LIAN LI PC-Q02 Mini ITX Case
It is not every day that you go looking for a Mini ITX case, but when you do it is hard to find on that fits all your needs. Some might have a few of the features you want, but be just plain ugly. Well that is where the LIAN LI PC-Q02 comes in and saves the day with it ‘s stylish look and many features.
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This what you really do not want see sitting at your doorstep when you get home. A beaten down box that looks like it might have been attacked by a hoard of zombies or just your average deliveryman on Monday morning after a long weekend at the local pub drinking his woes away because his girl friend left him and took his dog too. But to a reviewer we want to see if if can handle the test; so let’s find out.
Well almost so far so good. It does look like the extra parts box took on some of the damage, but what about the case.
I think we do not have to much to worry about as the PC-Q02 is fully protected with a clear plastic bag and plenty of packaging foam. Better luck next time Mr. Delivery Guy.
Inside the parts box we see that Lian Li included a buzzer, cables ties, mounting hardware for the Hard Drives, screws for the motherboard mounting and for the slim ODD (Optical Disk Drive). That’s all you need to get your system into the case.
|Case Type||Mini tower chasis|
|Dimensions||(W) 149mm x (H) 230mm x (D) 200mm|
|Front bezel Material||Aluminum|
|Color||Black / Silver|
|5.25″ drive bay (External)||1( Slim ODD )|
|3.5″ drive bay (External)||None|
|HDD bay||3.5-Inch HDD x1(Using 2.5-inch space) / 2.5-Inch HDD x2|
|System Fan (Front)||None|
|System Fan (Top)||None|
|System Fan (Rear)||None|
|I/O Ports||USB 3.0 x 2|
|Maximum Compatibility||VGA Card length: –mm
PSU length: –mm
CPU cooler height: 60mm
(W) 204mm x (H) 294mm x (D) 288mm
|Gross Weight||2.6 KG|
|Power Supply||SFX PSU / OPTPUT : 300W / Efficiency : 80% (80-PLUS) Include|
|Power Supply 300 Watts|
|DC Output||+3.3V & +5V =125W Max, +12V1 & +12V2 =22A
(Total output continuous shall not exceed 300watts)
Sorry, but it’s full of ‘nearly, but not quite’. That ODD should be mounted vertically to leave the top free for mounting something like a Corsair H60.
And that SFX PSU needs to be replaced by a 450W one to power a decent GPU. For a HTPC, you want something like the Q25 – one of the models with a rack of internal drive bays – but not the actual Q25 as it lacks an ODD.
WOZ OING TO BUY as nice n compact but wtf no pci sslot at all so no external gfx card of any sort. next one up fo me i thin,