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LIAN LI PC-Q25B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower
  • 3.5" Drive bay x 7 ( Hot swap x 5 ) Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
  • 2 Expansion Slots
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LIAN LI PC-Q25B Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

The aluminum mini-tower PC-Q25 offers a contemporary design that seamlessly blends into any professional or home environment. LIAN Li has designed the PC-Q25 to house all standard PC components inside to stay future-proof: standard Mini-ITX motherboard, 3.5-inch / 2.5-inch hard drives, and standard ATX PS/2 power supply units. Despite its size, the PC- Q25 supports up to seven 3.5-inch (hot swap x 5) / three 2.5-inch HDDs (used 3.5-inch bay) and long graphics card up to 320mm when HDD cage is removed.

Features

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Standard PC Components

Standard Mini-ITX motherboard, 3.5-inch / 2.5-inch hard drives, standard ATX PS/2 power supply units. Upgrades will be easy well into the future.


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Using Standard ATX PS/2 PSU

Standard ATX PS/2 power supply unit with cooling fan - it can face the motherboard which is passively cooled.


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Maximum Compatibility

VGA Card Length: 320mm
PSU Length: 180mm


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Thermal Solution

There is a 140mm intake fan to draw a high airflow volume with lower RPMs to push the cold air through the HDD cage, and a 120mm exhaust fan at the top of the chassis.


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Supports Five SATA Hot-Swap HDDs

SATA hot swap HDD cage, changeable via thumb screws with rubber suspension, supports five 3.5" HDDs.




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Removable HDDs Rack

Supports two 3.5-inch and one 2.5-inch HDDs, with easy installation and services. When using two graphics cards or one large one, install 2.5" HDD only.


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Simple Installation

A hinge pin joins the side panel to the chassis, for easy removal and attachment of the side panel.


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What's in the Box

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Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Seth W.
  • 12/9/2014 6:00:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Case

Pros: This case is incredibly well designed for the price, I currently have 5 3.5" HDDs and 1 2.5" SSD in there. It uses a backplane for the hard drives to plug in so you don't need as many power ports on the power supply, which is kind of nice.

The way the whole 5 drive bay system works with the rails and locking mechanism is really creative.

The way the fans are designed to cool, including using the power supply fan, gives the case a real good amount of air flow.

Cons: Cables going to the back of the hard drives are a little snug, but that's to be expected in a more compact case design.

No USB port on the front of the unit, which makes it more inconvenient for booting off a flash drive.

The standard ATX power supply was a little tight due to the way the cables come out of the front of the supply. It puts them directly against the drive cage.

Other Thoughts: The case sides pop off without screws which is both a pro and a con. I had to maneuver my cables a little more because the pressure they were putting on the side behind the drive bay was causing it to pop out a little.

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  • Scott L.
  • 11/21/2014 6:19:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case - awful service

Pros: The case, as with all Lian Li cases I own is great - top quality, excellent fit and finish

Cons: none except for Neweggs onerous return policies

Other Thoughts: This is my last purchase from Newegg - they USED to be a good place to buy from.

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  • Richard A.
  • 10/23/2014 8:14:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNAS build - Very Happy

Pros: Side panels pop off without any screws.
5 HD bays with a backplane.
Thumb screws everywhere.
High quality.

Cons: 140mm front fan rattles on occasion and needs to be fiddled with.
Front LED is too bright for my room so I disconnected it.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case along with 5 x 3TB drives for a FreeNAS file server and this case is perfect. It couldn't be any more perfect for this application.
Take care when choosing a power supply. I went with the Silverstone ST45SF and I have plenty of room to spare. (A normal power supply will block access to the motherboard or may not fit at all.)

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  • James H.
  • 8/18/2014 3:50:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Case

Pros: Great looking case
Very solid construction
Holds a lot of drives in a very small space
5 Hotswap bays
Easy to get side panels on and off
Can change heatsink without de-installing motherboard
Removable motherboard tray

Cons: Fan does not blow directly across all drives
Hard drive noise
Blue LED too bright
Some PSU's may have issues without Lian's adapter
Hotswaps aren't entirely plug and play

Other Thoughts: This is my first Lian Li product. The very first thing that stood out upon arrival was how solidly constructed the entire unit was. The metal used is significantly thicker than any other case I have previously owned. Even with someone telling you it may still surprise you as well. The finish is quite nice. A very solid and good looking case for sure (looks better in person).

The only thing about the case that I did not like were the overly bright blue led and that the harddrive cage was not sufficiently decoupled from the rest of the case to help with hard drive noise. Sound dampening did not help much.

Also the hot swap bays require plastic rails to be installed on the hard drives (Enough rails are included for all 5 hotswap bays). This system does work, but if for instance you wanted to swap out one of your drives, taking it out and putting it back in is quite easy, but you have to de-install the rail and re-install it on the other drive (which will likely require a screwdriver). So not an entirely instant and toolless process, but still a nice and welcome addition. This design also does a good job of implementing hot swap style bays while still maintaining a good path for airflow.

Also, the system used for the doors seems to work quite well. Very easy to get on and off.

Overall, I am I really impressed with the build quality and craftsmanship of the product, and will definitely consider Lian Li for any future needs.

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  • Matt T.
  • 7/17/2014 8:59:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLIAN LI PC-Q25B

Pros: A true work of art. For such a small form factor case there is an incredible amount of room in this thing. Completely sleek exterior makes for a nice show piece, fits well even on an entertainment stand. Side panels have a secure, low risk for breakage attachment mechanism and the fans are near silent with no-tool removable air filters. The HDD bays and sliders have very nice fitment, once they're locked in there is very little to no play in them. Bottom tray mounting system is also easy to use and secure.

Cons: It attracts finger prints!

Other Thoughts: This is a multi-use home server machine. "Idle" is 2 empty Minecraft servers and a rather busy seedbox. Other services running include FTP, RDP, WINS, Active Directory with file and media shares.

CPU: Intel Pentium G3420 3.2Ghz Dual Core
MoBo: ASUS H87I-PLUS Micro-ITX
RAM: 2X4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR31600 9-9-9-24
PSU: Corsair CX430M
Case: LIAN LI PC-Q25B
OS Drive: Samsung 830 64GB SSD
Seed Drive: Samsung 830 64GB SSD
Storage: 2 Seagate 3TB in RAID1

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  • John B.
  • 7/5/2014 7:52:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCompact + Pretty = Really SMALL

Pros: Compact Case, Really nice aluminum finish. SImple design. Quiet. HDD Space! Modular Fan System is awesome!

Cons: Did I mention it was small? In order for me to get the motherboard in there and wired, i have to remove the power supply while leaving the PS attached to the MB. It's almost too small. An extra couple of inches to the length would definitely help make the cable runs actually have room.

Other Thoughts: If the hdd caddy was designed for cable runs to the back of the system, this case would be much nicer. There is no real good way to run cables to the back of the caddy where you need to. Perhaps flip the caddy around so you insert the drives in the "rear" of the case while all of your cable connections would remain on the same side.

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  • Paul S.
  • 3/29/2014 10:42:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding hotswap case

Pros: -Compact
-Durable
-Sleek/Elegant
-Hot swap!!!

Cons: Wasn't free...

Other Thoughts: I use this case as a wiping station for hard drives. It works perfectly since this is a hot swap case and you do not have to run cables to each hard drive. Plug in, wipe, and your done. I'm using a Lexar ZX micro USB to house multiple bootable ISO files including DBAN.

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  • David M.
  • 2/6/2014 9:27:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlain, well-thought-out case

Pros: Lots of drive bays in a small package -- perfect for a fileserver (which is what I built). 5 hotplug bays plus 3 more spots on a removable base plate, and everything fits together nicely.

Cons: The opening for the power supply is tight -- I had to peel the decals off the power supply to get it to fit. There's not a lot of room for unused power cables, and if you don't secure stuff carefully, stray cables will jam the fans.

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  • Derek B.
  • 12/26/2013 4:50:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOk NAS case but lacks quality

Pros: 5 Hot Swap Bays
Compact
Toolless Design

Cons: Runs warm
Fans are somewhat loud with filter QA issues
Cramped Cable Management
No Front USB
Bright LED Power Button

Other Thoughts: Using this case as a dedicated NAS server with a ASRock E3C226D2I Intel G3220 Kingston 4GB ECC RAM Corsair CX430 PSU and 2X WD Red 3TB 1X Seagate Barracude 3TB 30GB SSD(OS) plenty of room for expansion.
From first startup this case gave me problems the front 140mm fan filter was not properly finished with burrs around the edges and the fan hit these each revolution making a loud racket. I removed the filter altogether and used tape to create the vacuum in the front. The back top fan made a very low pitch clicking noise at full RPM, I contact Lian Li over 2 weeks ago without hearing back from them. Consider ordering a couple Fractal or Scythe fans if you plan to sleep in the same room with this. Hard drives run about about 6-8C warmer than a Antec 900 case being in the same room. The PSU slot needs a centimeter more clearance to fit PSUs better only after removing the stickers off a Corsair CX PSU was I able to push it in. The powerbutton LED is blinding at night dont bother connecting the LED power cables.
If you want a ITX form factor look at the Fractal Design Node 304 .
For the $100 Lian-Li is asking I am disappointed not just the fans but how thin the paint is on this thing my Antec seems to be holding up way better and its over 4 years old. The fact Lian-Li has not even returned my messages in 2 weeks shows they dont care about their customers. I picked this case up for $55 with rebate otherwise this would have been returned to Newegg ASAP.

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  • Brandon S.
  • 12/21/2013 9:47:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case for my FreeNAS build

Pros: - 5 hot pluggable bays
- This version supports both molex and SATA power connectors.
Thumb screw plate for PSU which helps on initial install and troubleshooting later on.
- Small footprint.
- Can take the sides off very easy without tools.

Cons: - A little harder to work on with the ATX PSU on top of it all.
- Pay attention to the mobo stand-off when you take it out so you put it back right. The bottom goes inside the case frame and the top outside of it. I could see doing this twice if you put the bottom on the outside.

Other Thoughts: One of the reviewers mentioned to get left angle SATA cables. If you do that, they will angle upward, not down. You are better off with two longer right angle ones for the top two bays, then 3 or more right angle slightly shorter ones as you move down the drive housing and get closer to the motherboard.

If anyone cares about this kind of thing the powerLED is blue.

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