Lian Li recently released a new mid tower chassis that focus on airflow – meet the Lian Li LANCOOL II Mesh. From the name itself, more or less you already have an idea that this chassis will feature a “mesh” type panel. It’s actually a combination of both mesh and tempered glass panels. What makes this case great is that it offers excellent set of features for its price. It’s only $90 and you can grab one from Newegg.com here. Check out more details from the news release below.
Lian Li LANCOOL II Mesh – An Airflow Focus Mid-Tower Case
I’m sure many of you might be familiar with the all popular Lian Li PC-O11 chassis. It’s a beautiful case, with tempered glass at the front and both side panels. It’s so popular that other companies tried to copy it. Let’s see if they’ll copy this one as well.
Lian Li announces the LANCOOL II Mesh Performance and LANCOOL II Mesh RGB chassis; with the RGB variant available in black and white color. The LANCOOL II MESH incorporates new features that improve chassis airflow and offers an updated look. Both variants sport a dense mesh front panel and left PSU shroud panel for better thermal performance, with different fan configuration and I/O ports focused on fan speed control or lighting effect control respectively.
Unrestricted airflow and adaptable modular PSU shroud
LIAN LI pushes the limits of the LANCOOL II MESH front panel and left side panel with a mesh density that offers the least amount of resistance for maximum airflow while limiting dust infiltration. In addition, the honeycomb pattern perforations located at the top and rear of the case provide for a boost in ventilation.
To complement the added benefits of the mesh, internal modifications have been implemented at the top of the PSU shroud with two new modular openings. Users can either leave the two openings uncovered for an unobstructed airflow between the top and the bottom chamber, mount them with fans to increase the ventilation efficiency, or use the included perforated mounting plates to install 2 SSDs without suffocating the PSU chamber.
To RGB or not to RGB
PC DIY enthusiasts have the option to choose between the PERFORMANCE and RGB configurations. For the LANCOOL II MESH PERFORMANCE, only available in black, the case is equipped with two 140mm PWM fans in the front and an additional 120mm PWM fan at the rear, as well as a PWM fan hub which can host up to 6 fans.
The PERFORMANCE version of the LANCOOL II MESH exclusively features a fan speed adjustment switch. Through presets of L (low), M (medium), H (high) and A (auto), temperature and power-conscious users can instantly switch between 45%, 75% and 100% of the fan’s full speed, or let the motherboard thermal management solution take the reins.
Meanwhile, the LANCOOL II MESH RGB ships with three front-mounted 120mm ARGB fans. Unlike the PERFORMANCE variant, the RGB version is available in black or white. The lighting effects of the 3 included ARGB fans can be fully managed by the I/O’s C button to switch between the 7 color options, and the M button to toggle through the 8 lighting modes available.
The Lian Li LANCOOL II MESH is still packed with proven features that make the building experience pleasant and smooth. This includes flip panels all around for easy access to every part of the chassis, modular cable cover plates for easy cable management, an adjustable drive bay and front radiator mounting bracket for optimal flexibility, as well as a cable management bar which can be flipped to accommodate larger motherboards.
Pricing and Where to Buy
The Lian Li LANCOOL II MESH is now available and comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $89.99 USD for both the Performance and RGB (Black) variants. Meanwhile, the RGB (White) variant comes with an MSRP of $94.99, just a tad higher.
All three LANCOOL II MESH variants are now available to order at Newegg.com here.
Lian Li LANCOOL II MESH Specifications
|LANCOOL II MESH||Performance||RGB|
|Dimensions||(D) 478mm x (W) 229mm x (H) 494mm|
|Motherboard||E-ATX/ATX (width: under 280mm)/M-ATX/ITX|
|Materials||0.8mm SGCC (exterior, MB tray, and most of the interior)
4.0mm tempered glass (left and right panel)
1.0mm SGCC (interior)
|Fan Support||Front (multi-way fan/radiator bracket): 3x 120mm or 2x 140mm
Top: 2x 120/140mm
Rear: 1x 120mm
Above PSU chamber: 2x 120mm
|Radiator||Front (multi-way fan/radiator bracket): 1x 360/280/240mm
Top: 1x 240mm (aligned to the left)
|Drive||Behind MB tray: 2x 2.5" SSD
Behind the right shroud panel: 2x 2.5" SSD
HDD cage: 3x 3.5" HDD/2.5" SSD
Above PSU chamber: 2x 2.5" SSD
|I/O Ports||1x Fan speed control button|
1x TRRS audio
2x USB 3.0
1x USB 3.1 Type-C (optional)
|C button for color control
M button for lighting mode control
1x TRRS audio
2x USB 3.0
1x USB 3.1 Type-C (optional)
|Dust Filters||1x Top (magnetic), 1x Bottom (tray)|
|Included Fans||Front: 2x 140mm PWM fans (600-1200RPM)|
Rear: 1x 120mm PWM fan (600-1500 RPM)
|Front: 3x 120mm 3-PIN 1300 RPM ARGB fans|
|Fan Static Pressure||140mm: 1.49mm H2O (max)|
120mm: 1.78mm H2O (max)
|Fan Airflow||140mm: 60.56 CFM (max)|
120mm: 54.6 CFM
|Included accessories||1x Central power hub for 6 PWM fans|