Lian Li has announced a new mini-ITX enclosure featuring ASUS ROG branding, and this compact gaming case supports full size power supplies and larger liquid coolers, though not everything will fit inside this tiny enclosure.
There are more than a couple of similarities to the NCASE M1, that crowdfunded mini-ITX enclosure that Lian Li built for NCASE, but the PC-Q17 doesn’t support dual-width liquid coolers the same way. Part of this has to do with the side window in this new case, essential to show off your diminutive gaming rig. So where does that 240mm radiator fit?
Not everyone will like having the cooler outside of the enclosure, but it’s nice that the case offers this functionality without having to modify it should you desire this level of CPU (or in the case of an AMD Fury X, GPU) cooling. For many a smaller air cooler could suffice, and as we can see from this build photo it does look very nice housing a complete system.
As usual no pricing or availability information accompanies this announcement.
This is one of the coolest
This is one of the coolest cases I’ve seen! I’m pretty satisfied with my Corsair 250D, but if this was on the market when I built my PC i may have saved up more.
Yea, this case looks awesome.
Yea, this case looks awesome. I’ve been pondering a new mini-ITX build and with Skylake coming out, I may just grab this.
10/10 would buy. This looks
10/10 would buy. This looks amazing.
Please tell me that this
Please tell me that this crack on the upper side is an actual slide-in disc bay. If it is, I’m sooo getting this case into my personal collection.
Since it looks so much like
Since it looks so much like the slot on my NCase M1, that slot will be for slimline slot loading ODD. Which is really something more case manufacturer should be offering. Keep the clean look of having no 5.25″ bays but keeping the ability to put in a ODD for the people that need it.
Hmmm…M1 has that, huh? I
Hmmm…M1 has that, huh? I have a Nova case, and it doesn’t have any disc bays or slots at all. I also have the GODLIKE Prodigy, the standard (black) version. which has one drive/fan controller (depending on purpose) bay.
I’d be far
I’d be far more comfortable with an internal radiator, those fins are way too easily bent/damaged.
You better not have any cats with that thing…
If you’re worried about the
If you’re worried about the fins, I’d just do a push/pull setup.. which might be loud unless you turn the fans down, but it would help protect them, or put fan grills over the top.
If I’m right with this –
If I’m right with this – they’ve put them on top just to show that it matches the size and has enough space. Obviously it can host a rad being set inside (at least a thin one, that is. Like Kraken X60, or something similar).
External rad vs internal
External rad vs internal rad:
I’m curious how the cooling would compare. It would obviously cool the CPU better, but then there’s less air being forced out the top to create air flow for other parts.
(Plenty of front/rear slots for fans though)
I just read a really good article where they compared numerous fan configurations and it was interesting. That boiled down mostly to the closer the FAN to the source to be cooled the better, and blocking off unused fan slots to avoid leakage was often worse than allowing passively expelled heat.
Anyway, it’s nice to have the OPTION of top-mounted. I just think it’s a little ugly for my taste.
Do want. This case looks
Do want. This case looks like it was built for the Fury NANO!
I’d actually prefer much more
I’d actually prefer much more to see my future Nano in muh Nova.