Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini ITX Case
With both chassis fans operating at full speed, they are indeed noticeable but could not be described as loud. There is a minimal amount of motor noise however the sound of airflow is audible. In the context of a conventional system, which may have a variety of 80-120mm fans, the chassis fans are unlikely to be the predominent noise contributors. However, one must consider that the sheer amount of holes in the case means that internal fan noise will not be muted particularly well. This is something to consider for those fitting graphics cards such as the GTX 480 or HD 5970.
We were also pleased to find that there was minimal vibration heard from the case. This would suggest that the rubber dampeners fitted to the screw mounts for Hard Disk Drives and Fans worked effectively. A lot of aluminium cases suffer from vibration noise however the PC-Q08 seems to be have held up very well.
For temperature testing purposes, we opted to run Prime95's Small FFTs test while the Graphics Card was put through its paces with Furmark.
Having ran each test for an extended period of time, we found our two core components to have reached load temperatures of 46*c and 68*c respectively. Compared to our open air testbeds, these temperatures are very reasonable; especially when placed in a small form factor chassis. With this in mind, we wouldn't hesitate to believe that the Lian Li PC-Q08 could cope with more power hungry and warm running equipment.
Let's wrap this one up.