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Hardware Lian Li PC-Q08 mini-ITX Case Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 20 Jul 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    The PC-Q08 can house a powerful graphics and keep it cool; it's easy to use and looks great too

    The PC-Q08 can house a powerful graphics and keep it cool; it's easy to use and looks great too

    :)
     
  2. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I like it, looks like the SG-05 chubby but cute cousin. Not entirely keen on the PSU placement but still, if I was going to build an mITX rig I'd definitely be looking into this chassis.
     
  3. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    So would you recomend this over the SG07?

    I have been considering grabbing myself a LanPC for a while now and this was the case that I had wanted.

    How would you get around the HDD cage issue? ie where did you mount it on your build?

    Good artical. Cheers guys.
     
  4. K-man

    K-man New Member

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    Does anyone know if Lian-Li has plans to update this case so longer PSUs would fit?
     
  5. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    Of course you could remove both hard drive caddies and just use a 3.5->5.25in mount for your hard drive.

    Yes, you won't have a DVD drive, but seriously, how often do need one? Since I can install W7 from USB, and almost all my main games are Steam based... I'd just use a USB drive for the very odd occasion I DO need it.
     
  6. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    It's a Go For Gold X series Seasonic PSU, right? ;D

    That one barely needs a filter - the fan is redundant 99% of the time.
     
  7. ellism

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    I expect the A colour is "anodised".
     
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    If you do not have a high PSU requirement, you could use a smaller SFX PSU, and use one of those SFX-to-ATX mounting brackets, it can free up some space inside the case.

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  9. MSHunter

    MSHunter Well-Known Member

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    next version with outer mount points for water cooling radiator PLEASE!
    Think this case with a Monsta rad mounted on it's side (along the length of the case.)
    Would be a full over-clock in a LAN box.....
     
  10. devilxc

    devilxc Biding my time...

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    "(look for the B suffix for our black version, R for red and, weirdly, A for silver)"

    "I expect the A colour is "anodised"."

    I would have thought it was Aluminium.

    Nice little case, is it me or does the PSU not have a vent for its fan?
     
  11. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    Would be nice if someone could find a short modular psu - or one with right angle leads?
     
  12. Matticus

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  13. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    The black one is black-anodised aluminium - same with the red, but red. So the A for silver may come from Ag, the atomic representation of silver.
     
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    Made me giggle, it's true I've not heard or seen my fan turn on in my PSU which is both awesome and unnerving.

    Question for harry: Did you test with a 150mm long PSU? I was just wondering cause it would make a good NAS/Sims box, NAS for me and Sims for sister. I have a Corsair HX450 sitting on my old case so I'd like to use that instead of buying a new PSU, is that fine with both drive bays?
     
  17. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Pffft, mounting points. Get creative man! Take a look at my sig, I'm using this case for a watercooled loop!

    Glad a review finally went up on this! Been waiting for the BT review for ages!
     
  18. Ross1

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    complaining that a large power supply doesnt have quite enough room in a small form factor case for mATX mobos is like asking why you cant fit a V12 engine into a mini.
     
  19. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    I think the reason for complaining is that there's so many good Mini-ITX motherboard that you can use for high end gear so you don't need a full fat ATX board for a high end gaming rig if you aren't planning on overclocking so that long PSU could come in handy.
     
  20. scq

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    Excellent. I've been waiting for a review on this case for awhile. I didn't think the PSU would be an issue, but I guess I'll have to be more careful in my choice if I expect to be using the upper drive bay.

    Is it that rare to find a shorter modular PSU?
     
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