Whenever it comes to cases and shipping there are always problems. They way I see it is that the manufacturer has to provide adequate protection around their product to counteract possible mishaps during shipping. As you can see from in the pictures below, the box that the case was shipped in received some damage around the edges as well as dents in the corners. The A06F had no problems from these minor dents in the box which means that Lian Li passed this test with flying colors.
Looking at the pictures below it can be determined this case looks very much like the minituarized version of the PC-A17, the smaller brother of the case we reviewed here at TechwareLabs, the PC-A77. It looks like the space for the power supply has been removed and transferred onto the side of the motherboard. The bottom fan has been enlarged and another fan has been added to the top of the case to compensate for the lack of rear exhaust that is present in the PC-A17. The case generally adheres to Lian Li’s high quality standards. The outside of the case is brushed aluminum painted in black giving the case a very elegant and professional look. On the inside, you are presented with polished aluminum which gives the case a “sturdy” look.
Similarly to many other cases, the hard drive dock is located at the bottom right of the case. Upper right is reserved for the 5″ drives. The space for 3.5″ drives has been completely eliminated. The center is dedicated to the motherboard. As I have mentioned before, there is no dedicated space for the power supply. The power supply will be mounted above the motherboard in the center of the case.
The A06F came with many standard items that are quite standard with any case. There are motherboard mounting screws, a buzzer, mounting brackets for the power supply, and mounting screws for the hard drive. All the components with the exception of the buzzer and the rubber dampers on the hard drive screws are made from aluminum.
Because there is no dedicated space for the power supply, the A06F use brackets that will attach to the power supply and then latch onto the case using screws as seen in the picture below.