick with Lian Li.
  • Pros: Simple in looks and mechanics. Lots of room inside to work. Good instruction sheet with clear photos.
  • Cons: Absolutely nothing.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent case

Randall H., Newegg
25 January 2012
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: I have used a couple of these cases and they have worked very well for me. Excellent quality, layout, etc. The last build with this case I left the CPU fan off of the CPU heat sink fins because the front case fan was so close to the CPU that it was pushing enough air across the fins all by itself...
  • Cons: I don't care too much for the USB and audio ports on the top of the case. I installed a card reader (with a USB port) in the 3.5" external drive bay in front, so all is well. Also, sad to say, I may need another one of these, but they are out of stock at NewEgg. I hope that will not be a permanen...
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Overall 10
10

Freakin AWESOME

Richard V., Newegg
30 November 2011
  • Summary: 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!
  • 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 o...
  • 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 an...
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Overall 10
10

What an awesome little case!!!

Joseph L., Newegg
27 November 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Let me just say I did take the eggs into account when buying this little jewel...but was I impressed when it arrived. The attention to detail for the price is awesome. The rubber grommets for the hard drives and the cable loop at the top of the case. (yes cheap thing anyone could add but I have n...
  • Cons: No MoBo tray and a little flimsy. Determine how far away your usb devices will be from the PC. Since the MoBo is flipped and most connection points will now be at the bottom, this is something to plan out.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great looking case

Mark F., Newegg
25 November 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: -Minimalistic design is great -Much longer then i expected, but still fits on my desk nicely -The metal looks very nice -Fits my EVGA GTX 460 (although not my Gigabyte 5830, had to swap card with my brother.)
  • Cons: -The front fan is in a very bad position, maybe i was doing wrong, but when i was taking out the stock fan and then putting my fan in, i felt like the fan was going to snap in half. -Cramped inside, although cooling doesn't seem to be an issue. Just a pain to move things around
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Case

Gary S., Newegg
12 November 2011
  • Summary: the included fans are quiet but I needed to increase the CFM on my rear fan as to cool my overclocked, 2-drive, 2-video board system.
  • Pros: Great case..small but roomy inside..high tech without being gaudy......very well laid out..I would recommend without question.
  • Cons: none
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