Lian Li likes to surprise the world by making strange cases, but oddities don't really sell all that well with the masses, so the company has to deal in less “radical” designs, like the PC-B12.
That doesn't mean that the company's thoughts and ideas suddenly turned dry and dull though, far from it in fact.
While sticking to the normal, box-like shape of desktop enclosures, Lian Li still slipped in some perks like easily removable front panel and side panels.
Those are just the icing on the cake though. A more important detail is the distinct lack of visible vents on the front.
Lian Li managed to set up the intake in such a way that the two 140 mm fans pull air through a 12 cm-wide (4.7 inches) vent on the bottom of the case instead.
To that end, four aluminum feet keep the case off the ground, and they even have rubber bottoms, for reduced vibrations and, by extension, little noise.
Moving on, PC-B12 has other features that reduce noise: a downward facing exhaust baffle and noise dampening foam on the front and side panels.
And now we may as well provide the actual specifications of the chassis (storage trays, expansion slots, that sort of thing).
Up to three 3.5-inch hard drives can be installed, along with a 2.5-inch HDD or solid-state unit. This may seem little, until one remembers that people barely ever go beyond two HDDs/SSDs/HHDs at a time.
On the flip side, Lian Li allowed for more expansion slots than usual: eight (ATX/micro-ATX cases like this one usually have 7 as an upper limit, if they even get that high).
Finally, the chassis allows for PC parts, as well as its side panels and such, to be installed and taken out without the need for special tools. Sales will begin, in the US and Canada, at the end of August, for $169 / 137.84 Euro.