Lian-Li PC-Q27

dm1179

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decided to get a new case for my HTPC mini-ITX rig..



and a new 14cm PWM case fan to be mounted at the bottom of the case..

 

dm1179

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the rest of the parts will be existing components..











 
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dm1179

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the box dimension is 263x361x278mm (WxHxD) and gross weight is 2.6 kg. now, let's open the box..





 

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as to be expected from Lian Li, the craftmanship and finishing are excellent..

DVD panel and Dual LED Power switch (Blue for Power/Purple for HDD Read)..



classic Lian Li logo at front bottom..



USB3.0 ports on the right side..



air vents at the bottom and mounting holes for the HDD and 12cm or 14cm fan..



hard rubber feet..



the Q27 supports standard ATX PSU..



1 Expansion slot if you need to install a PCIe card..



3.5" and 2.5" HDD bottom bracket.. but i will remove them to install the 14cm fan instead..



3.5" or 2.5" HDD side bracket..



the top DVD bay but you can also install another HDD here..

 

dm1179

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be sure to read the included installation guide, but installing the various parts is pretty straightforward for those experienced..

ITX board, CPU cooler, HDD and 14cm fan installed easily..





the Gelid Silent 14 PWM fan comes with 4 rubber mounts for vibration and noise control.. sweet.

 
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dm1179

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PSU installed..







with the right side panel removed, it is easy to access the back of the motherboard if i need to add an mSATA/mPCIe card or change CPU cooler..



power ON, all working fine..

 

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Thanks for posting great photos again, I'm quite envious - you always seem to get the latest Lian Li's really early!
Well if he does I would love to see the Lian Li PC-Q28..thats one one "I" want.. :D:D
 

EnzoFX

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Ugh those are barely an exterior redesign, inside they're pretty much the same as their predecessors...
 

dm1179

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@balance101: thanks man.

@IanM: you're welcome. the case arrived early in Asia. the Q28 is also available here.

@Darkside: sorry, i won't be able to review the Q28 as it is too big for my use. my HDD are all external now.

@EnzoFX: a little improvement goes a long way.. it maybe subtle, but the 2 things i liked about the Q27:

- USB3.0 cable now plugs directly to USB3.0 header of the board (no need to route to the back)
- Air vents at the bottom and mounting holes for both 12cm or 14cm fan

the classic, clean front face is already a given..
 

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I just learned that the whole case can be taken apart because, apart from PSU shelf, there are no rivetted parts. Nice feature.
 

b_scott

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Hello!

I got a full sized ATX PSU and it didn't really fit. So I bought the kind you got, the FSP Micro ATX PSU. 400W. When I sent back my other PSU I accidentally left the bracket on it, so I'm out of luck. GRRRRR!!!!!!!

However, I'm looking at your build and you show the full, thin bracket in the first photos, then later switch to a less cut out, micro ATX fitting bracket to mount it. Where did you get that? Could you tell me the part number, if you bought it? Thank you :D
 
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