Lian Li PC- Q7 itx case.

Silentbob343

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I read that the AXP-140 won't fit due to interference with the 5.25" bay.

Shocked to see a 160mm tower cooler fits in the case. Might go with a tower cooler instead.
 

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Actually the TR AXP-140 will fit inside the LL PC-Q07 without any issue, however, you can not fit a normal thickness fan in it ( you probably can try fitting a slim fan in it, but I have not tried that yet so i would not know ). I know that because I do own a LL PC-Q07 myself also have a TR AXP-140 as the CPU HSF ( and I am running it passive with my Q9450 ). It did not interfere with the 5.25" bay as well because I have a DVD writer running in the machine. But like the person two posts before, he is not going to use a stand ATX PSU he should not have any issue fitting the TR AXP-140 with a PWM fan in it.

Just a quick list of what I have in my LL PC-Q07, and a little issue that I am running into.
Lian Li PC-Q07 Black
Zotac GF9300-WiFi mini-ITX motherboard
Intel Core2Quad Q9450 @ 2.66GHz ( stock )
ThermalRight AXP-140 ( passive )
Kingston Hyper X DDR2-1066 CL4 2x2GB memory kit ( yes I know the nVidia chipset will only run at DDR2-800 max but I got this kit pretty cheap )
Corsair HX620W modular PSU modded with ThermalRight 1200RPM 12cm HDB fan
Western Digital AAKS6400 640GB HHD
Lite-On DVD writer

Everything seems fine until I switched my stock Intel HSF to the TR AXP-140, my northbridge ( whatever they call it in nVidia ) temp is hitting the max temp ( 100C ) and shuts itself down ( but of course that after hours of usage ). My guess is that there is not enough room for the NB heat to go anywhere since the huge TR AXP-140 is covering it and trapping the heat inside the case, so the NB reaches the max safe temp and shut the whole system down. So I am planning on either add 1 40mm fan or replace the Zotac NB cooler into something slightly better and might also add a 40mm fan in it as well ( to push the hot air out ).
Also one side note is that the temp on the quad CPU ( the Q9450 ) is running 40C in idle and when i am doing some video playback it will reaches 50C, but that is about it. I did not care about the temp at all since it is not that hot anyways, since I am using it as as a HTPC anyways. But this set up so far, it is very quiet or I should say silent. ;)
Sorry for my poor English. :p

Hope This Helps

KeymaN
 
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Just a quick list of what I have in my LL PC-Q07, and a little issue that I am running into.
Lian Li PC-Q07 Black
Zotac GF9300-WiFi mini-ITX motherboard
Intel Core2Quad Q9450 @ 2.66GHz ( stock )
ThermalRight AXP-140 ( passive )
Kingston Hyper X DDR2-1066 CL4 2x2GB memory kit ( yes I know the nVidia chipset will only run at DDR2-800 max but I got this kit pretty cheap )
Corsair HX620W modular PSU modded with ThermalRight 1200RPM 12cm HDB fan
Western Digital AAKS6400 640GB HHD
Lite-On DVD writer

Everything seems fine until I switched my stock Intel HSF to the TR AXP-140, my northbridge ( whatever they call it in nVidia ) temp is hitting the max temp ( 100C ) and shuts itself down ( but of course that after hours of usage ). My guess is that there is not enough room for the NB heat to go anywhere since the huge TR AXP-140 is covering it and trapping the heat inside the case, so the NB reaches the max safe temp and shut the whole system down. So I am planning on either add 1 40mm fan or replace the Zotac NB cooler into something slightly better and might also add a 40mm fan in it as well ( to push the hot air out ).
Also one side note is that the temp on the quad CPU ( the Q9450 ) is running 40C in idle and when i am doing some video playback it will reaches 50C, but that is about it. I did not care about the temp at all since it is not that hot anyways, since I am using it as as a HTPC anyways. But this set up so far, it is very quiet or I should say silent. ;)
Sorry for my poor English. :p

Hope This Helps

KeymaN
nice system ;)
I read about problem issue with nortbridge on zotac, and it seems that the stock heatsink is the best for cooling. but I think that only the psu fan is not enough to create an air circle in your case: maybe you should use a sfx psu, so you could install a 140fan on your thermalright.
 

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Is there any kind of ATX-to-SFX backplate/adapter that could be used to fit a SFX psu in this case without leaving gaps?
 

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Is there any kind of ATX-to-SFX backplate/adapter that could be used to fit a SFX psu in this case without leaving gaps?
yes, there are some atx adpter plate on ebay and others site. if you search you should find them easily ;)
 

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yes, there are some atx adpter plate on ebay and others site. if you search you should find them easily ;)
could you point me in the right direction? I'm searching and not finding anything yet, tried "atx adapter plate" among other things :confused:
 

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Actually the TR AXP-140 will fit inside the LL PC-Q07 without any issue, however, you can not fit a normal thickness fan in it ( you probably can try fitting a slim fan in it, but I have not tried that yet so i would not know ). I know that because I do own a LL PC-Q07 myself also have a TR AXP-140 as the CPU HSF ( and I am running it passive with my Q9450 ). It did not interfere with the 5.25" bay as well because I have a DVD writer running in the machine. But like the person two posts before, he is not going to use a stand ATX PSU he should not have any issue fitting the TR AXP-140 with a PWM fan in it.

Just a quick list of what I have in my LL PC-Q07, and a little issue that I am running into.
Lian Li PC-Q07 Black
Zotac GF9300-WiFi mini-ITX motherboard
Intel Core2Quad Q9450 @ 2.66GHz ( stock )
ThermalRight AXP-140 ( passive )
Kingston Hyper X DDR2-1066 CL4 2x2GB memory kit ( yes I know the nVidia chipset will only run at DDR2-800 max but I got this kit pretty cheap )
Corsair HX620W modular PSU modded with ThermalRight 1200RPM 12cm HDB fan
Western Digital AAKS6400 640GB HHD
Lite-On DVD writer

Everything seems fine until I switched my stock Intel HSF to the TR AXP-140, my northbridge ( whatever they call it in nVidia ) temp is hitting the max temp ( 100C ) and shuts itself down ( but of course that after hours of usage ). My guess is that there is not enough room for the NB heat to go anywhere since the huge TR AXP-140 is covering it and trapping the heat inside the case, so the NB reaches the max safe temp and shut the whole system down. So I am planning on either add 1 40mm fan or replace the Zotac NB cooler into something slightly better and might also add a 40mm fan in it as well ( to push the hot air out ).
Also one side note is that the temp on the quad CPU ( the Q9450 ) is running 40C in idle and when i am doing some video playback it will reaches 50C, but that is about it. I did not care about the temp at all since it is not that hot anyways, since I am using it as as a HTPC anyways. But this set up so far, it is very quiet or I should say silent. ;)
Sorry for my poor English. :p

Hope This Helps

KeymaN
Thanks for the info. Any picutres of your setup?

I was just going off what I read and saw in this silentpcreview thread. He isn't using the AXP-140, but rather the thermalright off-brand Cogage MST-140.
I was really intrigued, however, by the less expensive Cogage branded Thermalrights, however, so I thought I would try out the down blowing MST-140....Also, the heatsink did not fit into the case well, hitting the optical drive cage, but since I wasn't going to need an optical drive, I just ripped the cage out.
Perhaps it is an orientation issue?

 

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That is what I put inside my Lian Li Q07B:

cpu: intel q9400s
dissipatore cpu: thermalright 120 ultra + noctua 120mm nf-p12
motherboard: commell lv-678
ram: 2x2gb teamgroup xtreem
vga: club 3d 9600 green edition
hard disk: 1x160gb western digital scorpio black + 1x320gb western digital scorpio black
optic: lettore bluray/masterizzatore dvd sony optiarc bc-5600s
psu: pico psu 150w
case fan: noctua 92mm nf-b9

http://www.pctunerup.com/up/image.php?src=_200911/20091103194035_Foto846.jpg

http://www.pctunerup.com/up/image.php?src=_200911/20091103194051_Foto848.jpg

http://www.pctunerup.com/up/image.php?src=_200911/20091103194111_Foto849.jpg

http://www.pctunerup.com/up/image.php?src=_200911/20091103194131_Foto850.jpg
Great system ;)
 

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my project, e8400, xfx5750, zotac 9300


check out that professional mod job.



Thats a ST50EF short cable edition PSU, I had to stuff most of the slack up into the optical drive bay, regular length cables would have been a nightmare.
The heatsink is a NT06E, the PSU fan is aligned well along the vertical axis, and offset about 2 cm along the horizontal. I attached a slim 120mm fan underneath the heatsink blowing up but surprisingly temps were pretty unchanged, at least the idle temps stayed around 40C
The front USB ports are unusable I found. Even if the VGA shroud doesn't interfere, the USB cable doesn't have enough length to wrap around the card and reach the pins on the mobo.
 
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Was thinking of doing that myself, but all I have is a GTX 280 SSC, monster long edition.

Are you going to cut a bigger hole so that 5750 can breath out? Looks restricted now.
 

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Anyone uses HD5770 or HD5850 with this case ?
powercolor 5770 should work as it uses 5750 pcb . i havent seen any 5850 that can fit this case although i am hopeing someone will make a smaller 5850 so it can

Jen
 

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Also Club 3d CGAX-57724I looks like it is short card. From single slot cards EAH 5750 FORMULA seems like best choice for this case as it has uper facing power connector. Ultra has a fully modular power supplies 80+ Bronze. That might help with the cable length. It is also good that Lian Li has this PSU extension bracket. The cables on the outside might be difficult to connect though if you use that.
 

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Also Club 3d CGAX-57724I looks like it is short card. From single slot cards EAH 5750 FORMULA seems like best choice for this case as it has uper facing power connector. Ultra has a fully modular power supplies 80+ Bronze. That might help with the cable length. It is also good that Lian Li has this PSU extension bracket. The cables on the outside might be difficult to connect though if you use that.
It's only 182mm long while standard HD5770 is 205. Asus HD5750 Formula looks quite like it appart from fancy plastic BS.
 

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If you can deal with black they have that too for $50.
i have had alot black cases thinking red is next color. still trying to decide if i can fit any other brand of 5770 video card in this case outside of the powercolor one. my monitor is 27 inch and i do game a little bit with it


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Using a standard 3.5HDD on the provided mounting position renders the PCI expansion slot useless. Even a single slot VC would rest on the HDD itself. I ended up using a laptop HDD instead which is not my best choice.



It took me almost half an hour to realize why my videocard wouldn't fit properly. Had to take out the VGA screwmount. So much for their vaunted R&D.

 

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powercolor pcs+ 5770 will fit in length of this case . in order for this 5770 to fit you have to cut back of case due to its a double slot cooling bracket . also need to remove the hard drive mount at bottom of case due to double slot cooling system on card. usb bracket inside the case will cause the card to bind a little bit due to the plastic shroud hits the usb its minor. the double slot bracket the bottom tab will hit the angle metal brace to the motherboard side not allowing video card to fit in the pci e slot fully to fix this either cut the bracket or bend the bottom 90 degrees this will then allow it to fit .


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I would buy one of these if:

- HDD cage mounted on front
- Dual slot opening for graphics card
- Front I/O WITH headphones&mic jacks. Maybe also mounted either left/right side on front panel

Also, would it be possible after drilling air holes to mount slim 120mm bottom intake fan and use dual slot gaphics card?
 

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I would buy one of these if:

- HDD cage mounted on front
- Dual slot opening for graphics card
- Front I/O WITH headphones&mic jacks. Maybe also mounted either left/right side on front panel

Also, would it be possible after drilling air holes to mount slim 120mm bottom intake fan and use dual slot gaphics card?
slim fan at bottom will fit with a dual slot video card ,

i did make a hard drive cage to fit in this case in front , there is enough room to do that.

dual slot opening would require some cutting which i also did

Jen
 

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I've read this only a handful of times but is it possible to add four (or more) 3.5" hard drives if there isn't an internal ROM drive?
 

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Well, you can put 2 into 5.25" bay, one at the bottom, and one more vertically (e.g., like Jen did here) .. or you can probably attach one to the bottom of 5.25" bay ... All-in-all it seems having 3 is easy, but getting in the 4th, while possible, may require some ingenuity / non-standard (hand made) parts.
 

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Well, you can put 2 into 5.25" bay, one at the bottom, and one more vertically (e.g., like Jen did here) .. or you can probably attach one to the bottom of 5.25" bay ... All-in-all it seems having 3 is easy, but getting in the 4th, while possible, may require some ingenuity / non-standard (hand made) parts.
placing one below the 5.25 would only be possible i think with a h55 motherboard . the dfi p55 i have socket is to close to top to allow for heatsink and hard drive placement . also realize there will be heat here in this area i am having problems with mine i placed there so have ordered a green drive to replace the 640 gb wd blue drive i have in it.

Jen
 

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^^ this is great news. Looks like it's gotten taller by one PCI slot ... but still not quite compatible with Corsair H50
 

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