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01-12-2013, 05:33 AM
I have PC-parts on it's way including a Lian-Li PC-A05FNB and Gigabyte HD7970 OC 3GB.

Max length for a grafic card in this chassi is 280mm but the HD7970 are 285mm.

I checked some configurations via Google pictures, it could work out by not using the lowest hard drive space or do I jumping to the wrong conclusion?

Lian Li Tech
01-15-2013, 05:44 PM
Hi HWaddict,

A 285mm card will not fit in the PC-A05FN unless you take off the hard drive cage. You can take it off with screws, but then you lose a lot of storage capabilities.

01-15-2013, 06:27 PM
Thanks for the answer Lian-Li Tech.

It's just 5mm, so on Friday 18 Januari when I have the parts in my hands a modification maybe required.
This is the third Lian-Li case I own after 602B & V1000.

Lian Li Tech
01-15-2013, 10:11 PM
Good luck on your modding then. :) Would love to see some pictures after the fact.

BTW, can I ask why you choose the PC-A05FN? Were you looking for a small form factor ATX case?

01-15-2013, 10:30 PM
Yes, my current workstation use Cooler Master HAF 932 witch is huge.

Lian-Li PC-A05FN could be placed next to the monitor.
With AMD FX-8350, Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB PC-15000 RAM and Gigabyte HD7970 OC 3GB it could be twice as fast!

01-18-2013, 11:27 PM
It is not tidy but I found a solution.

Simply use angled SATA connections for the 1st & 2nd drive.
About 2mm free between the HD7970 and Harddrives.

Lian Li Tech
01-20-2013, 10:18 PM
Glad you got it to work then. I would still love to see some pics.

01-21-2013, 06:03 PM
This is taken by a cheap webcam so I hope you can recognize anything in them.




The parts used:
Case: Lian-Li PC-A05FNB
PSU: Chieftec GS550A
Mobo: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
CPU: AMD FX-8350 BE 8-core 4GHz
GPU: Gigabyte HD7970 OC 3GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1866MHz CL9 (4x4GB).
Audio: Creative Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion.
SSD: Intel 330, 120GB.
HDD: WD Green 1TB + 2TB.
ODD: LiteOn BlueRay-burner.
AverMedia EZmaker Gold (analog Video-capture).
Revoltec FL046 Green LED fan 120x120mm in the front.

It was finished in about 4h until all problems where solved and still have cable management left to do!