LIAN LI Launches Airflow-Focused LANCOOL 216 PC Case

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LIAN LI has launched the LANCOOL 216, a new mid-tower PC case with an airflow-focused design. Available in Black, Black RGB, and White RGB options, the case features all-around mesh panels for optimal airflow, a modular rear panel that allows it to be optimized for either air cooling or water cooling, 2x 160 mm and 1x 140 mm pre-installed PWM fans, and a rear PCIe fan bracket for maximizing airflow. All three LANCOOL 216 cases are available for pre-order at Newegg beginning today starting at $99.99, with pre-orders opening at and starting November 21, according to a press release.


  • Low/High motherboard adjustment for air-cooling or water-cooling mode
  • Great out-of-box performance with 2 x 160mm and 1 x 140mm pre-installed PWM fans
  • Airflow optimized with front-to-top panel continuous mesh, and PSU shroud side mesh panel
  • Includes external PCIe fan bracket for improved GPU ventilation and airflow balance
  • Available in black or white, and RGB or non-RGB
  • MSRP starting at $99.99


Model \ ColorBlackWhite
LANCOOL 216 $99.99
LANCOOL 216 RGB$109.99$114.99


DIMENSIONS(D) 480.9mm x (W) 235mm x (H) 491.7mm
COLORBlack / White
MATERIALSteel / 4.0mm Tempered Glass
FAN SUPPORTTop: 3 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm
PSU Cover: 2 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm (Air Cooling mode)
Front: 3 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm / 2 x 160mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm / 1 x 140mm
PCIe Fan Bracket: 1 x 120mm
RADIATOR SUPPORTFront: 360 / 280 / 240mm
Top: 360 / 280 / 240mm
Bottom: 240mm
DRIVEDrive Cage:2 x 2.5” SSD / 2 x 3.5” HDD
PSU Cover:2 x 2.5” SSD
Behind MB tray: 2 x 2.5” SSD
I/O PORTS1 x Power Button
1 x Reset Button
2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB Type C
1 x Audio
Front: 2 x 160mm ARGB Fans
Rear: 1 x 140mm PWM Fan
Front: 2 x 160mm PWM Fans
Rear: 1 x 140mm PWM Fan

From a LIAN LI press release:

LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of chassis and PC accessories, announces the LANCOOL 216, an airflow focused case. Pre-installed with two 160mm and one 140mm PWM fan, the LANCOOL 216 offers great out-of-box performance and can be configured from air cooling to AIO cooling mode by lowering/raising the motherboard position. To help balance the case airflow and provide better GPU cooling, the Lancool 216 includes an external PCIe fan bracket that supports a 120mm fan to be mounted on the rear panel, in front of the expansion slots. The LANCOOL 216 is available in black with non-RGB front fans, and in black or white with addressable RGB front fans.

Air Cooling Mode & Water Cooling Mode

To ensure plenty of air is passed through, the LANCOOL 216 features a continuous front-to-top fine mesh panel and a PSU shroud side mesh panel. Paired with 2 x 160mm and 1 x 140mm pre-installed PWM fans, the LANCOOL 216 ensures great out-of-box performance. For air cooling solutions, the LANCOOL 216’s rear I/O can be flipped and the motherboard standoffs set higher in the main chamber to allow up to 2 x 140mm fans above the PSU shroud and at the top of the case. In water-cooling mode, with a motherboard in a lower position, the top of the case can be fitted with up to a 360mm radiator for AIO or custom water-cooling loop design.

Additional Airflow

In addition to the 140mm fan pre-installed at the rear of the case, the LANCOOL 216 also supports an additional 120mm fan behind the expansion slots. The included PCIe fan bracket accessory can be used in air-cooling mode in conjunction with horizontal GPUs at the 1st expansion slot, or with vertical GPU closer to the motherboard without obstructing the GPU I/O while providing better cooling for the GPU and a greater intake/exhaust balance for the system.

Easy to Build & Easier Access

The removable top radiator bracket opens the case to simplify the installation of hardware in the main chamber. In the second chamber, 5 velcro straps, clips, and tie points provide clear routing options for cable management. Lastly, the drive cage in the PSU shroud compartment, which can be moved to accommodate front-mounted radiator/fan combos, supports the mounting of 3.5” HDDs and 2.5” SSDs simultaneously on both of its trays. The front panel I/O module can be moved to the lower left side of the front panel for easier access when the case is set on a table.

Optional ARGB Front I/O Accessory

To provide greater control of the light effects on the LANCOOL 216 RGB front fans, an additional ARGB front I/O accessory, the ARGB control & USB module, can be installed at the lower side of the front panel. The additional I/O lets users control the two addressable LEDs channels (opening rim and fan blade shaft) individually to create custom styles. The ARGB control & USB module additional accessory is available in black and white at an MSRP of $13.99.

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