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Need advice on a mini-itx case.

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January 7, 2011 3:19:44 AM

Hello!

I'm building a general-purpose mini-itx PC, and I need some help selecting a case.

I'm currently looking at either the Lian Li PC-Q08 or the PC-Q11.

The PC-Q11 is smaller by about 4300 cubic cm. But I've been told that it may be difficult to cool.

Processor: Intel i5-760 quad core
Graphics: GTX 460
Motherboard: Zotac H55-ITX-C-E WiFi (side-note: I hear they're coming out with a H67 mini-itx board)

I have a magnetic hard drive and a modular PSU.


So... Which one do you suppose I should go with?


Thanks in advance!

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January 7, 2011 4:19:21 AM

Thanks for the advice!

But do you think the Q11 would be unmanageable?

The thing is, I'm a student, and I have to move about 6 times each year, so that extra portability would be nice. Plus, a mini-tower form factor works better with the arrangement of my room. I have to place my PC under my desk, and the Q08's width may be a problem.

Thanks again!
January 7, 2011 4:43:13 AM

^ You could manage with the Q11, but am still skeptical about its cooling when compared to the Q08, also if going with Q11, then the GTX 460 with the blower-type cooler would be preferred,...
This review gives a good idea of that case....
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2010/10/08/lian-...

The Q08 has better expandability and cooling, if you ask me that would be a better choice for you setup,...
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