Lian Li has officially launches their A4-H2O Mini-ITX chassis
This case will be available in Black and Silver with PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 options
Published: 9th February 2022 | Source: Lian Li |
Lian Li and DAN Cases have created what could be the best ITX PC case
Lian Li has just launched a new PC case in collaboration with DAN Cases, an ultra-compact ITX gaming case that has enough space for large graphics cards, a 240mm CPU liquid coolers. This is an 11-litrer gaming case that promises to be a gaming monster, and it is can cost as little as $119.99.
With support for triple-slot graphics cards that are up to 322mm long, the A4-H2O can support many of the largest graphics cards on the market. With support for SFX and SFX-L power supplies, this case can also support power supplies that are strong enough to power the most powerful of gaming systems.
Beyond that, support for 240mm CPU liquid coolers allows gamers to use the strongest CPUs available within the compact ITX form factor without running into thermal constraints. This is great news for ITX enthusiasts, who often are limit by the cooling potential of their compact systems.
The A4-H2O is a minimalistic ITX enclosure, supporting two top-mounted 120mm fans or a 240mm liquid cooling solution with a total thickness (radiator + fans) of less than 55mm. The case supports a single 2.5-inch HDD/SSD, and the case features two USB ports (USB 3.0 Type-A and USB 3.1 Type-C) on its front I/O. Unlike some other ITX case designs, motherboard I/O ports remain easily accessible at the rear of the A4-H2O, and the case ships with either a PCIe 3.0 riser card or a PCIe 4.0 riser card.
We recommend that users of the Lain Li A4-H2O purchase the PCIe 4.0 version of this chassis, as all modern graphics cards support PCIe 4.0 connectivity, and using a PCIe 3.0 riser card with PCIe 4.0 motherboards and PCIe 4.0 graphics hardware can result in compatibility issues. Do yourself a favour and get the A4-H2O with a fast-enough riser cable.
The A4-H2O is an 11-liter small form factor case, a collaboration project with DAN Cases. Based on the original DAN A4-SFX case sandwich layout concept, the A4-H2O continues the minimalist and compact form factor with improved hardware compatibility (including AIO water cooling) and simplifies installation.
What follows is Lian Li's Press Release about their A4-H2O chassis.
Press Release - Lian Li Launches the A4-H2O, a DAN Cases Collaboration
LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of chassis and PC accessories, announces a new small form factor case made in collaboration with DAN Cases, the A4-H2O. The 11-liter compact case can support a 240 AIO and a triple slot GPU up to 322 mm long. With a minimalistic design featuring anodized and sandblasted aluminium panels, the A4-H20 is available in black and silver and is available with a PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 riser cable.
Based on the design of the A4-SFX, the A4-H2O keeps the same clean aesthetic and minimalistic concept but increases GPU size compatibility and AIO water cooling support. At only 11 liters, the A4-H2O truly encompasses the small form factor spirit with a clever new design by Daniel Hasen from DAN Cases, while being produced through the experienced manufacturing hands of LIAN LI.
All-around Removable aluminium Panels
The steel frame of the A4-H20 is flanked with anodized and sandblasted aluminium panels, perforated at the top and side to provide direct airflow to all hardware. All the aluminium side panels are secured to the case with snap pins, making their removal quick and effortless. When removed, the front panel gives way to a wide opening to simplify the installation of large GPUs. At the bottom, a perforated aluminium panel can be removed to mount the SSD out of the case and provides access to the PSU for easier cable management
Compact and Powerful
The A4-H2O achieves its small footprint by organizing the hardware layout in a sandwich layout. The Mini-ITX motherboard tray and removable SFX or SFX-L PSU mounting bracket are located on the left side of the case, the right side offers enough room to vertically mount up to a triple slot and 322 mm long GPU. At the top, a removable bracket can host up to 55 mm thick radiator and fans of a 240 AIO with CPU block up to 55 mm in height. A 1x 2.5" SSD mounting area featuring rubber grommets is located at the bottom of the case.
The A4-H20 is available for pre-order starting February 9th, 2022.
A4-H2O BLACK/SILVER Global MSRP
PCIe 3.0 $119.99
PCIe 4.0 $154.99