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Lian Li PC-Q11 Mini ITX Case Review

The case follows a design similar to the earlier PC Q07 although this one is longer to deliver more internal space.

There is very little to fault with the finish, it is a typical Lian Li product, oozing the highest build standards on the market. There are vents on both side panels which allow the 140mm fan to intake cool air – this is a great concept as it means that the front of the case doesn't have a huge vented hole, ruining the aesthetic appeal. It is nice to see Lian Li updating their connectivity to allow for USB 3.0 front mounted devices, an upgrade from the previous version of the product. There are also Audio connectors on the front panel.

There is a single, full sized 5.25 inch drive bay at the top and Lian Li have opted to include one of their ODD covers meaning any optical drive will perfectly match the colour of the chassis you select. The buttons on the front are cut from aluminum and have a fantastic feel when depressed. While this seems like a minor point to bring up, after using some cheaper far east design cases lately it is something we immediately notice .

The rear has a mounting section for a full sized ATX power supply. This plate can be removed by four thumbscrews, which require only a little pressure to turn. You will also notice that the chassis allows for two mainboard expansion cards which means you can install a dual height graphics card if you wish. It is worth bearing in mind that the case is rather narrow and a dual slot graphics card will make routing troublesome, which we will look at later in the article.

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