Lian Li PC-X2000FN Unleashed: Tall, Slim EATX Chassis
Published on July 18th, 2012
Full tower chassis, specially for EATX motherboards, doesn’t have to be big and bulky. Lian Li has released a tall and slim aluminum full tower chassis for EATX, the Lian Li PC-X2000FN (not to be confused with Lian-Li PC-X2000FB). The new chassis keeps the hardware neat and organized in the interior with its three separate compartments, while having a sleek, elegant feel on the outside thanks to the one-piece front panel with no visible vents on holes.
Lian Li PC-X2000FN Specifications
- Model: PC-X2000FN
- Case Type: Full tower chassis
- Dimensions: (W) 240mm x (H) 693mm x (D) 455mm
- Front bezel Material: Aluminum
- Color: All Black
- Side Panel: Aluminum
- Body Material: Aluminum
- Net Weight: 11KG
- 5.25″ drive bay (External): 2
- 3.5″ drive bay (External): None
- HDD bay: 3.5-Inch HDD x9(hotswap x7) / 2.5-Inch HDD x3 or 3.5-Inch HDD x8(hotswap x7) / 2.5-Inch HDD x4
- Expansion Slot: 10
- Motherboard: E-ATX / ATX / Micro-ATX
- System Fan (Front): 140mm Fan x3
- System Fan (Top): None
- System Fan (Rear): 120mm Fan x1 / 140mm Fan x1
- I/O Ports: USB 3.0 x 4 / e-SATA x 1 / HD Audio
- VGA Card length Compatibility: 340mm
- PSU length Compatibility: 230mm
- CPU cooler height Compatibility: 180mm
- Package Dimensions: (W) 544mm x (H) 768mm x (D) 302mm
- Gross Weight: 12.8KG
The Lian Li PC-X2000FN is 693mm (27.3”) tall and 240mm (9.4”) wide, and at the top section of the chassis is were the 5.25”, 3.5” and 2.5” drive bays are located. These drive bays, 4 on top and 3 at the bottom, are all hotswappable. A 2.5” hard drive cage allows users to install up to three SSDs in the top compartment. For even more storage capabilities, two additional 3.5” HDD or a 3.5” and a 2.5” can be installed in the middle compartment.
The 5.25″ bays for CD/DVD ROMS and other peripherals are not facing front, rather they face the side panels, like in some other Lian Li chassis. The middle section of the PC-X2000FN has the largest space area in this chassis. PC Enthusiasts do not need to worry about space limitations for expansion cards and CPU coolers. CPU coolers up to 180mm (7.0”) in height and expansion cards up to 340mm (13.3”) in length fit comfortably. Also, the ten expansion slots with tool-less latches to secure cards into place, give this tall, slim chassis plenty of room for future expandability.
Power supplies up to 230mm (9.0”) in length can be placed in the bottom compartment. Ventilation slits underneath the PSU with a removable pull-out filter help increase the life and performance of the power supply.
As you have noticed in the first two pictures above, the front panel doesn’t have any holes or external I/O or expansion options. This gives the Lian Li PC-X2000FN a sleek and elegant look. Since there are no vents on the front panel, cool air is pulled in through vents on the front of the side panels by three 140mm fans. To ensure long hardware lifetimes, a slide-out washable air filter located in front of the fans keeps out dirt and dust. One 120mm fan in the rear of the middle compartment and one 140mm fan in the top compartment blow out excess heat.
The Lian Li PC-X2000FN fully supports customized water cooling. It also have an easy to remove pop-off panels and sturdy aluminum feet with rubber bottoms that helps reduce vibrations and noise.
Lian Li PC-X2000FN Price and Availability
The PC-X2000FN has a suggested retail price of $499 USD, which is a bit cheaper compared to its predecessor the Lian Li PC-X2000FB. And comes in all black (interior and exterior) color.
I think the Lian Li PC-X2000FN is an improved and reinvented version of the PC-X2000F and PC-X2000FB chassis. They look similar, they have similar specifications but the PC-X2000FN has better functionality compared to its predecessors. Here’s what the PC-X2000FB looked like. Which one do you like better?