PC chassis specialist Lian Li has announced a new brushed aluminium PC case in the mini-ITX format as part of its Mini-Q 'small is beautiful' range. The Lian Li PC-Q19 is particularly slim in its design and is said to be designed to fit into HTPC or front office environments in either vertical (with stand) or horizontal orientations.
If you already know the Lian Li PC-Q12 you will recognise that the PC-Q19 is an update to that design. In this redesign and refinement Lian Li has managed to add both VGA support, via an included riser card, and additional storage options.
Lian Li PC-Q19 specifications
- Case Type: Mini Tower Chassis
- Colour: Black or Silver
- Construction material: Aluminium
- HDD bays: 3.5" HDD x1, 2.5" HDD x3
- 5.25" or 3.5" drive bay (External): None
- Motherboard: Mini-ITX
- Expansion Slots: 2
- Maximum Compatibility: VGA Card length: 220mm, CPU cooler height: 85mm
- PCI-E 16X Riser Card: 1
- Front I/O Ports: USB 3.0 x 2
- System Fan (Side): 120mm Fan x 1
- PSU: SFX (Optional)
- Dimensions: (W) 160mm, (H) 491mm, (D) 286mm
- Net Weight: 2.57kg
As noted in the spec table above you can fit up to three 2.5-inch drives and one 3.5-inch drive into this chassis, however there are no external drive bays available of any size. The VGA riser card allows fitting of graphics cards up to 220mm (8.6 inches) long.
The PC-Q19 features tool-less accessibility for installs and upgrades. Magnetically attached filters hinder dust ingress from the ventilation slots. The chassis has four rubber feet for horizontal use, for vertical orientation the stand uses rubber feet and rubberised grips. Two USB 3.0 ports and a dual-illuminated power button are easy to access on the front of the case.
Available in either black (PC-Q19/B) or silver (PC-Q19/A) finishes this new chassis will become available in September and be priced at £99 in the UK.