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Lian Li PC-Q30 Case Review: A Mini-ITX Chassis With Flair

Motherboard Installation

Installing a motherboard in Lian Li's PC-Q30 is a pretty relaxed affair if you lay the case on its back after popping in the I/O shield.

Four pre-installed spacers make it easy to screw the platform into place.

Connecting the power cables comes next. I recommend keeping the chassis on its back for this because its center of gravity is off without the aluminum front cover. The case’s back cover, along with its 140 mm fan, can be removed after unfastening four thumb screws, allowing for easy access to the back of the motherboard if you need it.

Again, hide any cables you don't need in the SSD cage. It's important to tidy up the insides, since Lian Li's PC-Q30 sports a large acrylic front window that'll mercilessly show off stray cabling.

Don’t forget to wipe fingerprints off of the front window and surrounding aluminum before button the enclosure up. They're very easy to see from the outside.

  • afrobacon
    It's hideous.
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  • gofasterstripes
    Lian Li proving, again, that they're a little less sane than everyone else...

    I kinda like it, nice concept. There's too many boring PC cases!
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  • jimthenagual
    Doesn't quite do it for me. Good for them for trying something new, but it's not something I'd buy.
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  • monsta
    Yuck....
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  • bemused_fred
    Ugh. How incredibly gauche.
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  • jimthenagual
    It makes me want to play donkey kong on the screen.
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  • killerclick
    I like it. Then again, everything is better than a laptop.
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  • JohnMD1022
    Ugly with a capital UG !!
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  • vertexx
    Does that thing dispense Bitcoins? It looks like it should be dispensing something....
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  • rolli59
    Definitely a matter of taste.
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