Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini ITX Case
With both side panels open, the Lian Li PC-Q08 offers a much easier component installation than its cube based competitors. That said, this isn't surprising when the case itself is one of the largest Mini ITX/DTX chassis' in terms of volume.
Inside you will find the front panel and I/O cables tucked and folded away. The I/O cables are suitably braided, while the Audio and USB cables are covered in thicker shrouding. An adapter is included to convert the external USB cable into an internal USB connector.
A major aspect of the PC-Q08 that I wanted to cover was its level of customisation. Nothing inside the case is welded together; it is entirely modular. For all intents and purposes, if you wished to strip out all fans and drive bays, then by all means do so.
Need to accomodate for a 120mm Radiator or an all in one kit such as the Corsair H50/H70? No problem, just remove the triple slot drive cage and/or the lower dual slot cages with a couple of twists of a screwdriver. Perhaps you have a RAID setup to retain and you want to fit a 12" Radeon HD 5970 graphics card? Lian Li have thought about this too as the lower twin HDD cage can be removed to make way for larger expansion cards.
In theory, this case is the perfect recipe for success but how well will it really perform when we begin to fill it with components? Let's find out.