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

Today, to fully utilise this case, we are installing an ASUS Z9 Pe-D8 WS motherboard with two Xeon 287W processors. This is a fairly complex build although it shows the potential of the X2000FN Chassis.

Processors: Dual Xeon 2687W
Coolers: Corsair H80 x 2. (one radiator with dual fan mounted as front intake – angled 15% to create more airflow upwards) Other radiator rear mounted as exhaust
Memory: 64GB of Corsair Memory
Graphics: ASUS GTX690
Power Supply: Seasonic 1000W Platinum
SSD: Two Corsair 240GB Neutron GTX
Motherboard: ASUS Z9 PE-D8 WS
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise.

Thermal Diodes
Raytek Laser Temp Gun 3i LSRC/MT4 Mini Temp
Digital Sound Level Noise Decibel Meter Style 2

Firstly let us have a look at the chassis design and airflow.

The Lian Li X2000FN airflow is very powerful, with three 140mm fans pulling in cool air from the front of the case in the ‘out of the box’ configuration. All these fans are supplied. As we stated earlier in the review, we removed the bottom 140mm fan and fitted the dual fan Corsair H80 radiator at a slight angle to push cool air upwards over the components. At the rear are two other fans – a single 120mm fan and a single 140mm fan. We removed the lower fan and installed the other Corsair H80 radiator in an exhaust position.

We have placed thermal diodes in 5 case positions – 1; top optical drive bay position. 2; fan intake position. 3; hard drive area. 4; CPU (1) area. 5; Power supply/GPU zone. Ambient room temperatures were maintained at 24c throughout.

We load both processors with a Cinema 4D render, for 45 minutes at 100% demand on all cores. We connect all the fans to the ASUS Z9 PE-D8 WS motherboard for direct control.

Fantastic results, with the processor cores being held at 70c or less under load. All other temperatures are held well, with the motherboard peaking at 41c under extended load.

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