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LIAN LI Black Aluminum PC-Q12B Mini ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

  • Aluminum
  • Power Supply 1 x 80mm Top Fan
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Small is beautiful. The Lian Li Mini-Q PC-Q12 is a great chassis for those looking to build a Mini ITX Media Center / Home Theater PC that combines compactness, strength and style. Sleek aluminum construction with curved edge smoothly fits into your TV cabinet and complements your home decór. Removing or attaching the side panel is easy thanks to the tool-less design. An 80mm top exhaust fan with an abundance of vents ensures efficient ventilation. The HDD cage supports four 2.5in. HDDs for easy storage expansion. Two USB 3.0 connectors are built on the front panel for easy integration with the latest transfer technology. A preinstalled 80 PLUS 300W Micro-ATX PSU delivers robust and pure power for the entire system.
 
Features
PC-Q12



Thermal
The 80mm fans on the top panel push hot air out of the chassis.
 
PC-Q12

HDD Cage
The HDD cage, using thumb screws with rubber suspension, supports four 2.5in. HDDs.
 
PC-Q12


CPU Cooler Space
55mm
 
SFX PSU
SFX PSU

300W Power Supply Certified by 80PLUS.

USB3.0 Multi-media I/O ports
USB 3.0 Multi-Media I/O ports

USB 3.0 x 2

Tool-less Side Panel Installation
Tool-less Side Panel Installation
 
Anti-Vibration PSU rack
Anti-Vibration PSU Rack
Dual LEDs Illuminated Switch
Dual LEDs Illuminated Switch
 

 


Learn more about the Lian-Li PC-Q12B

General

Brand
LIAN LI
Model
PC-Q12B

Spec

Type
Mini ITX Media Center / HTPC Case
Color
Black
Case Material
Aluminum
Power Supply
Micor-ATX PSU / OPTPUT: 300W / Efficiency: 80% (80-PLUS) Include
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini ITX

Front Ports

Front USB Ports
USB 3.0 x 2

Cooling System

80mm Fans
1 x 80mm Top Fan
Side Air duct
No

Features

Features
HDD Bay: 2.5-Inch HDD x 4
CPU cooler height: 55mm

Dimensions&Weight

Height
14.37"
Width
3.46"
Depth
8.19"
Weight
5.30 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Jerry S.
  • 11/12/2013 12:24:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat, quiet HTPC case

Pros: Very quiet, easy to put together, looks good.

Cons: The first power supply had major coil whine. I e-mailed Lianli and they dispatched me a new power supply the same day and with the new PSU the case is now super silent.

Other Thoughts: Lianli's customer service was great in sending me a new power supply so quickly, and now I am a completely satisfied customer.

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  • Jerry S.
  • 11/7/2013 10:24:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPSU buzz

Pros: Looks great, slim, case fan is quiet. Very easy to install everything and hook up wires.

Cons: The PSU makes a high pitched whine and really ruins what is otherwise an almost completely silent build.

Other Thoughts: The PSU buzz is unbearable. Sometimes it's loud and occasionally it is completely gone. It does not depend on work load or which outlet I plug it into.

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  • Denis L.
  • 2/11/2013 3:52:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis Cases Rocks

Pros: This case is great. The quality is superb. I'm pairing it with an Asus Mini ITX motherboard and four 7200 RPM WD 2.5" drives

Cons: It's expensive and small. But... you get what you pay for. It comes with a high quality (and silent) fan and power supply.

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  • Joel N.
  • 2/6/2013 4:48:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for HTPC

Pros: Nice light case. Quiet. Efficient. Of course its tight, but it will fit anywhere in you entertainment center. The power LED is too bright so I disconnected it from the MB. Left the HD light attached.

Cons: It wasn't free. Oh, and the case was a little bent, but was easily brought true with some light, even pressure.

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  • Pramod R.
  • 1/22/2013 11:04:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Lian Li case

Pros: 1) Sleek looking Mini ITX case; Just the way I wanted with no 3.5" HDD and no CD/DVD drive trays;
2) I used ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe, Intel Core i7-3770K (stock CPU fan) along with Samsung SSD 830.
3) Power supply is the best I have ever seen bundled with a case and seems adequate (despite a 4 pin connector I had to use to power my 8 pin MB);
4) Included fan is very quiet;
5) Removable MB and SSD cage;
6) Easy to remove pull out magnetic side panels with no screws.
7) Nice stand to keep the unit in vertical position;

Cons: 1) Front USB 3.0; My shipped unit still uses front panel USB 3 cables to be snaked out the back and plugged into the motherboards external USB ports;
May be I got a older unit as I heard they changed the design to internal 20 pin connector;
It looks ugly in the back and takes up back USB ports;
2) Front panel power connectors are too close to the motherboard ATX connector (with my particular MB) but worked out okay;

Other Thoughts: I ordered a Koutech IO-UU230 USB 3.0 20-Pin Dual Type-A Adapter so I can connect the USB cables to the motherboard directly instead of snaking out of the unit.
I hope it fits my MB;
Small issues but won't drop a egg for this great unit; You have to see it in person to appreciate it.

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  • Alexander J.
  • 11/17/2012 10:13:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExactly what I wanted

Pros: Efficient use of space. I love that there is no 5.25" bay or headphone jacks, things I never use on an HTPC. Included fan is quiet and seems to move air, the computer is running cool so far. Case is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, with or without the base. I didn't connect the LEDs on the front, so I can't comment on them.

My case, purchased Nov 12th, has an internal USB 3.0 connector instead of the passthrough cables pictured. I'm really happy about this, because it was the only thing I didn't like about the case on paper!

Cons: 1.) Only has space for 2.5" drives. I know space is tight, but they might have arranged it somehow. Don't think I'm ever going to fill all four 2.5" slots. 2.) Even though they have upgraded the USB3 FPIO with an internal connector, they seem to not have changed the case. There is still a slot to feed the old connector through. 3.) The PSU has some useless connectors that just eat space. The motherboard power cable seemed long but it turned out to be the perfect length once tied it to the side. 4.)I have no idea why they have space for a fan controller in the back - do they really think I will be paying that much more attention to this than the TV?

Other Thoughts: This is housing an i7 3770s with Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US ram (the popular 1.35v one) and a 128gb Samsung 830. Motherboard is the Intel DH77DF with a mini-pcie WIFI card. I love that a build can be as simple as this, but be so powerful. It boots up in seconds, and the Ivy Bridge video processing has really surprised me - I've been playing some Steam games that never felt right with keyb+mouse, and I am pretty sure it looks as good or better than a ps3.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/6/2012 11:13:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice box

Pros: Fit and finish are top notch. Plenty of room for a mini-ITX build. Looks good. Cable management is pretty easy but I only have one drive installed at this point.

Cons: None yet -- I just finished building into it.

Other Thoughts: I've never bought a Lian Li box though everything I've ever read says they build great products. The right side of the case is the motherboard tray and is a thick aluminum slab. Completely stiff and easy to work on.

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  • Harry S.
  • 9/12/2012 4:26:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Render Node

Pros: The fit and finish is great. And the included fan is super quiet. The side panels snap on with a solid deep sounding click. Everything about the case is straight-forward and essential. The design beautifully minimal. The power supply has just the right amount of power for my purpose.

Cons: The front panel USB 3 plugs are meant to be snaked out the back and plugged into the motherboards external USB ports. It would have been great if they included a pin adapter for the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: This is my first 100% build, not just a modification. I wanted to make my own render node. I put it together in a few hours! Once I figured out how it had to go together (it's a tight fit), everything just fell into place. I am also using a Noctua NH-L12 (but without the 120mm top fan). Fits like a glove! Cool, quiet and powerful. Great render node!

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  • Randy T.
  • 8/15/2012 2:11:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Very nice construction. Very easy to assemble and very quite fan. Overall the layout is very well thought out.

Cons: It would be very cool if they had figured out a way to integrate a slim optical drive but I knew that going in.

Other Thoughts: Again, very nice case. Recommended.

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  • Lamont C.
  • 7/4/2012 2:46:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome HTPC Case

Pros: This is an awesome little HTPC Case, it is dead quiet and found to be very well built. Installed a Intel Mini ITX Board and used a Noctua NH-L12 and it fit. WOW. The board is contolling the top fan and CPU Fan, the power supply fan runs only as needed. Running with SataIII SSD, and 1TB WD and all fit right into place.

Cons: This box as you may imagine is tight, well laid out if you plan ahead. No place for CD Drive but USB Drive works so take for what it is worth. LED HD built into power switch is a little bright and obnoxious (Changes Colors with HD Activity) Wish they gave you a sticker to cover it up as it is advertised as a HTPC Case.

Other Thoughts: Plan well before assembly or like me you will disassemble a couple times before you get it right. Don't forget to pull the USB3 Cables thru the back slot before you mount board. Missed that in instructions and had to tear all apart to moved them. They do plug into external USB Ports on Board, that was not real clear in description.

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