Mini-ITX motherboards are becoming more and more powerful and with that we can do a lot more with them. Their small size and low cost makes them perfect for home theater PC’s (HTPC’s). When putting together your HTPC system you want a case that is very visually appealing, but still has enough room for all of your media drives and has the necessary connections for easy file transfers. Today we will taking a look at the PC-Q08 from Lian Li which has room for 6 3.5-inch hard drives has 2 front mounted USB 3.0 ports.
Case Type: Mini Tower
Dimensions: (W) 227mm x (H) 272mm x (D) 345mm
Front bezel Material: Aluminum
Color: Black / Silver / Red
Side Panel: Aluminum
Body Material: Aluminum
Net Weight: 2.73KG
5.25″ drive bay (External): 1
3.5″ drive bay (External): none
3.5″ drive bay (Internal): 6
Expansion Slot: 2
Motherboard: Mini-ITX / Mini-DTX
System Fan (Front): Black, Silver / 140mm Blue LED Fan x 1
Red / 140mm Red LED Fan x 1
System Fan (Top): Black, Silver / 120mm Fan x 1
Red / 120mm Red LED Fan x 1
System Fan (Rear): none
I/O Ports: USB3.0 x 2 / HD Audio
2.5″ drive bay (Internal): 1
Maximum Video Card Size: 300mm
The PC-Q08 comes in Lian Li’s typical retail packaging. The front and back are the same with a photo of the PC-Q08 and a list of features. On the side of the box there is a list of specifications.
Opening the box up the case inside is nicely protected by 2 large pieces of styrofoam and plastic. Also inside you will find installation instructions.