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Lian-li PC-Q11
8.7 out of 10

Lian-li PC-Q11

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Overall 8
8.0

Home Server Build

William S., Newegg
25 March 2013
  • Pros: This is real machined aluminum not sheet metal! Quality Box, Fits full size ATX PSU, Ample internal space, mostly well designed. Good ventilation. USB 3 front connectors. The easily removable drive tray on botton works well to remove all drives at once and has rubber shims and special screws to s...
  • Cons: Large fan is a little bit noisy. way too many small screws for side covers but I can see this is necessary because the side covers are machined aluminum and are structural to the case integrity thus the many small screws. Stupid DVD install/removal process. Could be a 1 screw process instead of r...
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Overall 8
8.0

Can be a good value

Braden B., Newegg
14 November 2012
  • Summary: A good case overall, with minor flaws in design that can be worked-around. Mind came with an internal USB3 connector and USB2 adapter, not the external adapter shown in the images here. Get a PSU with shorter cables, if you can (mine are much longer than needed.
  • Pros: Purchased at a discount, making it a good value. Lian-li build quality. Room for long, dual-height graphics card, making for a good ITX gaming tower. Fits two 2.5" drives plus two 3.5" drives. Once built, just sits there and looks nice.
  • Cons: Can be a pain to work with. Removing optical drive requires removing both side panels (with motherboard attached). Larger than I would like, likely due to accommodations for full size PSU, two 3.5" HDs, and large graphics card.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice, with a few downsides

Richard G., Newegg
24 August 2012
  • Summary: This was my 2nd build, and it took a LOT of effort to get everything in. My PSU clearance was a little too high, so the way they wanted me to attach to PSU didn't work. (I used PC Power and cooling 400w Modular).
  • Pros: -Very nice build -Smaller -Innovative
  • Cons: -Very cramped -just one fan -poor airflow
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Overall 8
8.0

Looks great, less filling

Lance P., Newegg
27 June 2012
  • Summary: I chose this case for my first build. I knew squat about building a computer when I started this project but I'm good with mechanical things so I figured I'd be OK with this SFF case.
  • Pros: Looks good, compact (TINY) and efficient layout, nice anodized finish on aluminum. I'm not going to go on and on about the pros of this case; read the specs, look at the (very good) pictures on Lian Li's website, and make the call.
  • Cons: Long list of "cons"... more of a list of things to be aware of and challenges: 1-Side intakes for front fan require it to protrude inside the case. This will stress the flexibility of the PSU's cables. 2-Fan/filter is difficult to remove with PSU installed. 3-Full-size PSU compatibility, great fo...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Case

Dominic J., Newegg
15 May 2012
  • Summary: A great upgrade for this case was when I bought a 5.25" to 3.5" converter to hold a boot drive in the disk drive bay so I could have two 1 Tb in raid at the bottom. Unfortunately this HDD got pretty hot there, so I had to cut a hole in the bottom of the 5.25" tray and now the whole systems has...
  • Pros: Great little home server case Painted black on the inside Holds a standard size power supply Great hard drive trays Lots of Vent holes PCI blanks have vents in them
  • Cons: I really don't like that you can't take off the one side panel without taking off the motherboard first. Due to this installing a disk drive after the motherboard installation is impossible because you can't get to the screws that hold the disk drive holder. So you have to take the whole thing ap...
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Overall 8
8.0

Best Mini-ITX/DTX, but could have been better

Bryan S., Newegg
22 April 2012
  • Summary: I have the Silverstone SG05b, which has better airflow/pressure design. However, the Silverstone SG05b has limited bays, it's own SFX and there's not enough room for 3.5" cabling. The Lian Li PC-Q11A has room for (2) 3.5" cabling, plus optical, plus full ATX PS.
  • Pros: - Light, alumnium design (very well done, keeps weight down) - Mini-ITX compatible with Mini-DTX (2+ slot CPU) - Mainboard tray is nice, makes it very easy to mount and re-insert (well done) - Can take most 2+ slot GPUs, up to around 9.5" long (excellent) - Can easily take 83mm+ tall aftermarket ...
  • Cons: - Price over $100 when not on-sale (alumnium partly responsible) - While very compact in depth, width and height are on-par with a full MicroATX (could have easily been an optional 4 slot MicroATX, by using the HD area, with another 1" depth for a 8" deep 9.6" wide MicroATX board) - Should have f...
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good, Could be Better

Daniel G., Newegg
24 March 2012
  • Summary: People complain that the mb attaches to the side panel. Where else would it go? There are 8 tiny, flat head screws for each side of the case. I don't consider this a problem because I don't want thumb screws sticking out, but the fact that there's 8 of them is a minor deterrent to frequent opening...
  • Pros: Small/Compact. High quality craftsmanship/components.
  • Cons: layout could use some work. The case needs .5" to 1" more depth to accommodate the full ATX PSUs that it advertises. I grabbed a SILVERSTONE Strider Plus ST50F-P 500W because a previous reviewer mentioned success with it. Well it BARELY fits, and there's no place for the cords to run out. So even...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great case, too much wire

Bruce W., Newegg
3 March 2012
  • Summary: I've built two systems with this case -- one Intel and one AMD -- both full-power systems in a small, attractive package. I was very grateful to another reader for pointing out the need to buy a powersupply which is short. ATX power supplies are a standard height and width, but not a standard depth.
  • Pros: Lian Li finish quality and appearance is excellent. Light weight. Front USB ports are USB 3.0 Esthetic is sleek and modern. The MB attaches to a side of the case, but the side can be completely detached for assembly. Being able to use a full-size ATX power supply is great -- enabled me to use an ...
  • Cons: What other reviewers have said about the tiny screws is true. Also, I wonder why the wires leading to the front USB 3.0 ports, sound ports and switches are so long. I've used Lian-Li cases where the wires were stretched taught, but here it seems like I could have looped them into the case next do...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice looking case.

Joseph R., Newegg
30 January 2012
  • Summary: Things to know before assembly: 1. Pay very close attention to your PSU dimensions. They are all standard size for l x w, but depth varies. Get a short one, or you'll have problems with the cables hitting the case fan. Also, modular is best. 2.
  • Pros: Built two of these in the past month. Second build went a lot smoother (see 'things to know' in other thoughts) Small. Looks very nice on my desk. The fact that it takes standard ATX power supplies is a huge plus. Front ports including USB3. Good quality (quiet) case fan (x1) I'm going to be layi...
  • Cons: Tight fit, as expected. Cable management is difficult, even with modular PSU. USB3 header cable is thick & stiff, hard to tuck away. Also, it seems the current version of this case changed the front USB3 ports. Used to have routing from back panel to front, now it's a proper header. Hard to get i...
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Cool Mini-ITX case

Anonymous, Newegg
20 January 2012
  • Summary: I used an adapter plate and put an SFX/MicroATX PSU in the case. It is much better like this. Better airflow and much neater. I used the Athena Power AP-MP4ATX55FEP8 550W, a nice little PSU. I had to get the adapter bracket from FSP.
  • Pros: What everyone else has said about this case is mostly true. The unique layout and shape of this box are what I like the best. Airflow is very good (with an SFX PSU). The whole box is aluminum, much nicer than having a plastic front plate. You can also fit a lot of devices in here, 2 SSDs and 2 HD...
  • Cons: The case is intended for a full size ATX PSU. It will work I tried it out. But if you like having the inside of your case neatly laid out, you will not want to try it, even with a modular one. It also basically negates the front fan because its wires will be right up against it.
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