Summary: I bought this for my home NAS and it's served well for over 2 years. I've had 2 different mobo/CPU combination in it; it fit a stock Intel heatsink/fan just fine. I have 6 3.5" drive installed; they stay nice and cool from the large front fan. This has been the only Mini ITX case I've owed (I've had many full ATX). I'm surprised at it's usefulness as a form factor and am considering another of this specific case for my main desktop.
Pros: -Beautiful aesthetic -Multiple large, quiet fans supported/included -Easy installation -Full size PSU supported -Tool-less HDD and PSU screws -Plenty of room for drives and a large card
Cons: -Wiring can get tight, but it's manageable -Sata cables get pushed into drive cage from mobo side -Power and sata cables get pushed against cover from front -5.25" bay may be needed just for stuffing excess PSU wiring -Finish can be scratched, but not to easily or badly
Summary: One of the reasons I wanted this case was the motherboard adapter with two USB connectors on the end of it, and the backplane adapter with the two slots cut in it to router a pair of cables into/out of the case. Since it came with NEITHER adapter, well ... I'm sure you would agree if you wanted both those accessories that you'd be very dissapointed too. I was very tempted to box the case back up and ship it back, but I needed the case desperately for a client build.
Pros: Very nice looking case. Compact yet spacious. Surprisingly good ventilation. Plenty of space for hard drives (up to six). VERY quiet fans. All aluminum, high quality construction. No sharp edges.
Cons: My only gripe with this case is that it did NOT come with all the accessories pictured. Show in the last picture (9 of 9) is a motherboard to two USB plugs adapter and a back-plane adapter with two slots to route cables in and out of the case. The only thing it came with is/was a USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 motherboard adapter. Who in their right mind would have ANY use for such an adapter?!
Summary: The Server I made in this case was made of parts and pieces from other projects throughout the years. Its a random build that fits a need. I am quite satisfied despite most of the parts being outdated. Case: LIAN LI PC-Q08B Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75N Processor: Intel i7-3770S CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard OS Drive: Samsung 830 Storage Drives: 5x Western Digital Red 2TB Ram: G.SKILL Trident 2 x 2GB PCI-E Card: SYBA SI-PEX40064 PSU:...
Pros: This case can fit everything you ever want. * Water Cooling - H60 can fit at the top without changing everything (doesn't work well with tall daughter-boards like Z87I-DELUXE has) * Runs very cool - Vent holes everywhere keep everything inside running chill * The finish - As with all LIAN LI cases, the finish is amazing. * Full Sized PSU - Fits a full sized PSU easy, but I would have got an SFX (SILVERSTONE ST45SF-G) if given the choice * Cable Hiding - Plenty of nook...
Cons: There are very few things I don't like about the case. Granted most of these complaints are silly considering when this case came out. * The two lower 3.5'' bays - They are really hard to change what resides in them without tearing apart almost everything * The finish - The finish is extremely easy to destroy with the slightest of scraping. Be really careful putting it together * The 5.25'' bay - Do we really need these to exist anymore? In a case that really cant ful...
Summary: I was expecting the aluminum case to make a bigger impression aesthetically, but its mostly black and you can hardly tell it's more than a black box unless you get close and see the brushed surface, which really isn't all that special to begin with. The case is light, but there's a reason for that. The aluminum is thin on the outside and there is zero support inside.
Summary: So i used my SFX PSU with a mounting adapter with gave me more room to cable manage, other wise this case is the perfect little Media Center PC with a 12 TB RAID 5 array BlueRay drive and decent video card.
Pros: Lots of space for a small case, 7 drive bays a SSD and DVD bay in a case for a Mini itx board! Great design.
Cons: Make sure you get a modular PSU it will get tight inside the case fast with a full size ATX power supply. $$$ but its good craftsmanship so i would expect to pay a little extra.
Summary: I salvaged a few old parts, including a power supply and CPU fan. Everything fits, but it is a tight fit in some places. Also, follow the directions on the order of how to install things. I jumped the gun and put my power supply in first and had to take it back out.
Pros: Quiet Plenty of drive mounting space Looks great No LED lights Easy to work with
Summary: If you like to tinker or feel you will need frequent access inside the case this may not be the best bet seeing how you have to remove the PSU to access the MOBO After my builds i will go back and tie down power cables to keep a clean looking case optimized for airflow, this is not a option i have here.
Pros: Attractive case Good use of space Good Air Flow
Cons: PSU is located on top of the motherboard so if you need to access the MOBO the PSU has to be removed. I have a full size PSU that butts up next to the HD cage leaving zero room for the cable cluster coming out the side. One trick i found was that if you install the PSU upside down the cable cluster butts up against the CD drive bay so keeping this bay empty allows one to use a full size PSU while keeping the HD cage. This may be less practical if your PSU has a top mo...
Summary: Wanted to like this case and I will continue to buy Lian-Li Full and Mid Towers, just staying away from their mini and HTPC cases from now on...
Pros: I'm, a Lian-Li guy, I use their cases exclusively. Finish and build are on par with what I expect from them. Lots of room for internal drives.
Cons: This will not fit any old ATX PSU, I picked up a CORSAIR RM750 and if you want to use the drive cages it will not fit, there is simply not enough room for the ATX power cables to fit wile having the main drive cage installed. I even tried a shorter Corsair PSU and still the cables were far getting too bent for my comfort. This in my opinion is a deal breaker as they advertise this case to fit a standard sized ATX PSU.
Summary: This isn't a con, it's just something to point out. I couldn't see getting a power supply, even modular, beyond 6.5" long into this case. My current 650W one is 6.3" and it is tiiiight. The cables are smashed against the HDD rack. Just something you should know going in (Power supplies get longer the more powerful they are. 7 inches is pretty common and I just don't see them making it in). Of course if you are removing the entire HDD cage then put a 1000W in if you want.
Pros: Ok, let m preface this by saying this is my first ITX build. Overall I am happy with the case, but it is not perfect. I chose it because it was the right size. Some ITX cases are more cube shaped, which makes them wide. I wanted to reduce the overall footprint of my PC. I went with this case because it isn't any wider than a normal mid-sized ATX case (and it of course has much less height and depth, but width is what you really need to check). It is a beautiful lookin...
Cons: Ugh. The motherboard tray IS the other side panel. So... yes the motherboard tray is removable. But it's the whole side panel. If you want to take off that side panel to do any work (like, oh, put in or remove the optical drive or route wires) you better be prepared to basically un-assemble the whole computer. Also, the side panels are held in by six tiny screws. There had to have been a better way to do this. I know, this sounds really nit picky. And I get it, I'm sa...