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

  • Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower
  • USB3.0 x 2 / HD 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.

Features

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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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Thermal-Flow

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.

What's in the Box

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Learn more about the Lian-Li PC-Q08B

Model

Brand
LIAN LI
Model
PC-Q08B

Spec

Type
Mini-ITX Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Aluminum
With Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini-ITX / Mini-DTX

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6
Expansion Slots
2

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB3.0 x 2 / HD Audio

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1 x 120mm top fan
140mm Fans
1 x 140mm blue LED front fan

Physical Spec

Dimensions
13.58" x 8.94" x 10.71"
Weight
6.02 lbs.

Features

Features
Lian Li Fine Craftmanship Product

To ensure user can put everything together easily, Lian Li designer decided to use only standard PC component inside the Mini-Q PC-O08, standard Mini-ITX motherboard, standard 5.25" optical drive, standard 3.5" hard drives, standard ATX PS/2 power supply units and standard graphics card. The parts are easy to get on current market, and it would be easy to upgrade and server in the future.

The HDD mounting cage at bottom of case is removable, allow user adding in standard graphics card, Maximum Video Card Size up to 300mm.

Mini-Q PC-Q08 supports up to six of 3.5" HDDs, The modular HDD cage can be removed, simply un-do the thumb screw, ideal for easy HDD installation and services.

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  • Michael K.
  • 4/11/2014 10:29:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Case

Pros: - High build quality - to be expected from this manufacturer
- Many extra screws in case you lose some (many of them are quite small..)
- Supports non-slim CD/DVD drives
- Several HDD slots
- Supports long(ish) video cards
- Good cooling + support for extra fans = huge pro for Mini-ITX
- Roomy for a mini-itx

I used this for my first Mini-ITX build, overall very satisfied. A few hiccups which I will mention in cons/other thoughts.
This is good for first time builders because it has lots of room to work in, which makes the whole experience a less painful learning experience compared to a smaller case.

Cons: I'm not a fan of the HDD cage being directly behind the front air intake fan since you end up blocking a bunch of airflow with the cage (which does have holes to allow air through). I know this is a difficult subject to address since we are talking small form factor, thus still 5 eggs. However it is worth mentioning that with more than 1 HDD inside you will be blocking a significant amount of air coming into your case.

Other Thoughts: Very satisfied with this case, would definitely recommend to newcomers to mini-itx and to people who want a more powerful computer in a small form factor.

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  • Shane H.
  • 3/8/2014 8:58:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAmazing case with one small problem

Pros: This case is pretty much exactly the right size for my needs (primarily a NAS). I know lots of folks prefer a specific competing brand and for good reason, but I do love Lian Li cases so I'm a bit biased by experience.

The construction is abolutely top-notch, as I would expect from this vendor. Installation of components was simple (except for one...) and it's clear that this vendor hasn't failed at their reputation for attention to detail. I would buy this case again any day, if my project fit the form factor.

Also, it's super light - shockingly so - yet solid / rigid / well built. This is a good thing, if you intend to pack it to the hilt with hard drives and don't care for that much more additional weight.

Cons: This one con is a big one. Without it, this is a 5-star case.

The case states unequivocally that it supports standard ATX power supplies. Every review and rating I read, here and otherwise, makes no mention of any specific concerns, so it didn't even cross my mind (never having used this form factor before) that the the DEPTH of the PSU is of absolute concern.

After my PSU arrived, I attached the case's mounting plate and slid it into this case... only to find that once fully inserted, the rear end (where the modular plugs should go) was absolutely flush with the drive cage (the middle one that supports 4 drives).

If you only need the lower drive cage, this case will fit any ATX PSU. To be fair, you can still have 2x 3.5" drives in the lower cage, if you're not using a long PCIe card. If you're using NO drive cages (only the 2.5" mount at the bottom of the optical bay), you can use a full size PSU *AND* a big PCIe card.

If you're using only the middle drive cage (and if you're using this case for a NAS application, you almost definitely are) then this case most definitely does NOT support "any ATX PSU."

Pro tip: limit your PSU depth to 150mm MAX (modular or otherwise) if you want to have any hope of actually plugging anything into it while the middle drive cage is installed.

Other Thoughts: While not a "con" enough to drop a star, since I knew it going into it: there's no easy way to fast-swap disks in this case. You will need to remove the cage(s) to remove, replace, or install any drives.

If you need hot-swap, this is not your case. If your application requires you to power down for drive replacements regardless, then this case is as good as any other.

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  • Matt D.
  • 2/28/2014 9:20:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLooks nice but has some drawbacks

Pros: Nice black brushed metal look
Lots of 3.5" slots, good if you are building your own NAS
Solid build quality on the case itself

Cons: Make sure you plan your build ahead of time as space is very limited in this case. Everything is right on top of each other.
Don't buy this case if you are a frequent modder as the 6 tiny screws to take off the side will be a pain. Also, unless you have really tiny hands you will be taking the power supply out to get to any part of the MOBO.

Other Thoughts: The blue LED front fan, the LED lights up but the fan does not spin. I replaced with an extra fan I had and I'm taking 1 egg away for this. If the fan worked I'd give it a 4/5.

If you just plan on building a space saving machine or a NAS that won't have a lot of hardware changes then this case could work out well for you.

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  • Tao J.
  • 2/22/2014 7:10:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Case

Pros: Nice case for ITX board, can have a lot of storage, good looking.

Cons: none so far.

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  • tim m.
  • 2/17/2014 8:44:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNot for the sloppy or timid builder

Pros: elegant design, excellent fit and finish, extremely light

Cons: limited interior space -- had to pull part of the drive rack to accommodate the power supply.

Other Thoughts: i have done several builds with this case and the q07b. I love the elegant, minimalist look. with an i5 or an i7 mini-itx these make fantastic general purpose computers.

the most recent build, using the q08b was a performance build. i stuffed an i7-4770 with 16Gb and a 256Gb SSD.

because i was concerned with cooling i replaced the front 140mm fan with a noctua and manage to fit a Corsair h50 with push-pull fans in place of the top 120mm.

runs like crazy and never exceeded 44c.

unfortunately the H50 was a little on the noisy side, so it was replaced.

i have read several whine about the tiny screws and how difficult it is to build with this box. Bottom line -- think about your build. If you are going to be constantly fiddling with your configuration, this is not the case for you.

If you want an elegant, low-key showpiece, this is the one.

If you are a ham-fisted, screw stripping careless builder, look elsewhere. If you appreciate craftsmanship and patiently and lovingly assemble your computer, this is your box.

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  • Jason S.
  • 2/9/2014 2:42:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSturdy, small case

Pros: Bored with ATX towers, I was looking to build something different, but I wanted an ODD and a case fan. Even with two case fans, a PSU fan, and two CPU fans, this thing is pretty quiet.

Cons: The modular ATX power supply connectors are very tight to the drive cage. They said 600mm, but I suggest you look for a shorter PSU, and preferably with off-center outputs. I knocked an egg off for this and the large number of screws.

Other Thoughts: Very tight fit to get the Noctua NH-L12 in there with the ASROCK Z87E MB. I was looking for a challenge and I found it. It was very tricky to get everything crammed into that little space, but I do have room for 3 more HDDs.

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  • Lane M.
  • 2/5/2014 11:02:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Tower

Pros: Great Ventilation
Compact
Nice Optical Drive Facade
Plenty of HDD/SSD Mounts
Looks Good

Cons: Side panel is fastened with six screws, which must be removed each time for access to the interior.

PSU mounts directly over the MOBO, so that must also be removed for access to anything other than drives; This requires the removal of four more screws.

Other Thoughts: Once it's together it's perfect, but gaining access is troublesome and wearisome.

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  • JANE B.
  • 12/28/2013 6:20:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNOT GOOD

Pros: Seemed okay, but if the start button pushes out, what good is the case? It ended up in the trash pile. The case seemed flimsy right at first.

Cons: After installing a completely new system, I was using it over the first week when I pushed the power button and it pushed entirely in to the case, falling to the floor. I tried to re-install it. No good. I tried to hot wire it to bypass the start switch, no good. Replaced it with Bitfenix Prodigy and never looked back. Prodigy is heavier, better, no comparison. Will never order any Lian-Li again.

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  • Liwei W.
  • 11/17/2013 2:45:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLIAN LI PC-Q08B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Review

Pros: Great build quality!

Zero rattles!

Cons: Each side panel is mounted with six tiny screws. So you'll need to undone them with a small screw drivers to open up the PC.

Other Thoughts: I took an extra step and put dynamats in mine since I wanted a very quiet HTPC. It worked perfectly.

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  • Raymond A.
  • 9/30/2013 2:42:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLian LI Q08 mini ITX

Pros: Nice small Case looks good for HTPC

Cons: After about a month of use the Front IO port( USB 3.0) no longer works, there are two on the front panel and only the bottom one works, these cables are way to long and stiff.

I have looked for the replacement part and it is 25.00 dollars plus shipping.

Other Thoughts: would be nice if the cables for the USB IO 3.0 on the front panel where not so stiff, and so expensive, It took a long time to put the case and all its hardware together, is difficult to take it a part.

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