Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini ITX Case

External Design


External Design

 

As you can see from the photographs below, you would struggle to miss the PC-Q08 on the shelf of a hardware store. The manufacturer and model name is labelled very clearly and most importantly, the background of the box design revolves around the chassis itself. Also note the tick boxes that denote the colour of the Q08 you're buying; be sure to check this before purchase!

Opening the box from the top, you will be able to see the top of the chassis and it should be held in place by two blocks of moulded polystyrene. The case is protected from scratches by a light polythene based wrapping.

 

 

Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini ITX Case     Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini ITX Case

Contrary to popular belief, I'm not dull enough to carry on describing the packaging material so let's have a word about the case itself.

First of all, yes it may appear to be somewhat bland. That might be true but it's the Q08's understated design that makes it so ideal for its target usage. After all, this particular case hasn't been made to stand out like a sore thumb, but instead to subtly integrate itself with any contemporary designed room.


Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini ITX Case     Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini ITX Case

Much like the rest of the Lian Li product range, the Q08 is made entirely from Aluminium. As such you would not be surprised to find that the case is very light. All exterior panels feature a matted and "brushed" finish, which adds to the perceived build quality of the chassis.

Something you should have noticed is the amount of ventilation that the case affords; the front, rear, bottom and left side panels feature large areas of perforated metal. Further, there are two fans located at the front (140mm intake) and top (120mm exhaust) of the case. It would certainly seem that the correct foundations have been laid down for a high end system to be accomodated.

Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini ITX Case     Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini ITX Case

Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini ITX Case

For ease of access, both side panels are removable. On the next page we will take a closer look at the internal specification of the PC-Q08 chassis.

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Most Recent Comments

24-08-2010, 08:16:57

tinytomlogan
Lian Li may just have the most capable Mini ITX Case around with the release of the PC-Q08.

Continue Reading

24-08-2010, 08:30:39

F-alienware
Wow that's absolutely stunning. What a gorgeous wee case. No sacrifice on performance either !

Haha you could tuck that under your arm

24-08-2010, 09:40:32

SiLo
I hope to use one of these in the future for my planned ITX build. ITX and 5970 anyone? XD

24-08-2010, 10:28:31

Diablo
Great review, but I'm a little concerned that a long PSU (i.e. capable of powering a 5970) would hit the drive bays, resulting in no drive space at all as the lower ones would go to make room for the longer GPU.

24-08-2010, 10:45:17

tinytomlogan
A HX750w / 850w isnt that big dude

24-08-2010, 10:51:47

Mul.
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Originally Posted by Diablo View Post

Great review, but I'm a little concerned that a long PSU (i.e. capable of powering a 5970) would hit the drive bays, resulting in no drive space at all as the lower ones would go to make room for the longer GPU.
Some power supplies may require the drive cages to be removed but do remember that there is also a 3.25" drive position underneath the 5.25" bay.

Modders may even be able to find areas in the case to mount drives elsewhere.

24-08-2010, 13:16:48

SiLo
Yeah I wouldn't take a 1000 watt psu just to run one. I'd probably get a seasonic or something, they are very quiet and run very cool.

24-08-2010, 13:57:23

silenthill
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post

Wow that's absolutely stunning. What a gorgeous wee case. No sacrifice on performance either !

Haha you could tuck that under your arm
you could put your cute cat in it, it would be a great home for her.

24-08-2010, 19:30:38

Delusion77
I saw this and thought, ok next pc is Mitx. until i saw the PC v354, which is a much bigger mATX case, but i think it looks awesome.

Good review anyway.
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