- 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
My new favorite Li; A functional version of the PC-Q25B 12/28/2013
This review is from: LIAN LI PC-Q28B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
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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.
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.
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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