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Lian Li Q27 Mini-ITX case

Lian Li Q27 Mini-ITX case

ACCESSORIES AND DOCUMENTATION

Before we go into the actual case, lets look at what we get in addition to the case.

screws

We get the usual assortment of screws with the case as well as special screws and rubber rings for the hard drives. Lian Li also includes an adapter from USB3 to USB2.

manual

 Lian Li usually includes a nice manual and the manual for the Q27 is no exception. It is filled with images and it is very easy to follow how to dismantle the case or install components. 

CLOSER LOOK – OUTSIDE

packing

The case comes in a small box but is well packages with styrofoam around the case. We could not see any damages on the case even though it had been sent through the mail.

As expected from a Lian-Li case this is a very clean-looking case. On the front we get a small logo and the opening for the 5.25″-inch slot. While we guess there still are some who ned the ability to add a DVD- or Blu ray drive it does feel like it soon is time to dump it so we get an even cleaner looking case. 

The side plates slide in from the top and are then screwed on. There are no extra features like windows, instead all we find is two usb 3.0 ports at the bottom of one side. Since this is a small case we can accept that placement as the case most probably will stand on a table. Oddly enough there is no headphones or microphones  jacks.

The back does not hold any big surprises. We do notice that the case only supports a single slot graphics card. The PSU also sits on top of the motherboard which explains the max height of the CPU cooler. There is a lot of ventilation holes here as this is where the warm air  is supposed to be pushed out. 

The bottom of the case is filled with ventilation holes which is used to suck in the air that we want to use to cool the components. This is also the only place where you will be able to add a fan to the case. 

Small computer cases for mini-ITX motherboards have been extremely popular the last few years. Once these types of systems could only house components with little power but these days you can build pretty competent and powerful systems regardless of the size of the case. The Lian li Q27 is such a case offering support both regular ATX power supplies as well as video cards up to 195 mm and cpu coolers up to 70 mm height.  It is a simple but stylish case that comes with USB3.0 support. FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS The Lian Li Q27…

Review Overview

Performance - 7
Value - 8
Features - 7
Innovation - 7
Quality - 9

7.6

Summary : The Lian Li Q27 is yet another nice clean looking aluminium case from Lian Li. At around $70 (Newegg) it is relatively cheap and offers good features and performance for the money.

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One comment

  1. There is PC-Q29 that has two PCI slots like PC-Q11. Its not even that much larger than PC-Q27, which is similiar to PC-Q07. The 5,25 bay is always good to have, maybe not for optical drive but some other devices or hard drives.

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