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 I am quite satisfied despite most of the parts being outdated.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: 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: Very satisfied with this case, would definitely recommend to newcomers to mini-itx and to people who want a more powerful computer in a small form factor.
Pros: - High build quality - to be expected from this manufacturer - Many extra screws in case you lose some (many of them are quite small..) - Supports non-slim CD/DVD drives - Several HDD slots - Supports long(ish) video cards - Good cooling + support for extra fans = huge pro for Mini-ITX - Roomy for a mini-itx I used this for my first Mini-ITX build, overall very satisfied. A few hiccups which I will mention in cons/other thoughts. This is good for first time builders b...
Cons: I'm not a fan of the HDD cage being directly behind the front air intake fan since you end up blocking a bunch of airflow with the cage (which does have holes to allow air through). I know this is a difficult subject to address since we are talking small form factor, thus still 5 eggs. However it is worth mentioning that with more than 1 HDD inside you will be blocking a significant amount of air coming into your case.
Summary: i have done several builds with this case and the q07b. I love the elegant, minimalist look. with an i5 or an i7 mini-itx these make fantastic general purpose computers. the most recent build, using the q08b was a performance build. i stuffed an i7-4770 with 16Gb and a 256Gb SSD. because i was concerned with cooling i replaced the front 140mm fan with a noctua and manage to fit a Corsair h50 with push-pull fans in place of the top 120mm.
Pros: elegant design, excellent fit and finish, extremely light
Cons: limited interior space -- had to pull part of the drive rack to accommodate the power supply.
Summary: Once it's together it's perfect, but gaining access is troublesome and wearisome.
Pros: Great Ventilation Compact Nice Optical Drive Facade Plenty of HDD/SSD Mounts Looks Good
Cons: Side panel is fastened with six screws, which must be removed each time for access to the interior. PSU mounts directly over the MOBO, so that must also be removed for access to anything other than drives; This requires the removal of four more screws.
Summary: Since the power supply sits on top of your motherboard, Make sure you hook up all the cables before you slide the power supply in.
Pros: Two fully modular hard drive cages, and removable Optical cage, Makes the installation much easier. Overall the case screams high quality. The painting is high quality, The aluminum is light and sturdy once the support is put in. It has okay clearance for a decent aftermarket CPU cooler, Enough space to accommodate most flagship video cards. Did I mention it includes native USB 3.0 header plus a USB 3.0 to 2.0 converter too?
Cons: 1. Price, It's over 100 bucks. 2. Lots, Lots of small screws, make sure you don't lose them.
Summary: Way too sexy to hide, but mine is gonna live in the closet. Gaming/htpc/everyday computer. Build: Lian Li case (get it) Silverstone 550w strider gold full modular psu cougar 140mm and 120mm fan (non-pwm) samsung dvd-rw drive for netflix dvd's corsair h60 liquid cooler haven't decided on other components yet, but I will be putting a 6970 in there, with an A10 apu, 16mb 1866 DDR3, samsung 840 pro ssd, maybe gigabyte wifi mobo?
Pros: Don't listen to the haters. This case is very high quality, with great fit and finish and super precise machining of the aluminum body panels. Made in Taiwan, which apparently is better than China. Way small but fits what i needs! Pick your parts ahead of time, get everything together and ready to go, and don't try to put seven HDDs in there, come on, really. As for chassis flex, it goes away with the side panels re-attached. Also looks like it would fit a 140mm radia...
Cons: It will take longer to build a SFF pc no matter who you get the case it goes in from. Check your limitations on PSU length, CPU cooler height, and VGA card length. Not for constant upgrades or tinkering. Do it once and close it up and open it twice a year to blow it out. Trust me its gorgeous and a genius design, don't listen to the haters. Nicest case ive seen and i own a fractal define mini too.