Lian Li/DAN A4-H2O - Update 07.05.2021

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Introduction

With the A4-H2O DAN Cases and Lian Li teamed up to create a water cooled sandwich style case for the masses.
The A4-H2O will be sold and supported by Lian Li so DAN Cases just made/licenced the design part.
Currently this product is in a early prototype stage. OptimumTech got the chance to make a preview video for the Lian Li Expo 2021.
The current sample designed is inspired by the A4-SFX but optimized for mass production.

The A4-H2O is a tribute to the community to realize the old C4-SFX idea that was droped for the new one.


Optimum Preview


Lian Li Expo 2021



Specification(will be changed)

  • Case Dimensions (H x W x D): 241 x 140 x 325mm, 11L
  • Weight: ??? Kg

  • Graphic cards support: 3 Slot GPU up to 320mm length
  • Motherboard support: Mini-ITX
  • Power Supply support: SFX, SFX-L
  • Water cooling support: up to 240mm radiator (30mm thick) with 120x120x25mm fans

  • Drives: up to 1 x 2.5" HDD/SSD
  • IO: USB-A, Audio, Mic, USB-C
  • Power button: Premium-grade button

  • Material: 1,5mm aluminum (outer panels), 1.5mm aluminum (inner parts & top panel)
  • Side panels: Easily clipp able with LianLi Push Pin technology
  • Colors: Anodized black(maybe dark grey) or silver exterior, matte black painted interior

  • Risercard: PCIe 16x gen4 or gen3

  • Price tag gen3 riser: $120
  • Price tag gen4 riser: $160


Pictures

New Renderings of A4-H20


















Thank you for reading and your support. Please let me know what you think!
 
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dondan

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No it will be from the OEM that made this cable that is sold by LINKUP:

 

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No it will be from the OEM that made this cable that is sold by LINKUP:

Can you share the name of oem? Thanks!
 
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Skripka

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I like the revised front end much more, where does the power button move to? Just curious
 

Nichronos

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Hoped the case was thinner than 13cm. tho... but overall it looks great!
increasing the size for triple slot is completely worthless, keep to the current dimensions and if possible even lower!

There are other cases with those feature, you don't need to compete in this category, just make something unique by yourself,
the A4 got popular as the smallest watercooled ITX, can you say the same for this one? Doubt that... so think how to make it smaller, not larger!
 
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stefan2305

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Oh man this is looking great! +1 for the flatter design mentioned in the OP. Though, personally, I'm not the biggest fan of the notched/angular side panel. Flush would make it look much cleaner imo. Really excited for this case! Can't wait to get my hands on it!
 

BRSxIgnition

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increasing the size for triple slot is completely worthless, keep to the current dimensions and if possible even lower!

I understand wanting a smaller case... but writing off 3-Slot compatibility as worthless is one of the biggest reasons why the Ghost S1 is such a bad value right now.

Most of the good cards are larger than 2 slots now - aside from maybe 3080 FE - and the best are more than 2.5 assuming you're not watercooling them.
 
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Skripka

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I understand wanting a smaller case... but writing off 3-Slot compatibility as worthless is one of the biggest reasons why the Ghost S1 is such a bad value right now.

All of the good cards are larger than 2 slots now - and the best are more than 2.5 assuming you're not watercooling them.

Of course...you cannot buy any of them...and by the time you might be able to, the Next Big Thing will be hitting the rumor mill in full stride.

TBH, I'm not expecting any GPU stocks of the new cards to actually buy until 2022. None of the AIBs have even fulfilled request Day One stocks for brick and mortar retail yet. Hell, I'm not sure even pre-orders on Day One Release have all been filled yet.
 

BRSxIgnition

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Of course...you cannot buy any of them...and by the time you might be able to, the Next Big Thing will be hitting the rumor mill in full stride.

TBH, I'm not expecting any GPU stocks of the new cards to actually buy until 2022. None of the AIBs have even fulfilled request Day One stocks for brick and mortar retail yet. Hell, I'm not sure even pre-orders on Day One Release have all been filled yet.

That's a shame for many people, but several people on the discord I manage and others have gotten cards.

It's harder than it has any right to be right now, but not impossible.

Regardless - it has nothing to do with what I said.
 

velka5simp

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I personally like the the second outer design a lot more! The first one that Optimum Tech showed looks imo a bit cheaper (although that is hard to judge from just pictures).

Furthermore, I hope the rad compatiblity will be a bit better - and I'd love to see 3-slot GPU support (this size increase is 100% justified and would also solve the problem of fitting strictly 120mm wide AIOs)!
 

Anders

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I like the first design better as it seems less blockly. The capability to fit an AIO for cpu cooling and enough space for a decently sized air cooled gpu would accommodate many possible hardware combinations.

I’m curious, would there be a version with a front IO? I didn’t see it in the videos.
 
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  • Furthermore I think to change the outer design to this one:




Thank you for reading and your support. Please let me know what you think!

Yes, please do this. I thought the old C4 design was discarded completly. For me, it would be an instant buy, if that design could somehow be achieved.

btw was the DAN A4-H2O dropped out of no where or did I miss some previous announcements?
 
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