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Item#: N82E16811353015

DIYPC MiniQ7-B USB 3.0 w/Dual Red Fans Black SECC ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

  • SECC ATX Mini Tower
  • 1 x USB 3.0; 1 x USB 2.0; Audio In/Out (support AC97/HD) Front Ports
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 2 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Tony P.
  • 6/9/2013 12:48:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally Good Small Value Case

Pros: By having PSU in lower front still plenty of room for a
fullsize ATX mobo (adjust bottom row stand-offs screws down accordingly)
Full size video card is no problems.

Cons: Solder the included fans wires to 3pin headers, get them from old fans.

Other Thoughts: My Asus Bluray tray does NOT get Caught.
if yours does, remove the trays faceplate or sand it down 45deg etc.

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  • Steven G.
  • 5/18/2013 8:45:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot much expansion possible

Pros: Comes with few fans. Nice LED on the front pannel

Cons: 1 Optical Bay and one HDD bay, that means no SSD for you!

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  • Thomas M.
  • 3/28/2013 12:56:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPleasantly surprised

Pros: Price with rebate is right on target. Overall this case won me over. Was initially skeptical, but build quality and features are good for price point, though metal is thin, and in some areas sharp. But again, at this price, what do you expect? Front design is very novel/cool, piano black glossy panel, HAL 9000-like red jewel power button, USB 3.0 & 2.0 jacks on the side. Plenty of PCI expansion slots, and 2 included case fans in rear are not only a nice touch, they work well, and are quiet. Can easily accomodate ATX boards, though mATX probably makes sense at this size. While it is listed as mini ATX tower, it isn't exactly the smallest case, though def not large either. Good compromise size-wise, IMHO.

Cons: Subtracting one egg for the following reasons. 1. Internal design left me wishing for more in a few areas. Most importantly, only one 5.25" bay and 3.5" bay are built in to the case. Front mounted bottom PSU location limits addition of an additional bay frame. The minimal instruction sheet (which is essentially useless to inexperienced builders) indicates a space in middle bottom of case to place additional HDD, but leaves job of securing it up to you. With addition of a couple PCI cards, this space disappears anyway. There is space between the included bays and the PSU area for one or two more bays, so in the age of RAID setups and SSD+HDD combos, I don't understand this exclusion, even at this price level. For my purposes, I simply used a Momentus XT Hybrid HDD, and didn't use any additional drives, so this worked out. 2. The DVD drive sits behind a front door that flips down when the tray ejects. This is fine, but the tray usually gets stuck on the door when it retracts, though am working on a solution to this. 3. PSU location setup limits it from exhausting the internal air. Instead pulls outside air in, which is not altogether bad, just a preference. However, this can be worked around if so desired.

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  • Steven S.
  • 3/27/2013 7:21:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUsed budget HTPC

Pros: I purchased to fit an ATX mobo and GPU (needed to be tall enough). Everything fit easily (standoffs included) and was easy to work with. Had a fun time building.

Comes with SSD power cable.

The fan power cables came with a coupler so you can run both case fans off one molex cable.

Front red LED if you're into that kind of thing.

Cons: The power button gets stuck sometimes and needs to be tapped to pop back out. (power button is the red square on the front)

The loudest fan is my GPU fan so no complaint about case fan noise.

It would be difficult to install a second HDD. The second HDD mounts on the bottom of the case (mount not included) and would also block the bottom vent.

The instructions included is a poor quality image printed on a single sheet of paper (pretty much useless).

The expansion ports are break-off so plan your placement before you pop one out and leave a hole (although one expansion slot bracket is included)

Other Thoughts: Power supply is bottom-front (not bottom-rear) mounted which works out fine, but it didn't come with recommended fan placement. i.e fan pointed inside to pull air from inside the case or point fan towards front to pull air from outside the case. I chose to pull from inside to create better airflow. Matter of preference I suppose. The power cord still plugs into the normal spot on the rear of the computer - the case has a female to male power cord extender routed to the front to plug in the power supply.

I didn't install a optical drive, but the drive door pushes through a case flap when it opens.

Overall good case, I would buy again for a cheap effective build.

(-1 egg for power button, 2nd HDD placement, & instructions...probably should be more of a 4.5/5)

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  • Dennis H.
  • 3/22/2013 6:03:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnot small enough

Pros: does have USB 3.0, will be able to have a touch screen monitor for calling up recipes right from the kitchen computer.. will work great.

Cons: I got this case for a kitchen computer and needed as small a foot print as possible. Newegg called this a mini case, I got my hopes up and ordered it, when I received it, it was not so mini!!

Other Thoughts: I am going to try to use this case where I want it and hope it fits.

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  • Erik C.
  • 3/21/2013 6:28:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe case I didn't know I wanted

Pros: Very compact and light, novel power supply mounting system, good looks good overall.

Cons: Lightness comes with a price in metal quality, needs a little extra work for proper air flow, no way to remove the external drive flap, fit and finish not rock solid.

Other Thoughts: Somehow the size of PC tower cases have been creeping wider and wider over the past 15 years and I didn't realize how much so until I got my hands on this case. I needed something to fit in a tight space and support a full-size ATX with full-height cards and this did the trick.

The narrowness comes at a price, it's a little tricky getting cards properly secured because you have to use the right screws due to the flap that covers it, and it sticks out from the back slightly, like they forgot it needed a rail for that. It's also more difficult to route cables around and maintain a no-fly zone around components. The insides of the side panel aren't so much painted as they are plastic coated and it seems to prevent tape from being used to hold wires in place, and the short risers limit routing wires under the motherboard. The opposite side panel has a bit of room but not too many access holes to the opposite side since it's intended for the power cord. So far, having AC lines running along the underside hasn't encouraged any stability issues so I'm quite happy about that.

The metal all over is wafer thin, and is bent quite easily, which is why the thing only weighs 4 kg. Getting a drive into the top bay pretty much requires the top fan to be temporarily removed or the front panel to be detached, which is a pain if you do it a lot. It doesn't look large enough to support a hot-swap bay if you were planning on that.

Make sure you check your power supply and get the fans to agree on which sides are intake and which sides are exhaust. By default, the top and back are exhaust and I don't see too many power supplies not set to exhaust as well. If you put some fans on the side as intake it should work fine without flipping anything around. To be honest, I would have rather had just the upper fan and one side fan for this purpose than the 80mm on the back.

All in all I really liked the case but would happily pay a little more to get the same size except made out of sturdier stuff.

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  • Geoffrey P.
  • 3/20/2013 6:56:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSorry Everyone! But this is direct to the one with the stuck drive.

Pros: Looks sweet!

Cons: A little small for bigger cards.

Other Thoughts: To the man with the cd try problems; I had an issue just like that with a computer case and eventually i found out that you can remove the end piece of the drawer. It usually slides up or down off of the drive tray and that completely fixed my problem with the snags, plus it looked a little better in my option. Anyway, hope that helps.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/11/2013 1:15:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsCool Mini-Q7 case

Pros: This is a nice miniATX case. It comes with 2 x red fan 1 x 120mm on the top and 1 x 80mm x back provides good cooling. What is more is this case hdd install is different than traditional case. The way they designed to install HDD provides much bigger room inside the case for ATX MB and full size VGA.

Cons: It will be nicer if the installation menu is more detailed. But current one gave enough info./guide already.

Other Thoughts: I got this one with promo price final $24.99. It is USB3.0case with 2 fans and glossy front panel piano black. I really got nothing to complain.

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  • Sam P.
  • 3/8/2013 8:17:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot ready yet

Pros: Nice looking. Fans are pretty quiet.

Cons: The way the internal power cord placed, it's very hard to plug it in to the power supply. Major problem is the optical drive door: no matter what drive you use, the tray hardly goes out, when ejected. Gets completely stuck on the way back. MyDIYPC support was not helpfull at all.

Other Thoughts: You really can install ATX motherboard with full size video card in this case, but mini-ATX makes much more sense. That also affects bottom-mounted second HDD - no way to install it with ATX motherboard.

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