Small is beautiful.
Designed to save user's space, the LIAN LI PC-Q02 mini-ITX computer case is a great solution for those looking to build HTPC / Media Center that packs compactness, strength and style. Aluminum construction and minimalistic design with clean lines and subtle curves evokes a sense of high quality and compliments any house decoration when placed next to your TV. Manufactured with no fan, the chassis does not sacrifice cooling performance with an abundance of vent holes which maximizes the natural air flow. A jointer for tool-less side panel installation, dual LEDs switch for power and HDD status, and high quality aluminum stand add much flair to this little enclosure. A bottom placed HDD rack accommodates 2.5" HDD/SSD and it can also be removed to make room for 3.5" HDD. Two USB 3.0 connectors are built on the front panel for easy integration with the latest transfer technology. A preinstalled 80 PLUS 300w SFX PSU delivers robust and pure power for the entire system.
Solid little case
Pros: Solid construction. Comes with lots of hardware to get stuff mounted. Tiny but still room for 2 hard disks. Great design.
Cons: Expensive at original $150 when I bought it but the sale price is getting closer to reasonable. The power supply bundled is more than you need. Probably better to buy just the case and pair it with a smaller power supply.
Other Thoughts: If you want to build a high powered system don't do it in this case: no case fans. Low power CPUs only. If you plan to push an i7 to it's limits it'll hit it's high thermal point and throttle itself down.
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I'm done buying garbage products folks
Pros: I just bought 2 of these on sale for $194.98 with free shipping and they even came a day early.
Cons: Major USB3.0 cable design flaw
Other Thoughts: It's a real shame to sell such a nice case only for your customers to return it because of a major USB3.0 cable design flaw.
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expensive but worth it
Pros: I've got 3 Lian Li cases now and each sets the standard for quality construction. I used this case to build a mini-ITX system with an i7 CPU and 16G of RAM. It's a tight fit but a little bit of cable cable management goes a long way. The power supply that comes bundled with it is pretty OK too. The only way to make it better would be if they had found a way to provide a PCI slot. All the other 'pros' more than make up for that.
Cons: no PCI slot in the back
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“Solid construction. Comes with lots of hardware to get stuff mounted. Tiny but still room for 2 hard disks. Great design.”— 12/11/2012
“I've got 3 Lian Li cases now and each sets the standard for quality construction. I used this case to build a mini-ITX ...”— 8/9/2012