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Tons of room for hardware inside both cases

Lian Li has pulled the covers off a pair of new full tower computer cases for computer enthusiasts: the PC-A75X and the PC-A76X. Both cases are made completely from aluminum and have plenty of space for hard drives and other hardware.
The cases are very similar with the difference being that the A75X has a removable front panel and the A76X has a lockable front bezel door.

Lian Li PC-A75X
Inside the cases is space for 12 3.5-inch hard drives. The case also has space for up to three 2.5-inch hard drives. That means the user can install normal desktop hard drives or smaller SSDs without having to use adapter rails. The cases have tool-less features and are all black on the inside. Both the cases are 23-inches tall and 8.6-inches wide allowing for lots of hardware. They also have dual 5.25-inch bays that are accessible from the front.
The cooling system for the cases includes three 140 mm fans in the hard drive bay area, a 120 mm fan at the rear the case, and options for two more 120 mm fans on the top and on the side of the cases. The cases also have dual USB 3.0 ports, dual USB 2.0 ports, and HD audio ports on top.

Lian Li PC-A76X 

The A75X will sell for $199 and the A76X will sell for $219. Both cases are set for availability in the U.S. and Canada by the end of September.

Source: Lian Li

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RE: sound isolation?
By mindless1 on 9/13/2012 2:07:07 PM , Rating: 2
Actually aluminum is more expensive and stronger per weight compared to steel. There is no rational thought that it will provide any better heatsinking but there is the thought that it can be anodized for a more permanent surface coloration, brushed for a more pleasant sheen, that the case won't rust if in a damp environment, and that for an equivalent sturdiness the case will be lower weight.

Regardless, yes your SX1030 is a really solid case, I've owned one as well as the aluminum counterpart made by Chen Ming which is slightly (nowhere near as much as the Lian Li's people are writing about) louder.

While I wish they used 120mm fans, I'd rather have 1mm thick sheeting than all the plastic fancies that modern cases have, though it would've been nice if they had a large built-in front filter panel but that's not too hard to DIY between the bezel and the front metal wall of the case.

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