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Lian Li Shows Off PC-Q13 Curved Chassis

By - Source: TechPowerUp | B 18 comments

Lian Li has announced its new PC-Q13 chassis with a unique curved design.

Earlier this year at CES, we saw a number of Lian-Li's new chassises, one of which has now has been officially announced. The case in question is the PC-Q13, which is a mini-ITX chassis with a rather unique design. The case is built for users to show off their system and has a large acrylic front window on its curved front. 

The PC-Q13's power button is LED lit, blue when powered and red when there is no hard drive activity. External connectivity on the enclosure is via two USB 3.0 ports. A headphone and microphone jack are on the right side of the chassis so as to not disturb the clean look of the design.

The case has room for mini-ITX motherboards, graphics cards up to 200 mm long, and up to four 2.5-inch drives. The case also has the ability to house a small form factor power supply up to 125mm long. Behind the motherboard resides a 140 mm fan for cooling, which draws air from the side of the chassis and the top.

The chassis will hit the market in two colors, silver and black, starting in June with an MSRP of $149.

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    hotroderx , May 14, 2013 5:10 PM
    Seems kinda pointless in a ITX setup. Really how much can you show off?
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    halcyon , May 14, 2013 5:10 PM
    That's pretty cool. Gotta love Lian-Li. I love what they do with aluminum.
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    beoza , May 14, 2013 5:36 PM
    Looks like it should have a LCD screen in the front where the window is. Make the screen touch and you'd have an interesting lil kiosk type computer you could place on any counter at a business.
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    CarolKarine , May 14, 2013 5:36 PM
    can anyone say ugly?
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    osamabinrobot , May 14, 2013 6:34 PM
    what? no.
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    pankakes123 , May 14, 2013 7:00 PM
    This would be really cool for making kind of a homemade AIO. Just mount a monitor on the front and it would be a great and very functional case.
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    themissingpiece , May 14, 2013 7:55 PM
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    Looks like it should have a LCD screen in the front where the window is. Make the screen touch and you'd have an interesting lil kiosk type computer you could place on any counter at a business.

    Uh...wouldn't an all in one be a better option then? I assume that anyone using this case would want to put a discrete graphics card or something of the sort in there.

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    beoza , May 14, 2013 8:29 PM
    @ themissingpiece depends on what you want to use it for. I'm looking at it from a business viewpoint, initial cost is about that of an all in one, but if any part fails your down time is higher, my idea if a part fails you can simply replace it, and it's more upgradeable.
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    cobra5000 , May 14, 2013 11:13 PM
    The only PC case that can do the Mambo!
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    g00fysmiley , May 15, 2013 5:11 AM
    I think it looks nice, could see using it as a HTPC a nice pretty case to go on a shelf instead of a square box, my wife would probably prefer something looking like the current old mini atx case i use
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    twu , May 15, 2013 5:33 AM
    He makes ugly cases. He should ban from making computer cases.
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    ubercake , May 15, 2013 5:37 AM
    Neat, but a curved design is not too practical.
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    Firion87 , May 15, 2013 5:37 AM
    @cobra5000
    You probably mean Limbo... that thing Jamaicans do to break there neck......
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    rosen380 , May 15, 2013 7:35 AM
    Replace the window with a VESA mount for an LCD and I think you have a winner :) 
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    anonymous_user , May 15, 2013 8:19 AM
    For some reason this case reminds me of a front-loading washer.
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    ubercake , May 15, 2013 8:25 AM
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    Replace the window with a VESA mount for an LCD and I think you have a winner :) 


    This would make it look a little like one of those original Macintosh computers, but in color and curved back.
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    antemon , May 15, 2013 12:56 PM
    i like it.
    make one for a mATX or ATX, maybe deeper to house a better cooler and lose the logo up front.
    i'm not seeing any options to route the cables on the outside though, so they should add that too
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    Ro0ster , May 16, 2013 6:13 AM
    Definitely will pass on this. Lian Li has some great cases, but how this got approved by their designers, I have no idea.