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Lian-li PC-Q11
8.7 out of 10

Lian-li PC-Q11

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Cool and tight

Jeffrey d., Newegg
5 August 2013
  • Summary: Replaced the front fan with a PWM controlled fan and cut the noise from roaring to silent, case temps are still low - and if it gets warm, the fan speeds up.
  • Pros: Nice little case. Good airflow. Pretty solid. Space management is well thought out. I have a 3770s in there with an HD7850 (previously a HD5850 and 2600k) an Ssd and 2 4 tb HD's. along with a seasonic X750 and a BD drive.
  • Cons: It is white, not silver. Intricate process to access the main board.
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This is SOME case!

CARIBOU C., Newegg
5 December 2012
  • Summary: Ok. PSU. Once you installed the drives (first), the motherboard,CPU,RAM (second) Drive cables, case connections (third) you are ready for the PSU install. You need to remove the aluminum backing plate secured to the case with thumb screws. Now, here is the trick. Install that plate onto your PSU.
  • Pros: I would most definitely buy this again! Built this for one of my customers, it was a custom performance machine build using ITX. Worked out perfectly! Nice solid aluminum finish. Yes the entire tower is aluminum! Well built! Plenty of ventilation, plenty of room when comparing to many other ITX c...
  • Cons: No 3.5" bay, in case you wanted to mount a controller or a card reader, etc. Just the one 5.25 bay. Motherboard mounts onto the right side panel. Installing the motherboard is tricky, but what I did was put the case on its left side, then set the right side panel with motherboard already mounted ...
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Excellent!

Anastasia B., Newegg
8 September 2012
  • Summary: It makes sense to get modular power supply unit for this case as thick power cable bundles quickly fill in all the space close to CPU.
  • Pros: - Classy looking. - Great HDD/SSD mount plate. Two SSDs and two HDDs can be mounted on it while taking very little space at the bottom of the case. Clever design puts SSDs underneath and HDDs that need more cooling on top, open to air flow. HDDs are mounted on rubber washers. - Sturdy. My other L...
  • Cons: These are not major at all: - A fan is a little more audible than I expected from 140mm fan. - Cable connecting case's USB 3.0 ports to the motherboard is way too thick and inflexible. You can safely run 10 KVolt through the cable like that.
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Great Little Case

Jeffrey W., Newegg
16 July 2012
  • Summary: This is my home CentOS virtual server, so I rarely open it(or power it off for that matter). When I do however, it takes 8 flathead screws to take off one side. While it helps keep it's shape and not look cheap, it's a far cry from the two thumbscrews and a slide from it's larger tower cousin.
  • Pros: The case is built in typical Lian-Li high quality fashion. The components while light, don't feel flimsy or cheap. All the parts come together well as expected. It's a nice looking case when finished. The fans run very quiet(this is a home server in the living room with hardwood floors and we hea...
  • Cons: Front USB ports are pass-throughs/extension cables to the backplane USB ports, rather than a direct connection to the motherboard. I think that was b/c at the time USB3 headers weren't common on mobo's. It worked for my motherboard just fine however, so I didn't think it warranted a demerit.
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Amazing

Daniel R., Newegg
18 June 2012
  • Summary: my favorite cpu case ever Mobo: intel Dh77df mini itx H77 cpu: intel i5 3450S Ivy Bridge Mem: Gskill DDR3 1600 9-9-9-25 sniper SSD: intel 310 80gb OS HDD: hitachi 500gb Storage VGA: EVGA gtx670 PSU: Pc power & cooling Mark lll 600Watts Modular optical: bluray lite on
  • Pros: what a Case, tiny tiny and yet an airflow without match , just fitted and Intel i5 3450S witha EVGA GTX670, and nothingt goes above 60C, video card is kind of tricky to install but believe it this is the longest card u can fit
  • Cons: maybe they coul have made it at least 1 inch shorter but no biggy
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Sleek, compact, and near-ideal component layout

Daniel E., Newegg
4 June 2012
  • Summary: * This being an ITX case, your cable management skills will be put to the test. Plan on buying some zip ties, a short (6-10") SATA cable for your optical drive, and a fully modular PSU (no more than 145mm deep) if you want everything to be clean and tidy.
  • Pros: * Compact and full-featured. Allows for a standard-height optical drive, a standard ATX PSU (yay!), a dual-slot discrete GPU, two 3.5" drives, and two 2.5" drives - all in a case that can fit on a bookshelf, and that looks beautiful to boot. Very impressive achievement * Comes standard with a Lia...
  • Cons: The only major con is that the PSU fan faces in, drawing air up from the motherboard. This conflicts with stock heatsinks, which push air down onto the motherboard. The PC-Q11 would be better off with another vent cut into the left side panel and the PSU flipped around so air could be drawn from ...
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User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
12 May 2012
  • Pros: Great mini-ITX form factor case. Lian Li has always surprised me with the quality of their cases. The front 140mm fan that's removable and comes with rubber grommets is a nice option to bring in some cool air. The brushed finish is very nice. I'm very happy with this purchase. Using as a HTPC.
  • Cons: none
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Great ITX case that takes full desktop parts

Abin V., Newegg
21 April 2012
  • Summary: This is my third itx build but my first with the PC-Q11 case. Overall, I am very happy. The cons are minor. If newegg let me give a 4.5 I would have given a 4.5 stars.
  • Pros: 0. Looks very elegant and professional. 1. Takes full desktop parts. 2. No sharp corners to cut yourself while assembling. 3. I paid 70 + tax + free shipping for this case. Its pretty good value considering the fact that that it looks very good and is polished aluminium. 4. My case came with a US...
  • Cons: 0. Too many air vents. Two on the side pannel that take in air for the 140 mm fan are necessary. But there are two extra vents on the side panel, and one air vent on the top of the case ( to the back corner) and on the back side ( towards the upper corner). This is unnecessary. Just a lot more ve...
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Great case

Fjodor Z., Newegg
18 April 2012
  • Summary: Parts I used for this case: ATX power supply non modular Gigabyte hd61n-usb3 motherboard Core I3 2125 No optical drive. I routed most of the cables in the optical drive cage.
  • Pros: This case is great. I wanted to build a hackintosh and choose this case. I had no problem to build my computer, this case has plenty of room inside.I didn't had any problem with the power supply. The case is beautiful and is all brushed aluminium. Great purchase for the price. If you want to buil...
  • Cons: None
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Nifty little case

Sean B., Newegg
16 April 2012
  • Summary: Currently used as thus: Lianl-Li Q11-B Mini-ITX Tower Case Zotac Z68ITX-A-E DDR3 / Socket 1155 Wifi Board Intel Core i3-2105 3.1GHz HT 65W Dual-Core Scythe Kozuti 40mm Heatsink Fan (Rated to 65W) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 8GB Gigabyte UD GeForce GTX 560 Ti Graphics Adapter
  • Pros: - Sturdy metal frame and panels, which was a nice switch-up from the Thermaltake V3 I moved out of (micro-sizing my system for LAN gaming and WiFi) - Sleek, simplistic appearance, nice color, good asthetic appeal - Reasonable space for a Mini-ITX Cube/Tower
  • Cons: - The LEDs for power and HDD access don't seem to work, no matter how I plug them in. At first I thought maybe the Zotac Z68ITX-A-E just had mislabeled headers, but after trial and error, they still don't light up. - The idea of being able to use a regular PSU in this case is novel, but since mos...
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