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LIAN LI PC-Q08B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0 / Audio Front Ports
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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LIAN LI PC-Q08B Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

To ensure you can put everything together easily, Lian Li has designed the Mini-Q PC-Q08 to house all standard PC components inside: standard Mini-ITX motherboard, standard 5.25" optical drive, standard 3.5" hard drives, standard ATX PS/2 power supply units and long graphics card. The parts are easy to get on current market, and it'll be easy to upgrade and tinker with in the future. The PC-Q08 supports up to six 3.5-inch and one 2.5-inch HDD, as well as a long graphics card - up to 300mm - when HDD cage is removed.


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Standard PC Components

Standard Mini-ITX motherboard, 5.25-inch optical drive, 3.5-inch / 2.5-inch hard drives, standard ATX PS/2 PSU. Easy to upgrade and service!

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One 140mm LED fan (front) and one 120mm fan (top) keep hot air from damaging your hardware.

(To install an HPTX motherboard, simply remove one 140mm front fan.)

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Six 3.5-Inch and One 2.5-Inch HDDs

The Mini-Q PC-Q08 supports six 3.5-inch and one 2.5-inch HDD, held in place by thumb screws with rubber suspension.

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Standard ATX PS/2 PSU

Supports a standard ATX PS/2 PSU with a 120mm cooling fan.

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Maximum Video Card Size

300mm (when HDD cage is removed)

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Users can easily access the USB 3.0 and HD Audio ports.

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Four aluminum pegs to increase airflow beneath the case.

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Full Size PCI Slots.


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  • Autumn L.
  • 2/2/2015 8:51:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBeautiful Case

Pros: -Beautiful aesthetic
-Multiple large, quiet fans supported/included
-Easy installation
-Full size PSU supported
-Tool-less HDD and PSU screws
-Plenty of room for drives and a large card

Cons: -Wiring can get tight, but it's manageable
-Sata cables get pushed into drive cage from mobo side
-Power and sata cables get pushed against cover from front
-5.25" bay may be needed just for stuffing excess PSU wiring
-Finish can be scratched, but not to easily or badly

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my home NAS and it's served well for over 2 years. I've had 2 different mobo/CPU combination in it; it fit a stock Intel heatsink/fan just fine. I have 6 3.5" drive installed; they stay nice and cool from the large front fan.

This has been the only Mini ITX case I've owed (I've had many full ATX). I'm surprised at it's usefulness as a form factor and am considering another of this specific case for my main desktop.

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  • Allen S.
  • 11/13/2014 8:15:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood Case ... All Accessories NOT Included

Pros: Very nice looking case.
Compact yet spacious.
Surprisingly good ventilation.
Plenty of space for hard drives (up to six).
VERY quiet fans.
All aluminum, high quality construction.
No sharp edges.

Cons: My only gripe with this case is that it did NOT come with all the accessories pictured. Show in the last picture (9 of 9) is a motherboard to two USB plugs adapter and a back-plane adapter with two slots to route cables in and out of the case. The only thing it came with is/was a USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 motherboard adapter. Who in their right mind would have ANY use for such an adapter?!

Other Thoughts: One of the reasons I wanted this case was the motherboard adapter with two USB connectors on the end of it, and the backplane adapter with the two slots cut in it to router a pair of cables into/out of the case. Since it came with NEITHER adapter, well ... I'm sure you would agree if you wanted both those accessories that you'd be very dissapointed too.

I was very tempted to box the case back up and ship it back, but I needed the case desperately for a client build. This is the THIRD Lian Li case I've purchased that DIDN'T come with everything pictured. While I'm a big fan of aluminum cases, I'll never buy another Lian Li case again.

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  • Afsana I.
  • 8/5/2014 1:04:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Server Box

Pros: This case can fit everything you ever want.
* Water Cooling - H60 can fit at the top without changing everything (doesn't work well with tall daughter-boards like Z87I-DELUXE has)
* Runs very cool - Vent holes everywhere keep everything inside running chill
* The finish - As with all LIAN LI cases, the finish is amazing.
* Full Sized PSU - Fits a full sized PSU easy, but I would have got an SFX (SILVERSTONE ST45SF-G) if given the choice
* Cable Hiding - Plenty of nooks and crannies to hide cables in around the 5.25'' bay. The finished look is amazingly clean

Cons: There are very few things I don't like about the case. Granted most of these complaints are silly considering when this case came out.
* The two lower 3.5'' bays - They are really hard to change what resides in them without tearing apart almost everything
* The finish - The finish is extremely easy to destroy with the slightest of scraping. Be really careful putting it together
* The 5.25'' bay - Do we really need these to exist anymore? In a case that really cant fully utilize a fan controller, its hard to find a use for it other than for stuffing unused cabling in.

Other Thoughts: The Server I made in this case was made of parts and pieces from other projects throughout the years. Its a random build that fits a need. I am quite satisfied despite most of the parts being outdated.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75N
Processor: Intel i7-3770S
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60
OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
OS Drive: Samsung 830
Storage Drives: 5x Western Digital Red 2TB
Ram: G.SKILL Trident 2 x 2GB
PCI-E Card: SYBA SI-PEX40064
PSU: SeaSonic M12II 520 - Had to make my own cables to keep it clean

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/11/2014 5:05:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsnot that great

Pros: see other

Cons: see other

Other Thoughts: I was expecting the aluminum case to make a bigger impression aesthetically, but its mostly black and you can hardly tell it's more than a black box unless you get close and see the brushed surface, which really isn't all that special to begin with. The case is light, but there's a reason for that. The aluminum is thin on the outside and there is zero support inside. I am a bit worried about the back especially, since there's a 5 pound power supply attached to it and it doesn't really feel adequate. This case is inexpensive for an aluminum case because there is barely anything there.

The side panels are a bit flexible and there are no nice grooves or lips to insert it to the side, so when you screw it down, it looks pretty cheap with gaps on all sides and doesn't look like a part of the case. The screws are impossibly small and frustrating to work with and the aluminum strips easily even with light screwing. It takes 100x longer to unscrew everything and back to troubleshoot a problem inside the case compared to my old Antec which I could just align, insert, and screw in two thumb screws in a matter of seconds.

The two drive cages inside are flimsy as hell and its such a joke when they tell you you need to have both to provide support. They are so flimsy and bendable it makes no difference. There is only one screw that holds the top cage up, which comes factory stripped and doesn't even work, and it latches on to two things on the back and just hangs there. One drive seems perilous enough with the weight. i can't imagine the weight of four. The bottom cage/support bracket does absolutely nothing to stabilize the top cage nor can you screw them together. Tf it weren't for all the power supply cables bunching up behind it, the cage would be wobbling around in mid-air.

Speaking of the power supply, even with smaller and shorter PSU thats 150mm, the cables will push against the drive cage. Some of the netting is already torn in spots because it is catching onto the edges and holes of the cage. It would be a no go for normal sized PSUs, if you still want to have a drive cage. The whole design is dumb, and several reviews from tech sites have pointed this out. I thought my shorter PSU would make it, but it barely suffices.

The front fan has a tacky blue light, but you can just cut the cable to remove the light, and it is pretty quiet. The top exhaust fan, however, is a bit too loud.

I actually really regret buying this case, as it is expensive for a case, it looks like a black box so the aluminum premium "look" really doesn't show up, the case seems very flimsy with very flimsy side panels and drive cage, the design is restrictive and not very intelligent, and it doesn't really scream quality like I expected a Lian Li case should, although this is my first one. I should have gotten a cheap $20 case and saved my money and have none of these problems.

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  • David C.
  • 6/30/2014 9:10:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Lots of space for a small case, 7 drive bays a SSD and DVD bay in a case for a Mini itx board! Great design.

Cons: Make sure you get a modular PSU it will get tight inside the case fast with a full size ATX power supply. $$$ but its good craftsmanship so i would expect to pay a little extra.

Other Thoughts: So i used my SFX PSU with a mounting adapter with gave me more room to cable manage, other wise this case is the perfect little Media Center PC with a 12 TB RAID 5 array BlueRay drive and decent video card.

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  • Ryan H.
  • 5/23/2014 5:08:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet

Pros: Quiet
Plenty of drive mounting space
Looks great
No LED lights
Easy to work with

Cons: Things can get a little tight

Other Thoughts: I salvaged a few old parts, including a power supply and CPU fan. Everything fits, but it is a tight fit in some places.

Also, follow the directions on the order of how to install things. I jumped the gun and put my power supply in first and had to take it back out.

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  • Derek D.
  • 5/15/2014 12:06:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat ITX case for large GPU and 5.25" drive

Pros: As small as you can get and still have a large GPU and 5.25" drive.

Cons: PSU bracket was difficult to get right. Instructions sparse and not written by native English speaker.

Other Thoughts: Don't screw the PSU bracket in all the way. Put it on loosely, slide in the PSU, put in the big case screws, then tighten the bracket screws or else the case screws won't line up.

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  • Bradford M.
  • 5/4/2014 9:02:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAttractive case, though not well layed out

Pros: Attractive case
Good use of space
Good Air Flow

Cons: PSU is located on top of the motherboard so if you need to access the MOBO the PSU has to be removed. I have a full size PSU that butts up next to the HD cage leaving zero room for the cable cluster coming out the side. One trick i found was that if you install the PSU upside down the cable cluster butts up against the CD drive bay so keeping this bay empty allows one to use a full size PSU while keeping the HD cage. This may be less practical if your PSU has a top mounted fan intended to blow air directly out of case, mine does not.

Other Thoughts: If you like to tinker or feel you will need frequent access inside the case this may not be the best bet seeing how you have to remove the PSU to access the MOBO

After my builds i will go back and tie down power cables to keep a clean looking case optimized for airflow, this is not a option i have here.

If the manufacturer wanted a recommendation for fixing the case, mount the PSU at the bottom, add a MOBO tray in the middle of the case on top of the PSU, that way the PSU stays put if you need to dig around in the case,

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/1/2014 8:05:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCareful with your PSU size

Pros: I'm, a Lian-Li guy, I use their cases exclusively. Finish and build are on par with what I expect from them. Lots of room for internal drives.

Cons: This will not fit any old ATX PSU, I picked up a CORSAIR RM750 and if you want to use the drive cages it will not fit, there is simply not enough room for the ATX power cables to fit wile having the main drive cage installed. I even tried a shorter Corsair PSU and still the cables were far getting too bent for my comfort.

This in my opinion is a deal breaker as they advertise this case to fit a standard sized ATX PSU.

Other Thoughts: Wanted to like this case and I will continue to buy Lian-Li Full and Mid Towers, just staying away from their mini and HTPC cases from now on...

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  • Joseph C.
  • 4/28/2014 11:56:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMy first ITX build

Pros: Ok, let m preface this by saying this is my first ITX build. Overall I am happy with the case, but it is not perfect. I chose it because it was the right size. Some ITX cases are more cube shaped, which makes them wide. I wanted to reduce the overall footprint of my PC. I went with this case because it isn't any wider than a normal mid-sized ATX case (and it of course has much less height and depth, but width is what you really need to check). It is a beautiful looking case, it has the iconic Lian Li brushed look. And it is very very light, even with all my parts inside of it. Not only because it is smaller, but also because it is fully aluminum. It has an optical drive bay, which was a must-have for me. It will fit a full sized card, which requires removing part of the HDD bay, but even after doing so it still supports up to 4 HDD devices (and I needed at least 3). The front ports are USB 3.0. And there is no front e-sata (at this point in time I believe this will be (or already is) fazed out by USB 3.0). The fans are nice and quiet, and I'm glad to get 2 fans with the case. The side panel is vented so you can have the PSU fan face outwards. Lastly, I was pleased with the space between the top fan and the PSU. I was able to mount my cooler master H60. I did use a slimmer aftermarket fan for it. If I stuck with the stock fan that was included on the radiator, there would have been literally no space between it and the PSU, so half the fan would have been snuffed.

Cons: Ugh. The motherboard tray IS the other side panel. So... yes the motherboard tray is removable. But it's the whole side panel. If you want to take off that side panel to do any work (like, oh, put in or remove the optical drive or route wires) you better be prepared to basically un-assemble the whole computer. Also, the side panels are held in by six tiny screws. There had to have been a better way to do this. I know, this sounds really nit picky. And I get it, I'm sacrificing space for a smaller form factor. But six little screws to hold in a side panel? Why couldn't it just be a normal slide-in system where you put two screws in the back (like every other case (including other ITX ones))? And why did the mobo have to mount to the other panel? All that was needed was two small bars to run from the back of the case to the front with the 4 standoffs on them. ITX boards only have 4 standoffs, there was room in here to have it mount to a couple strips of support metal as opposed to the panel. I'm still happy with the case overall. It was the right size. It looks sleek and professional. But I can't call it perfect. I would still recommend this case over some other popular but bulky ones (if you don't know what cases I mean and haven't had a chance to look in person, just always check the dimensions online. It isn't always easy to tell from pictures).

Other Thoughts: This isn't a con, it's just something to point out. I couldn't see getting a power supply, even modular, beyond 6.5" long into this case. My current 650W one is 6.3" and it is tiiiight. The cables are smashed against the HDD rack. Just something you should know going in (Power supplies get longer the more powerful they are. 7 inches is pretty common and I just don't see them making it in). Of course if you are removing the entire HDD cage then put a 1000W in if you want. And on that point, there is plenty of space at the bottom of the case (even with a full sized video card) to rig up your own mounting holes for SSDs if you wanted. But I needed two regular HDDs in mine.

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