Lian Li/DAN A4-H2O - Update 07.05.2021

Takel1210

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pretty good for the update, seems it can support for ATX PSU, there are too few choose for a itx case that support 240 AIO together with ATX PSU!
 

Nichronos

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What's the CPU block clearance with the 2 slot panel bracket?
This idea seems interesting tho :)
 

dondan

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The idea of changeable back panels was droped. So only 3 Slot gpu mode.
 

Neanderphil

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Mar 14, 2021
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If we’re moving to three slot gpu support any chance of allowing a second slim radiator to be side mounted if using a single slot gpu+water lock?
 
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dondan

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I think this is a very special use case but should work if you able to mod it yourself.
 

floater

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I like either aesthetic but, for practical reasons, I prefer the rounded corners from the A4-SFX. My system will regularly make the journey to the office:

  • Rounded corners will be easier to slip into a bag.
  • Sharp corners are more likely to suffer edge damage.

I'm planning a 10900K/Quadro RTX 4000 workstation for SolidWorks.
 
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nightshift

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I like either aesthetic but, for practical reasons, I prefer the rounded corners from the A4-SFX. My system will regularly make the journey to the office:

  • Rounded corners will be easier to slip into a bag.
  • Sharp corners are more likely to suffer edge damage.
The roundness of the A4 also gives it a more premium look, since the top and front panel is made of a single piece (that also continues a bit downwards) - the continuity of the material is so nice. I prefer the A4 design too. However, with the C4 coming up, it might be better to differentiate the Lian Li H2O from it and reserve those curves for the Dan products only.

EDIT:
I realized that the H2O inherited the design from the early plans of the C4 as seen on the thumbnail of an Optimum Tech video from 2018 about the C4-SFX:
 
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xredlinexx1

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I know the frame isn't likely designed for it, but you should totally throw in an optional handle on the top. I wish more sffpcs had handles, like what Sliger does with their cases. You squeeze so many expensive components into a small space, it makes me nervous moving it around.
 

xredlinexx1

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I know the frame isn't likely designed for it, but you should totally throw in an optional handle on the top. I wish more sffpcs had handles, like what Sliger does with their cases. You squeeze so many expensive components into a small space, it makes me nervous moving it around.
Besides that, for the most part I like the design change. personally I like sharper corners rather than the curved. Always thought the a4 looked a little strange with the big curves.
 

Frenzy

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I know the frame isn't likely designed for it, but you should totally throw in an optional handle on the top. I wish more sffpcs had handles, like what Sliger does with their cases. You squeeze so many expensive components into a small space, it makes me nervous moving it around.
I was thinking of handles before. I kinda settled on a temporary strap design you can sling and secure around the case when you need to move it. Something like a "Gear Grip". Then again when I actually travelled I put the DAN A4 in the Tenbo camera bag, fits like a glove and cushioned on all sides.

Overall handles are easier said then done. You'd need to add a cross brace frame/plate along the top. It can't be supported be the aluminium outer panel itself. The sliger design actually impedes quite some airflow where in this case you would want full openings for the radiator.
edit: just checked the latest sliger 580, the cross bars are not that thick anymore.
 
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