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Lian Li Q27 Mini-ITX case

Lian Li Q27 Mini-ITX case

CLOSER LOOK – INSIDE

inside

 Since this is a small case we expect it to be cramped when working with the components but it actually feels bigger than it is.

bottom_hdd inside_hdd

There are 3 places where you can install a hard drive or a SSD. The first is in the 5.25″-holder where you can install a 3.5″ HDD. At the bottom there is room for a HDD and a SSD and on the side of the case you can put a 3.5″ HDD or a SSD. It should be noted that if you choose to install a fan at the bottom you no longer can install a drive there. Thus, if you need a DVD- or BR-player and want a fan you are left with just one drive in the system. We guess though that most users will choose to put a 3.5″-drive for storage in the 5.25″-holder while adding a SSD for the OS on the side of the case, leaving the bottom free for an optional fan. 

cable

The USB-ports on the front are connected to the motherboard through a USB3-cable. If the motherboard does not have the USB3-connector you can use the USB3 to USB2 adapter-cable that is included.

psu

The Power supply is placed so the fan points towards the motherboard and the CPU fan. 

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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