Lian Li unveiled a new compact $80 budget case, a new Walnut-wood-themed case, and a “wireless” RGB solution

The Highlights

  • The Lancool 207 is a compact ATX case that cost $80 and features reverse fans towards the bottom of the chassis
  • The Lancool 217 employs a wooden Walnut theme and features unique ways to shake away dust
  • Lian Li’s “wireless” RGB solution aims to rid annoying RGB cabling moving forward

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We visited Lian Li at Computex 2024 and walked away with 3 interesting things to showcase. 

Lancool 207

First up is the company’s Lancool 207. At $80, it’s a budget case, and we typically don’t see a lot of chassis in this price range anymore. It’s also compact and designed to be as close to microATX as possible while fitting a normal GPU and ATX boards.

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It includes 2 140mm ARGB fans on the front, but what makes it somewhat unique is that it has 2 reverse 120mm fans towards the bottom of the case and has its power supply area shifted to the front to give the PSU more access to air. This also allows the fans to move closer to the GPU.  

Lian Li has also shifted the 207’s motherboard tray down to provide roughly 65mm of clearance at the top, which enables the installation of larger AIOs and fans up top.

The case’s backside panel has a mesh opening to feed air into the bottom fans. 

There is an opening underneath the bottom fans to allow air intake, which users could use for storage drives, but that would create some pressure-resistance. 

If you orient the GPU vertically, there is an option for a restrictive plate, and this does end up blocking a lot of the benefit of the bottom fan design.

The Lancool 207 is expected to launch in August.

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Lancool 217

Next up is Lian Li’s Lancool 217, which is a wood-themed case and seems to be a popular theme at Computex as we’ve seen 3 of them from different vendors thus far.

Specifically, it’s got a Walnut wood theme and houses 2 170mm fans in the front coupled with an ultrafine front mesh panel.  

Lian Li has also incorporated a button on the case to reverse spin the fans to allow users to more easily shake dust away. 

One interesting aspect of the case is that the dust filters are on the inside of the case behind the fans. Lian Li claims that it performs better this way. 

The 217 also comes with a 140mm fan on the back and has the option to mount fans on top of the power supply chamber. 

The case is expected to ship in September for $120. 

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“Wireless” RGB Solution

Finally, Lian Li is releasing a “wireless” RGB solution that aims to get rid of RGB hubs moving forward while cutting down on annoying RGB cabling. 

It does so by leveraging a receiver that connects to Lian Li’s new RGB fans, which connect to a motherboard’s 12-volt header. This provides enough power for both the fans and RGB lighting.  

The company’s RGB solution employs a USB stick that acts as the host and it transmits data over a 2.4 GHz frequency band. There could be some interference challenges as a result, but the company is currently attempting to finetune those issues. Lian Li also says that up to 8 RGB devices are able to connect to it.

A pack of 3 “wireless” RGB fans will cost $89.99. The company is aiming to release it by the end of August.