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LIAN LI PC-Q08B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

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

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LIAN LI PC-Q08B Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

To ensure you can put everything together easily, Lian Li has designed the Mini-Q PC-Q08 to house all standard PC components inside: standard Mini-ITX motherboard, standard 5.25" optical drive, standard 3.5" hard drives, standard ATX PS/2 power supply units and long graphics card. The parts are easy to get on current market, and it'll be easy to upgrade and tinker with in the future. The PC-Q08 supports up to six 3.5-inch and one 2.5-inch HDD, as well as a long graphics card - up to 300mm - when HDD cage is removed.


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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!

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One 140mm LED fan (front) and one 120mm fan (top) keep hot air from damaging your hardware.

(To install an HPTX motherboard, simply remove one 140mm front fan.)

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Six 3.5-Inch and One 2.5-Inch HDDs

The Mini-Q PC-Q08 supports six 3.5-inch and one 2.5-inch HDD, held in place by thumb screws with rubber suspension.

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Standard ATX PS/2 PSU

Supports a standard ATX PS/2 PSU with a 120mm cooling fan.

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Maximum Video Card Size

300mm (when HDD cage is removed)

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Users can easily access the USB 3.0 and HD Audio ports.

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Four aluminum pegs to increase airflow beneath the case.

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Full Size PCI Slots.


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Nice looking but not so good done

Pros: Very compact miniITX case which fits full size DVD/BlueRay drive.

Cons: Could not fit water cooling system. Could not fit descent low profile air cooler. Hard to remove side panels and hard to put them back.
I read good reviews and though this one is perfect for my need as I needed BlueRay drive in it. Well, problems started from the beginning , though I could have technically fit water cooler - it was not possible with my mother board. I had to get air cooler which was very difficult to fit, I had to remove parts of of case to fit everything and also cut out some parts of the chassis.

Other Thoughts: Using 6 screws on each side to attach side panels??? WOW... I am very disappointed.
Could have bought better case for half price!

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great looks, Decent funcionality

Pros: Looks - 5/5

The brushed aluminum finish is usual Lian Li quality. Very classy feel. The blue led fan can obviously be changed out to whatever you like if you want a more subdued look.

Weight / Size- 5/5

Very light, which was important as I have owned extremely heavy super-tower cases in the past, and have been generally going smaller ever since. The size is great as it is big enough for a full size PSU, but has enough extra room for a full size graphics card (has held a Sapphire 6950 2gb, Gigabyte G1 390).

Expandability 4/5

If you want a tiny NAS box, this would work great, but I wanted an ITX gaming machine, so I had no use for the extra hdd cage, and didn't use a DVD/Blu-Ray drive. I have used a 5.25 to 2.5 adapter to house 2 ssd's and a velociraptor (no heatsink) in its place. You can use a AIO cooler (i'm using a H60 via a 120 - 140mm adapter) and it will be more than adequate. The only issue is i'm limited to a graphics card shorter than 11.6" because of the H60, but that was my fault.

Cons: Airflow / Dust - 3/5

The fans that come with the case are fine, the problem is the holes that are used to let the air in/out are in my opinion, a bit too small. You can also tell when you haven't touched the fans in awhile as well because of the dust build up around the front/top fan areas.

Ease of Use - 2/5

Being an ITX case, it is expected to be smaller and more difficult to work in, but there are things about this particular case that make it more so. The right side panel also functions as the motherboard tray, which makes a teardown more time consuming. You also need to remove the power supply to work on almost anything. This is indeed a puzzle box, and will have you easily spend 2-3x the amount of time doing the equivalent tasks on a mid-tower (or bigger) case.

Side Panel(s) - 1/5

There are 8 tiny screws that hold each side panel on. The amount of times I have screw/unscrew them in frustration is the reason I gave it its own spot. There was simply no need to have 8 of them. I didn't give them a 0 however, because the panels do look nice.

Other Thoughts: Bought this in Nov 2012 and have been using it as my daily gaming rig since then. It has been a wonderful case that after some time and effort, housed and performed exactly like I wanted it too. I do recommend this case if you do not need to constantly get in/out to make changes.

A word of warning for Asus ITX board users. The MAXIMUS VI, VII,VIII IMPACT boards, P8Z77-I DELUXE, and any other board with a raised voltage regulator daughter board, will make it so you can *not* put a 120mm AIO radiator on the top 120mm spot. The fan will not fit between the radiator and the daughter board. I didn't realize this beforehand and ended up putting my H60 in the front 140mm spot using an adapter.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Not That Great

Pros: Great mini case for general workstation or guest builds.
Nice sleek look.
Decent passive cooling

Cons: Terrible to work with.
Does not fit dull size GPU with radiator.
PSU with raised logos or graphics is a pain in the slot. Which is also in the middle of the back. I'm not a fan of the placement.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
5/ 5
great case

Pros: case is sturdy, light weight, well built, good air flow for its size. comes with good hardware and pretty good fans for being stock, they push a fair amount of air and are pretty silent, lots of hdd mounts which is awesome cause im using this as a server case.

Cons: i hate to complain about this case because i honestly love it and planning a gaming build with this case soon. but the size panel is a little ridiculous to get off. like 9 screws? come on there has to be an easier way to do this. the usb 3.0 to 2.0 adulator came with pins bent completely flat i didnt need to use it but figured id mention, and one last small problem which is worth mentioning the motherboard panel came backwards i had to take it off and switch it around to get access to all four motherboard posts

Other Thoughts: plan to add slightly better front fan with out blue LEDs and also plan to put a hotswap bay in the only 5.25 bay. to add one more hdd. but other than that the case is darn perfect. i love it

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Beautiful Case

Pros: -Beautiful aesthetic
-Multiple large, quiet fans supported/included
-Easy installation
-Full size PSU supported
-Tool-less HDD and PSU screws
-Plenty of room for drives and a large card

Cons: -Wiring can get tight, but it's manageable
-Sata cables get pushed into drive cage from mobo side
-Power and sata cables get pushed against cover from front
-5.25" bay may be needed just for stuffing excess PSU wiring
-Finish can be scratched, but not to easily or badly

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my home NAS and it's served well for over 2 years. I've had 2 different mobo/CPU combination in it; it fit a stock Intel heatsink/fan just fine. I have 6 3.5" drive installed; they stay nice and cool from the large front fan.

This has been the only Mini ITX case I've owed (I've had many full ATX). I'm surprised at it's usefulness as a form factor and am considering another of this specific case for my main desktop.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Good Case ... All Accessories NOT Included

Pros: Very nice looking case.
Compact yet spacious.
Surprisingly good ventilation.
Plenty of space for hard drives (up to six).
VERY quiet fans.
All aluminum, high quality construction.
No sharp edges.

Cons: My only gripe with this case is that it did NOT come with all the accessories pictured. Show in the last picture (9 of 9) is a motherboard to two USB plugs adapter and a back-plane adapter with two slots to route cables in and out of the case. The only thing it came with is/was a USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 motherboard adapter. Who in their right mind would have ANY use for such an adapter?!

Other Thoughts: One of the reasons I wanted this case was the motherboard adapter with two USB connectors on the end of it, and the backplane adapter with the two slots cut in it to router a pair of cables into/out of the case. Since it came with NEITHER adapter, well ... I'm sure you would agree if you wanted both those accessories that you'd be very dissapointed too.

I was very tempted to box the case back up and ship it back, but I needed the case desperately for a client build. This is the THIRD Lian Li case I've purchased that DIDN'T come with everything pictured. While I'm a big fan of aluminum cases, I'll never buy another Lian Li case again.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Amazing Server Box

Pros: This case can fit everything you ever want.
* Water Cooling - H60 can fit at the top without changing everything (doesn't work well with tall daughter-boards like Z87I-DELUXE has)
* Runs very cool - Vent holes everywhere keep everything inside running chill
* The finish - As with all LIAN LI cases, the finish is amazing.
* Full Sized PSU - Fits a full sized PSU easy, but I would have got an SFX (SILVERSTONE ST45SF-G) if given the choice
* Cable Hiding - Plenty of nooks and crannies to hide cables in around the 5.25'' bay. The finished look is amazingly clean

Cons: There are very few things I don't like about the case. Granted most of these complaints are silly considering when this case came out.
* The two lower 3.5'' bays - They are really hard to change what resides in them without tearing apart almost everything
* The finish - The finish is extremely easy to destroy with the slightest of scraping. Be really careful putting it together
* The 5.25'' bay - Do we really need these to exist anymore? In a case that really cant fully utilize a fan controller, its hard to find a use for it other than for stuffing unused cabling in.

Other Thoughts: The Server I made in this case was made of parts and pieces from other projects throughout the years. Its a random build that fits a need. I am quite satisfied despite most of the parts being outdated.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75N
Processor: Intel i7-3770S
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60
OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
OS Drive: Samsung 830
Storage Drives: 5x Western Digital Red 2TB
Ram: G.SKILL Trident 2 x 2GB
PCI-E Card: SYBA SI-PEX40064
PSU: SeaSonic M12II 520 - Had to make my own cables to keep it clean

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
not that great

Pros: see other

Cons: see other

Other Thoughts: I was expecting the aluminum case to make a bigger impression aesthetically, but its mostly black and you can hardly tell it's more than a black box unless you get close and see the brushed surface, which really isn't all that special to begin with. The case is light, but there's a reason for that. The aluminum is thin on the outside and there is zero support inside. I am a bit worried about the back especially, since there's a 5 pound power supply attached to it and it doesn't really feel adequate. This case is inexpensive for an aluminum case because there is barely anything there.

The side panels are a bit flexible and there are no nice grooves or lips to insert it to the side, so when you screw it down, it looks pretty cheap with gaps on all sides and doesn't look like a part of the case. The screws are impossibly small and frustrating to work with and the aluminum strips easily even with light screwing. It takes 100x longer to unscrew everything and back to troubleshoot a problem inside the case compared to my old Antec which I could just align, insert, and screw in two thumb screws in a matter of seconds.

The two drive cages inside are flimsy as hell and its such a joke when they tell you you need to have both to provide support. They are so flimsy and bendable it makes no difference. There is only one screw that holds the top cage up, which comes factory stripped and doesn't even work, and it latches on to two things on the back and just hangs there. One drive seems perilous enough with the weight. i can't imagine the weight of four. The bottom cage/support bracket does absolutely nothing to stabilize the top cage nor can you screw them together. Tf it weren't for all the power supply cables bunching up behind it, the cage would be wobbling around in mid-air.

Speaking of the power supply, even with smaller and shorter PSU thats 150mm, the cables will push against the drive cage. Some of the netting is already torn in spots because it is catching onto the edges and holes of the cage. It would be a no go for normal sized PSUs, if you still want to have a drive cage. The whole design is dumb, and several reviews from tech sites have pointed this out. I thought my shorter PSU would make it, but it barely suffices.

The front fan has a tacky blue light, but you can just cut the cable to remove the light, and it is pretty quiet. The top exhaust fan, however, is a bit too loud.

I actually really regret buying this case, as it is expensive for a case, it looks like a black box so the aluminum premium "look" really doesn't show up, the case seems very flimsy with very flimsy side panels and drive cage, the design is restrictive and not very intelligent, and it doesn't really scream quality like I expected a Lian Li case should, although this is my first one. I should have gotten a cheap $20 case and saved my money and have none of these problems.

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