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LIAN LI PC-Q07B USB3.0 Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 2 Front Ports
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 3.5" or 2.5" x 1 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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PC-Q07

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.


PC-Q07

Thermal-Flow

The Mini-Q PC-Q07 is designed to maximize the natural flow of air through vents located on the side and bottom panels to cool components. The small amounts of heat emitted by Mini-ITX systems make fans unnecessary.


PC-Q07

One 3.5-Inch and One 2.5-Inch HDDs

The Mini-Q PC-Q07 supports one 3.5-inch and one 2.5-inch HDD, held in place by thumb screws with rubber suspension.


What's in the Box

PC-Q07

Learn more about the Lian-Li PC-Q07B USB3.0

Model

Brand
LIAN LI
Model
PC-Q07B USB3.0

Spec

Type
Mini-ITX Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Aluminum
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini-ITX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
External 3.5" Drive Bays
No
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
3.5" or 2.5" x 1
Expansion Slots
1

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 2

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
No
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
7.6" x 11.42" x 8.2"
Weight
2.43 lbs.

Features

Features
Maximum Compatibility:

VGA Card length: 180mm
PSU length: 140mm
CPU cooler height: 70mm

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • WEN W.
  • 7/12/2014 4:58:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: small and light

Cons: not have any place for fans

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  • Christopher O.
  • 7/3/2014 1:35:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLian Li is awesome

Pros: Very nice finish.
Solid aluminum.
Supports full size PSU.
Lian Li quality.

Cons: REALLY bright power button

Other Thoughts: This was my first mini-ITX case, and it was a breeze to work in since both sides come off. I picked it up for the computer in my son's playroom to stream movies from my WHS and play DVDs, but it looks like it could be a nice component in our living room.

It is sitting on one of those glass shelves for A/V equipment next to the TV, and it sounds like a constant stream of bass when a DVD is playing. I'm not sure whether the issue would be resolved with rubber grommets at the DVD-ROM or on the bolts holding in the shelf. Either way, I don't think this is an issue from the case - just something to note if you plan to use this as an HTPC on a wall mounted glass shelf.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/21/2014 9:03:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs  Great case

Pros: Lightweight, well made, efficient design. Had no problem installing an old ATX PSU that I replaced in my desktop. Installation was a breeze. I anticipated it to be much more difficult based on reviews. No sharp edges whatsoever and plenty of hardware to complete the build. Comes with USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 adapter for front USB ports...nice since not all motherboards support that (my ASUS AM1I-A for example).

Cons: The only design flaw is SSD mounting is on the bottom, literally, of the case inside without some space. Power and SATA cables cannot connect without stressing the connectors on the drive. I just used strips of black electrical tape on the bottom of the drive to make extra room. Added bonus is some airflow under the drive. Given this, I recommend mounting platter drives to the 3.5" or optical bay using an adapter to ensure better air flow around the drive. The front USB cable is not very flexible...annoying but tolerable.

Other Thoughts: Keep the manuals for your motherboard and this case handy and develop a plan before starting. For mine I installed the mobo to the removed mobo panel, connected all wires except power, mounted mobo panel, removed other side panel, mounted and connected PSU, and done.

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  • David K.
  • 4/4/2014 7:51:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Little Case!

Pros: Great solid, cool looking case that has everything;
- can use full sized components like full size optical drive, full size power supply
- room for a 3.5 HDD and a 2.5 SSD
- front 3.0 usb ports
- black, aluminum construction looks and feels very 'cool'.
- good instructions with plenty of extra screws.
- looks like there is room for a low-profile aftermarket fan/heatsink (but will be right up against the PSU)

Cons: Because of small size, it is of course a VERY TIGHT SPACE to work in. You will only truly understand this if you ever had to work with a small case like this. This is my first time, so ....now I understand. Shouldn't keep you from getting one, but be warned you may drop the F-bomb now and then while trying to get everything in and connected. Plan ahead. Make sure cables are not touching fans, etc.

This is where a smaller SFX power supply with FULL modular cables and maybe even the short Silverstone ones would come in handy. Once the PSU is in, it will block pretty much everything you can get your hands on, so having the ability to unplug and pull out would be a plus. But i have a full sized PSU with regular cables in, and since i don't have plans to go into the system alot, I am fine.

The only main CON i found while putting together the build, where the thumb screws for the PSU on the back panel. For the life of me, I couldn't get them to get into the 'darn' holes to 'easily' screw in by hand, had to get out the screwdriver and press hard to make sure they were in there. They just didn't seem to want to align easily with the threads. Again, this is probably because of the larger PSU, and cables pushing against the psu, but eventually got them to stay!

The bottom has a great space for a 3.5 HDD with anti-vibration mounts and options to keep it sitting very solidly, however, it looks like i will not be able to use with a discrete video card, space wise. I am using a kaveri in the system, so wasn't planning on doing hardcore gaming on the system, so won't need this for now, but in future when I want to add one, I have to just use the bottom SSD mount with a small SSD for space. But a small card like the nvidia 750ti might fit fine.

Case was fairly quiet overall. I don't really notice it on the table top i have it on next to me. The PSU i have was a pretty basic one whose fan seemed to get louder the longer it was on. It will get hot in the little metal box, and there is not a ton of airflow, but it feels adequate enough for what you can put in there. Right now, i'm just using this as an APU only system. Again, this is where having PSU with a fan that doesn't start up until you need it too might be a plus.

Other Thoughts: All in all, great ITX case for what i needed for my office desktop. Very happy with purchase, especially for the 45 bucks it was on sale for.

You can see I wrote a bit more in the Con section, but these are more just warnings with dealing with small ITX cases in general, and nothing to knock off a point. Everything worked great in putting together this case.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/27/2014 6:43:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to work in for it's size; accepts ATX PSU; accepts 5.25" device; USB 3.0 front panel. Great case for a more-than-just watching movies box or modified for water cooled clock crunching.

Cons: Tiny steel screws for aluminum case; the screw is stronger than the case material. No extra tiny screws if one is misplaced. Power button catches/sticks in place. One unit had no issue, second unit had a warped side panel (not bad, but it's there and I know it). While this case is extremely small, it's small in relation to the fact it can house a full ATX PSU and a 5.25" device. There's very little room for a killer air cooled CPU heatsink and no place to mount addition fans (stock). The PSU and CPU fans are all there is. Too little space between the PSU and CPU fan can cause a negative airflow pocket. Mounts only a single 3.5" or 2.5" (stock).

Other Thoughts: While physical media may be on the way out, it's nice to have a case capable to supporting devices for those of us who still cling to the fringes. There is a rhythm to building in cases like the PC Q07B, and some things must be done in a particular order. Otherwise, a simple build can escalate from irritating to potential nightmare. The flush mount screws are nice, since they don't detract from the stunning simplicity of cases like this. But, be mindful those same small screws are easily marred and can potentially ruin the case by stripping out the thread points. There are adapters available to use a SFX PSU vs. the ATX, but price & performance share throne on my bench. These cases can also make a rocking water cooled LAN box for the patient, capable, tool wielding customizer. The extra space is perfect for a radiator and there's plenty of room for add-on air intake from the front of the case. Difficulty is relative to perspective and resource. Think about the end goal, the parts available and plan it out.

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  • Edson N.
  • 3/5/2014 9:15:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsResearch & Plan

Pros: I almost did not buy this case based on some reviews. I needed a case that was going to be low weight due to the weight lifting restrition of the owner.

- I am over 6 feet tall and have very large hands. I was able to build this system easy without a flashlight or tiny pliers.

- I used a basic powersupply and it is fine with the air flow. It did not have stiff wires like most of the newer power supplys so cable management was not a nightmare.

- I also have a dvd burner installed in this system. No problems.

Planning is reqired for any case you purchase. If you did not plan properly you will find yourself redoing work or purchasing different parts.

Cons: I don't like the usb3 wire on the case. It is way too long and stiff.

This case has almost as much screws as my 18 inch cube case but I knew this before the purchase.

Other Thoughts: ASRock h61mv
8gb gskill ram
Pentium G3020 3.0ghz
samsung 840 ssd
LG dvd burner
300watt powersupply from an emachine.
(used all rails)
total weight 8.4 pounds

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  • John S.
  • 12/7/2013 8:38:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTough to build in!

Pros: Fantastic price for a quality, full-aluminum build. It's really a no-frills case that's nice and compact. Perfect for a general-use system. The power and reset buttons look nice, as well as the HDD and Power LED indicators. The mounting system for the hard drive is thought out pretty well and works great. Overall it just looks really slick.

Cons: The mounting system for the ODD is a bit tough to work with. I REALLY had to torque the screws to get them in because the holes in the tray didn't line up with the screw holes in the ODD. But no harm done. The drive was mounted and isn't going to budge one bit. But I'd hate to have to remove it and put a new drive in its place.

The compact design really doesn't cater well to a standard ATX power supply. I'll explain that more in the Other Thoughts section.

The space between the PCI-E slot and the PSU is so marginal that I can't imagine what you could possibly put there. I doubt even a cheapo, low-profile GPU could fit there. I mean, yeah, you probably shouldn't be buying those cheapo GPUs and using an APU instaed, but still...the expansion slot on this case is practically useless.

Not much of a con, but more of a tip. If you have very large hands, then you can simply forget about building a system in this thing on your own. You NEED someone with long, skinny fingers to be able to articulate cables in this thing once you start plugging in power cables. There's simply zero options for cable management since the case is so compact.

Other Thoughts: I'm going to warn any future buyers right now. Be VERY careful what power supply you choose. I highly recommend you invest in a modular PSU; and the shortest one you can find at that. The less cables in this case, the better. The power supply sits directly above the CPU cooler, so your options as far as aftermarket coolers go are seriously limited. The side panel the PSU sits right next to has vents on it so you can have the PSU pull in cool air over its components, but I highly recommend you have it pull the air from the CPU cooler and exhaust it out the back of the case. Yeah, you'll be pushing warm air over the PSU components, but this will help with CPU temps dramatically, and probably the ambient temps in the case as well.

I purchased an OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w PSU since they come highly recommend as affordable, modular PSUs. They're pretty standard in size as far as ATX12v PSUs go. It took me a solid hour to try and cram this thing in to the case while making sure none of the cables were getting crimped or obstructing the CPU fan. I tried my absolute best to tuck cables in any nooks and crannies I could find, but there's just barely any room for cable management. My recommendation would be to try and find new power cables that are shorter in length to replace the ones that came with your PSU. You'll have to spend some extra cash, but it'll save you a ton of grief and you'll have a much cleaner build in the end. DO NOT get a non-modular power supply. I seriously doubt you will be able to cram it in this thing.

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  • Patrick M.
  • 10/18/2013 10:39:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNo. Don't do it.

Pros: It's pretty.

Cons: Pretty large for a mITX. And this is because it's laid out badly. It uses a full sized PSU, which is located ABOVE the mobo. You have a about 65mm between the CPU and the PSU. Only the shortest CPU coolers will fit, and they will be flow restricted by the PSU. So your CPU fan and temps run high, OR, you put a powerful fan on it and the unribbed walls act like a speaker, magnifying the sound. Even a fairly quiet fan sounds loud in this. The USB 3.0 ports in front will interfere with all the the shortest PCIe cards. A normal length card is hard to get into it, yet there is tons of space. While there is room to put a 2 slot card in it, they stopped you from doing it. Well... If you're not going to put a good GPU in it, then why do you need a ATX PSU? The mobo mounts on one side wall, which is held on with 6 very small screws. The body should come apart, but doesn't, so small hands, a flashlight, needlenose pliers, and patience are required, because you must work on it from the other replaceable side. There are zero provisions for case fans, and there is no way to easily control air flow. Note: I've put together several mITX systems. This case is the largest, yet the hardest to configure and assemble.

Other Thoughts: Don't bother with a DVD drive up top. Put a USBport/Cardreader in there, you will need the room.

Before going very far on the assembly, do sound testing. A powerful fan will make it useless for home use. It is as loud as a server.

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  • Jason F.
  • 10/8/2013 1:52:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally tiny!

Pros: This case is of the standard Lian-Li quality. Everything is aluminum, no sharp edges, and everything fits perfectly. The case is really tiny, which is not a bad thing, but it looks bigger in the picture, I was really shocked at how small it is. The build was really easy considering how tiny the case is inside.

Cons: It is a little difficult to work in because it it so small, but thats not a bad thing, its just the way it is.

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  • David J.
  • 9/10/2013 8:14:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's like my A05-B had a baby

Pros: Great for dedicated HTPC (Movies, web-surfing, YouTube, maybe a little minecraft or starcraft 2) * AMD E-350 CPU/GPU stays cool inside this with no case fan * Runs quieter next to TV than smaller habney case it replaced * Still small enough to fit on shelf in entertainment credenza below bookshelf sized speakers

Cons: fingerprint magnet (like all black Lian Li's) * less space efficient than other ITX cases in this price range * better go SFF power supply and/or modular power supply * stuck with entry level graphics cards because back panel only supports singe slot cards (unless you want to cut some aluminum) * Limited space for 3.5 hard drives if you use the 5.25 bay for an optical drive.

Other Thoughts: Lian Li PC-Q11 probably has better upgrade path as it has room for dual slot GPUs.

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