I filled mine with an Intel Atom, PCI raid card, and 6 HDDs. Makes a great FreeNAS box, especially when PM'd for $100! If I were to build a lanbox this would be my first choice too, given the GFX card possibilities and excellent air-flow. The build quality was excellent throughout, typical Lian-Li: lightweight yet durable, and a superb blend of form and function.
Bought this to make a small file server. Everything seems to be working fine now, but I did disconnect the top case fan as it had a tick and was noisier than the 140mm front fan.
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Pros Smaller than your usual ATX case Removable HDD cages
Cons A little bit large Somewhat loud fans No thumbscrew for both side panel
Summary When people said the fans were loud.. well they were right! So if you're planning on purchasing this case and want something silent, you should buy your favorite silent fan brand.
Anyway, I thought its "largeness" wouldn't bother me that much, but in the end, I feel like it's a little bit too fat for my taste!.. I'm now keeping my eyes on this Silverstone FT03-mini, which is somewhat slim, but taller. Regarding my build, I'm using: ASUS P8H61-I motherboard Intel Core i3 2100 Scythe Big Shuriken 2 REV.B Heatsink Corsair XMS CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 2X4GB Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-430CX A good small computer for watching 1080p movies.
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Summary This is my second PC-Q08B case. In the first PC-Q08B case, I replaced the 2 case fans with noctua fans and I had a nice quiet case. With the second case, I decided to try out the lian-li fans and as expected they are noisier. What I didn't expect was for the 140mm fan to tick. Good case, not so good fans. As with my first case, I'll be replacing the fans with noctua fans.
Summary Nice case for hi-performance ITX machine. Room for good air flow but do yourself a favor and buy a modular power supply. This case just reeks of quality everything is well thoght out and executed. I'll buy another....maybe a red one.
Pros Surprisingly roomy and easy to work with (remove both side panels and your build with be extremely easy, although a modular PSU is still a wise choice), great build quality throughout, anti-vibration HDD mounting, plenty of screws included, decent fans (not silent by any means, but not loud either while still moving a decent amount of air), good airflow design, would fit a long graphics card if you're so inclined.
Cons 5.25 drive bay stealth cover required some work to remove in order to install my system monitor. No black screws for the PSU mount-plate. I wish it came with a red LED 140mm instead of a blue one, but that's entirely personal aesthetics.
Summary I filled mine with an Intel Atom, PCI raid card, and 6 HDDs. Makes a great FreeNAS box, especially when PM'd for $100! If I were to build a lanbox this would be my first choice too, given the GFX card possibilities and excellent air-flow. The build quality was excellent throughout, typical Lian-Li: lightweight yet durable, and a superb blend of form and function.
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