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Lian Li PC-X2000FN Chassis Review (w/ dual Xeon)

The Lian Li PC-X2000FN ships in a very tall box with some fantastic imagery on the front, highlighting many of the features.

Inside, the case is protected underneath plastic wrap and thick foam side panels. The company include some colour leaflets on other products and accessories.

The bundle is extensive, with various mounting plates, screws and adapters supplied. There are also eight extra long sata cables included, which are used for connection to the internal drive bays, but more on this later.

Lian Li also include a handy little plastic case to store all the left over screws and bolts, not needed in the specific system build.

The case is monolithic by design, almost ‘compressed’. Not as long as many super tower cases, but taller. It measures 544mm x 768mm x 302 mm (WxHxD). The weight is 12.8KG – hand crafted from light,  quality aluminum. The engineering standards are first rate, with all corners carefully rounded for safety and appearance.

The front of the X2000FN is free from any gaudy glowing lights or ugly mesh covers. A simple smooth aluminum front panel curves upwards and across into the top panel.

The image above left highlights the curve, designed from a single piece of aluminum. Beautiful.

The side of the case is also free from any holes, lights or fan positions. There are only two recessed drive bay covers, for optical drives.

Underneath the top flap are four USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port and a headphone and microphone connector. The first version of this case had USB 2.0 ports here instead.

The other side of the case has no window or fan mounts either, just a couple of drive positions and a single locking screw in the middle of the panel, at the very back.

Both side panels have a long double row of vents, which are used to intake cool air into the chassis. We will look at this in more detail when we open the X2000FN later in the review.

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