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Lian-Li Shows Off PC-Q35 Mini-ITX NAS Enclosure

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Lian-Li has released its PC-Q35 enclosure, which is ideal for use as an NAS chassis.

Lian-Li has announced its PC-Q35 chassis. This case is a Mini-ITX intended for folks who want to build their own NAS, as it supports up to five 3.5" drives along with another two 2.5" drives.

The case is made out of brushed aluminum and holds up to Mini-DTX motherboards. Other support includes graphics cards up to 300 mm in length, PSUs up to 200 mm long, and 120 mm radiators.

Front I/O is handled by a pair of USB 3.0 ports and a pair of HD audio jacks, and the front bezel is lockable. The power button resides behind it.

Lian-Li has given the case an MSRP price of £108, which translates to roughly $175.

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    cdfrantzis , December 10, 2013 8:38 AM
    Hmm. Well I know Lian-Li manufactured the N-CASE M1.... this case isn't suspiciously similar at all...
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    jtd871 , December 10, 2013 9:36 AM
    Hmmmm, the front bezel is lockable - presumably so that nobody can accidentally access the 'power' button. Only, what's to prevent someone from yanking out the plug on the back?! Seems like a feature that could be easily omitted to lower the manufacturing costs...
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    mochon , December 10, 2013 9:41 AM
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    Hmmmm, the front bezel is lockable - presumably so that nobody can accidentally access the 'power' button. Only, what's to prevent someone from yanking out the plug on the back?! Seems like a feature that could be easily omitted to lower the manufacturing costs...



    How many people accidentally yank the power cord out of the back?
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    icepick314 , December 10, 2013 10:25 AM
    build one...

    it doesn't take that much power to run a NAS like freeNAS...if you find a used but working PC, just add a few of your own HDD and install any of free NAS OS on very small HDD (OS takes less than 500MB for linux-based NAS)...
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    needslipo , December 10, 2013 12:38 PM
    The exterior shape may be similar but unfortunately this is way bigger than the NCASE M1.
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    Rhinofart , December 10, 2013 1:21 PM
    I used to run FreeNAS 8, but find that my QNAP works way better. Got it for about $800 CAD, and popped my 1TB drives that I had in my FreeNAS box into it. Way better than FreeNAS IMHO.
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    Jgriff , December 10, 2013 2:23 PM
    Doubt it measures up to that price tag. Node 304 > any itx case so far.