|Lian-Li PC-Q08B Aluminum Mini Tower PC Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Servando Silva|
|Tuesday, 21 December 2010|
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PC-Q08 Detailed Interior Features
It's nice to see Lian-Li didn't forget 2.5" drives users. Just below of the optical drive, there's space for a 2.5" drive, which can be perfect for a SSD. If you want to fit more drives, you'll need to use 3.5" to 2.5" adapters though. I think Lian-Li could have worked something else and added space for one more 2.5" drive, but at least it's better than not having it.
Installing HDDs is a very easy procedure. Just slip them through the HDD chamber and add 4 screws. All of the mounting points are covered with rubber to decrease vibrations and noise.
Here's a closer shoot to the 140mm fan. It consumes 1.68 watts and it's fairly silent but still provides decent air-flow for our internal components.
The 140mm LED fan includes a dust filter which comes completely attached to it. It's a clever idea and you can always remove it to clean it. Anyway, the best part is that the whole (fan/filter) structure can be attached directly on the case with 4 screws covered with rubber, making installation fast and easy for anyone.
Finally, here's a quick shot to the PSU bracket. You should remove the bracket (4 thumb-screws) and install your PSU on it first, then you can just slide your PSU into the case and put the screws again. You might want to think about your PSU orientation though. If you're using a 120mm fan PSU, you can install it similar to the next photo, which means it'll take cold air from the outside thanks to the side panel holes, or you can install it the other way to increase internal air-flow and take some heat from the CPU area.
Here's a photo with everything uninstalled and removed (except the upper bay for optical drives). Basically this is the whole structure of the case, and it feels pretty solid, so don't worry about it getting bend or whatever.
Now that we've detailed all the internal and external features, let's build a system inside the chassis and see how it looks.