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LIAN LI PC-Q28B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0 / HD Audio Front Ports
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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You want power, you want style and you want functionality from your desktop or HTPC. Well, look no further - LIAN LI PC-Q28 Mini tower case provides you all of those things. You'll love it at first glance, with its precise aluminum craftmanship, minimalistic look accented by a brushed bezel, and a truly modern design. Then, you'll be amazed at its generous capacity - this Mini Tower chassis is able to swallow standard ATX PSUs up to 170mm long, 290mm long VGA cards, and a 100mm high CPU cooler. Complete with excellent thermal performance, USB 3.0 connectivity, the PC-Q28A guarantees an unbeatable experience for your next PC build.

Small is beautiful.

  • newegg Air Flow PC-Q28 thermal solution is one 140mm fan in the front to draw cool air into the system and a 120mm fan on the top and on the PSU push the hot air out.
  • newegg New side panel installation design Simple - just pushed up to release the side panel, and push down on the side panel to close.
  • newegg Standard Component Support Aimed at Mini-ITX / Mini-DTX platform, this ATX Mini Tower case supports standard components for better flexibility in part selection and cost reduction. It supports VGA Cards up to 290mm in length, PSUs up to 170mm long, and a CPU cooler up to 100 high.
  • newegg HDD / SSD Space The PC-Q28 can hold up to four 3.5" HDD and a 2.5" SSD in the HDD cage. The HDD cage can be removed without tools. Drive rack in the bottom of the chassis accommodates two 3.5" drives. It also supports two 2.5" drives or a 3.5" and a 2.5" drives. (The HDD height will affect the expansion card installation space)
  • newegg Dual LED Power Switch Blue LED for Power on / purple LED for HDD reading allow easy identification.
  • newegg USB 3.0 Connectivity Two USB 3.0 ports and two audio ports located at the edge allow handy connection to peripherals.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Chad W.
  • 7/25/2015 1:58:18 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBig for ITX but I'm fine with it

Pros: Looks great, arrived undamaged (although the box looked like it had been shot out of a cannon), and fit/finish are great. Has room for almost any setup within reach of what most ITX boards have to offer. I tip the scales at 265lbs and It feels like I can use this case as a step-stool (though I dare not).

Cons: Never. Drop. Any. Screws. They don't ship with any extras and they're black and TINY. I had to run a laser flat across the floor to find the only one I dropped! Finding the screw took longer than the build!!!!

Other Thoughts: Measure, measure, and measure again. I can't stress enough how big this case is for ITX. If looking for an ITX case that uses big-boy parts, look no further. If you want something to tuck behind the TV, look elsewhere.

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  • CHRIS D.
  • 7/7/2015 7:43:45 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLOVE this case.

Pros: Everything worked great. More space than you think!

Fits the largest of duel slot GPU's (I've got a R9 295x in it)

I managed to fit a few radiators in mine for water cooling.

Cons: Beware that if you do air cooling there is not much room for an after market cpu cooler.

The case gets pretty warm.

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  • LeRoy R.
  • 11/12/2014 9:23:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsnice case

Pros: Sleek exterior.
Nice shape.
Mounting options for SSDs.
One-screw side panel access is nice (on both sides even), but... (see con)

Cons: Optional C-02(b) 5.25 drive bezel is not included.
Fans are 3-pin, not 4-pin.
Front 140mm fan only blows directly on half of the hard drive cage.
No option to route ATX power cable behind MB.
Side panel screws are drop-it-and-you've-lost-it-forever-tiny.

Other Thoughts: The fans are definitely audible without power modulation. If you want the computer to be quiet you're going to want to control the fans somehow. The stock fans being 3-pin makes that a little bit harder, I think. My motherboard only having one fan header (and a dead one at that) also makes this harder. Although I can hardly fault Lian Li for my poor choice of and bad luck with motherboards. I'm going to go with a PCI slot fan controller.

I'm using a non-modular sub-400watt full size ATX power supply in this case. At this low wattage, modular power supplies do not offer much of a benefit, I don't think. I think this because with four drives and two fans I'm using almost all of the cables that come out of the power supply. (Higher wattage supplies would have more cables, right?)

While a full size ATX supply will fit, its going to be tight, not only because of the size of the box, but also because of the length of the cables. If a smaller form factor supply comes with shorter cables, by all means, get that if you can. For me, not having to install a video card has made using this full size supply relatively painless.

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  • David L.
  • 2/23/2014 8:01:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOkay Case

Pros: Light case
Nice aluminum and paint

Cons: Barely fits standard 170 mm ATX Power Supplies.
Lian Li claims it fits and it does fit the actual dimensions of standard PSU.
BUT you have to remove the hard drive bay to accommodate for the wires that come out of the PSU or modular PSU.

So if you were planning to use the hard drive cage bay for NAS make sure to get a small form factor PSU.

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  • John C.
  • 2/11/2014 7:51:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Looks Nice
Relatively easy to put together

Cons: a little cramped

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  • Leonard T.
  • 12/30/2013 3:15:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: - Compact
- Fits normal PC components
- Very clean look
- Stock fans are quiet
- High Quality brushed aluminum feel (like apple products)

Cons: - A bit pricey
- Cable management poor (that is normal though for ITX)
- Ventilation is somewhat poor, but not bad.
- CPU heatsinks limited.

Other Thoughts: the reason why i chose this case because it is small, has a clean look, and fits normal PC parts. I think that 80-90 dollar is a descent price for this case. I know i said that the case has a high quality aluminum feel, but at the same time i feel like anyone that knows how to do machine work can make this case themselves. it feels like a high qualtiy homemade ITX case. Overall though, i like the clean look of this case and the Compact design.

my setup

core i7 2700k
Geforce GTX 760
Corsair CX500
WD Caviar Black

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  • Ben O.
  • 12/28/2013 6:10:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy new favorite Li; A functional version of the PC-Q25B

Pros: Cases are shrinking, Lian Li's cornered the market.

Excellent Form and function as per most of Lian Li's cases

USB 3.0 up front on the side for easy access

Power/activity light is beautiful; maybe even a little sexy,
It blends color activity LED with power LED almost has a subtle UV purple tone to it which looks refined

HDD bay is fully removable leaving gobs of space when using solid state or other 2.5" drives.

Removing the HDD bay allows for full size, even larger gaming power supplies.

Adequate room for very large graphics cards

Last two make for building a powerful gaming computer in a tiny footprint.

Cons: The front intake for the size of fan is silly IMO, I realize it's regarding noise to have a large fan, but the intake seems too small to get adequate airflow. Vent the front (or side), using similar to PC-Q25B's side hole punches, this will help drop temperatures.
I would also love to see a version of this with no CD-ROM like the PC-Q25B(or even a slim CD-ROM bay) we are moving to a world based on downloadable content. This could save space if the system builder has an external CD-ROM or uses a bootable USB flash/HDD drive to install the OS with. I also miss the pop-off doors the Q25B has, this one claims doors are tool-less but it is not entirely true, they have one micro screw on either side that holds the door down. It's possible to go without I suppose but it will look like a small hole there in the middle tops of the side doors.

Other Thoughts: I recently purchased a PC-Q25B to use as my mini ITX gaming case for it's roomy graphics card area read: (fits a full size Titan)
I was disappointed with lack of USB ports, (didn't make sense to me even if it were used as a closet home server)
I was also disappointed with a lack of space for a standard sized power supply. You actually have to get a PSU designed for smaller spaces (or buy an expansion accessory which sticks out the back to accommodate full size PSU's) not standard (which is labeled on the specs that it will accept standard sizing).

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  • elpidio s.
  • 7/4/2013 8:18:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst ITX Build

Pros: I love the looks and build quality of this Case. ITs got an elegant look about it. It also holds a lot o components for an ITX case. And best of all its super quiet compaired to my old PC.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: Originally i was going to build something alot smaller(Lian-Li PC-Q07). I'm Glad i found this case instead. Compared to my old PC this this is super quiet. Parts are listed below.

Cpu i5 4430
Ram G.Skill Ripjawsx 8gb 1866
PSU Corsair CX500
MB Asrock Z87 itx MB
OD PIoneer BD Re-Writer
OS Win 7 64-bit
SSD Kingston V300 60gb
HDD WD Green 3TB

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