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LIAN LI PC-Q27B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

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  • Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Front Ports
  • 1 or 3.5" HDD x 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 3 ( Using one 5.25" space) Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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LIAN LI PC-Q27B Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

What goes into your case is more important than the case itself, and that's something Lian-Li hasn't forgotten. The PC-Q27 features a passive cooling design to protect its cargo from excess heat in the Mini-ITX system and offers space for two 3.5" HDDs and one 2.5" HDD. Everything you need to build a great system is right here!


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Nature Air Flow

The PC-Q27 has a passive cooling design, due to less heat from the Mini-ITX system. There is a vent at the bottom of the chassis, allowing cool air coming in to cool the system down.

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New Side Panel Installation Design

Just push up to release the side panel, and push down for closing.

HDD / SSD Space

The PC-Q27 holds up to three hard drives, a 3.5" HDD and a 2.5" SSD in the bottom and a 3.5" or 2.5" drive in the front. For even more storage capabilities, an additional 3.5" HDD can be installed in 5.25" drive bay.

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VGA Card Length: 195mm
PSU Space: 180mm
CPU Cooler Height: 70mm

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Dual LED Power Switch

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Standard ATX PSU

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USB 3.0 Port x 2

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • JAMES L.
  • 3/14/2014 4:16:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNice case

Pros: Well made, good looking, no plastic, small and sturdy.

Cons: It is a bit tight to work on.

Other Thoughts: I bought 6 of these and will buy 5 more. Nice case.

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  • Matt P.
  • 3/13/2014 2:11:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThumbs Up

Pros: Quality Construction, Great Appearance, Nice design, Price, Overall Access, Included Accessories, Fit and Finish

Cons: Only real con is with the MB mounting in relation to the power supply. The power supply fan blows directly into the CPU cooler fan and if you flip the power supply it sits right up against the side of the case blocking the fan. If the side had been vented in this area it would give you the option to flip the PS and not have to blow the hot PS air onto the motherboard/cpu. Right now with my choice of CPU cooler and this configuration I am running about 46C on the CPU when I should be about 35C so I may have to drill the side plate to create a vent so I can flip the PS.

Other Thoughts: Have been building my own computers for over 20 years and have progressed through building big flashy towers to trying to make all my computers on my 9 unit, 3 building home network as small and unobtrusive as I can. Bought this case for my latest build as it is relatively small and due to it's design can fit in a wide variety of decors while using a full size power supply. Lian Li did a nice job of designing this case giving the builder a wide variety of options for HD mounting while making it as toolless as possible. Access into the case is simple and robust and the fit and finish on the case is very well done, though there is a slight gap around the edges of the optical drive. Internal volume is tight with a full size power supply partly due to the cube design so a modular ps and careful planning is a must but if you do your homework you won't have any issues. It comes with all the screws and accessories to mount your choice of components. Overall it took about an hour longer than normal to put this unit together due to the planning needed but it was definitely worth it for the ability to put this anywhere in my home without it detracting from the room.

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  • Eric J.
  • 12/4/2013 12:57:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI hate this case

Pros: It looks good.

Cons: The power switch doesn't work, I shorted the power switch pins on my board and it fired right up.It's to be expected from the size, but the case is very cramped. It's hard to work in. There are 2 ways to mount your hard drive in this case, both suck. To mount it on the bottom means you can't put a fan in the case. To mount it to the side makes connecting cables to it difficult. Screw tiny builds, go with a fractal arc mini.

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  • James W.
  • 8/9/2013 12:35:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: A very versatile case! Up to four hard drives can be used! Easy removable side panels. Solid construction! High quality finish. Can handle a decent sized single slot graphics card but you may have to remove the 3.5" hd bottom brackets to accommodate it. Depends on how thick your graphics card heat-sink is. You can still mount either a 2.5" hd, 120mm or 140mm fan with a graphics card. I had no problem with a full size atx power supply but having a micro makes this case even nicer! I think having the ability to open the side panels and remove every hard drive without a screw driver are my two favorite features of this case.

Cons: Led's are toned down compared to previous versions but there is still room for improvement. Lian Li is finally listening to it reviews. Mounting the front usb ports on the top makes more sense then on the right side.

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  • Ralph K.
  • 7/1/2013 8:12:15 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsCPU Heatsink

Pros: Video card slot

Cons: could hold more hdds

Other Thoughts: Case requires heatsink under 70mm in height. There are some good one available.

Scythe Big Shuriken 58mm(H)
Zalman CNPS2X (up to 120w) 27mm(H)
Zalman CNPS8900 60mm(H)

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  • TROY K.
  • 6/27/2013 1:11:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsHTPC and light gaming

Pros: Small case and pleasing to look at.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I will be purchasing this case in a few weeks. Going to use i5 4670k with an Antec Kuhler 620 blowing out the bottom. No overclock. Also using Samsung 840 Pro SSD. For the PSU I will be using the Silverstone SFX 450 Watt Modular, Much smaller than ATX PSU's and plenty of power. This will allow for better air flow. Also using G.Skill Ram 2 X 4g.

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  • Jason M.
  • 6/12/2013 11:31:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent mini-ITX box

Pros: Very high quality, surface finish is excellent, nice looking case. Everything lines up and is easy to work with. I like the hard drive mounting system as it doesn't waste any space. The PSU fan creates a nice draw over the entire motherboard and really helps get air moving through the case. Nice expansion capability for a case this small. I could easily add a 140mm fan, GPU, and use a 3.5" to 2.5" converter to have two SSDs hanging on the front mount (only one there for now).

Cons: Looks a bit larger in person than the dimensions led me to believe. Full ATX power supply (Seasonic SSR-360GP) fits but makes cabling a bit of a chore. Everything fit fine in the end but it took patience to get the cabling arranged so it wouldn't block air flow from the bottom. Do yourself a favor and get a modular or at least plan ahead - I only had two unused PSU cables and had to work for about 30 minutes to get them out of the way (tucked behind the optical drive, above the PSU).

Other Thoughts: Running an i5-4570 with a stock cooler on "silent" mode and temps are reasonable, ~35C doing office work. Completely quiet and small/attractive enough to sit on my desk.

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  • Alan G.
  • 6/8/2013 9:02:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice Looking but Cramped Build Space

Pros: This case was purchased to do a build for a home office PC (no gaming). It is an attractive case and passively cooled using the PSU fan to exhaust air from inside the case. There is room for an optical drive, 2.5 inch SSD, and a 3.5 inch hard drive.

Cons: Almost any non-modular ATX PSU will have too many cables and there isn't any extra room to stuff the unused ones unless you are not installing an optical drive (which I was not). Personally I think Lian Li should have done what Fractal Designs did with the Node 304 and just eliminated the optical drive option; it would have made for a cleaner front panel). I picked a Seasonic G-360 PSU which has a minimum amount of cables and it was tough moving them around. Maybe unshielded cables are easier to work with.

Don't even think about any CPU cooler other than the Intel standard, there is hardly any clearance and with my selected Gigabyte GA-H77N any other small format CPU cooler presents certain problems.

While there is a PCI-e slot I am not sure it's usable.

Other Thoughts: This build relied on Intel on board graphics and an i3 Ivy Bridge CPU. You have to plan carefully and the PSU power cables to the MoBo must be installed before you mount the PSU otherwise you have no access. Similarly any header or data cables need to be plugged in as well. Care must be exercised when installing the PSU so you don't dislodge the front header power control cables (I did and had to go back and pull the PSU and figure out how to get the wires safely out of reach of the PSU).

It may be possible to route some cables under the MoBo but that has to be done prior to screwing it in because you cannot feed them underneath once it is in.

Since my MoBo failed just after installing Windows I cannot give any thoughts about long term performance. I also know better ways to improve the build when the new MoBo comes.

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