Brand: Lian Li
RRP: ~£109.99 from Overclockers UK (At time of review)
Lian Li Industrial Co. LTD was founded in 1983. They are one of the largest and most reputable manufacturers of aluminium PC cases in the world. With over twenty years of experience in the computer products field, their team of engineers, production specialists and administrative staff provide the finest quality accessories available on the market. In 1993, Lian-Li Introduced new lines of computer hardware, including brackets (for case & interfaces), mobile racks (for H.D.D.), mounting kit (for FDD & HDD) and aluminium PC cases, IPC, external cases, server cases and more. They also provide OEM & ODM services, you are assured of designs that will meet your exact specifications, and innovative ideas in manufacturing that will give your products an essential market edge. Their outstanding quality has earned them ISO 9001 certification for all of their products. In addition, they back up their quality assurance with a two-year guarantee on most of their products. Today we have one of their latest offerings in the ITX market, the PC-Q35b. Incorporating all of Lian-Li’s best assets of a sleek looking aluminium chassis, superb build quality and finish and plenty of flexibility for different needs, let’s see how it compares to the other ITX offerings we have looked at.
What Lian Li have to say about the PC-Q35 chassis: Designed for users who want to build their own NAS as well as system integrators, the compact PC-Q35 supports Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX motherboards. With a volume around 29.2L, the PC-Q35 supports an outstanding amount of hardware for its size. Up to seven hard drives can be installed: five 3.5” and two 2.5” drives. Expansion cards up to 300mm and ATX power supplies up to 200mm are also supported. The modular HDD cage has a 120mm fan mounted to it, allowing for a versatile cooling solution. The cage can be flipped so that the fan is facing towards the front of the chassis or towards the rear. The PC-Q35 has a solid aluminum lockable front bezel that prevents non-authorized users from turning a system on as well as reduces system noise for silent operation. The top 120mm exhaust fan can also support integrated liquid cooling kits. The I/O panel is located at the front of the right side panel. Connections include two USB ports and HD audio.