The side panels have been changed. The last ‘F’ version had a ‘screw and pull system’, but the latest version locks in place with a series of ‘pins’. This design is screwless and surprisingly secure.
The inside of the case is completely black, and flawless. This is finished to the highest possible standards and we couldn’t find a single area which wasn’t immaculately painted.
The X2000FN is designed with three individual ‘zones’ in mind.
The upper Zone 1 is the optical and hard drive section. There is also a 2.5 inch cage in this section.
Zone 2 is the main motherboard section, taking up two thirds of the overall physical space.
Zone 3 is at the bottom, and is for the power supply and additional drive mounting.
The X2000FN is a high cost chassis, so Lian Li have not skimped on the quality of fans they have included. They have included three 140mm fans at the front for cool air intake, and another 140mm and 120mm fan at the rear for exhaust duties.
This panel can be used as a two 3.5 inch HDD mount system, or for a single 3.5 inch drive and 2.5 inch drive. I removed this for the installation phase of the build.