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8.7 out of 10

Lian-li PC-Q05

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Overall 8

Does it's job

Zan P., Newegg
13 March 2013
  • Summary: Use a better screw driver than I did. I've used one regular Phillips for all of my builds and somehow it failed on me for these cases.
  • Pros: Very simple install. As long as you ordered the right parts (see other reviews) everything will fit. Not much else to say for a thin mini itx board.
  • Cons: I got a little cocky and tried to assemble my build as fast as possible. I ended up forgetting to remove one half of the tape from the backplate for the CPU cooler. When I tried to remove the board, I had 2/4 screws from the mobo strip! These were provided by Lian Li. Out of the 4 cases I own, I did manage to strip 4/12 of the case screws aswell (small black ones to access the inside). Maybe it is just me but you would think you could get a decent set of screws.
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Overall 10

Stylish and efficient

Michael S., Newegg
20 December 2012
  • Summary: Built this machine with a DQ77KB and HTS1155LP cooler which is pretty much the only build that will work (unless you can find another thin-mini ITX). I am running a 35W i3-3220T which results in a barely audible fan under anything but full load. Idles at about 17W which probably explains why.
  • Pros: Case is tiny, looks high quality and has room for two 2.5" drives.
  • Cons: No optical drive space. It might be worth an extra inch or two in width and some rearranging to make this even better for HTPC applications. There is a little extra room near the power LEDs, I would have rotated the drive bay 90 degrees so you would have more clearance for the cables (they extend over the motherboard right now).
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Overall 10

Great HTPC

Adam S., Newegg
30 November 2012
  • Summary: To the other reviewer's comment about the Intel Heat sink, I had the same issue but was able to slightly bend the copper tubing of the heat sink and got it to fit just fine.
  • Pros: The case is really small which is what I wanted. I received a bundle deal on the Thin-Mini-ITX motherboard so I needed a case to use. I have an In-Win Thin-Mini-ITX too and I think this one is a little nicer, less wasted room. Well thought out. I used a cheap SSD with 4gb of memory and an i5 xxxx CPU. It's been perfect.
  • Cons: It's a little flimsy.
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Overall 8

Pretty nice case - luckily

Mark Z., Newegg
14 October 2012
  • Summary: I stuck a DQ77KB, I3-3225, compact cooler, msata drive, and 8gb of ram into this thing. There is piles of room left over for a small sata drive and it doesn't feel cramped at all.
  • Pros: The case is really small
  • Cons: It's a little flimsy
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Overall 10

Excellent Solution

Bill W., Newegg
1 September 2012
  • Summary: Excellent solution. Wish there were other vendors to compete in this space.
  • Pros: This case makes a great combo with the DQ77KB Motherboard. I've been building KVM nodes with this that are small and efficient for the space. Onboard mSATA is great. Didn't need the onboard SATA or PCIe. Be sure to get the Intel CPU Cooler for this unit. It will require it.
  • Cons: While I'm not building these for desktop computers, I probably would except that if I wanted to use the mini PCI for a wireless card, the Intel MiniITX Thin form factor doesn't leave mounting for a three antenna solution. It would be nice if the case had options for this.
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Overall 10

Special HTPC Case

John V., Newegg
22 August 2012
  • Summary: Please research before buying. This case is designed for Intel motherboards or mod the case. There are several reviews on this case. Lian Li specification lists the type of motherboard and cooler to use. The I/O shield (panel) is 25mm (non-standard like all other cases).
  • Pros: Sleek and Aluminum.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2

Do NOT buy until you read the cons

Anonymous, Newegg
23 July 2012
  • Pros: Very slim, really nice looking
  • Cons: This requires a specialized motherboard that has a built in PSU connector. You may be able to use a PicoPSU, but you have to drill a hole through the case to string the power cable through.
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Overall 8

Slim with a few drawbacks

George S., Newegg
25 May 2012
  • Summary: Nice case, running an i3-2105, and although it gets hot I haven't had any real issues yet. (CPU on full burn barely got up to 75C, but fan kicked into high gear and brought it down below that quickly).
  • Pros: Thin
  • Cons: Expensive (for what it is)
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Overall 8
Design 10
Value for money 6
Installation 6
Build quality 10

Gebruikersreview - Lian Li PC-Q05 review door onox

onox, Tweakers.net
30 June 2013
  • Excerpt: De Lian Li PC-Q05 is een mooie kleine kast voor een thin mini-ITX moederbord. De kast is ontworpen om in combinatie met een DH61AG of DQ77KB...
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Overall 6

Bonita pero...

Vladimir, amazon.es
5 November 2012