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Lian Li Releases the PC-Q33 Mini-ITX Chassis

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Lian Li has introduced a new chassis in North America.

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Lian Li has released a brushed aluminum mini-ITX chassis that flips open for easy access to the internal components. Called the PC-Q33, this chassis is available now for $99 USD.

Arriving in black and white colors, the new chassis accommodates coolers up to 180 mm (7 inches) in height and ATX power supplies up to 200 mm (7.87 inches) in length. The latest powerful low-profile graphics cards up to 220 mm (8.6 inches) can also fit inside the chassis, the company promises.

On the storage front, two 3.5-inch drives or one 2.5-inch and one 3.5-inch drive can be installed in the cage, which in turn can be removed from the chassis by unscrewing three thumbscrews. The front panel has room for up to three 2.5-inch drives or one 3.5-inch drive and two 2.5-inch drives.

"The PC-Q33 has pop-off side panels for simplified installations, upgrades and maintenance. Hard drives, 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch, can be toollessly mounted on the front panel with thumbscrews with rubber suspensions. Additionally, the expansion slots are secured by thumbscrews," reads the company announcement.

The new chassis supports 120 mm radiators and AIO liquid cooling kits. The case also provides an I/O panel on the front bezel, which includes two USB ports and HD audio. The new chassis measures 229 (w) x 328 (h) x 240 (d) mm in size, and weighs 4.8 pounds.

For more information about this new chassis, head here.

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    Nuck Chorris , January 2, 2014 1:12 AM
    This is a nice case but why do most ITX are shaped like a cube? Just look at Silverstone's RVZ01 and other pre-built ITX systems. All you pretty much need is a GPU riser.
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    vinay2070 , January 2, 2014 1:27 AM
    99$ and you cant put a bigger card!
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    gadgety , January 2, 2014 2:11 AM
    I'd like to see a version of this chassis with a transversal slit up top for an optical slot reader - kind of like a "toaster." Yes I know most people seem to have discarded optical readers, but I'm building a kit for the kids, and they want to be able to run disc based media.
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    Sicundercover , January 2, 2014 5:27 PM
    Ive been contemplating a Mini ITX build for some time. All of my storage has moved to my servers, my house is now a Gig network with Cat6 through out the house so a smaller PC has been in mind.

    Last month MSI released their Mini ITX GTX760 but I could find a decent case. This one may be an option but I have to see what kind of fan/heat sink I can get in there to get a proper i7 running.
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    oOSlushyOo , January 2, 2014 5:31 PM
    Agreed about the "cube" factor and the fact you cannot run a standard card in it. However, and I don't know why, I love the hinged design on the case! I have been eyeing MITX for a while...this may be a go to.
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    nukemaster , January 2, 2014 8:10 PM
    This is a nice case but why do most ITX are shaped like a cube? Just look at Silverstone's RVZ01 and other pre-built ITX systems. All you pretty much need is a GPU riser.

    That is quite a nice case. Good use of space.
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    Zetor895 , January 7, 2014 1:27 AM
    The article says "low-profile graphics cards" but the ASUS one on the picture is a normal size one. So can I put into it a normal graphic card?
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    nukemaster , January 7, 2014 7:24 AM
    Yes you can as long as it is not too long(17 cm or 6.7 inches based on the size of the board).
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    Zetor895 , January 7, 2014 11:23 AM
    thank you
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    vertexx , January 13, 2014 5:10 AM
    This looks like a step back for Lian-Li. It's a nice desktop form factor, but having only one fan really limits the TDP it can handle. I wouldn't consider this until we see how it performs in the labs.